Villa dragged into relegation battle as Bolton secure lifeline

ASTON VILLA 1 vs BOLTON 2

ASTON Villa’s defeat to Bolton leaves them in serious danger of relegation to the Championship after a run of just one win in fourteen matches.

Stephen Warnock put Villa ahead in the 61st minute but Carlos Cuellar’s foul on Mark Davies gave Bolton a penalty which Martin Petrov scored just moments later. David Ngog then scored again for Bolton within 60 seconds to secure three vital points.

Having also taken Birmingham down last season, Villa manager Alex McLeish faces the possibility of suffering two successive relegations.