Aston Villa 2-1 West Ham Highlights
Aston Villa’s hopes of Premier League survival received a major boost as two quick-fire goals saw off West Ham and moved them out of the bottom three.
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Venue: Villa Park
Date: Sunday, 10 February, 2013
West Ham are looking to complete the league double over Aston Villa for the first time since 2005-06. They won the reverse fixture 1-0 on the opening day thanks to a Kevin Nolan goal – his fifth Premier League goal against the West Midlands club.
Villa have won seven of their 16 Premier League meetings at home to West Ham, with another seven matches drawn. West Ham’s most win recent came in January 2006.
If Villa lose they will equal their top-flight club record five-match home losing streak set between April to May 1963.
Aston Villa are winless in their last eight league games and without a clean sheet in their last nine, conceding 26 goals in the process.
The West Midlands club have failed to win in their last 12 league matches played on a Sunday since a 1-0 home win against Liverpool in May 2011.
Christian Benteke has scored in four successive appearances for Aston Villa in all competitions (five goals). He has 10 Premier League goals this term and is the first Villa player to reach double figures in his debut season since Dion Dublin in 1998-1999 (11 goals).
West Ham are searching for back-to-back league wins for the first time this season. They last won successive Premier League games between February and March 2011 when the beat Liverpool and Stoke.
Six of West Ham’s eight Premier League wins have come against clubs in the bottom half of the Premier League table.
Sam Allardyce’s side have let in 11 goals in their last three away fixtures. They are also the Premier League’s most goal-shy attack on their travels with just seven to date.
Andy Carroll, who has scored two league goals in his last four league appearances for the Hammers, fired his only Premier League hat-trick against Villa – for Newcastle in August 2010.