Aston Villa defender James Chester shocked himself against Bolton

Villa player James Chester in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa managed to pick up a 2-0 victory over Bolton, with James Chester impressing.

Villa player James Chester in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

James Chester has told the Express and Star that he shocked himself with his goal-line clearance during Aston Villa’s match against Bolton Wanderers.

Chester acrobatically protected Villa’s goal when Jack Hobbs’ almost scored an equaliser from Bolton.

The Welsh international miraculously cleared from under his own crossbar, and the fact that he kept the ball away from the centre-back was even a shock to himself.

 

“Having played with Jack, I had an inkling where the header was going, which helped me to be in the right place,” Chester said.

“But I did surprise myself with how high I got my foot, I must admit! I knew it was close to the line.”

Villa ended up winning 2-0 against Bolton, with Chester scoring the second goal in the match.

James Chester of Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Reading at Villa Park on April 3, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

The defender headed home from a set piece, as Villa picked up an important three points.

Chester’s form has dipped in recent times, but he was back to his best against Bolton.

Villa are now up to 14th place in the Championship table, with Dean Smith’s side next in action against in-form Derby County at the weekend.

James Chester of Aston Villa acknowledges the fans following the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa at Loftus Road on December 18, 2016 in London,...

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