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West Ham draws 0-0 with Aston Villa in EPL

November 2, 2013

LONDON (AP) — West Ham picked up a rare home point by battling out a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa on Saturday in the Premier League.

The game was short on entertainment value but ended a run of three straight home league losses for Sam Allardyce’s team.

Villa striker Christian Benteke came closest to breaking the deadlock when his second-half header struck a post.

West Ham has now gone 375 minutes without a goal at Upton Park and has scored just eight goals in 10 league games.

Benteke also had a left-foot shot go just wide after being deflected by a defender, and West Ham midfielder Joe Cole could have snatched a late winner if his shot had not been smothered by Brad Guzan.

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