Micah Richards responds to Stan Collymore on Twitter after Villa-West Ham draw

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The Aston Villa skipper took to social media after a 1-1 stalemate with West Ham.

Aston Villa captain Micah Richards took it upon himself to defend his side on Twitter after their 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Saturday.

Richards chose to tweet Stan Collymore, a former striker and broadcaster heavily affiliated with Villa - and who isn't afraid to criticise the Midlands outfit.

During his post, the 27-year-old suggested Villa gave it their all against West Ham.

The captain then replied to Collymore once again after the broadcaster admitted Villa gave 100 per cent against West Ham on Saturday afternoon.

The positives for Aston Villa are there to be seen. The Midlands outfit now have two draws in three and have cut the gap behind Sunderland to just four points.

But is Richards right to defend Villa when a home draw is the best they can hope for? Remi Garde's men are still a whole nine points off safety and the weeks without a Villa win keep piling up.

For West Ham, the point might be considered a disappointment. The Hammers led and now drop to ninth in the Premier League, having been overtaken by Liverpool following the Reds' 1-0 win over Leicester City.

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