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Aston Villa are fighting tooth and nail to get themselves back into the Premier League this season and Steve Bruce has managed to get a bit of a feel-good factor back at the club for the first time in a long time.

However Villa have had their difficulties over the years – and some very controversial moments.

The 21st century got off to a decent start for the West Midlands giants as they reached the 2000 FA Cup final, only to lose to a star-studded Chelsea team which boasted future Villains boss Roberto Di Matteo and a young John Terry on the bench.

That defeat set the tone for Aston Villa though as the 18 years that have proceeded have been filled with the thrill of near-misses and ultimately their demise.

Here, Football Insider puts together a list of the five most shocking moments the club has endured in the 21st century.

Click below to find out the moment that had fans fearing for the future