Martin Laursen and Ashley Young plunged Derby deeper into the relegation mire with second-half goals for Martin O´Neill´s side in a 2-0 win at Villa Park.

Laursen and Young struck twice in the space of four minutes to end the resistance of the Rams who have still to notch an away goal in the Barclays Premier League this season.

It was Villa´s fifth win in seven home games during the 2007-2008 campaign and they were always in control whilst seldom firing on all cylinders once they had survived a promising start by the visitors.

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