Bolton came from behind to earn a Barclays Premier League relegation lifeline and dragged Aston Villa into the thick of the survival battle with a 2-1 victory over Alex McLeish's side.
Villa broke the deadlock through Stephen Warnock after 61 minutes but were rocked by two goals in two minutes from Martin Petrov, with a penalty, and David Ngog.
The Trotters climbed above Blackburn into 18th spot, three points behind Villa and with a match in hand.
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