Goalie gifts Villa 1-0 win

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January 13, 2016
file Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott (centre).

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP):

A goalkeeper error gifted Aston Villa a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League yesterday, earning the last-place team their first win since the opening day of the season.

Palace goalie Wayne Hennessey allowed a header from Joleon Lescott at a corner to dribble out of his grasp and over the line after half-time.

Villa ended their 19-game, club-record winless run in the league to renew hope of surviving relegation and maintaining their unbroken status in the Premier League. Villa are provisionally eight points from safety.

Palace winger Wilfried Zaha struck a shot against the post in the first minute.

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