Houston Dynamo 0 – Aston Villa 1 [Official highlights]

Paul Lambert’s side took the lead just before the break when Joe Bennett rose highest in the box to head Andreas Weimann’s cross from the left past Tyler Deric.

Villa had other chances through Fabian Delph, Darren Bent and Gary Gardner, but the Midlanders failed to add any more goals.

Paul Lambert’s men have now won all three of their club friendlies, having accounted for Mansfield Town 3-1 and Dallas 2-0 in the United States on Wednesday.