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Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

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  1. FULL-TIME

    Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Joleon Lescott celebrates match win

    Villa have their first home league victory of the season!

    Their players are receiving a standing ovation as they leave the pitch in the pouring rain.

    It's been a long time coming and it took a bad mistake by Wayne Hennessey to give them the points, but Villa are worthy winners.

    You can read a match report on the BBC Sport website. Thanks for your company.

  2. CLOSE!

    Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace

    A huge slice of luck for Villa...Scott Dann miscontrols the ball on the edge of the six-yard area when he looked well placed to equalise.

  3. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Three minutes of added time.

    Villa are so close to a first home league win. This has been a hugely encouraging performance by Remi Garde's side and the boss deserves credit as his changes have proved crucial.

  4. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Marouane Chamakh is through on the Villa goal...but is flagged for offside. A huge cheer goes up.

  5. CLOSE!

    Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Almost a second for Villa as Jordan Ayew avoids two challenges inside the Palace area before firing narrowly over. 

  6. YELLOW CARD

    Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace

    It's not been a classic and the game is ending on a scrappy note. Palace's frustrations are boiling over - Ward is booked for a late tackle on Ayew before Gana's in the book for bringing down Chamakh.

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    The power of positive thinking...

  8. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Palace are heading for their fourth game without a win in the league. Substitute Connor Wickham lets fly from distance but it's high and wide and into the Holte End. Cheers ring out from home fans.

  9. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Villa are looking comfortable. They've got another 20 minutes or so before they can start celebrating but Palace have been poor and look void of ideas.

  10. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace

  11. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace.

    Are we about to see an Aston Villa victory? Home fans are still celebrating the goal. And why not? They haven't seen their side score many this season.

    "Villa until I die" chant the Villa faithful.

  12. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Alan Pardew is furious. He reacts to his side falling behind by sending on striker Marouane Chamakh for Bakary Sakho.

  13. Shocker by Hennessey

    Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Joleon Lescott scores

    What a howler by Wayne Hennessey. 

    Aston Villa are deservedly ahead but it's a gift from Wayne Hennessey as the Palace keeper somehow allows Joleon Lescott's header to squirm through his palms and over the line.

    It looks like an own goal but it's been given as a Lescott goal for now. Villa fans don't care. Their team is ahead.

  14. GOAL - Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Lescott

    Joleon Lescott celebrates
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    #bbcfootball

  16. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Kozak's effort has lifted Villa fans. They are singing their team's name as the hosts enjoy a decent spell. Can they get their first home win of the season?

  17. CLOSE!

    Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Great determination by Libor Kozak almost brings a Villa goal. The recalled striker manages to get a shot away on the edge of the area despite being surrounded a sea of white shirts and Wayne Hennessey just about manages to push his defelcted effort behind.

  18. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Yohan Cabaye of Crystal Palace

    This has goalless draw all over it. Scrappy start to the new half, passes going astray all over the pitch. It's crying out for one moment of quality.

  19. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Off goes midfielder Joe Ledley and on comes striker Connor Wickham. Palace are going for this.

  20. KICK-OFF

    Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Alan Pardew of Crystal Palace

    We're back under way...and Alan Pardew has made a change.