West Ham United and Aston Villa played a messy 0-0 draw on Saturday.
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The first half included 19 shots, and West Ham enjoyed a slight edge in shots and possession, though the Hammers couldn’t connect on any of the 8 corners. Villa did not have a single error in the first half.
The Hammers out-cornered Villa 13-2 and won the shots battle, 18-12, but couldn’t find the finishing touch.
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Villa was able to hold down Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia despite their hot starts to the season.
West Ham United: Adrian, Reid, Cresswell, Kouyate (Nolan, 66′), Downing, Sakho, Noble (Carroll, 90+2′), Jenkinson, Collins, Song, Valencia (Cole, 75′)
Aston Villa: Guzan, Baker (Senderos, 88′), Vlaar (c), Cleverley, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Westwood, Cissokho, Sanchez, N’Zogbia (Clark, 92′), Lowton