Aston Villa deny Wolves in drawn West Midlands derby

Dean Smith, Aston Villa manager

Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Romain Saiss provided a contender for miss of the season during a 0-0 Midlands derby stalemate away to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Moroccan somehow scooped the ball over the crossbar from almost on the goalline as Wolves enjoyed much the better of the second half after Villa were on top in the opening period.

Villa, needing a win to rekindle their top-four hopes after losing to bottom club Sheffield United in midweek, twice hit the woodwork in a largely forgettable first half.

They also went close near the end with Ollie Watkins having a shot cleared off the line and Ezri Konsa firing wide.

The draw left Villa in ninth place on 40 points from 26 games with Wolves in 12th spot on 35 points. 

Reuters

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