Aston Villa 1-2 Bolton Wanderers
Aston Villa continue to look over their shoulder at the drop zone after falling to a rapid comeback from relegation rivals Bolton.
Three dramatic second-half minutes saw Villa take the lead through Stephen Warnock before Martin Petrov equalised from the penalty spot and David Ngog snatched a winner from close range.
Alex McLeish's side looked strongest throughout the tie and could have been ahead inside two minutes when Chris Herd headed Charles N'Zogbia's corner over and Emile Heskey sliced over from inside the box.
Heskey came close on two other occasions in the first-half but could only fire his efforts straight at Adam Bogdan while Ryo Miyaichi's low strike at the other end failed to trouble Shay Given.
The home side were inches away from opening the scoring when Warnock's shot on the edge of the box clipped the crossbar and Villa hit the woodwork again just before the break when N'Zogbia's free-kick shaved the outside of the post.
Owen Coyle's side came flying out of the traps for the second-half with substitute Kevin Davies wreaking havoc in the Villa penalty area. He almost set up Ngog in the goalmouth with a cushioned header while Chris Eagles saw two long range strikes turned away by Given.
Then came the three minutes of madness which left Villa Park shell-shocked and the hosts never looked like grabbing an equaliser, though N'Zogbia squandered their best opportunity when he charged into the box and sliced a shot wide of the near post.
Villa have now won just one of their last 13 league matches and sit just three points above third-bottom Bolton, increasing the pressure on manager McLeish.
It is a huge win for the Trotters who are now a point away from safety with a game in hand over Wigan and QPR immediately above them.