Aston Villa emerged victorious in the Second City Derby (as no actual football fan has ever called it) by powering to a 4-2 win over Brum roivals Birmingham City at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon.
The home side actually fell behind with half-an-hour gone, but an avalanche of goals from Jonathan Kodija (’37), Jack Grealish (’39) and Tammy Abraham (’51 pen) saw them swagger into the lead.
Kristian Pedersen then pulled one back for Birmingham but the game was put to bed in spectacular fashion in Villa’s favour when right-back Alan Hutton embarked on a marauding run and ended up scoring the most unlikely of solo specials with 15 minutes left to play…
That’s why they call him the Scottish Cafu – although who ‘they’ are is up for debate.
The result takes Villa up to within four points of the play-offs while Birmingham remain down in 12th place, three points adrift of their cross-town conquerors.