Aston Villa vs Arsenal LIVE SCORE: Trezeguet goal the difference as Nketiah hits post and Davis misses sitter – The Sun

ASTON VILLA are looking for a victory to give them the advantage over Watford and Bournemouth in the race for survival.

And it's so far, so good after Trezeguet poked them ahead from a corner as Arsenal's defenders simply stood and watched.

The Villans were buoyed before the match as Watford were hammered 4-0 at home to Man City.

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    Some more firsts, this is the first night since February 28 that Villa will not be in the bottom three.

    And it is also the first time since October 2012 that an Arsenal side has lost to a team who started the day in the dropzone, without even scoring a goal.

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    Arsenal's night summed up by the fact they packed the attack… and had ZERO shots on target.

    The first time Villa have enjoyed such a quiet night in the Prem since January 2016.

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    A. Huge. Win.

    Villa could have been relegated tonight.

    Instead, with Watford's defeat and this result, they are in charge of their own destiny ahead of the final games this weekend.

    Trezeguet with the first-half winner and a fantastic defensive display sees out the win.

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    90+' FULL TIME!

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    90+' Ceballos' cross is claimed.

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    90+' Arsenal seeing out the seconds in their own half, oddly.

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    90+' Mings is comfortable in racing against Aubameyang and beats the striker to a long ball, clearing well.

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    90+' Lansbury comes on against his old club to eat up time for the hosts, replacing McGinn.

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    90+' Tierney attempts the old poke-past-and-run with Guilbert but his touch is very, very heavy and goes straight out for a goal kick.

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    90+' Willock booked for the cynical foul on McGinn, who has been rather good tonight.

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    90+' Four minutes added on…

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    89' Another minute passes, another Tierney cross is blocked and another Villa push-out alleviates the pressure.

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    88' A couple of balls lobbed in and Reina claims the second.

    That final whistle is edging closer…

    Meanwhile, Watford and Bournemouth fans are cursing their luck at relying on Arsenal.

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    87' Reina came to claim but Mings gets there first to clear a yard over the bar. Corner.

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    87' Pepe stands over the ball, just to the right of the area.

    A nice spot for a left-footed in-swinger.

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    86' A huge yelp as Pepe wins a foul on the corner of the box.

    Targett was initially allowed to run clear from his block tackle but the lino flagged, bringing the play back and earning the defender a card.

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    83' Pepe and Tierney looking by far the most dangerous outlets for Arsenal and the latter gets forward again down the left flank, cutting a ball in that is cleared.

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    82' McGinn continuing his escapades forward, squaring a volley wide from 20 yards.

    The pressure on him was hardly significant, mind. A potential control and run forward was an option.

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    80' McGinn rolls Kolasinac in the centre-circle and gets hauled down to earn the Bosnian a yellow card.

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    79' Ceballos playing right-back now for Arsenal.

    Desperate times, and all that.

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    78' Down the other end, McGinn stings Martinez's fingertips with a driving shot straight at the keeper.

    And Cedric is off for Willock.

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    77' After Villa were an inch away from a win at Everton last week, the ball landing in their favour tonight could be MASSIVE.

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    76' Chance!

    Nketiah goes close at the other end!

    A Pepe corner is flicked on by Nketiah and his header somehow bounces off the post, straight to Reina and even the keeper dropping it on the line doesn't see it go over.

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    74' Chance!

    What a counter from Villa…

    Grealish steals the ball and dances through a challenge to stride clear.

    The pass to Davis is excellent, and the sub holds off his marker.

    But he drags his shot wide of the far-post. A huge opportunity goes begging.

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    73' Huge roar from Guilbert after a huge slide tackle on the byline forces the ball against Tierney to win a goal kick.

    Smith then makes two changes, sending Nakamba and Davis on for Hourihane and Samatta.

    Still about 25 minutes left for the hosts to see out this win.

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