Fortuitous win sends Villa third

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Aston Villa moved into the top three of the Barclays Premier League after a slice of good fortune for James Milner earned them a 1-0 victory over West Ham.

The winner at Upton Park came in the 78th minute after Milner's cross deflected in off Lucas Neill, allowing Martin O'Neill's men to overtake Manchester United in the table.

It may be one for the dubious goals panel, but it mattered little to Milner in a week where Fabio Capello suggested he would be the next Villa youngster to get an England call-up.

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James Milner
Manchester United
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Aston Villa

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