Aston Villa 0-0 Fulham Highlights
Aston Villa and Fulham played out a goalless draw in a low-key encounter at Villa Park as the hosts missed the chance to move into third in the table.
Villa had by far the better chances, with Ashley Young again underlining his England potential with a fine display.
He was the creator as Steve Sidwell and Gareth Barry both headed off target from close range, while the winger himself had a stinging shot well saved.
Clint Dempsey twice tested Brad Friedel but Fulham will be happy with a point.
It is only the Cottagers’ third away point this season, but Roy Hodgson will be delighted that his charges continue to show signs of turning Fulham into a force in the Premier League.
The visitors battled well without the ball and displayed assuredness with it, but they still will be relieved that Villa – and Sidwell and Barry in particular – left their scoring boots at home.
It was a match typified by misplaced passes and wasted opportunities, with both sides keen to sit deep and exploit their respective pace in attack on the break.