Match report: Villa 1-0 Bolton

September 30, 2017

Game details 

Match: Villa v Bolton
Date: September 30, 2017  
Competition: Sky Bet Championship 
Venue: Villa Park
Kick-off: 3pm 
Attendance: 31,451
Weather: 13c, rain

Scoring summary

Kodjia 39

Analysis

Villa moved to within a point of the Sky Bet Championship play-off places with a 1-0 triumph over Bolton Wanderers in B6.

Extending the run to eight games unbeaten and four league wins in a row, the claret and blues' solitary strike came through Jonathan Kodjia, who netted for the first time since his return from injury.

Taking on a Bolton side struggling at the bottom of the division, it was a scrappy encounter that lacked many clear-cut chances.

The closest Villa came otherwise was a minute before the goal, when Kodjia himself missed a glaring opportunity while one-on-one with the Bolton goalkeeper, with Albert Adomah also in space to his left and ready to tap home.

But another three points were eventually claimed with relative ease – making it 14 from a possible 18 throughout a successful September.

Misconduct summary

Villa bookings

Whelan

Villa red cards

Taylor

Bolton Wanderers bookings

Wheater
Beevers

Line-ups 

ASTON VILLA: Johnstone; Elmohamady, Terry, Chester, Taylor; Snodgrass (Samba 89), Whelan, Hourihane, Adomah; Davis (Onomah 72), Kodjia (Hogan 72). Subs: Steer, Bjarnason, Hutton, O'Hare.

BOLTON WANDERERS: Howard, Little, Taylor (Robinson 85), Beevers, Karacan (Le Fondre 69), Ameobi (Noone 63), Madine, Armstrong, Pratley, Henry, Wheater. Subs: Turner, Cullen, Burke, King.

Officials

Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Assistant Referee 1: Adam Matthews
Assistant referee 2: Michael George
Fourth Official: Robert Lewis