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Swansea and Aston Villa draw 0-0 in Premier League

Updated: November 27, 2011, 11:32


Aston Villa players stand for a moments silence in memory of Wales manger Gary Speed before the English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea Sunday Nov. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/David Jones/PA)

SWANSEA, Wales(AP) 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.

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