Villa lead at break in Midlands derby

Villa lead at break in Midlands derby

Wolves 0 Aston Villa 1

Stewart Downing scored his third Barclays Premier League goal of the season to put Aston Villa ahead against Wolves at Molineux.

The England winger converted a low centre from youngster Marc Albrighton after 26 minutes.

Villa were in the ascendancy for most of the first half although they needed keeper Brad Friedel to make a double save to deny Steven Fletcher and Kevin Doyle an equaliser.

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