Martinez applauds Howard display at Villa

Martinez's side looked set to make an awful start at Villa Park when Seamus Coleman tripped Christian Benteke inside the area, only for Howard to tip the Belgian's eighth-minute spot-kick over the crossbar.

Both sides had their fair share of chances, but Howard continued to deny Villa as he made multiple saves, denying Benteke, Andreas Weimann and Leandro Bacuna.

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