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Icons video: Watch extended highlights – Aston Villa 5-1 Birmingham City

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Icons video: Watch extended highlights – Aston Villa 5-1 Birmingham City

Second City Derbies are generally tight, cagey affairs – but this one was anything but.

Stiliyan Petrov, as part of his Icons feature series, selected his favourite claret and blue clash during his time with the club – and what a cracker it was.

Ashley Young and John Carew both scored twice as we comfortably defeated Birmingham City in April 2008.

Young's forceful shot gave us the lead and Carew nodded home the winger's free-kick shortly before the break.

Carew tapped in from close range for our third and Young beat two players before scoring his second goal.

Mikael Forsell scored a consolation for the Blues, but there was still time for Gabriel Agbonlahor to grab a fifth.

Check out extended highlights of that classic match above, taken from our official YouTube channel.


Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 16th November 2018