Aston Villa have a good case to feel aggrieved about this result. Though they currently sit bottom of the table with their point tally in single digits, they dominated for the full 90 minutes for the first time this season, but have come away with just a point to show.
West Ham had drawn four before kick off, and looked immediately on the back foot, as Villa hit them with a garage of chances. However, they had enough about them to make Villa pay thanks to an incredible strike from full-back Aaron Cresswell.
But Villa didn’t let their heads drop, and fought back valiantly in the second half. Again, they created chances, but were made to wait until the hour mark for their reward.
Chasing a through ball into the area, Villa striker Rugy Gestede was hauled over by Hammers defender Angelo Ogbonna and the referee duly pointed to the spot.
Jordan Ayew, Villa’s top scorer and brightest hope, stepped up to cooly put the ball away to ensure that Villa walked away with something to show for their efforts.
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