Aston Villa beat rivals Birmingham to boost EPL promotion push

Aston Villa beat rivals Birmingham to boost EPL promotion push

Aston Villa's Conor Hourihane celebrates with Robert Snodgrass and Ahmed Elmohamady after scoring the second goal against Birmingham City.

Villa jumped ahead of Derby into the second automatic promotion spot as they look to return to the top flight after being relegated from in 2016.

Conor Hourihane scores the second goal of the game.

It has been a hugely tough week for manager Steve Bruce following the death of his father but he could be back in the dugout.

Ultimately, though, the home side did deserve it as they demonstrated an extra bit of class and few battles summed that up more than our latest FLW Duels subject - Jack Grealish v David Davis.

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But she hinted on Sunday she could make herself available for selection for the US' next round clash in France in April. The 36-year-old tennis great became a first-time mother on September 1.

It was Adomah who made Villa's dominance count on the hour mark, rifling home off the woodwork after a fine pass from the excellent Grealish sent him into the penalty area.

Birmingham, just two points outside the bottom three, rarely threatened but they did miss a clear chance to snatch a goal before half-time, with Sam Gallagher firing a shot off the inside of the left-hand post before slicing the rebound over. While most presumed the Terry would end his career this summer.

Season ticket holders also enjoy a plethora of further perks, including: free entry to all Villa Ladies home matches, free entry to all U23 home matches, free entry to the first home cup match of the campaign, with financing options available.

Birmingham were reduced to 10 men in the closing seconds following Cheikh Ndoye's second yellow card.

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