Stat attack: West Ham v Aston Villa

New Villa manager Paul Lambert has boosted morale around Villa Park. Photo: PA
  • Only relegated Wolves (23) dropped more points from winning positions than Aston Villa (22) in the 2011-12 Premier League.
  • The Villans scored fewer headed goals than any other team in the 2011-12 Premier League (3), while only Man Utd (16) scored more than new manager Paul Lambert’s Norwich City side (15).
  • Aston Villa conceded the highest proportion of goals from corners in 2011-12 (26%) and were the only team not to net from a corner situation of their own.
  • The Villans conceded the highest percentage of goals from set pieces in the 2011-12 Premier League (47.2%).
  • Aston Villa have won none of their last eight Premier League away games (D4 L4).
  • West Ham have won just one of their last 10 Premier League meetings with Aston Villa (W1 D4 L5).
  • Aston Villa’s points total in the 2011-12 season was their lowest since 1986/87 (36) when they were relegated.
  • Aston Villa have picked up just 15 points form 19 Premier League games in 2012.
  • West Ham scored more headed goals than any other team in the Championship in 2011-12 (23).
  • The Hammers netted more goals from set pieces than any other side in the Championship in 2011-12 (33).

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