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Benteke earns Villa victory against Reading

Tuesday 27 November 2012 22.55 CET
Christian Benteke celebrates his late winner for Aston Villa

Christian Benteke struck ten minutes from time to earn Aston Villa FC a 1-0 home victory against Reading FC in the Premier League.

Villa started the day in the bottom three, a place above their visitors, but are now two points clear of the relegation zone – in 17th position – thanks to Benteke's late header from a corner. The Belgian international striker earned Paul Lambert's side their first home league triumph since a 2-0 win against Swansea City AFC on 15 September.

All that separates Reading from the foot of the table are Queens Park Rangers FC, four points adrift at the bottom. Without a victory in the league all season, the west London club began life under new manager Harry Redknapp with a goalless draw at fifth-bottom Sunderland AFC.

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