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West Ham holds on with 10 men for 0-0 draw at Aston Villa

Ten-man West Ham held on for a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Monday after Arthur Masuaku was sent off midway through the second half.

Masuaku was given a second booking for tripping Villa substitute Ahmed Elmohamady in the 67th minute but the hosts couldn't take advantage, with Jack Grealish missing their best chance for a late winner when he failed to connect cleanly with a cross, sending his volley wide from seven yards out.

The game ebbed back and forth in the final minutes as West Ham threatened on a couple of quick counter-attacks but failed to create a clear-cut scoring chance.

Aston Villa players react at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. (AP PhotoRui Vieira)

Villa's clearest chance of the game came in first-half injury time when West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski made a one-handed save to deny John McGinn.

The draw lifts West Ham into eighth place with eight points from five games, while Villa is 17th with four points.

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Aston Villa's goalkeeper Thorn Heaton applauds to supporters at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. (AP PhotoRui Vieira)

West Ham's manager Manuel Pellegrini, left, reacts during their English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. (AP PhotoRui Vieira)