Aston Villa 0-2 West Ham: Nolan at the double once again!

Aston Villa 0 - 2 West Ham United

  • 46" Kevin Nolan
  • 48" Kevin Nolan

Ref: Mike Dean
Attendance: 36,261

Villa Holte End

West Ham United beat Aston Villa 2-0 at Villa Park earlier today.

Kevin Nolan struck a brace for the second successive game to give West Ham United a 2-0 victory away to Aston Villa.

Nolan scored twice in the space of just two minutes to give Sam Allardyce's men a much-needed victory and heap the home-woes on their hosts, who continue to struggle at Villa Park.

Good work from Stewart Downing saw Nolan flick on his cross for the first, before the midfielder dispossessed the usually impressive Fabian Delph and fired past Brad Guzan.

Villa had the vast majority of the possession and twice hit the woodwork, but were unable to break down an impressive defensive Hammers' unit.

The result means West Ham are now 14th, just two points behind Villa in 11th.

 

Statistics

Aston Villa

West Ham United

Possession

67.8%
32.2%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Aston Villa

  • Brad Guzan
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Nathan Baker
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Fabian Delph
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Christian Benteke
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor

Substitutes

  • Marc Albrighton
  • Nicklas Helenius
  • Grant Holt
  • Joe Bennett
  • Jed Steer
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Yacouba Sylla

West Ham United

  • Adrián
  • James Tomkins
  • George McCartney
  • Guy Demel
  • James Collins
  • Mark Noble
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Matthew Taylor
  • Stewart Downing
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Carlton Cole

Substitutes

  • Antonio Nocerino
  • Pablo Armero
  • Marco Borriello
  • Winston Reid
  • Roger Johnson
  • Jussi Jääskeläinen
  • Jack Collison

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