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Stephen Warnock states beating Birmingham on debut is his best Aston Villa moment

Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock before the pre-season friendly match between Liverpool and Napoli at BT Murrayfield on July 28, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Stephen Warnock played for Aston Villa for a four-year period, including under Martin O'Neill, who had the Midlands giants pushing for Europe, at the time

Birmingham City's Swedish player Sebastian Larsson (L) is challenged by Aston Villa's Stephen Warnock during their Premier League football match at St Andrew's Stadium in Birmingham, West...

Stephen Warnock has stated that his best moment during his time at Aston Villa was beating bitter rivals Birmingham City on his debut. 

The match Warnock is referring to is the 2009 clash at St Andrew's, which Villa won 1-0, thanks to a goal, as per, from Gabby Agbonlahor. 

 

It would have been some introduction into life at Villa for Warnock because the Second City derby is a hotly-contested encounter. 

Nonetheless, this was the message Warnock sent from his personal Instagram account when asked about his best Villa moment, as fans would love his response. 

Warnock Villa message

Villa have continued to dominate Second City derby matches since, with Birmingham last beating their neighbours in the league in 2004. 

Last season, Jack Grealish took inspiration from Agbonlahor by netting both home and away against Blues - 4-2 win at home in November, before scoring at St Andrew's in March in a 1-0 win. 

That win in March was the second of Villa's 10-game winning run, a run which saw them surge into the Championship play-offs and then earn promotion to the Premier League. 

Prior to the international break, Villa put five past fellow promoted side Norwich City, with Grealish scoring his first Premier League goal of the season. 

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City v Aston Villa at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy...

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