By Anna Jones and Sarah Gee
Wednesday 16 Apr 2008 12:30:08
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Ten goals in two games are Villa back to their best? …

It's a been lowly 37 years since Villa last had an away win like this, but Saturday saw them make no mistake in their winning form and they really did put the Rams to the slaughter with a terrific 6-0 win at Pride Park.

Relegated Derby could not do a thing as the boys in claret and blue move within six points of that all important Europe spot.

In a game that was truly spectacular as far as Villa are concerned, saw six different names hit the score sheet and Villa's most emphatic away win since 1971.

Young opened the scoring on 25 with a beautiful free kick and then Carew made it two only a minute later. Ten minutes after on 36 Petrov got the third, in some style as well might we add, finding the net from the edge of the centre circle.

Surely one for the goal of the season competition!

Ghaly nearly pulled one back for the home side on 50 but it really wasn't Derby's day as it went wide.

The Villa skipper couldn't miss out on all the fun and added his name to the score sheet on 58. 76 saw the fifth from Agbonlahor, making it two goals in two games for the boy wonder and Harewood followed on 85 to make a beautiful end to a beautiful day.

This win sees Villa still in 7th but only six points now from that all important fifth spot.

With four games to go there's all to play for.

Lets hope this Saturdays clash against Blues can see Villa keep their winning streak and clear sheets and make it a 40th win for the lads against local rivals Birmingham City.

Barry to Stamford Bridge? …

After being linked with a summer move to Chelsea it seems O'Neill is determined to keep Gareth Barry out of the limelight and securely at Villa Park.

With only two years left on his contract at Villa, other teams have been showing an interest in the Villa skipper. But although O'Neill has acknowledged this he subtly warned he will not be leaving. He described Barry as a very, very talented player and told avfc.co.uk 'There are two aspects to help improve, bring in better quality players and keep hold of our better players.'

So sleep easy Barry fans, looks like the main man is staying.

Double Delight…

Ashley Young and Gabby Agbonlahor find their names appearing in the news week in week out and they never fail to impress us. So week six would not be the same without a little mention of the Villa duo. However this week's a little bit special as they have both been shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Year Award.

After a consistent season from the lads and a cracking couple of weeks for Villa they are now up against the likes of Micah Richards, Cesc Fabregas, Fernando Torres and of course well known winker Cristiano Ronaldo in the running for this prestigious end of season award. Agbonlahor expressed his delight to avfc.co.uk and said 'To be recognised by your fellow players is a real achievement'.

After catching Capello's eye and putting Villa right in the mix to qualify for Europe, have the lads done enough for one of them to walk away with the award?

Any thoughts? You can comment on our message board.

More silverware…

Youngster Harry Forrester has become the fourth Villa star to scoop the BBC Radio WM Player of the Month Award.

Forrester was awarded the Player of the Month for March and follows, Zoltan Stieber, Stephen O'Halloran and Barry Bannan in taking the award to Villa Park.

March saw the youngster play in the England Under 17 International Squad for the European Championships and helped Villa make it to the semis of the FA Youth Cup. Although his two goals weren't enough to take them to the final, his outstanding performance has not gone unnoticed and he has been given the recognition he deserves.

Time out for charity…

Three of Villas top stars Olof Mellberg, Stiliyan Petrov and Martin Laursen swapped their football boots for running shoes at the weekend to help raise money for charity. Despite the trios outstanding performance on the pitch Saturday, in the 6-0 win at Derby the boys still managed to find the energy to support the 7 Pools Run, last Sunday by completing a 10km run around Sutton Park.

One of the charities that will benefit from the charity run is the Norman Laud Association for disabled children.

And finally…

We've cracked it!

We The 3PM Girls rear-veal why Andriy Shevchenko has been playing so badly this season. It's because he's had a constant pain in the arse, quite literally!

Shevchenko gave golfers a hole lot more than they bargained for when he flashed his Stringfellow-style thong!

The cheek of it!

Until next time,


Your favourite footy females,

The 3PM Girls

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