West Ham Utd 1-1 Aston Villa

  • by Staff Writer
  • Sunday, 12th March 2023

A Said Benrahma penalty was enough to secure a point for West Ham and lift the club out of the relegation zone.

Saturday's results saw the Hammers slip back into the bottom three of the table - but it was for less than 24 hours, following this afternoon's stalemate in Stratford.

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After a decent start the Hammers fell behind once again when Olly Watkins nodded the visitors ahead in the 17th minute.

However the Hammers were back on level terms just nine minutes later when Lucas Paqueta earned a penalty that the Algerian international slammed into the top of the net.

The point lifts West Ham back above Bournemouth into 17th spot in the Premier League. Aston Villa remain 11th in the table.

West Ham United: Areola, Kehrer, Aguerd, Zouma, Emerson, Rice ©, Souček, Paquetá (Fornals 77), Bowen, Ings (Cornet 86), Benrahma

Subs not used: Anang (GK), Johnson, Ogbonna, Downes, Cresswell, Lanzini, Scamacca

Goals: Benrahma (pen 26)

Booked: Paquetá
Aston Villa: Martínez, Cash (Young 80), Konsa, Mings, Moreno (Digne 64), Douglas Luiz, Ramsey, McGinn, Buendía (Duran 80), Bailey (Traoré 64), Watkins (Chambers 85)

Subs not used: Olsen, Sisisalo, Carlos

Goals: Watkins (17)

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Tickets sold: 62,472

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