Resurgent Jedinak leads Villa to second


Albert Adomah once again got on the score sheet for Aston Villa in the English Championship.

Aston Villa have risen to second in the Championship table thanks to a 2-0 derby win over Birmingham City on Sunday afternoon.

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Villa are now unbeaten in their last 12 encounters with the Blues, while manager Steve Bruce has not been defeated in eight home games against Birmingham since leaving St Andrew's.

Villa are flying in the promotion race and are chasing a seventh consecutive league win - something they haven't achieved since February 1990.

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The 22-year-old dominated proceedings on the pitch and capped off his wonderful display with the assist for Adomah's opener.

The home side were the stronger for the majority of the match and were unlucky not to take the lead 17 minutes in, when Scott Hogan fired a half-volley off the crossbar.

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At Villa Park on Sunday, Adomah broke the deadlock on the hour mark, receiving a pass from Jack Grealish before releasing a shot into the bottom corner.

The first half finished goalless but Birmingham came within a whisker of opening the scoring three minutes before the break.

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A mass brawl erupted and N'Doye was given a second yellow card and sent off for the incident with just 30 seconds of the game left to go.