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Text/Pictures: Westwood is Villa's 'Most Wanted' with Need for Speed
Ashley Westwood triumphs in EA Sports car challenge.
22nd Nov 2012
Text/Pictures: Westwood is Villa's 'Most Wanted' with Need for Speed


By Paul Brown

Ashley Westwood is a guy in a hurry as he looks to cement a first team place with Villa - and he showed his speedy side by setting the winning time in EA's Need For Speed Most Wanted challenge.

Westwood faced Darren Bent, Barry Bannan and Gary Gardner and was crowned "Aston Villa's Most Wanted" at the event, which took place at Bodymoor Heath this week.

Make sure you check out pictures of the event.

All four players were given two chances to clock up the fastest time on the newly-released console game, available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PC.

Westwood actually trailed in last place after the first round, behind Gardner in No.1 spot with 1.06.40.

But the in-form midfield ace really turned on the style right at the death to pip Gardner and collect the crown.

In fact, his time - 1.04.91 - is the fastest so-far of all the Barclays Premier League players who have taken part to date.

All of Villa's players beat the previous personal best time, set by Arsenal's Theo Walcott with 1.15.08.

Westwood was thrilled to win, saying: "I've never played this game before so it was great to come out on top.

"It was looking a bit dicey for me after the first attempt. I was well behind the other lads but I stayed calm and just went for it, big-time, on my second go.

"It's a great game. I only played it twice but I loved it. It will be really addictive I reckon for a host of gamers up and down the country."

Think you could beat Westwood's time?

Then download the demo on PS3 or Xbox 360 and try out the "Keys to the City" race for yourself.

For the latest information on the game follow @NeedforSpeed on Twitter or like NeedforSpeed on Facebook.

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