In times of trouble over the last 10 years, Villa have frequently turned to Gabby Agbonlahor to score important goals. The 29-year-old striker might not be quite so influential these days but, back in the starting lineup due to the absence of others, he delivered a crucial goal as Villa beat Norwich 2-0.
Circumstance, rather than choice, has persuaded Remi Garde to recall Agbonlahor. With Libor Kozak and Rudy Gestede injured, and Jordan Ayew serving the first of a three-match suspension following...
A reckless elbow, a pitiful transfer window, a mounting injury list, and now a beleaguered manager now apparently contemplating his future; Villa's slow and inevitable decline as a Premier League football club is now all but complete.
It's not a question of if the club will be relegated but when -- there are 14 fixtures remaining in this most desperate of seasons but it's likely that Villa's fate will be confirmed with several of those games still left to play.
The transfer window is now closed until the summer. While some clubs were able to add to their squads as they look for a strong campaign finish, a lack of business has left several other teams concerned ahead of the run-in.
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