Aston Villa 2-1 West Ham

Aston Villa's hopes of Premier League survival received a major boost as two quick-fire goals saw off West Ham and moved them out of the bottom three.

Christian Benteke coolly stroked in a penalty after West Ham's Mark Noble bundled over Charles N'Zogbia.

Moments later, N'Zogbia curled a superb 20-yard free-kick beyond the reach of Hammers goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskalainen.

Ashley Westwood's late own goal set up a tense finale, but the hosts held on to the relief of the Villa Park crowd.

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