Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Aston Villa win in second city derby

Aston Villa win in second city derby

But it was Jedinak who was the main star of the match, influential for the Villans as he dominated the middle of the park.

N'Doye pushed the Socceroo to the ground, with Jedinak then dragging him to the ground before appearing to kick out and pull away the Blues midfielder's standing leg.

Albert Adomah scored his 13th goal of the season on the hour mark and Conor Hourihane netted a second after 81 minutes to enable Villa to chalk up their seventh successive league win, while Birmingham were reduced to 10 men at the death following Cheikh Ndoye's second yellow card.

Steve Bruce's side will now fancy their chances of returning to the Premier League, which has focused fresh attention on John Terry.

"We have to take care of staying where we are at the moment".

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

Mile Jedinak has been praised after the Socceroos captain put in a stirring match-winning performance for Championship side 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.

Aston Villa season tickets will be hot property in 2018/19 - thanks to frozen prices for the coming campaign. "He will pick the team and we will be ready without his presence this week, but his presence is always there with the players anyway".

However, the goal was enough for redemption in the eyes of the fans, with his display really being a game of two halves.

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