BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Aston Villa and Crystal Palace played out a drab goalless draw in the English Premier League on Thursday.

Palace had the best chance of the match, early on, when Yannick Bolasie ran the length of the Villa half, had only goalkeeper Brad Guzan to beat, and hit the crossbar.

Villa improved one spot in the standings to 12th, while Palace remained in the bottom three.