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Game #5436

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Attendance: 19,304

Lost

Championship

4th (-1)

Bolton Wanderers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Macron Stadium

Villa suffer a second successive defeat for the first time since their terrible August as their promotion push hits a bump.

Bolton Wanderers

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

A cold winter gathers over Villa for a second consecutive defeat, 17 March 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 18โ€™ Booking, James Chester
๐Ÿฅ… | 19โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers), Adam Le Fondre
๐ŸŸจ | 31โ€™ Booking, Robert Snodgrass
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 54โ€™ Sub off, Conor Hourihane, Sub on Rushian Hepburn-Murphy
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Scott Hogan
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Robert Snodgrass, Sub on, Keinan Davis
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

A second defeat in a matter of days means Villa's only realistic hope of promotion will be through the play-offs - unchartered territory for the club.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Bolton Wanderers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1957-58

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bolton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Bolton: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #42 |
League Game | #38 |
Manager Game | #78 |
Saturday, 17 March 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2016-2018
Referee:ย Robert Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2016-
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Robert Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2016-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 6 Jan 18, Villa 1-3 Peterborough (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Akil Howson, Jonathan Hunt

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Bolton Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ

Robert Jones

TEAM NEWS

Neil Taylor and Mile Jedinak come out of the line up from the team beaten by QPR and are replaced by James Bree and Birkir Bjarnason.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.44 |
Oldest Player: CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.30 |
Youngest Player: RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.28 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Phil Parkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Sam Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

Bolton Wanderers

GK Ben Alnwick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Andrew Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Mark Beevers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Derik Osede | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Reece Burke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Jon Flanagan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Darren Pratley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Karl Henry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Sammy Ameobi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Will Buckley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Adam Le Fondre | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 54โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Josh Vela | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Darren Pratley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 27โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB Antonee Robinson | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | for W Will Buckley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Josh Onomah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Howard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Wheater | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Zach Clough | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Craig Noone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Aaron Wilbraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ20.61m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ9.45m
Team Cost: ยฃ30.06m
Squad Cost: ยฃ37.26m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Sam Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.15m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |

CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ8.37m |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ4.14m |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.06m |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ1.80m |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Josh Onomah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ3.15m |
W Robert Snodgrass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Loan |

F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ9.45m |
F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Lewis Grabban | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Loan |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Squad Cost: ยฃ2.36m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 16/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Ben Alnwick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Mark Howard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

LB Andrew Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
RB Jon Flanagan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |
LB Antonee Robinson | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Loan |

CB David Wheater | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.36m |
CB Mark Beevers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Derik Osede | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |
CB Reece Burke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Josh Vela | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Zach Clough | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Darren Pratley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Karl Henry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Sammy Ameobi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
W Will Buckley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
W Craig Noone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Adam Le Fondre | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Aaron Wilbraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

Out on Loan | 7 |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Deportivo
GK Pierluigi Gollini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Atalanta
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Marseille
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Barnsley
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Reading
RB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Antwerp
CB Easah Suliman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Grimsby

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 50%
Possession A | 50%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 19

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

โ€œItโ€™s a game to do the basics and itโ€™s fair to say they did the basics better than we did. Weโ€™ve had a difficult few days in terms of two defeats after a wonderful result against Wolves but thatโ€™s what the Championship is.

โ€œAt the end of the day weโ€™ve given a sloppy goal away, weโ€™ve huffed and puffed, had a few opportunities and had the better chances and couldnโ€™t quite take one. Iโ€™m disappointed with our first half showing as we didnโ€™t do enough and unfortunately theyโ€™ve paid the price.โ€

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 17 March 2018

Adam Le Fondreโ€™s first-half strike dented Aston Villaโ€™s automatic promotion chances as Bolton won 1-0 at the Macron Stadium.

Le Fondre poked home Darren Pratleyโ€™s flicked pass from a corner (19) to hand the hosts a surprise victory over the Sky Bet Championshipโ€™s fourth-placed side.

Lewis Grabban missed a golden chance to get Villa back into the game in the 33rd minute, while full-back James Bree was superbly denied by goalkeeper Ben Alnwick in injury time as Bolton condemned the visitors to their second league defeat this week.

Villa are seven points behind second-placed Cardiff, who host Derby on Sunday. Meanwhile, Boltonโ€™s second consecutive win means they go six points clear of the relegation zone in 19th.

The visitors looked more likely to score after the opening 19 minutes as Robert Snodgrass threatened with a header which he nodded wide, but it was Bolton who took a surprise lead.

Sammy Ameobiโ€™s low corner was flicked on by Pratley at the near post into the path of the unmarked Le Fondre, who poked home from point-blank range. Bolton nearly made it two immediately after the restart, but Jon Flanaganโ€™s low drive was blocked on the line with goalkeeper Sam Johnstone beaten.

Villa responded valiantly as Albert Adomah headed Grabbanโ€™s deep cross narrowly wide before the latter missed a glorious chance as he misdirected Jack Grealishโ€™s low cross from around three yards out.

As the snow swept across the Macron Stadium once again, Le Fondre came close to scoring his second goal in the 64th minute as he outmuscled James Chester before he dragged his first-time shot wide.

His miss seemingly sparked Villa into life as Scott Hogan came off the bench and nearly scored 13 minutes later. Hogan met Snodgrassโ€™ cross, but his shot was heroically blocked by Flanagan before the ball bounced into Alnwickโ€™s grateful arms.

In the second minute of injury time, Alnwick made his finest save of the match. Grealishโ€™s dangerous cross was headed goal-bound by Bree, but the 31-year-old was there to palm the ball away which ensured Bolton grabbed all three points.

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

โ€œItโ€™s a game to do the basics and itโ€™s fair to say they did the basics better than we did. Weโ€™ve had a difficult few days in terms of two defeats after a wonderful result against Wolves but thatโ€™s what the Championship is.

โ€œAt the end of the day weโ€™ve given a sloppy goal away, weโ€™ve huffed and puffed, had a few opportunities and had the better chances and couldnโ€™t quite take one. Iโ€™m disappointed with our first half showing as we didnโ€™t do enough and unfortunately theyโ€™ve paid the price.โ€