By Rhonda Richards | In Match Reports - Away Games
Villa’s Midland derby clash with West Brom ended goalless, a fairly uneventful affair appeasing managers desperately in need of the three points.
The visitors were the better of the two sides, trying to force the issue until the end, whilst Tony Pulis’ men were on the receiving end of a chorus of boos when the final whistle went having failed to muster a single shot on target.
Jordan Ayew saw a low shot palmed away midway through the first half, and he should have had a penalty not long after having been hauled down by Jonas Olsson only for the referee to wave play on.
With the hosts posing little attacking threat, Villa continued to pile forward in search of a goal. Ashley Westwood and Rudy Gestede went close, as did Micah with a second half header, and the captain also received a booking for his efforts after a particularly robust challenge.
At the final whistle the Villa fans showed their appreciation for a determined, if not entirely successful, display, but they remain mired in the drop zone.