Megson blasts lame Trotters

Manager Gary Megson was far from happy after seeing his Bolton Wanderers side swept aside 5-1 at Aston Villa.

The Trotters gave one of their worst displays in a long time at Villa Park and Megson was unable to find anything positive to take from the game.

He said:"I feel sorry for our goalkeeper because he played well and did not deserve to get beaten five times.

"John Carew was strong and lively, but every one of their players looked close to their best. Of our outfield players, none got close to what I would expect from them.

"If we can't sort it out with what we have already got, then we will need to change things a bit.

"We had talked before the game about Villa starting at a high tempo and scoring goals at the start of games and just after half-time on a regular basis.

"We said we needed to match them but it didn't happen and the manner of the third goal summed it up for us.

"Carew rolled Zat Knight too easily and beat Gary Cahill too easily. At 3-1 it left us with a mountain to climb."

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