Aston Villa Cancel Goal of the Month Competition After Scoring No Goals

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterNovember 4, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27:  Manager Paul Lambert of Aston Villa and  Roy Keane, Aston Villa assistant manager walk on the pitch prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa at Loftus Road on October 27, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Aston Villa, like many Premier League clubs, run a goal of the month competition, but they had a little problem come the end of October. 

They hadn't scored any goals.

Yes, Villa went on a goalless run from September 13 to November 2, with Andreas Weimann finally ending the unwanted record last Sunday, albeit in a losing effort, as he scored against Tottenham. 

That meant that Villa's official website had no option but to cancel October's goal competition, per The Mirror

People certainly took great delight in comparing Villa's goalscoring record to other things during the run, not least Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Aston Villa ended a 50 day wait for a goal on Sunday. Ronaldo scored 20 in that time http://t.co/zrGdobrnKG #RMALIV pic.twitter.com/b5sRWwas5o

— William Hill Betting (@WillHillBet) November 4, 2014

16 managers have left their job since Aston Villa last scored a goal.

— 8 Fact Football (@8Fact_Footballl) October 30, 2014

Since Villa last scored a goal, Leeds & Watford have had five managers: http://t.co/KmPPALrqe3 pic.twitter.com/4wMw1NadS8

— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) October 28, 2014

Aston Villa forced to cancel October’s goal of the month competition after scoring no goals http://t.co/9Uy0U99PRC pic.twitter.com/4Gqi0sGrzu

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) November 4, 2014

Let's hope for the sake of everybody that holds Aston Villa dear to their hearts that Weimann has some competition come the end of November.

[H/T Mirror]

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