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EPL: Villa keep Champions League hopes alive with win at Hull

April 22, 2010 11:47 IST

Aston Villa kept alive their slim hopes of Champions League qualification with an easy 2-0 Premier League win at relegation-threatened Hull City on Wednesday.

Gabriel Agbonlahor's smart finish inside the box gave Villa the lead on 14 minutes but Kevin Kilbane missed a great chance to equalise for the hosts soon afterwards.

Hull striker Jan Venegoor of Hesselink was carried off on a stretcher in the second half following a clash of heads and James Milner added a penalty for Villa 12 minutes from time.

Villa moved above Liverpool into sixth on 61 points from 35 matches and trail Tottenham Hotspur, who occupy the fourth and final Champions League qualifying spot, by three having played one game more.

Hull, in 18th place with 28 points, are three points adrift of safety with just three games left.

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