Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor believes club can survive the drop

Gabriel Agbonlahor

The forward scored his first goal since March yesterday.

Aston Villa gave themselves renewed optimism in their fight for Premier League survival this weekend - as a 2-0 win against Norwich City moved the club on to 16 points.

The goals came from two local lads, Joleon Lescott and Gabriel Agbonlahor with the latter needing to hit the back of the net.

It was the 29-year-old's first goal of the season and his first since March 2015 - so it would have certainly been a moment he has been waiting for.

Now the striker has his eyes on survival.

The BBC report the player as stating after the game:

"We are going to keep fighting till the end. That is all the club expects from us. Take it game by game.

"There is no reason why we cannot escape. We showed fight today. We had a game plan: we defended well and attacked well."

Agbonlahor's positive outlook should be commended but of course it will also be met by realistic skepticism.

Villa's win was only their third in the league this term and their first since the Crystal Palace game last month.

If Villa are to hit the magic 40 point mark they will need to take 26 points from their remaining 13 games. Considering they have to face the likes of Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester United that looks like an unlikely proposition.

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