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Villa score six to close in on summit

20 Feb 2018
Aston Villa v Wolves, PL2

Aston Villa beat Midlands rivals Wolves 6-1 to move to within a point of Division 2 leaders Blackburn

Aston Villa moved to within a point of Division 2 leaders Blackburn Rovers with a 6-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Walsall.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy headed the opener from James Bree's cross and Corey Blackett-Taylor doubled the lead before Jose Xavier pulled one back for Wolves. Blackett-Taylor made it 3-1 on the stroke of half-time.

After the break, goals from Callum O'Hare, and substitutes Harvey Knibbs and Alex Prosser, who each scored with their first touch after coming on, completed the scoring.

Second-placed Villa have played one match more than Blackburn. Wolves drop to ninth. 

See: Aston Villa report

Next fixtures

Aston Villa: 22 Feb v Ipswich (H) PL Cup
Wolves: 23 Feb v Bury (H) PL Cup

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