Watch: Insane Xia celebration during Aston Villa win v Birmingham
By Matt Farr
Aston Villa took the spoils in the Second City derby clash with Birmingham at Villa Park on Sunday, much to the delight of the home supporters.
Club owner Dr Tony Xia was delighted with the narrow 1-0 victory, which moved his side 14 points clear of rivals Birmingham in the Championship.
He was therefore unable to contain his passion when celebrating Aston Villa’s winning goal, and can be seen (below) leaping to his feet and throwing his fists in the air in delight.
Aston Villa were made to wait to break the deadlock until mid-way through the second-half, when substitute Gabriel Agbonlahor fired the home side in front.
It was only the 30-year-old’s first goal for the club in as many as 14 months, but it proved vital to ensuring Aston Villa earned a precious derby victory.
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A video of Xia’s passionate celebration was posted on the club’s official Twitter account on Monday.
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The victory also cranked up the pressure on Birmingham, who have just two games remaining to ensure their Championship survival.
Harry Redknapp’s newly-inherited side sit just two points clear of the relegation zone, without a win since the 1-0 victory over Wolves on February 24.
Aston Villa, meanwhile, face Blackburn and Brighton in their final two games of the season, and will be hoping to achieve a best possible eighth-placed finish.
In other Aston Villa news, Football Insider has named the three worst Aston Villa players during the Birmingham victory.