A Le Fondre (19)
Bolton vs A Villa
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5:30pm Saturday 17th March
BOLTON 1-0 ASTON VILLA
It's all over.. Bolton have done it! Le Fondre's goal is the difference, but it could have been a different story had Bree scored in injury time. Villa will feel unlucky not to have got a point, but, ultimately, it was a deserved victory for Bolton.
90+2: WHAT A SAVE! Grealish whips a ball into the path of Bree who gets his header away from close-range, but Alnwick produces a sublime stop! Unbelievable!
90: THREE minutes of added time.
88: The far-left corner, in Villa's half, is proving very popular for Bolton as they've managed to keep it there for a number of minutes. The hosts have certainly put in a shift this evening.
85: Bolton continue to try and waste away valuable seconds as Villa resort to long ball. No joy for the visitors so far, though.
84: Bolton are keeping the ball deep in Villa's half as the clock winds down. Can Villa find a way back into this tight contest?
80: SUBS! Buckley comes off for Antonee Robinson. A bit more defensive protection perhaps.
75: Flanagan's cross aimed for Le Fondre is headed behind by Chester for a Bolton corner.
Ameobi's inswinger is cleared by Elmohamady.
70: Will Buckley has a swing in the box following Beever's flicked-down pass, but his fierce shot goes out for another Bolton corner... which comes to nothing.
66: BLOCK! Snodgrass creates some space for himself on the right and has a go with his left boot, but Beevers is there to stand in his way.
64: CLOSE! Le Fondre with the best chance of this second half! He outmuscles Chester and gets in behind him before trying a first-time shot looking for the far corner, but he drags his shot just wide!
62: Johnstone bravely comes off his line to clear his lines as Grabban looked to latch onto the ball and create a one-on-one scenario. Good header.
60: Snodgrass' dangerous cross is headed clear by Flanagan - that was a crucial clearance with Hepburn-Murphy lurking.
59: Grealish's cross is poor as Alnwick can easily catch. Villa have shown plenty of intent but have not caused the Bolton goalkeeper enough problems this evening, particularly in this second half so far.
57: Ameobi shows off some fine skill to beat three men before he wins his side a throw. He's making his 150th career league appearance this evening and he's had a strong game so far.
55: Elmohamady's cross is controlled and spun around by Hepburn-Murphy, but the 19-year-old can't quite get the shot away as the ball escapes his grasp!
Villa are continuing to push hard for an equaliser.
53: SUB! Hourihane, who has had a quiet game, comes off for Hepburn-Murphy.
52: Adomah breaks free down the left and gets a dangerous cross in, but Taylor is there to head behind for a Villa corner. Grealish takes but, again, Bolton clear.
Le Fondre wins a free-kick after he goes down under a Bjarnason challenge.
48: Flanagan brings down Adomah as the Villa winger continues to cause his problems down the left. Villa free-kick.
Snodgrass' low cross is met by Elmohamady, but the ball spins off his head and out for a goal-kick. That was a bit too powerful for the Egypt international to get a hold on it.
It's in there somewhere, Jan!
46: And we're back underway! Yes, it's still snowing at the Macron.
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Adam Le Fondre's 19th-minute strike has the hosts ahead. Villa have been threatening, though, and are perhaps slightly unfortunate not to be level, but we go into half-time with Bolton a goal up. Second half to follow shortly...
45+2: Adomah wins Villa corner, can they score before half-time? Grealish's cross is intercepted and caught by Alnwick.
45: Hourihane is forced to turn Josh Vela's cross behind for another Bolton corner. There will be THREE minutes of added time at the end of this first half.
43: Burke has his arms all over Grabban, resulting in another Villa set-piece.
NEARLY! Snodgrass' cross just passes Chester by and Terry can't get to it at the far post. Villa have been a tad unlucky here so far.
41: NO PENALTY! Appeals for handball as Villa's indirect free-kick hits Flanagan in the arm, but it was in an incredibly close proximity. The referee waves play on.
39: Flanagan cynically brings down Grealish on the left flank, handing Villa a free-kick in a threatening position.
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33: WIDE! Beevers falls over, leaving Grabban in acres of space to apply a simple finish to Grealish's low cross, but he somehow misses the target! Agonisingly wide.
32: MISS! Grabban's deep cross is met by Adomah, who gets above Flanagan, but he heads wide. Another good Villa chance goes begging!
29: There's a scuffle between Snodgrass and Henry after Taylor puts in a strong tackle on Bjarnason, leaving the Icelandic midfielder on the ground. The referee has not issued a yellow even though it looked like a nasty challenge.
YELLOWS! For Henry and Snodgrass.
25: SUB! Pratley goes down with an injury... Josh Vela takes his place.
WATCH: LE FONDRE'S OPENER
Adam Le Fondre puts Bolton in front after some poor Villa defending. Watch below...
23: GREAT EFFORT! Grealish has a shot from just outside the box which is tipped over by Alnwick! A fine shot and save!
21: CLOSE! Beevers' nodded-down header reaches Flanagan who drives a shot on goal, but its cleared off the line! Villa are hanging on here!
GOAL! BOLTON 1-0 ASTON VILLA (Le Fondre, 20)
Bolton are ahead after some terrible defending by Villa!
BOLTON 0-0 ASTON VILLA
17: YELLOW! For Chester after he brings down Buckley who tries another lung-busting run down the left. A deserved card. Bolton free-kick.
Ameobi's free-kick is miscontrolled by Grealish and goes out for a Bolton corner.
17: Buckley surges into the box from the left, but his cross is blocked by Elmohamedy and fizzles out as the ball eventually reaches Johnstone in goal to collect.
13: Villa are on the front foot and are finding joy down Bolton's right flank. Bree and Adomah are looking particularly lively, but still no clear chances yet for the visitors.
11: Snodgrass rises highest at the far post to meet Adomah's floated cross but he nods it wide of Alnwick's left post.
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