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West Ham United vs Aston Villa LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

Follow all the action from London Stadium

Luke Baker
Sunday 17 March 2024 13:00 GMT
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A general view of London Stadium
A general view of London Stadium (Getty)

The 2023/24 Premier League season is under way and you can follow every game and every goal right here with The Independent.

This year sees Manchester City try to defend their crown and claim a historic fourth title in succession. Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering City, who also won the Champions League and FA Cup last season, will have to see off Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and the rest to claim an unprecedented sixth league title in seven years.

Meanwhile Luton Town are making their first appearance in the Premier League, having risen from non-league in an incredible decade of progress. They followed Championship winners Burnley and second-placed Sheffield United in earning promotion to the top flight.

Follow the latest action from the Premier League below.

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West Ham have to settle for a point at home to Aston Villa, as the home side are twice denied by the VAR during an eventful second half that ends 1-1 at London Stadium. Between both efforts being chalked off, Villa scored an equaliser through substitute Zaniolo, following Antonio's first-half header. Either side enjoyed periods of dominance, in a rather uneven encounter that came shortly after European triumphs for the two clubs - Villa bossed the ball, but their hosts were sharper from set-pieces. As a result of this draw, the visitors increase their advantage over Tottenham to three points in the Premier League table, while West Ham are now within three of Manchester United. The Irons visit Newcastle United after the international break; Villa will host Wolves. That's all from today's live coverage, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!

17 March 2024 16:15
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FULL-TIME: WEST HAM 1-1 ASTON VILLA

17 March 2024 16:07
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After such a dramatic moment, the energy seems to have been sucked out of this game, as both sides are on course to share the spoils. West Ham were so close to winning it late on, but the final whistle will come any moment now.

17 March 2024 16:07
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GOAL RULED OUT! West Ham's winner is chalked off! There was a handball offence by Bowen before Soucek turned in an attempted shot by Mavropanos, so it remains 1-1 at the London Stadium! The home fans are in uproar!

17 March 2024 16:05
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PITCHSIDE REVIEW! After a long review by the VAR, now the referee sprints over to the pitchside monitor for a look at Soucek's finish himself. It seems that Bowen may have handled the ball, just before the midfielder prodded it in!

17 March 2024 16:04
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HAVE WEST HAM WON IT? With typical accuracy, Ward-Prowse delivers a dangerous free-kick into the box, before a desperate scramble ends with Soucek bundling the ball over the goal-line! He got the final touch, after Mavropanos tried to turn it home from a couple of yards out! That would be 2-1 to the Hammers, but will it stand? The VAR has got a lot to assess here, amid a chaotic scene! What a climax!

17 March 2024 16:02
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Assist Konstantinos Mavropanos

17 March 2024 15:58
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Slowly but surely, West Ham are edging their way back into this game, as the clock ticks down. They've managed to move a few more yards upfield, pushing Villa back for the first time in a while.

17 March 2024 15:57
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Goal Tomáš Souček

17 March 2024 15:56
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BRILLIANT BLOCK! A superb run up the right by Kudus opens up space, allowing Ward-Prowse to strike with power from near the penalty spot - but Cash dives in to make a goal-saving intervention! Surely that would have nestled in the net! Great defending!

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