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A champion display

A champion display

On this day in 2010, Villa held Premier League champions Chelsea to a goalless draw at Villa Park.

The barren score-line was hardly a reflection of an exciting match in which both sides had a succession of chances. 

The visitors were unlucky to strike the outside of a post and the top of the bar, although Ciaran Clark was closer still when 80th-minute glancing header somehow stayed out after hitting the inside of the far post.

Even Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti conceded that Villa were good value for the draw against his table-toppers.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 16th October 2010