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Hines fires late to hand Zola a lift

<strong>WEST HAM (2)</strong> vs<strong> ASTON VILLA (1)</strong><br /><br />A DRAMATIC late winner from youngster Zavon Hines handed the Hammers their first Premier League victory since the opening day of the season last night.<br /><br />The 21-year-old stabbed home three minutes into injury time to lift Gianfranco Zola&rsquo;s men out of the drop zone for the first time since September.<br /><br />Mark Noble gave the Hammers the lead on the stroke of half time after Hines was felled by Habib Beye.<br /><br />Villa were then handed a penalty themselves three minutes into the restart when Manuel Da Costa fouled ex-Hammer James Collins but Robert Green saved Ashley Young&rsquo;s spot-kick.<br /><br />Young wasn&rsquo;t to be denied, however, as he levelled for the visitors just three minutes later with a curling cross-cum-shot which eluded Green.<br /><br />Beye then saw red for a second yellow card after a foul on Jonathan Spector, and the Hammers made the visitors pay deep into injury time when Hines latched onto a fine run from Scott Parker to fire home.