FIVE things we learnt about Aston Villa today

Gerard Houllier will be a relieved man this evening after a 2-1 victory ensured that Villa move away from the relegation zone.

The French manager has been under increasing pressure, in light of his words at Anfield on Monday night, and this victory could prove just the tonic that he needs to kick-start Villa’s faltering campaign. Stewart Downing and Emile Heskey scored the goals to secure the derby spoils, which brought with it an air of relief around Villa Park.

So what are the five things we learnt about Aston Villa this afternoon?

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