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30 Jan 2010 18:24:13

Agbonlahor at the double

Aston Villa powered back into contention for fourth place in the Barclays Premier League as Gabriel Agbonlahor struck twice to secure a 2-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage.Agbonlahor bagged both goals in four first-half minutes, taking advantage of poor defending from Chris Smalling and Brede Hangeland to inflict a fifth successive league defeat on Roy Hodgson's side.Villa were clearly the more dangerous side and in the 40th minute they deservedly raced ahead through Agbonlahor.Stiliyan Petrov produced a cross which should have been cleared by Smalling but instead the 20-year-old centre-back allowed Agbonlahor to sneak in and nod home.Three minutes later Villa surged 2-0 ahead, Carlos Cuellar picking out Agbonlahor who left Hangeland for dead before producing a brilliant finish.


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