Swansea and Aston Villa draw 0-0 in Premier League

Swansea and Aston Villa played a subdued 0-0 draw at the Liberty

Stadium on Sunday in a Premier League game overshadowed by the

death of Wales manager Gary Speed.

The death of the 42-year-old Speed was confirmed before kickoff

and a minute’s silence was announced as the two sides lined up on

the field. The silence quickly gave way to a spontaneous round of

applause and chants in honor of Speed.

There were four members of the Wales squad involved in the game

as Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Joe Allen and James Collins

started for their respective clubs.

Villa goalkeeper Shay Given played with Speed at Newcastle and

was in tears.

The match was drab, with substitute Leroy Lita firing narrowly

wide with Swansea’s best chance.