WATCH: Aston Villa players head butt each other in West Ham draw
WATCH: Aston Villa players head butt each other in West Ham draw
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WATCH: Aston Villa players head butt each other in West Ham draw

Aston Villa players Tyrone Mings and Anwar El Ghazi had a clash of heads during their 0-0 draw with West Ham on Monday.

Defender Mings shouted at El Ghazi for not tracking back, and the winger pushed his head into Mings' face but Villa captain Jack Grealish downplayed the incident saying it was "put to bed at half-time".

Grealish told Sky Sports: "As soon as we got in at half-time, it was put to bed and they shook hands. We said that can't be happening on the pitch and said as soon as we left the dressing room, everyone had to be together.

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Manager Dean Smith said of the incident: "That is the group of players I have got. There is a great togetherness in the dressing room, with a great team spirit. It went over the edge of what we want.

"I expect players to take responsibility. There is a limit you can't step over. We've got a really good leadership group and they sort that out themselves."

Villa moved out of the relegation zone with the point, while West Ham - who had Arthur Masuaku sent off for two bookings - missed the chance to move into the top three.

 

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