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Game #5465

Aston Villa

Won

13th (+3)

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩

Friday, 2 November 2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers

Villa Park

Attendance: 30,802

Aston Villa

2-0

Bolton Wanderers

Assist(s) | Tammy Abraham | 4’ | Jack Grealish | 57’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa bounce back from successive defeats to make it two wins in four under Dean Smith having previously managed one in ten before his arrival.

KEY MAN

James Chester celebrates his second goal in three games as Villa win a second in four under Dean Smith, 2 November 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

Friday, 2 November 2018

⚽ | 4’ Goal, 1-0, Jack Grealish, Assist by Tammy Abraham
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Bolton Wanderers
⚽ | 57’ Goal, 2-0, James Chester, Assist by Jack Grealish
🔁 | 73’ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Yannick Bolasie
🔁 | 81’ Sub off, Tammy Abraham, Sub on, Scott Hogan
🔁 | 90’ Sub off, Jack Grealish, Sub on, Glenn Whelan
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Bolton Wanderers

ON THIS DAY

Villa score early to set up a much needed win and climb to 13th in the table in Dean Smith's 4th game in charge, W2 L2

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Bolton Wanderers

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1957-58

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bolton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Bolton: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟥

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Seasons | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #18 |
League Game | #16 |
Manager Game | #4 |
Friday, 2 November 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Oliver Langford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Midlands, 2009-
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 4 | 🟩 | 2 🟨 | 0 🟥 2 | 1.50

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Oliver Langford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Midlands, 2009-
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Adam Crysell, Akil Howson

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Bolton Wanderers

🟨 🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Albert Adomah returns from injury whilst Conor Hourihane replaces the injured Birkir Bjarnason and Ahmed Elmohamady drops out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.15 |
Oldest Player: RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 33.95 |
Youngest Player: CB Axel Tuanzebe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.98 |

MANAGER

Dean Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Ørjan Nyland | 🇳🇴 |
LB Neil Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | ⚽ |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔥 | 🔁 |
W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | 🔁 |
CF Tammy Abraham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
CF Jonathan Kodija | 🇨🇮 |

MANAGER

Phil Parkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Bolton Wanderers

GK Ben Alnwick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Andrew Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jack Hobbs | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB David Wheater | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Jason Lowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Erhun Öztumer | 🇹🇷 | 🔁 |
M Joe Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Paweł Olkowski | 🇵🇱 | 🟨 |
W Craig Noone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
W Will Buckley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Clayton Donaldson | 🇯🇲 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 W Yannick Bolasie | 🇨🇩 | for W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | 73’ |
🔁 F Scott Hogan | 🇮🇪 | for CF Tammy Abraham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 81’ |
🔁 M Glenn Whelan | 🇮🇪 | for M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 90’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Lloyd Dyer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Will Buckley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 68’ |
🔁 | CF Josh Magennis | 🇬🇧 | for CF Clayton Donaldson | 🇯🇲 | 70’ |
🔁 | CF Christian Doidge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | for M Erhun Öztumer | 🇹🇷 | 78’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 🇪🇬 |
M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 |
W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Remi Matthews | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jonathan Grounds | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Mark Beevers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Josh Vela | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £35.82m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £10.98m
Team Cost: £46.80m
Squad Cost: £60.03m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/18
Homegrown: 1/18

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £2.36m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11
Subs Cost: £0.19m
Team Cost: £2.55m
Squad Cost: £2.55m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 15/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Ørjan Nyland | 🇳🇴 | £2.70m |
GK Mark Bunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £4.05m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 🇪🇬 | £0.99m |
LB Neil Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Exchange |

CB James Chester | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | £8.37m |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

M Mile Jedinak | 🇦🇺 | £4.14m |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | £3.15m |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £2.79m |
M Glenn Whelan | 🇮🇪 | £1.53m |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | £8.10m |
W Albert Adomah | 🇬🇭 | £3.15m |
W Yannick Bolasie | 🇨🇩 | Loan |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | 🇨🇮 | £11.61m |
F Scott Hogan | 🇮🇪 | £9.45m |
CF Tammy Abraham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Ben Alnwick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
GK Remi Matthews | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

LB Andrew Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

CB David Wheater | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £2.36m |
CB Jack Hobbs | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
CB Mark Beevers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
CB Jonathan Grounds | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

M Josh Vela | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Jason Lowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
M Erhun Öztumer | 🇹🇷 | Free |
M Lloyd Dyer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
M Joe Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loan |

W Pawel Olkowski | 🇵🇱 | Free |
W Craig Noone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
W Will Buckley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

CF Josh Magennis | 🇬🇧 | £0.19m |
CF Clayton Donaldson | 🇯🇲 | Free |
CF Christian Doidge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Birkir Bjarnason | 🇮🇸 |

Out on Loan | 9 |
M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Small Heath
GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Charlton
CB Easah Suliman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Emmen
RB Mitch Clark | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Port Vale
M Aaron Tshibola | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kilmarnock
W André Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Portsmouth
CB Tommy Elphick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hull
RB Ritchie De Laet | 🇧🇪 | Melbourne
CF Ross McCormack | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Central Coast Mariners

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 60%
Possession A | 40%
Shots F | 17
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 1
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 16

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith* “We deserved to win, but I didn’t think we were anywhere near our best. Of the four games we’ve had since I came in, that was probably the least dominant we’ve been. “After we scored the second goal, we had a 15 or 20 minute spell in which we were excellent, but there’s still a lot for us to work on. That brief spell showed me the levels this group can get to. “There was a distinct averageness about other things we did. But keeping a clean sheet will have given Orjan Nyland a lot of confidence. “Jack Grealish did just what was asked of him in getting in the box and scoring. And James Chester put in a really good performance. Quite apart from his goal, that goal-line clearance he pulled off was like another goal.”

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Friday, 2 November 2018

*Aston Villa eased to their second straight home win under new boss Dean Smith as they eventually saw off free-falling Bolton Wanderers.* Jack Grealish’s fourth-minute strike gave Villa the perfect start, but all they could add to it was a second-half header from skipper James Chester. Villa’s victory was only their fifth in 16 Championship games this season. It lifts them four places to 13th going into the rest of the weekend fixtures, just four points off a play-off place. But Phil Parkinson’s Bolton have now managed just one win in 12, having picked up only one point out of a possible last 18. Goalgetter Grealish Grealish had been given a pre-match nudge by new Villa boss Smith to spend less time chasing the ball and concentrate on the area where he can do most damage, closer to the opposition goal. And he took less than four minutes to show he had listened to that advice as he scored his first goal in 24 games - since his late winner in the 1-0 home victory over Cardiff City on 10 April. From Tammy Abraham’s nicely-weighted pass through the Bolton defence, Villa’s prize asset coolly rounded keeper Ben Alnwick before side-footing into the empty net. It was exactly an hour later, in playing time, when captain Chester, who had a first-half header disallowed for offside, added the second with his head from Grealish’s dipping free-kick. But in between, it was certainly not all plain-sailing as Villa - Abraham in particular - proved wasteful and were frustrated by too many offside decisions and a lack of protection of their players at times from referee Oliver Langford. It took an extraordinary, acrobatic clearance on the line by Chester to keep out a goalbound header from Jack Hobbs. And it needed a scrambled near post save from home keeper Orjan Nyland, who still looks far from assured, to keep out Craig Noone. Although Villa did hold out for a second home clean sheet under Smith, Bolton pressed throughout - and a side who have scored just three times in two months were only denied something by their glaring lack of any genuine goal threat. *Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith told BBC Sport:* “We deserved to win, but I didn’t think we were anywhere near our best. Of the four games we’ve had since I came in, that was probably the least dominant we’ve been. “After we scored the second goal, we had a 15 or 20 minute spell in which we were excellent, but there’s still a lot for us to work on. That brief spell showed me the levels this group can get to. “There was a distinct averageness about other things we did. But keeping a clean sheet will have given Orjan Nyland a lot of confidence. “Jack Grealish did just what was asked of him in getting in the box and scoring. And James Chester put in a really good performance. Quite apart from his goal, that goal-line clearance he pulled off was like another goal.”

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