Birmingham deep in trouble after Villa thrashing

Aston Villa thrashed local rivals Birmingham City 5-1 on Sunday to take their goal tally to 15 in their last three Premier League games.

John Carew and Ashley Young both scored twice for Villa to leave City stuck in the relegation zone with three matches left to save themselves.

Gabriel Agbonlahor was also on target for the home side while Mikael Forssell scored a consolation for an outclassed Birmingham side who have 31 points, one behind fourth-from-bottom Reading.

Villa’s victory put them three points behind fifth-placed Everton and increased their chances of qualifying for next season’s Uefa Cup. — Reuters

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