Fulham 1-0 Aston Villa Highlights
Fulham returned to winning ways as Chris Baird’s late strike ensured Aston Villa’s miserable start to the Premier League season continued.
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Venue: Craven Cottage
Date: Saturday, 20 October, 2012
Kick off: 15:00
Fulham have only won three of their 22 Premier League meetings with Aston Villa. All of those victories have come at home.
The goalless draw between these sides on the opening day of last season was the fifth stalemate in their last eight encounters at Craven Cottage.
Fulham have won nine and drawn two of their 13 home matches in 2012, earning 29 points out of a possible 39.
Martin Jol’s have scored 15 goals this season, a tally bettered only by Manchester United (17) prior to this weekend’s matches.
However, they have already dropped eight points from winning positions – only Southampton (11 points) have a worse record.
Only Barcelona (66.7%) have a better shooting accuracy than Fulham (63.5%) across Europe’s top five leagues this season.
Five points after seven matches is Villa’s worst start to a top-flight season since 1986-87, when they were relegated.
They are winless in their last 12 Premier League away matches spanning 10 months (D5, L7).
Only Sunderland and Norwich have scored fewer goals than the six mustered by Villa in their seven Premier League matches.
They have not conceded a first-half goal in their last five league matches – but let in eight second-half goals during that time.