Aston Villa powered back into contention for fourth place in the Barclays Premier League after Gabriel Agbonlahor grabbed both goals in the 2-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Agbonlahor struck inside four first-half minutes, taking advantage of poor defending from Chris Smalling and Brede Hangeland to inflict a fifth successive league defeat on Roy Hodgson's side.

The two-goal haul will have been welcomed by Agbonlahor and Villa manager Martin O'Neill following concerns the club's leading scoring had been suffering from a crisis in confidence.

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