Aston Villa score late win over Reading

Last updated 15:23 28/11/2012

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Christian Benteke headed home a late winner as Aston Villa beat Reading 1-0 to climb out of the relegation zone in the Premier League.

The Belgium striker met a left-wing corner with a downward header that bounced high into the net in the 80th minute, earning his team only its third victory in 14 matches.

The goal settled a scrappy game between two teams that are set to be involved in a relegation battle this season.

Reading stayed second from bottom but is now just four points clear of Queens Park Rangers, which drew 0-0 at Sunderland. 

Benteke had a weak shot saved and Brett Holman blazed over with Villa's other good chances. Reading is without an away win in seven matches since returning to England's top flight.

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