Aston Villa lost for the second time inside a week. A snow storm in northwest England made Macron Stadium a difficult pitch to play on. Still, the claret and blues left little to feel optimistic about.
Villa lost to a very bad Bolton Wanderers side on Saturday.
That’s about all that needs written.
The claret and blues conceded another set piece early in the first half to go down 1-0. They ended up chasing that lead for the next 71 minutes. What came in between was a display of gross referee incompetence, awful second half tactical substitutions and a physical Bolton side that refused to let Villa score.
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Statistics provided by WhoScored match center. Aston Villa needs this international break to get healthy and reflect on consecutive terrible losses.