Aston Villa draws 1-1 with Stoke in Premier League
Darren Bent equalized in the 43rd minute Saturday to give Aston
Villa a 1-1 draw against Stoke in the Premier League.
With Villa manager Gerard Houllier still recovering from chest
pains in the hospital, Bent met Kyle Walker’s cross at the edge of
the area and flicked a header in via the far post.
Kenwyne Jones had given Stoke the lead following one of Rory
Delap’s trademark long throw-ins, climbing above the Villa defense
to deflect his header past goalkeeper Brad Friedel into the corner
of the net.
Substitute Ricardo Fuller thought he had scored a winner for
Stoke but was whistled for offside. Fuller then picked up what
appeared to be an Achilles problem in the closing seconds and had
to be carried off on a stretcher.