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Summary

  1. Villa beat Blues in local derby at Villa Park
  2. Villa sub Agbonlahor scored first goal since February 2016
  3. Harry Redknapp's first game as Blues boss ends in defeat
  4. Blues two points above relegation zone

Live Reporting

By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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  1. Over and out

    FT: Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Gabby Agbonlahor

    Plenty of work for Harry Redknapp and Birmingham City to do then, as they prepare for their final two games of the season.

    Gabby Agbonlahor, yet again, gets the winner in the big West Midlands derby. It's Villa's day.

    That's it from us now online, but reaction continues over on BBC WM 95.6.

    Do keep across the rest of today's football on the BBC Sport website.

    Until next time, goodbye.

  2. Post update

    FT: Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    So Harry Redknapp's first game in charge of Birmingham ends in defeat - their fourth in five games.

    Villa return to winning ways after back-to-back defeats.

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    FT: Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Oasis' 'Don't Look Back in Anger' plays out around Villa Park. The hosts celebrate.

    Sally can wait if she wants, but Birmingham can't wait much longer for a win.

    The Blues are just two points above the relegation zone with two games to go.

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    FT: Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Darren Carter

    Ex-Birmingham City midfielder on BBC WM

    Blues didn't deserve to lose. It's really hard to take as a Blues fan, but there are positive signs. The fans can appreciate the effort they've put in.

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    FT: Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Gabby Agbonlahor

    Gabby Agbonlahor's first goal of the season has won a game of very few chances.

  6. FULL-TIME

    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    That's it! Villa win the derby!

  7. YELLOW CARD (Birmingham)

    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Birmingham's Paul Robinson is booked for a clash with Gabby Agbonlahor. 

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    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    David Davis crossed for Birmingham, with men in the middle, but he overhits it out of play.

    That might be that.

  9. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Villa keeper Sam Johnstone does well to punch away from a long throw, and then Conor Hourihane blocks David Davis' shot.

    Birmingham are desperate now.

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    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Three minutes have been added on at the end of this game.

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    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Greg Stewart volleys wide for Birmingham. Whistles sound from the home fans.

  12. SUBSTITUTION (Birmingham)

    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Pacey left-sided player Cheick Keita comes on for Birmingham, replacing central midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld.

  13. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Substitute Greg Stewart whips in a dangerous ball for Birmingham but David Davis, in the middle, can't get enough power on his header. That was a chance for the visitors.

  14. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Henri Lansbury

    Aston Villa still lead through their only chance of the game. Not long left.

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    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Villa's Neil Taylor does well to stop a decent-looking Birmingham move as Che Adams and Lukas Jutkiewicz combine for Blues. Good defending.

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    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    The clock is ticking for Birmingham, who have five minutes left to avoid extending their winless run to 10 games.

  17. SUBSTITUTION (Birmingham)

    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Greg Stewart is coming on for the visitors. He replaces winger Jacques Maghoma.

  18. SUBSTITUTION (Villa)

    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    But instead it is Villa making their third change, as Conor Hourihane replaces Scott Hogan, with Steve Bruce putting an extra man in midfield to try to keep hold of the lead.

  19. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Harry Redknapp and his Birmingham backroom team are discussing a possible substitution.

    Time is running out for the visitors.

  20. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

    Villa's Mile Jedinak does well to win the bar in the air as Villa defend that Birmingham free-kick resolutely.