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VILLA'S OFF DAY!

VILLA 0 WEST HAM 0 VILLA failed to cash in on slip-ups by their Champions League-chasing rivals as West Ham earned a surprise share of the spoils to move out of the Premier League bottom three. Villa could have closed the gap on the top four after Manchester City, beaten at Everton, and Tottenham, held at home by Hull, both dropped points on Saturday. But a combination of a below-par performance and some fine saves by Robert Green meant they had to settle for their first goalless draw of the league campaign. It means the Carling Cup semi-finalists have taken only one point from the last nine. ACTION AND REACTION: PAGES 26-27 England suffer crushing Test defeat Page 29

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Ruled out: John Carew 'scores' only to have his effort disallowed for offside.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Jan 18, 2010
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