Aston Villa score late win over Reading

Last updated 15:23 28/11/2012

Relevant offers

Football

Lifetime Fifa bans for ex-South America FA duo Jadue, Bedoya Knee injury ends Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's Euro 2016 hopes - Arsene Wenger Leo Bertos back with Olympic in Newcastle premier league in Australia Ricki Herbert expects All Whites to win Nations Cup despite 'disappointing' buildup Brazilian boy scores incredible goal with 'scorpion kick' Leicester Ciy captain Wes Morgan buys 55 Jagerbombs for fans during celebrations Meet Richard Hood, Nelson's oldest Leicester City football fan Sporting Kansas City fans create football distraction from Game of Thrones character Liverpool, Sevilla advance to Europa League final Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri dubs himself 'the Thinkerman'

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