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Aston Villa out of drop zone after late winner over Norwich

Aston Villa's Conor Hourihane, right, scores his side's first goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Norwich City a...
Norwich City's Kenny McLean, left, battles for the ball with Aston Villa's Kortney Hause, top, and Trezeguet during their English Premier League socce...
Aston Villa's Wesley, center, battles for the ball with Norwich City's Max Aarons, left, and Emi Buendia during their English Premier League soccer ma...

Aston Villa's Conor Hourihane, right, scores his side's first goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Norwich City a...

Norwich City's Kenny McLean, left, battles for the ball with Aston Villa's Kortney Hause, top, and Trezeguet during their English Premier League socce...

Aston Villa's Wesley, center, battles for the ball with Norwich City's Max Aarons, left, and Emi Buendia during their English Premier League soccer ma...

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Conor Hourihane helped Aston Villa's English Premier League survival hopes by sealing a 1-0 victory over Norwich on Thursday.

The substitute swept the winner into the top corner in the 82nd minute after being picked out by Jack Grealish.

Having lost seven of its previous nine league games, Villa climbed out of the relegation zone with the victory.

But Norwich slumped to the bottom of the standings after a 10th defeat in 14 games.

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