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Aston Villa: The dullest football team?

By Tom McGowan, CNN

Published 1451 GMT (2251 HKT) January 9, 2015
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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has got a big problem. His team, although 12th in the English Premier League, is struggling to score goals. With just 11 league goals all season, the Birmingham-based team are the lowest scorers in the country's four-tier league pyramid. Chris Brunskill/Getty Images/file
Christian Benteke is a ray of light in the gloom. The Belgian is a proven Premier League goalscorer and, despite a campaign hampered by injury and suspension, he has found the net on two occasions this season. Clive Mason/Getty Images/file
Villa's joint highest goalscorers are Andreas Weimann (left) and Gabriel Agbonlahor (right) with three goals. Austria's Weimann has gone two months without finding the net in the Premier League. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images/file
Agbonlahor's last goal game in a 1-1 draw with Southampton on November 24. The match at the team's Villa Park stadium was played out in front of 25,311 fans, the club's lowest home attendance for an EPL game since 1999. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images/file
Villa have enjoyed happier times. In the 1982, they beat Bayern Munich 1-0 in Rotterdam to lift the European Cup -- the competition which has become the Champions League. Central Press/Getty Images/file
Villa have enjoyed happier times. In the 1982, they beat Bayern Munich 1-0 in Rotterdam to lift the European Cup -- the competition which has become the Champions League. Central Press/Getty Images/file