OTD - 14 December

22 Jun 2018
1997: Bolton Wanderers 3-3 Derby County

Bolton Wanderers and Derby County shared the spoils in a six-goal thriller at the Macron Stadium, with all of the strikes coming in the second half.

Bolton’s Alan Thompson scored from the penalty spot on 50 minutes, but Stefano Eranio quickly levelled and a brace from Francesco Baiano put Derby 3-1 up.

Two goals in four minutes by Nathan Blake and Jamie Pollock secured a draw for the hosts, though.

The result left Bolton 16th on 20 points, four points above the relegation zone, while Derby sat seventh on 28 points.

Bolton 3-3 Derby, 1997/98
Derby goalscorers Francesco Baiano (left) and Stefano Eranio celebrate
2003: Aston Villa 3-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Two first-half goals from Juan Pablo Angel set Aston Villa on their way to victory in the West Midlands derby against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Colombian struck in the 21st and 23rd minutes and, although Wolves hit back through Alex Rae, Gareth Barry made it 3-1 early in the second half.

Wolves kept battling and Mark Kennedy's goal gave the hosts a nervous last 10 minutes, but Villa held on.

Victory lifted them out of the bottom three into 16th place on 17 points, one point away from danger, while Wolves remained at the foot of the table, five points away from safety.

Juan Pablo Angel celebrates v Wolves, 14 Dec 2003


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