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  • Date:05 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Reebok Stadium
  • Attendance:22,533
  • Cahill (45)
    Cahill (74)
    Klasnic (85)
  • Bent (14) Albrighton (63)
Goal!

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93:54 +3.54

Stewart Downing crosses the ball.

92:08 +2.08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Kyle Walker. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

91:30 +1.30

Kyle Walker receives a caution. Unfair challenge on Mark Davies by Kyle Walker results in a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

91:10 +1.10

Stewart Downing sends in a cross, blocked by Mark Davies.

90:25 +0.25

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ivan Klasnic. Indirect free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

88:57

Kevin Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark. Brad Friedel takes the direct free kick.

88:07

Corner taken by Ashley Young from the left by-line.

85:37

Ivan Klasnic finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 3-2 Aston Villa.Stuart Holden takes a shot. Ciaran Clark gets a block in.

85:23

Ivan Klasnic crosses the ball, clearance made by Nathan Baker.

84:35

Outswinging corner taken by Stuart Holden.

84:27

The ball is crossed by Gary Cahill, Luke Young manages to make a clearance.

83:33

Daniel Sturridge fouled by Nigel Reo-Coker, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

83:26

The ball is sent over by Kyle Walker, Paul Robinson makes a clearance.

82:55

Corner from the right by-line taken by Stewart Downing, Gary Cahill makes a clearance.

82:11

Gabriel Agbonlahor replaces Marc Albrighton. Foul by Gary Cahill on Ashley Young, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Luke Young.

80:22

Unfair challenge on Ashley Young by Paul Robinson results in a free kick. Ashley Young crosses the ball in from the free kick.

79:34

Nigel Reo-Coker challenges Stuart Holden unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Stuart Holden, comfortable save by Brad Friedel.

77:54

The referee blows for offside against Darren Bent. Gary Cahill takes the free kick.

76:25

David Wheater booked. Stiliyan Petrov on for Fabian Delph. David Wheater concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Young. Stewart Downing sends in a cross, Header by Ciaran Clark from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

74:04

Goal scored by Gary Cahill from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 2-2 Aston Villa.Centre by Chung-Yong Lee, Nathan Baker gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Stuart Holden from the right by-line,

73:58

Gary Cahill takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.

72:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young by Paul Robinson. Ciaran Clark restarts play with the free kick.

72:19

Outswinging corner taken by Stuart Holden from the right by-line.

72:10

Mark Davies sends in a cross, blocked by Fabian Delph.

68:40

Jussi Jaaskelainen is given a yellow card. Gretar Rafn Steinsson goes into the referee's book. David Wheater challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Penalty taken by Ashley Young saved by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Bolton 1-2 Aston Villa.Corner from left by-line taken by Ashley Young.

66:07

Ivan Klasnic joins the action as a substitute, replacing Johan Elmander.

65:48

Effort from the edge of the area by Daniel Sturridge goes wide of the right-hand post.

63:52

Marc Albrighton grabs a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Bolton 1-2 Aston Villa.Stewart Downing provided the assist for the goal.

63:33

Ashley Young fouled by Mark Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Fabian Delph.

62:48

Daniel Sturridge is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ciaran Clark restarts play with the free kick.

61:52

Johan Elmander gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Baker. Ciaran Clark takes the direct free kick.

61:10

Ashley Young produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

60:51

Stuart Holden goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Stuart Holden on Nigel Reo-Coker, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Luke Young.

59:25

Mark Davies is brought on as a substitute for Fabrice Muamba. Chung-Yong Lee replaces Martin Petrov.

58:15

Martin Petrov is penalised for a handball. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

57:52

The ball is swung over by Johan Elmander.

57:47

Stuart Holden sends in a cross.

56:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wheater on Ashley Young. Stewart Downing delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Gretar Rafn Steinsson makes a clearance.

54:30

Darren Bent takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill. Ashley Young takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

53:30

Darren Bent takes a shot. Blocked by David Wheater. Corner taken by Ashley Young from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Stuart Holden.

52:29

Marc Albrighton delivers the ball, Close range shot by Stewart Downing goes wide of the right-hand upright.

52:14

Centre by Gretar Rafn Steinsson, Kyle Walker makes a clearance.

51:04

The ball is delivered by Stuart Holden, Luke Young manages to make a clearance.

49:58

Gretar Rafn Steinsson delivers the ball, Close range header by Daniel Sturridge misses to the right of the target.

49:52

The ball is swung over by Martin Petrov.

48:48

Darren Bent takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.

47:53

The ball is swung over by Johan Elmander.

46:07 +1.07

Gary Cahill finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bolton 1-1 Aston Villa.Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov, the assist for the goal came from Martin Petrov.

45:57

Centre by Marc Albrighton, clearance by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

45:35 +0.35

Effort from deep inside the area by Johan Elmander misses to the right of the goal.

43:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young by Johan Elmander. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

43:01

The ball is swung over by Martin Petrov, clearance made by Fabian Delph.

42:46

Stuart Holden takes a short corner.

42:41

The ball is sent over by Martin Petrov, blocked by Kyle Walker.

41:19

Johan Elmander delivers the ball.

39:43

Nathan Baker fouled by Kevin Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ashley Young from left wing, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

37:59

Johan Elmander is shown a yellow card. Johan Elmander concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabian Delph. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

35:58

Ciaran Clark challenges Stuart Holden unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Daniel Sturridge from the free kick.

35:34

Ciaran Clark goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

33:58

Nigel Reo-Coker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabrice Muamba. Shot comes in from Martin Petrov from the free kick.

33:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Cahill by Darren Bent. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

33:07

The ball is delivered by Johan Elmander.

32:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jussi Jaaskelainen by Kyle Walker. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

32:33

Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young from the left by-line, Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.

32:02

Stewart Downing produces a cross, blocked by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

31:08

Stuart Holden crosses the ball, clearance made by Kyle Walker.

30:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Cahill by Ashley Young. David Wheater restarts play with the free kick.

28:56

Gretar Rafn Steinsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stewart Downing. Free kick taken by Nathan Baker.

26:32

Kevin Davies delivers the ball, Daniel Sturridge produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

24:21

Centre by Marc Albrighton.

22:37

The ball is crossed by Martin Petrov.

21:56

Kevin Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark. Brad Friedel restarts play with the free kick.

21:28

Header by Darren Bent from inside the area strikes the post.

17:40

Martin Petrov produces a cross, clearance by Ciaran Clark.

17:14

The ball is crossed by Marc Albrighton, clearance made by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

14:54

Goal scored by Darren Bent from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 0-1 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Kyle Walker.

14:09

Kevin Davies takes a shot. Clearance by Luke Young.

13:32

Short corner taken by Martin Petrov.

8:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young by Johan Elmander. Free kick taken by Ashley Young.

7:57

The official flags Darren Bent offside. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

7:20

Johan Elmander fouled by Ashley Young, the ref awards a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

7:01

Stewart Downing crosses the ball, clearance made by David Wheater.

6:29

Ashley Young is ruled offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.

6:06

Foul by Kevin Davies on Luke Young, free kick awarded. Luke Young takes the free kick.

5:12

Gary Cahill produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

4:38

Marc Albrighton concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Robinson. Free kick taken by Stuart Holden.

1:08

Effort on goal by Johan Elmander from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

0:28

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stuart Holden from the left by-line to the near post, Kevin Davies takes a shot. Clearance by Ciaran Clark.

Match Preview

Coyle thrilled by Sturridge impact Bolton manager Owen Coyle has hailed Daniel Sturridge as the kind of rare talent who has fans out of their seats. Sturridge has enjoyed a whirlwind start to his loan with Bolton from Chelsea, scoring a goal in each of his four games that has sent his stock soaring and had many singing his praises. The 21-year-old striker this week thanked Coyle for instilling new-found confidence and being allowed to express himself and play his natural game. Sturridge has been stifled at Stamford Bridge since a #3.5million move from Manchester City in July 2009 due to the calibre and number of forwards ahead of him at Chelsea, such as Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, Florent Malouda, Salomon Kalou, and now Fernando Torres. Coyle believes he is unleashing Sturridge's potential, and so far the Scot has enjoyed being enthralled by the talented youngster. "First and foremost he is a natural footballer and a terrific goalscorer, but for me he is more than that," said Coyle. "He has pace, is tricky, is comfortable with both feet, and he is an exciting player. "He receives the ball and you think 'You know what? Something is going to happen,' which as a manager is great. "Even as a fan he is the type of player I love watching because all of a sudden you are out of your seat and you are thinking something special could happen. "He is prepared to go and take people on, which I love as well, and he has just been a terrific acquisition for the club. "But ultimately Daniel has to continue to keep moving forward, he has to keep progressing, to keep being hungry for the goals, and hungry to improve as a footballer. "He will know himself there are little bits and pieces where he can improve, and hopefully we can help him achieve that goal." Coyle has no fresh injury worries for his side's clash with Aston Villa at the Reebok Stadium. Coyle will pick from the same squad of players that was available for last Saturday's 1-1 draw at Newcastle. Defender Jlloyd Samuel is closing in on a return following a six-month lay-off with a ruptured thigh, but requires at least another reserve game before he can be added to the squad. Meanwhile, Villa boss Gerard Houllier has defended his team selection for the FA Cup clash at Manchester City after coming under fire from supporters. Houllier insists he is as "hurt" as the 900 fans who made the trip to Eastlands. Fans have vented their anger after Houllier made eight changes for the fifth-round clash which City won 3-0. It followed on from local rivals Birmingham winning the Carling Cup against Arsenal to give their supporters bragging rights in the city. But Houllier has no regrets about his selection policy as he prepares for the encounter at Bolton. Houllier said: "We were beaten by a better team than us. With the team that I fielded, first of all it is not just about 11 players and the rest don't exist. "I want everyone fresh and hungry. The team that played had three international players up front. One (Emile Heskey) had 62 England caps and played in the last World Cup. "Another one (Gabriel Agbonlahor) was in England's last squad against Denmark. "The other one (Nathan Delfouneso) scored against Blackburn in the FA Cup this season. "I had to make changes anyway with Darren Bent cup-tied and Nathan Baker was injured while Robert Pires is 37. "But I've always made four or five changes for the cup ties and we are devastated to be out of the cup. I wanted to win there. I trust my players to do the job." Houllier added: "The fans are like me. They are hurt because we lost in the (Carling Cup) quarter-final against Birmingham when we should have won that game. "But Manchester City is different. In the cups you need luck and drawing Man City away was difficult." Villa central defender Richard Dunne is ruled out for a month with a dislocated shoulder. But James Collins has a chance of recovering from a calf injury to face Bolton and would be a ready-made replacement.

Formation:442Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

Formation: 4231Manager: Gerard Houllier

Aston Villa

  • Jussi Jaaskelainen
  • Gretar Rafn Steinsson
  • David Wheater
  • Gary Cahill
  • Paul Robinson
  • Johan Elmander
  • Stuart Holden
  • Fabrice Muamba
  • Martin Petrov
  • Kevin Davies
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • SUBS
  • Adam Bogdan
  • Matthew Taylor
  • Mark Davies
  • Ivan Klasnic
  • Rodrigo Moreno
  • Marcos Alonso
  • Chung-Yong Lee

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Match Report

Klasnic sinks unlucky Villa Ivan Klasnic clambered off the Bolton bench to snatch his side a stunning late win over Aston Villa after Ashley Young's missed penalty cost the visitors dear. Klasnic rammed home the winner four minutes from time to wrap up a stirring comeback from the home side, who twice battled back from behind to take the points. But Villa were left to rue Young's saved 70th-minute spot-kick which had he converted would have put Gerard Houllier's men 3-1 up and surely home and dry. Darren Bent and Marc Albrighton had twice put the buoyant visitors ahead only to be hauled back by a brace from Gary Cahill before Klasnic's dramatic intervention. And while Owen Coyle's men will seek to make the most of their lifeline by moving onwards and upwards, Villa are still left looking over their shoulders at the drop zone. Bolton had started best with Kevin Davies forcing a first-minute corner and Villa defender Luke Young having to be alert to boot it clear. Johan Elmander - replaced by match-winner Klasnic after 67 minutes - then rammed a shot over the bar before Bent was guilty of a terrible miss in the visitors' first attack in the fifth minute. Bent beat the offside trap to charge clear onto Ashley Young's through-ball only to totally mis-kick as he attempted to dummy Jussi Jaaskelainen. Luke Young headed off the line in the 14th minute after Brad Friedel spilled a corner from Martin Petrov and Davies headed the ball goalwards. But Bent made amends for his earlier howler in the 15th minute when he prodded Villa in front from point-blank range after a superb run and cross from the right by Kyle Walker. Bent almost grabbed his second in the 21st minute when he and David Wheater challenged for an Albrighton cross and the ball ricocheted off Bent's head to hit the post. Albrighton was carving the home defence up down the right and moments later his excellent run ended with a cross which was just missed by Bent and Ashley Young in the box. Davies set up a fine chance for Sturridge in the 24th minute when he swung in a cross from the Bolton right, but the striker headed high and wide from eight yards. Coyle's men produced little of note until first-half injury time when Petrov swung in a corner from the left and Cahill rose highest to power home the equaliser. Bent had a chance to put Villa back in front five minutes into the second half when he beat the offside trap to reach an Ashley Young pass, but hit a left-foot shot straight at Jaaskelainen. Villa came even closer after 54 minutes when Albrighton crossed from the right and Stewart Downing stole in unmarked at the far post, only to side-foot wide of a gaping target. Two minutes later the visitors pressed again, Bent's weak shot in a crowded box blocked by Wheater and Ashley Young's follow-up well saved low by Jaaskelainen. Villa got the second goal their pressure deserved in the 64th minute when Downing raced down the right and crossed into the box where Albrighton swung a right-foot shot into the net. Villa were dominant and should have wrapped the game up in the 70th minute when Young won the spot-kick after being barged by Wheater, but fired it straight at Jaaskelainen. And Villa were made to pay just five minutes later when another excellent corner by Holden found Cahill, who saw his initial header saved by Friedel before blasting home the rebound. Bolton then snatched their stunning winner four minutes from time when Chung-yong Lee's deep cross from the left was headed back by Wheater for Klasnic to blast home. end M

Form Guide

    LLWLWD
  • Bolton
  • VS
  • Aston Villa
  • WWLDDW

Last Meetings

  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 1
  • Bolton
  • 18/09/2010
  • Bolton
  • 0 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 03/04/2010
  • Aston Villa
  • 5 - 1
  • Bolton
  • 07/11/2009
  • Bolton
  • 1 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 25/04/2009
  • Aston Villa
  • 4 - 2
  • Bolton
  • 13/12/2008
  • Aston Villa
  • 4 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 05/04/2008

Top Scorers

Bolton

  • J Elmander 9
  • D Sturridge 4
  • KC Davies 3
  • M Petrov 3
  • I Klasnic 2
  • S Holden 2
  • C Lee 2
  • R Blake 1
  • M Taylor 1
  • Z Knight 1
  • G Steinsson 1
  • G Cahill 1
  • M Davies 1
  • F Muamba 1
  • RM Moreno 1

Aston Villa

  • S Downing 6
  • M Albrighton 4
  • E Heskey 3
  • C Clark 3
  • J Collins 2
  • D Bent 2
  • A Young 2
  • G Agbonlahor 2
  • L Young 1
  • S Petrov 1
  • N Delfouneso 1
  • K Walker 1

Goals

Bolton

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 39
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 35
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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