It was a case of what could have been for Aston Villa today, as Gerard Houllier’s men twice forfeited the lead and in addition missed a penalty as they lost 3-2 to Bolton at the Reebok Stadium.
Darren Bent fluffed a great chance to put Aston Villa ahead, before he did just that after 15 minutes. They were then pegged back by a goal by former Villa player Gary Cahill on the stroke of half-time. After hitting the woodwork, Villa retook the lead through Marc Albrighton, before they missed the opportunity to put the game to bed as Ashley Young’s penalty was saved. They would live to regret that, as Cahill scored his second equaliser of the match, and then with five minutes to go Ivan Klasnic sealed all three points for the Trotters.