Norwich returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a 2-0 triumph over Villa at Carrow Road.
Jonny Howson put the Canaries in the lead in the 24th minute, and Dieumerci Mbokani added the second on 87 minutes.
Former shadow chancellor Balls, who was appointed the Norwich chairman only last week, has taken to Twitter to express his delight at the victory.
Villa are just awful— Darren Eadie (@eadie11) December 28, 2015
Job done #NCFC 1/2 way mark of the season 20pts from 19 games THAT ratio continued keeps us up........fingers crossed— Darren Eadie (@eadie11) December 28, 2015
Over the course of the 90 minutes at Carrow Road, hosts Norwich had 48% of the possession, took nine shots of which four were on target, and earned three corners.
Visitors Villa had 52% of the possession, took six shots of which three shots, and earned seven corners.
Alex Neil’s side are 15th in the Premier League table at the moment with 20 points from 19 matches, just three points above the relegation zone.