“The point keeps the momentum there,” said Villa manager Paul Lambert, whose side are three points above the bottom three. “I played under a great manager once and he said if you can’t win a game, then don’t lose it. I think you can sense in the stadium the fans are behind us.”
Meanwhile, striker Andy Carroll marked his return to the West Ham United starting 11 with a second-half equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Southampton.
Gaston Ramirez gave Southampton the lead shortly before the hour when he calmly beat Jussi Jaaskelainen, but Carroll leveled seven minutes later with a deflected free-kick.