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Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Albert Adomah Scores In Aston Villa Win Over Birmingham City

Albert Adomah Scores In Aston Villa Win Over Birmingham City

In addition, season ticket holders will once more receive free entry to the club's first cup game of the campaign, a measure initially introduced as a token of goodwill following relegation from the top flight in 2016.

Conor Hourihane scored the decisive second goal with a terrific volley.

Villa went on to seal the win nine minutes from time when Conor Hourihane pounced on a poor clearance to slam a ferocious strike up over Stockdale and into the net from 20 yards.

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.

The Blues were undoubtedly boosted by this goal chance to take the game to the hosts but their adventurous play dramatically back-fired in the 60th minute when the home side took the lead.

Adomah may have turned the game in Villa's favour but the talented Jack Grealish took the individual honours.

The closest Birmingham came to curbing Grealish's influence was in the 21st minute, when he fell after a tussle with Cheikh N'Doye and the Senegal international's foot came down, without apparent malice, upon his ankle. The striker sprinted into the area, paused to collect himself and then drilled a fine but slightly wayward low shot past Sam Johnstone and against the far post.

Villa haven't been this high in the Championship table all season.

In an emotionally charged atmosphere, in front of a 41,233 crowd, Villa were the more dominant side in the early exchanges with Grealish emerging as their key player with some delightful football skill.

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