Villa fails to score again
Aston Villa failed to score in the league for the third match in a row following a goalless draw against West Ham in round 22 of the English Premiership.
Villa last scored in the league in the 1-nil win against Stoke City. Interestingly that 1-nil win was their fourth clean sheet in a row.
After that match they have since played Arsenal, Liverpool and now West Ham and failed to score a single goal.
But in the same round goals were not a problem at Stamford Bridge where beat Sunderland 7-2. Chelsea were actually 4 goals up at half time and therefore became the first team to score four goals in the first half this season.
Arsenal had an important win over Bolton winning 2-nil at the Reebok. The two teams play each other again in midweek.
That win means Arsenal will go top if they win by more than two goals at the Emirates.
Manchester United stayed in the chase with a 3-nil win over Burnley. All the goals were scored in the second half.
Portsmouth were out of action after their match was the only match postponed in this round. Pompey were due to play in-form Birmingham City.
Following Chelsea's 4-nil half-time score, this week I will show a table showing the rest of the half-time scores so far this season:
|0 - 0||53|
|0 - 1||34|
|0 - 2||5|
|0 - 3||2|
|1 - 0||56|
|1 - 1||20|
|1 - 2||5|
|1 - 3||1|
|2 - 0||14|
|2 - 1||6|
|2 - 2||3|
|3 - 0||5|
|3 - 1||1|
|3 - 2||3|
|4 - 0||1|
Its interesting to see that the goalless draw is not the most popular result going into half time but a 1-nil scoreline is.