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Start of record run

Start of record run

On this day in 2008, Villa recorded an excellent 2-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. 

Gabby Agbonlahor pressurised Gael Clichy into sending a 70th-minute diving header into his own net from Ashley Young’s teasing centre and 10 minutes later the Villa striker clinched three points with a superb finish.

Moving on to Martin Laursen’s long clearance, Agbonlahor left keeper Manuel Almunia helpless as it flew into the bottom corner of the net.

The win was the first in a club record seven consecutive away successes.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 15th November 2008