American goalkeeper Brad Guzan made his first start in the English Premier League on Saturday, taking the gloves for Aston Villa in its match at Bolton.

The 27-year-old Guzan was promoted to the starting spot after Shay Given tore his left hamstring last weekend, ruling the Ireland international out for a month.

Guzan's only two appearances for Villa in the league since his move from Major League Soccer's Chivas USA in July 2008 were as a substitute. However, he's regularly called up to play in the cup competitions.

Guzan was a member of U.S. team at last year's World Cup.