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Game #5467

Aston Villa

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Won

8th (+3)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Championship

Attendance: 41,200

Birmingham City

Villa Park

Villa make it three consecutive victories as the team with four names are dispatched at Villa Park.

Aston Villa

4-2

Birmingham City

Assist(s) | Albert Adomah | 39โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Alan Hutton celebrates his wonder goal, 25 November 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 25 November 2018

๐Ÿฅ… | 28โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Birmingham City), Lukas Jutkiewicz
โšฝ | 37โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Jonathan Kodija
โšฝ | 39โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Jack Grealish, Assist by Albert Adomah
๐ŸŸจ | 41โ€™ Booking, Albert Adomah for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Birmingham City
โšฝ | 51โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Tammy Abraham (pen)
๐Ÿฅ… | 57โ€™ Goal, 3-2, (Birmingham City), Kristian Pedersen
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Albert Adomah, Sub on, Yannick Bolasie
๐Ÿ” | 69โ€™ Sub off, Glenn Whelan, Sub on, Henri Lansbury
โšฝ | 76โ€™ Goal, 4-2, Alan Hutton
๐ŸŸจ | 77โ€™ Booking, Alan Hutton for over-celebration
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Henri Lansbury, Sub on, Ahmed Elmohamady
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 4-2 Birmingham City

ON THIS DAY

Dean Smith delivers a third consecutive win as Villa rise to 8th in the table and in touching distance of the play off places.

Villa were now unbeaten in the League against their neighbours for 14 games (W10, D4) and 14 seasons

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Birmingham City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2011-12

FIXTURE HISTORY

Birmingham City

Previous 5 vs. Birmingham: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Seasons | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #20 |
League Game | #18 |
Manager Game | #6 |
Sunday, 25 November 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee:ย Robert Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2016-
Kick off: 12.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 6 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 4 ๐ŸŸจ | 0 ๐ŸŸฅ 2 | 2.00

Career Form:

Top 4

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Robert Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2016-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 17 Mar 18, Villa 0-1 Bolton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Adam Matthews, Mike George

Cards:

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Birmingham City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Robert Jones

TEAM NEWS

Glenn Whelan comes in for the injured John McGinn whilst Callum O'Hare makes his first squad appearance of the season after injury.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.20 |
Oldest Player: M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 34.89 |
Youngest Player: CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.04 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Garry Monk | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Jonathan Kodija | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | โšฝ |

Birmingham City

GK Lee Camp | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
LB Kristian Pedersen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | โšฝ |
CB Harlee Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Michael Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Maxime Colin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Wes Harding | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Maikel Kieftenbeld | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Connor Mahoney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Craig Gardner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Che Adams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Lukas Jutkiewicz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Yannick Bolasie | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | for W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” | for M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | for M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 77โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Jacques Maghoma | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | for M Connor Mahoney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 67โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Charlie Lakin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Craig Gardner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Omar Bogle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Lukas Jutkiewicz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
F Callum Oโ€™Hare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Connal Trueman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Marc Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Josh Dacres-Cogley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Bez Lubala | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ34.56m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ4.05m
Team Cost: ยฃ38.61m
Squad Cost: ยฃ56.16m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 9/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ2.70m |
GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.05m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Exchange |

CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ8.37m |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.06m |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ1.53m |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ8.10m |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ3.15m |
W Yannick Bolasie | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Loan |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ9.45m |
F Callum Oโ€™Hare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ11.41m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 7/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ11.41m
Squad Cost: ยฃ14.84m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/18
Homegrown: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Connal Trueman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
GK Lee Camp | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Free |

RB Maxime Colin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ2.80m |
LB Kristian Pedersen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ2.14m |
RB Wes Harding | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Youth |
RB Josh Dacres-Cogley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Marc Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.43m |
CB Harlee Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.84m |
CB Michael Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Craig Gardner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.50m |
M Maikel Kieftenbeld | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ0.21m |
M Charlie Lakin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Jacques Maghoma | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Free |
M Connor Mahoney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Bez Lubala | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Youth |

CF Che Adams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.89m |
CF Lukas Jutkiewicz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.03m |
CF Omar Bogle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 4 |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Out on Loan | 9 |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Small Heath
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Charlton
CB Easah Suliman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Emmen
RB Mitch Clark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Port Vale
M Aaron Tshibola | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kilmarnock
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Portsmouth
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hull
RB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Melbourne
CF Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Central Coast Mariners

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

โ€‹

Match Symbols:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 74%
Possession A | 26%
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 20

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith*

โ€œIt was a great result but not so good a performance.

โ€œItโ€™s a game I wasnโ€™t enjoying because, for 30 minutes, we didnโ€™t play very well. But I got the chance to savour the atmosphere in the end.

โ€œIt was a fantastic crowd and we got to sent a lot of people home happy. And itโ€™ll make a lot of my family and friends happy too.โ€

โ€œYou always have a perception about any player when you join a club. But Iโ€™ve only got good things to say about Alan Hutton. And he put his stamp on the game with that.

โ€œI always thought we could get in behind them. But to score four, win a derby and not play very well, thereโ€™s no saying what this group of players can do. And I sense the players can see it too now. Our aim was always the top two and it still is.โ€

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 25 November 2018

*Aston Villa boss Dean Smith claims his side were well short of their best after watching them come from behind to beat Birmingham City in one of the great Second City derby games.*

After trailing to Lukas Jutkiewiczโ€™s volley, Smithโ€™s side turned it round with two goals in two minutes before the break from Jonathan Kodjia and Jack Grealish, followed by a Tammy Abraham penalty just after the restart.

Kristian Pedersen jangled the nerves by pulling one back, before Alan Hutton settled the outcome with his stunning late run and neatly placed left-foot finish.

โ€œIt was a great result but not so good a performance,โ€ boyhood Villa fan Smith told BBC Sport as he reflected on a win in his first derby.

โ€œItโ€™s a game I wasnโ€™t enjoying because, for 30 minutes, we didnโ€™t play very well. But I got the chance to savour the atmosphere in the end.

โ€œIt was a fantastic crowd and we got to sent a lot of people home happy. And itโ€™ll make a lot of my family and friends happy too.โ€

Villaโ€™s third straight win - and fourth in six games under their new boss - lifts them to eighth in the Championship, four points off the top six, while extending Birminghamโ€™s winless run in this fixture to 13 league derbies.

First-half turnaround

A typically tense derby tussle took almost half an hour to ignite before Blues went ahead on 28 minutes - their first goal at Villa Park since Mikael Forssell scored in the 5-1 defeat here in April 2008.

Connor Mahoneyโ€™s swinging left-footed right-wing corner was allowed to travel all the way through to the far post, where Jutkiewicz timed his run superbly to arrive almost as if choreographed to turn in his 10th goal of the season.

It might have been a different story if Che Adams had not wasted a glorious chance of a second when he then hit the post from close range.

Instead, by the 39th minute, Villa were ahead - both set up by right-wing crosses from Albert Adomah, and both down to slack defending.

Kodjia was allowed too much space to turn and drill home through Maxime Colinโ€™s legs from eight yards.

Then, from Adomahโ€™s wickedly dipping left-foot delivery from the flank just two minutes later, Grealish was left hopelessly unmarked and City keeper Lee Camp stood flat-footed as the Villa favourite stooped to head home his second goal in successive home games.

Hutton caps second-half heroics

Following that remarkable two-minute turnaround when the Blues defence simply went to sleep, Villa struck again when Abraham fell over Michael Morrisonโ€™s legs before getting up to turn in the penalty himself.

Pedersen gave City hope when he with volleyed home Adamsโ€™ cross into the bottom corner for his first goal for the club.

But Hutton had the final word on 76 minutes with a goal worthy of headlining any football contest - a long run from 10 yards inside his own half on the right, a jink inside into the penalty area and then the coolness to glide the ball inside Campโ€™s right post with his left instep.

โ€œYou always have a perception about any player when you join a club,โ€ added Smith. โ€œBut Iโ€™ve only got good things to say about Alan Hutton. And he put his stamp on the game with that.

โ€œI always thought we could get in behind them. But to score four, win a derby and not play very well, thereโ€™s no saying what this group of players can do. And I sense the players can see it too now. Our aim was always the top two and it still is.โ€