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Nicolas Anelka was denied a dramatic late winner by the woodwork as Aston Villa maintained their impressive home record with a goalless draw against Chelsea.

Anelka could have earned the Blues only a second league win in their last 12 visits to Villa Park.

But his header from Ashley Cole's header bounced up and against the crossbar in the last minute of normal time.

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Nicolas Anelka
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