Bolton are once again bottom of the Premier League following their latest loss at the hands of Aston Villa. Four straight losses for the Wanderers leave a bad taste in the fans mouths for another weekend. A gutless first half had the Trotters walking into the locker room down by two goals as a chorus of boos ran down from the Reebok stands. I, for once, had never wanted to partake more.
Bolton started well enough but failed to really challenge Aston Villa's Brad Guzan. The Villans took full control of the match after the 30 minute mark and didn't let go until after the half. It was Marc Albrighton who scored the first, tapping home a Gabby Agbonlahor cross from just six yards out. Stiliyan Petrov doubled the advantage just six minutes later when his effort from the edge of the box deflected off of Gary Cahill's planted leg to put it just past Jussi Jaaskelainen.
For the first time this season while in a losing position, Bolton Wanderers came out of the second half with some real fire and decided to go for a result rather than lying down. The Wanderers pulled one back in the 55th minute through number 17, our goal machine, Ivan Klasnic. His goal was the seventh of the season for the Croatian and his fourth in five games. The build up to the goal was great by itself with Tuncay playing an early ball to Ivan Klasnic who provided a deft little backheel touch for Chris Eagles. The winger's shot curled to the far post but an outstretched and diving Brad Guzan got fingertips to it to push it just wide. Tuncay Sanli's first attempt on the corner wasn't fantastic but if fell to him again for a second chance effort that made its way to the feet of Zat Knight. The center back didn't get much on it but he sent the ball towards goal and a plucky Klasnic (who had played some good passes all game) put it into goal from just a couple yards out.
Bolton continued the attack for much of the second half but unfortunately got nothing from it as Aston Villa walked out of t'Reebok with all three points and their first away win of the season. Bolton now sit dead bottom of the Premier League thanks to a Wigan win. Bolton again have the league's worst goal differential and are still without a draw on the season. If results go their way next week against Fulham at the Cottage, Bolton could be up to 16th place but need to make both the Fulham and Blackburn games (two places that have not been traditionally good to the Trotters) count.