Aston Villa 2-0 Birmingham: Derby delight for Villa (2:17)

Gabriel Agbonlahor got the winner when Villa beat Blues last April

Gabriel Agbonlahor got the winner when Villa beat Blues last April

Nothing earns you a place in the hearts of your club's supporters quicker than a goal against their most bitter rivals, and if you can make it a 20-yard screamer all the better.

West Ham United-owned Aston Villa winger Robert Snodgrass has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to his side's win against Birmingham City at the weekend. ― Reuters picLONDON, Feb 12 ― Aston Villa continued their promotion charge with a 2-0 victory in the second city derby against Birmingham City yesterday with Albert Adomah and Conor Hourihane both on target at Villa Park.

At Villa Park on Sunday, Adomah broke the deadlock on the hour mark, receiving a pass from Jack Grealish before releasing a shot into the bottom corner.

Villa's seventh successive league win was celebrated by a near-capacity 41,233 crowd, who delighted in Birmingham's downfall.


The result leaves Steve Cotterill's side just two points above the Championship's relegation zone and their second tier status still remains firmly in the balance.

In a helter-skelter type of encounter it was very much a case of Birmingham defending grimly in the face of increasing odds.

Canor Hourihane made it 2-0 with 9 minutes left to play as the home side snatched valuable points to keep their second position on the table.

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