Interview | Trent Alexander-Arnold on technique, assists and Wolves clash We gave away chances today as well! Grealish dropped into midfield for Hourihane, meaning Trezeguet started in a front three. Meanwhile, Norwich were completely unchanged from the 2-1 defeat by Wolves on Saturday. Norwich City have played more Premier League games on Boxing Day without a victory than any other side in the competition (7 - D1 L6). External Link, Owen: This Man Utd front three is the future, Budweiser King of the Match explained and statistics, King of the Match explained and statistics, Budweiser Kings of the Match: Matchweek 19, MW19 stats: Teenage strike duo's rare feats, The Scout's selection for FPL Gameweek 19. Substitute Conor Hourihane hit a vital winner as Aston Villa picked up their first victory in six games, beating Norwich 1-0 at Villa Park. Man of the match: Jack Grealish. We weren't at our best, by any means, but what a result like that can do for people, and the whole place, is massive for us.

Aston Villa now go to Watford on Saturday at 3pm in the Premier League, while Norwich host Tottenham on Saturday Night Football, live on Sky Sports Premier League at 5.30pm.

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We tweaked the system today, to get more protection in front of the centre-halves, because I felt we give too many chances away. Brundle: Hamilton's record stands with any in sport, We would like your feedback, please fill in our survey. The result means Villa move to within a point of safety in 18th, while Norwich drop to bottom place, seven points from 17th. Aston Villa boss Dean Smith: "Getting three points is a big thing. Substitute Conor Hourihane hit a vital winner as Aston Villa picked up their first victory in six games, beating Norwich 1-0 at Villa Park. Villa's struggles at set-pieces were highlighted as Emi Buendia's corner was met by Byram moments later, only for his header to hit the floor, bounce up, and hit the bar. Norwich's big chance to equalise came through sub Hernandez, who struck low from 12 yards after Marco Stiepermann's header down, but Heaton was there to react well and get behind the fierce effort. Report and highlights as Villa move to within a point of Premier League safety in 18th. March 1975. External Link, Martial voted Man of the Match on Boxing Day Norwich, meanwhile, prop up the table, with Tottenham and Manchester United to play in the coming weeks. Aston Villa It was a fantastic performance and they left their heart out on the field.". Villa made an early sub in the second half when Hourihane replaced Marvelous Nakamba, who was not living up to his name, and the Irishman was in the right place at the right time to put the hosts ahead. Norwich pushed late on, with Tom Heaton saving brilliantly from sub Onel Hernandez, but Villa held on for a huge three points. We were unbelievably solid, so it's tough to take. But it freed Jack Grealish up and allowed him to play more as a No 10. Aston Villa: Heaton (8); Elmohamady (7), Konsa (7), Hause (8), Targett (6); Luiz (7), Nakamba (4), Grealish (9); El Ghazi (5), Wesley (6), Trezeguet (5)

Villa's late time-wasting infuriated Norwich, but the hosts would not have cared one bit as they halted a worrying slide in recent weeks. Norwich: Krul (6), Aarons (7), Zimmermann (6), Hanley (6), Byram (7), Tettey (6), Trybull (6), Buendia (6), McLean (5), Cantwell (6), Pukki (7)

Match ends, Aston Villa 1, Norwich City 0. Read about Aston Villa v Norwich in the Premier League 2019/20 season, including lineups, stats and live blogs, on the official website of the Premier League. Both sides went close in a goalless first half as Norwich hit the bar through Sam Byram's header, while Villa's Anwar El Ghazi swept a first-time effort inches wide. External Link, Hasenhüttl: My Christmas is fantastic Norwich cut Villa's defence open with ease as Teemu Pukki was played through on goal, only for the forward to lose his footing and allow Villa to recover. FREE TO PLAY: Do not miss your chance to land the £250,000 jackpot for the fifth time over the festive period. Premier League. vs Norwich City. Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich: Sub Conor Hourihane gives Villa first win in six, FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Aston Villa’s victory over Norwich in the Premier League, Ref Watch: Maguire lucky, Digne's red card correct. The first half was full of intensity, but lacking in real quality.

From the 1-0 victory for Villa against Norwich in the Ligacup Final at Wembley 01. "It was a battle, it wasn't going to be a pretty game. Norwich (21) v Aston Villa (22) became the first Premier League match to see both teams have at least 20 shots since QPR (24) vs Swansea (25) in January 2015. ", Norwich boss Daniel Farke: "I'm really proud of the team, and couldn't really ask for more from them. 90'+5' Grant Hanley (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half. Tettey saw a goalbound effort cleared off the line superbly by Luiz, on the stretch under the crossbar, while Byram again got forward to direct a header across the face of goal and just wide.