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Picture gallery: Images from clash against Crystal Palace

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Picture gallery: Images from clash against Crystal Palace

Here's the selection of match pictures from Villa's 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.

The claret and blues suffered a hammer blow in the Boxing Day clash, with a stoppage-time strike from Dwight Gayle earning Palace the three points.

It was a frustrating afternoon as Villa couldn't find a way through a stubborn Eagles outfit.

Brad Guzan made key saves from Jason Puncheon and Barry Bannan, while Jordan Bowery and Libor Kozak had Villa's best opportunities.

Catch up with all the action in our match console.

It is perfect for pre-match information, live coverage through the game and post-match thoughts.

After the game has finished, the matchday console allows supporters to access match review stories and videos, the live text commentary which took place during the match as well as the picture gallery, which brings you brilliant shots of action throughout the game.

The new console means after reading the best big match build-up and following all the action live, you can log on and read the official match report, the manager's verdict and watch post-match interviews with the headline makers on AVTV too.

The content will then be archived, allowing you to look back at all the relevant stories, pictures and videos from all the matches during the 2013-14 season.

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By @AVFCOfficial 26th December 2013
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