Game #5451

2017-18

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Championship

Bolton Wanderers

Villa Park

Attendance: 31,451

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Villa win four in a row as form picks up under Steve Bruce and the famously open Championship delivers once again.

Aston Villa

1-0

Bolton Wanderers

Scorer(s) | Jonathan Kodjia | 39’ pen |

Assist(s) | None

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AT A GLANCE

Game #5451

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #14 |
League Game | #11 |
Manager Game | #50 |
Saturday, 30 September 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steve Bruce |
KO | 3.00pm |
Referee | Jeremy Simpson |
HT Score | 1-0 |
FT Score | 1-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLWWW |
League Position | 7th | +1 |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.79 |

Oldest Player |
CB John Terry | 36.84 |

Youngest Player |
CF Keinan Davis | 19.64 |

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce names an unchanged line up for the third consecutive game.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
M Jack Grealish |
M Mile Jedinak |

Loaned Out | 7 |
W Carles Gil |
Deportivo La Coruña |
12 Jul 17 - 30 Jun 18 |

M Aaron Tshibola |
MK Dons |
27 Jul 17 - 9 Nov 17 |

LB Jordan Amavi |
Olympique Marseille |
10 Aug 17 - 30 Jun 18 |

CB Kevin Toner |
Stevenage |
24 Aug 17 - 27 Nov 17 |

M Gary Gardner |
Barnsley |
31 Aug 17 - 31 May 18 |

GK Matija Šarkić |
Wigan Athletic |
31 Aug 17 - 7 Jan 18 |

CF Ross McCormack |
Melbourne City |
29 Sep 17 - 31 Jan 18 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 61%
Possession A | 39%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 15

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Sam Johnstone |
LB Neil Taylor |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady |
CB James Chester |
CB John Terry |
M Glenn Whelan |
M Conor Hourihane |
W Robert Snodgrass |
W Albert Adomah |
CF Keinan Davis |
CF Jonathan Kodjia |

SUBSTITUTES

F Scott Hogan for CF Jonathan Kodjia | 72’ |
M Josh Onomah for CF Keinan Davis | 73’ |
CB Christopher Samba for W Robert Snodgrass | 89’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer
M Birkir Bjarnason
RB Alan Hutton
F Callum O’Hare

THE OPPOSITION

GK Mark Howard, RB Mark Little, LB Andrew Taylor (LB Antonee Robinson), CB Mark Beevers, CB David Wheater, M Jem Karacan (CF Adam Le Fondre), M Darren Pratley, M Karl Henry, W Sammy Ameobi (W Craig Noone), CF Gary Madine, CF Adam Armstrong.

Manager: Phil Parkinson.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

Jonathan Kodjia's first goal of the season secures Villa's fourth win in a row, 30 September 2017

Source: avfc.co.uk/news/2017/09/30/match-report-villa-1-0-bolton

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MATCH TIMELINE

11’ Booking, Glenn Whelan
39’ Goal, 1-0, Jonathan Kodjia (pen)
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Bolton Wanderers
72’ Sub off, CF Jonathan Kodjia, Sub on, F Scott Hogan
73’ Sub off, CF Keinan Davis, Sub on M Josh Onomah
89’ Sub off, W Robert Snodgrass, Sub on, CB Christopher Samba
90’ Sending off, Neil Taylor
FT Aston Villa 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

ON THIS DAY

Steve Bruce resists the temptation to tinker with the line up and Villa reward him with a fourth straight league win courtesy of Jonathan Kodjia's first strike of the season as Villa climb to the heady heights of 7th - an unthinkable position just 3 weeks previously.

QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce*

”It was a difficult afternoon. Bolton have good experience and of course they have had a difficult start and are fighting for their lives.

“I thought Karl Henry and Darren Pratley were diligent for Bolton. They tried to stop the supply and made it what it was basically in the end which was ugly.

“My experience with the Championship is that there are going to be lots of occasions like this game. Whoever we play it is not going to be easy particularly at Villa Park.”

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*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 30 September 2017

"Jonathan Kodjia’s first goal of 2017-18 saw Aston Villa beat Bolton and secure their fourth-straight league win."

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 30 September 2017

MATCH REPORT

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*Jonathan Kodjia’s first goal of 2017-18 saw Aston Villa beat Bolton and secure their fourth-straight league win.*

Kodjia scored the only goal of the game from the spot after being brought down in the box by Mark Beevers.

Kodjia then headed over soon after while Bolton went close to equalising late on when Glenn Whelan cleared Gary Madine’s header off the line.

Villa’s Neil Taylor was sent off for a foul on Adam Le Fondre late on, while Bolton are winless in 11 games.

The victory means seventh-placed Villa are now unbeaten in their last eight league games.

Bolton, who were promoted from League One last season, have now lost eight consecutive games in the Championship having failed to score in their last seven. It is in fact Wanderers’ worst start to a season in 115 years.

After a quiet first half an hour from the hosts, Kodjia wasted a clear chance to open the scoring when he fired wide with only the keeper to beat.

But he made amends soon after by firing past Mark Howard after being awarded a penalty.

John Terry went close to making the result more comfortable for the hosts but failed to properly connect with Robert Snodgrass’s free-kick.

*Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce:*”It was a difficult afternoon. Bolton have good experience and of course they have had a difficult start and are fighting for their lives.

“I thought Karl Henry and Darren Pratley were diligent for Bolton. They tried to stop the supply and made it what it was basically in the end which was ugly.

“My experience with the Championship is that there are going to be lots of occasions like this game. Whoever we play it is not going to be easy particularly at Villa Park.”

*Jonathan Kodjia’s first goal of 2017-18 saw Aston Villa beat Bolton and secure their fourth-straight league win.*

Kodjia scored the only goal of the game from the spot after being brought down in the box by Mark Beevers.

Kodjia then headed over soon after while Bolton went close to equalising late on when Glenn Whelan cleared Gary Madine’s header off the line.

Villa’s Neil Taylor was sent off for a foul on Adam Le Fondre late on, while Bolton are winless in 11 games.

The victory means seventh-placed Villa are now unbeaten in their last eight league games.

Bolton, who were promoted from League One last season, have now lost eight consecutive games in the Championship having failed to score in their last seven. It is in fact Wanderers’ worst start to a season in 115 years.

After a quiet first half an hour from the hosts, Kodjia wasted a clear chance to open the scoring when he fired wide with only the keeper to beat.

But he made amends soon after by firing past Mark Howard after being awarded a penalty.

John Terry went close to making the result more comfortable for the hosts but failed to properly connect with Robert Snodgrass’s free-kick.

*Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce:*”It was a difficult afternoon. Bolton have good experience and of course they have had a difficult start and are fighting for their lives.

“I thought Karl Henry and Darren Pratley were diligent for Bolton. They tried to stop the supply and made it what it was basically in the end which was ugly.

“My experience with the Championship is that there are going to be lots of occasions like this game. Whoever we play it is not going to be easy particularly at Villa Park.”