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Benteke earns Villa victory against Reading

Published: Tuesday 27 November 2012, 22.55CET
Aston Villa FC are out of the Premier League's bottom three after a 1-0 win over Reading FC on a night when Harry Redknapp began his Queens Park Rangers FC reign with a draw.
Benteke earns Villa victory against Reading
Christian Benteke celebrates his late winner for Aston Villa ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 27 November 2012, 22.55CET

Benteke earns Villa victory against Reading

Aston Villa FC are out of the Premier League's bottom three after a 1-0 win over Reading FC on a night when Harry Redknapp began his Queens Park Rangers FC reign with a draw.

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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