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Last-place Aston Villa looked determined to take Norwich down to the second-tier, beating the visiting Canaries 2-0 Saturday for its third Premier League win of the season

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BIRMINGHAM, England — Last-place Aston Villa looked determined to take Norwich down to the second-tier, beating the visiting Canaries 2-0 Saturday for its third Premier League win of the season.

Despite that win, Villa is still eight points from safety but the defeat has seen Norwich dropped into the relegation zone after its fifth straight league loss, including a 5-4 defeat to Liverpool.

scored just before the interval and Gabby Agbonlahor grabbed his first goal for 11 months.

brought down on the right in the 45th and Lescott met 's free kick at the far post with his header going in off .

Agbonlahor doubled the lead six minutes after the break, beating the Norwich offside trap and - with rushing from goal - slid in from the edge of the box.

PHOTO: Aston Villa's new Director Mervyn King, top, looks out from the stands during the English Premier League soccer match at Villa Park, in Birmingham, England, Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (Nick Potts / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES
Aston Villa's new Director Mervyn King, top, looks out from the stands during the English Premier League soccer match at Villa Park, in Birmingham, England, Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (Nick Potts / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

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PHOTO: Aston Villa's Aly Cissokho, right, is blocked by Norwich City's Jonny Howson during the English Premier League soccer match at Villa Park, in Birmingham, England, Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (Nick Potts / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES
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