Aston Villa beat rivals Birmingham to boost EPL promotion push

Aston Villa beat rivals Birmingham to boost EPL promotion push

Aston Villa beat rivals Birmingham to boost EPL promotion push

Whilst Birmingham were not particularly poor, Villa were just too good in the end.

Terry, the Aston Villa captain, has made a decision to delay his next move until the end of the season as he focuses on helping guide Steve Bruce's team back to the Premier League.

The Villa skipper's restraint was tested when he pushed N'Doye away after a foul on his teammate Mile Jedinak, and then went for Terry himself.

Albert Adomah put Villa in the lead before Hourihane added the second in the 81st minute. The Cottagers will host Villa at the weekend and the result of that game should gives us a good indication of the Villans' automatic promotion credentials.

"As players, we take it [build-up to the game] professionally because obviously we have to practice, work hard in the week and the strength as well".


Assistant boss Colin Calderwood said: "We hope he will be here on Sunday and part of our job is to help throughout the week".

It was the flawless weekend for Aston Villa.

"The passing of Jack Grealish was excellent and played a leading role in this important game". We'll enjoy the elation but we're all aware of what lies ahead.

Calderwood paid credit to Bruce, who was on the touchline after a hard week following the death of his father Joe. He picked his team and picked his subs.

However, the goal was enough for redemption in the eyes of the fans, with his display really being a game of two halves. The former took his tally to 13 for the season and has discovered a goalscoring habit since being switched from the right flank to the left.

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