5 May 2009

Villa beat Hull

12:11 pm on 5 May 2009

Aston Villa have moved back into fifth place in the English football Premiership after beating Hull City 1-0 in Birmingham.

The battle between two of the least in-form teams in the league was decided after 34 minutes at Villa Park when John Carew turned in a cross from Ashley Young after a sharp counter-attack.

It was Villa's first win in 13 games in all competitions and though they cannot now catch fourth-placed Arsenal, it edged them back two points above Everton who are sixth.

Hull, with one win in 14 league games, remained on 34 points, three points above third from bottom Newcastle United with three games remaining.