Villa miss out on Europe

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Aston Villa´s last-ditch push to secure a UEFA Cup place met with failure as they concluded their season with an undeserved 2-2 draw against West Ham at Upton Park.

Skipper Gareth Barry appeared to have fired a second-half winner when he expertly finished a move he started, but Hammers striker Dean Ashton struck a late equaliser to earn his side a point.

As it turned out, Villa´s efforts to secure European qualification were rendered meaningless by Everton´s victory over Newcastle which took the matter out of their hands.

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