A stoppage-time winner from Gabby Agbonlahor saw Villa see off the Hammers and shoot up to 10th in the Premier League, heading into this weekend's match with Stoke City. Darren Bent also scored (his sixth in 11 games since joining in January- what a bargain), cancelling out Robbie Keane's second-minute opener.
Stoke come into the weekend feeling the high of doling out a 5-0 thrashing to Bolton in the FA Cup semifinal. Former Holte End hero John Carew will be unavailable for the 13th-placed Potters, as he is on loan from Villa. Other than that rule-bound change, both teams will have their full squads from which to select.
UPDATE: Villa Manager Gerard Houllier was taken to the hospital last night with an undisclosed illness; Assistant Manager Gary "Short Pants" McAllister will take the reigns for Saturday's match. We at the Capital Villans HQ wish a speedy recovery to Gerard.
The Capital Villans will be viewing the match at Lucky Bar; come join us at 10 a.m. on Saturday for the live broadcast.