Villa looked to have rescued a point when skipper Gareth Barry cancelled out Martin Laursen´s first-half own goal with an 85th-minute penalty.
But then Gerrard curled a superb free-kick past the dive of Stuart Taylor barely 60 seconds later after he had been brought down by Stiliyan Petrov.
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