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Late Allen Strike denies West Ham Women Victory

Remi Allen’s late strike saw Aston Villa Women deny West Ham Women their first home win since February 2020, drawing 1-1 in the Women’s Super League.

Heading into the game, Olli Harder’s side had not found the net in around 600 minutes of football, but very soon after kick-off, Leon (8) – fresh from her Olympic gold with Canada – turned home after a poor defensive error from Aston Villa.

But the visitors soon found their feet in the WSL match-up. Aston Villa had numerous chances – debutant Emily Gielnik hitting the post in the second half – but captain Allen delivered once again.

She sent Mayumi Pacheco’s initial shot home with a leaping header in the 92nd minute, securing a point for Villa after her winner also saw Leicester beaten last weekend.

West Ham had been on the cusp of their first home win since beating Liverpool 4-2 before the Covid-enforced shutdown, continuing their run of no wins at Victoria Road in the 2020/21 season.However, they did break their scoring drought, having gone six WSL games without a goal.

Ahead of the remaining weekend games on Sunday, Villa go top of the WSL after another battling performance from Carla Ward’s side.

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