Aston Villa score late win over Reading

Last updated 15:23 28/11/2012

Relevant offers

Football

Serial winner Jose Mourinho hired to revive fading Manchester United SuperSport United striker Jeremy Brockie searching for silverware All Whites playing for NZ Football's financial future at Oceania Nations Cup Matildas coach Alen Stajcic unperturbed - says physical differences to blame for huge loss Seeking a new club, Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives Manchester United hint Matildas trouncing a 'wake-up call', says former Football Fern Maia Jackman Cautious approach part of reason New Zealand Football unable to secure March fixture Australian football bosses slash ticket prices to boost crowds Australian women's football team thumped 7-0 by Newcastle under-15 boys team Waltzing round the Matildas: Boys' 7-0 win no 'surprise'

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.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content