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Aston Villa held by Sheffield as EPL resumes

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Aston VIlla was on Wednesday denied an opportunity to redeem itself when the faced Sheffield in the first EPL match following a coronavirus break.

Both clubs missed golden opportunities to make an impact in a match filled with water breaks following the unconducive weather in the U.K.

Before the match began players from both sides took a knee to show solidarity against racism in the world.

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At Villa Park, a black banner was visible to pass the same message.Black t-shirts with the words Black Lives Matter were worn by the home team during a warm up exercise.

A statement from both clubs was released to show its support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Aston Villa and Sheffield United were proud to stand in solidarity with the actions of the players and coaching staff of both football clubs during the first ten seconds of tonight’s Premier League fixture, expressing our collective support for the Black Lives Matter movement.”

The results leave Aston Villa a place above the relegation zone and two points from the zone currently holding three other clubs.

Sheffield on the other hand holds the sixth position, a point behind Manchester United and a point above Wolves who are with 43 points.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.


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