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Remi Allen spoils West Ham party as Villa pull draw

Adriana Leon battles for possession with Ruehsa Littlejohn


Remi Allen’s late strike saw Aston Villa Women deny West Ham Women their first home win since February 2020, drawing 1-1 in the Women’s Super League.

Heading into the game, Olli Harder’s side had not found the net in around 600 minutes of football, but very soon after kick-off, Leon  fresh from her Olympic gold with Canada  turned home after a poor defensive error from Aston Villa.

But the visitors soon found their feet in the WSL match-up. Aston Villa had numerous chances debutant Emily Gielnik hitting the post in the second half but Captain Allen delivered once again.

She sent Mayumi Pacheco’s initial shot home with a leaping header in the 92nd minute, securing a point for Villa after her winner also saw Leicester beaten last weekend.

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West Ham had been on the cusp of their first home win since beating Liverpool 4-2 before the Covid-enforced shutdown, continuing their run of no wins at Victoria Road in the 2020/21 season. However, they did break their scoring drought, having gone six WSL games without a goal.

Ahead of the remaining weekend games on Sunday, Villa go top of the WSL after another battling performance from Carla Ward’s side.




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