Saturday, 27 August 2011

Match Report: Aston Villa 0 Wolves 0

Both sides might feel they could have won this local derby but the two share the spoils after a goalless 90 minutes. Aston Villa pressed for much of the second half but failed to find an opening against an organized Wolves side. Wolves' best chance of the game came after just 20 minutes as Stephen Ward crossed from the left hand side. Stephen Hunt arrived at the back post to meet it but his header didn't have the power to beat Shay Given. Five minutes later Villa might have scored as Gabriel Agbonlahor got to the byline and cut the ball back for Emile Heskey who turned the ball inches wide of the near post from close range. After the break Villa were in the ascendancy and Agbonlahor forced a save from Wayne Hennessey after striding past Roger Johnson and shooting low across goal. Hennessey got down to his left to make the save and kept the rebound way from Bent on 51 minutes. Just shy of the hour mark Stilian Petrov's corner picked out Richard Dunne who powered a header at goal from twelve yards but Hennessey again made the save. Three minutes from time Barry Bannan crossed from the left for Darren Bent but his looping header landed on the roof of the net with the keeper well beaten. Wolves weathered the storm though to remain unbeaten this season, as do Villa who now have five points from three games.

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