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Blistering start

Blistering start

On this day in 2005, a piece of club history was created at Villa Park in a 2-2 draw against Bolton Wanderers.

It was the only time Villa have been involved in a game which opened with four goals in the first nine minutes. 

New signing Kevin Phillips headed Villa into a fourth-minute lead, and the visitors responded through Kevin Davies (5 mins) and Ivan Campo (8) before Steven Davies levelled things up again a minute later. 

Amazingly, there was no further scoring.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 13th August 2005