FT: Aston Villa 3 Hull 1

90
ALL OVER - and Villa are all but safe. Will take an avalanche of goals from Paul Lambert's former club Norwich to cause Villa any more sleepless nights.

90
Just moments to go now. Villa fans about to celebrate. Their urging the final whistle

89
Rosenior looks for Sagbo - but it's just too high.

88
More great energy from Delph to put the Tigers under pressure. They've been 'at it' from minute one here.

87
Livermore down and hobbling about. Hopefully nothing serious as he looks towards a Wembley appearance.

85
Elmohamady centres and it's put behind by Lowton at the expense of a corner. Huddlestone takes and the ball ricochets off Bowery and behind for another corner which is nodded over by Bruce

81
Deserved standing ovation from Weimann as he makes way to be replaced by Bacuna.

80
Bowery is left on his own after a surging run. He works some space but can't find the target.

78
Change for Villa with Albrighton making way for El Ahmadi.

77
Huddlestone finds space to let fly from 20 yards but Guzan is comfortably behind it.

76
Weimann is struggling after going down under a challenge from Figueroa.

75
Elmohamady looks to get a cross in but Villa stand firm. The Figueroa tries his luck from 35 yards but it's not even close.

72
Last change for the Tigers with Jelavic replaced by Sagbo.

72
Vital challenge by Vlaar on Jelavic. He had to win that or the Croatian was through on goal.

71
Good work by Westwood down the Villa right.His cross is meant for Bowery but he's out-muscled.

70
Figueroa looks to tease the Villa defence but Guzan is equal to the task once again.

68
Weimann chases another long ball but Harper is able to get out quickly to pinch it off the striker's toes.

66
Great long ball by Livermore to Long but Guzan is out quickly to snuff out the danger.

65
The Villa fans have been fabulous this afternoon and have really got behind their young side who have grown in confidence.

63
Bowery on the counter attack tests Harper who turns it over for another Villa corner which Livermore heads clear.

61
Mistake by Clark lets Rosenior in. The defender feeds Jelavic but the Croatia international can't make good enough contact. Let off for the home side there.

59
Albrighton has a go after the ball breaks to him from a corner but it's well over the bar.

57
Villa not resting on their laurels here and continue to press the visitors. Bowery has been excellent since replacing Agbonlahor - in spite of the unfortunate own goal.

55
Bruce goes in and fouls Weimann. Bit harsh on the City defender.

53
Bowery turns Figeroa and gets in a right-footed shot but Harper saves well.

51
Westwood gets beyond Figueroa but hammers the ball over the bar.

50
Weimann torments Bruce and gets a deep cross in which finds Albrighton but his knock back is just behind the on-rushing Delph.

49
Weimann and Bertrand combine but it comes to nothing.

48
The visitors now look to chase the game and have gone to a 4-4-2 formation.

48
Long looks to run in behind the Villa defence but he is caught offside.

47
Early free-kick for Villa which Albrighton takes but the Tigers are able to clear.

46
A change for City with Stephen Quinn on for Meyler who was struggling late in that first period.

The Villa players are on their way out to rapturous applause from the home fans.

Got your breath back yet? Not long to go until we're under way again.

HALF-TIME: Handslaps all round from the Villa players. what a last five minutes of that half for the home side.

45
GOAL VILLA: Another wonderful header from Weimann. Brilliant cross from substitute Bowery and the Austrian frontman is able to get the vital flick ahead of Bruce. Can the Villa faithful breathe a little easier now?

45
Confusion between Davies and Harper forces the former Villa man to concede a corner. It finds the head of Baker but Hull are able to get it clear.

44
The visitors stunned by that Villa goal after enjoying their best spell of the match. The home fans are now roaring their side on.

43
Alex Bruce comes on for Chester who picked up a knock in the Villa goal.

41
GOAL VILLA: Weimann heads in from close range after an almighty scramble. Baker's header is blocked by Jelavic, the rebound is turned onto the bar by Harper but the Austrian is in the right place to nod the ball in. What a moment for the home side.

41
Another corner for Villa as Bowery runs in behind the City defence.

38
Great run from Weimann who torments Figueroa and gets goalside of Chester but his shot is blocked. It spins up for Bowery and Harper is forced to tip over.

37
Guzan struggles to deal with an awful back pass and slices away to concede a corner. Huddlestone takes and finds Meyler but he can't direct it goalwards.

36
Another super pass from Huddlestone but it just skips away from Long.

34
Brilliant left-handed save from Guzan to deny a screamer from Huddlestone. Stunning shot and stunning stop.

Villa looking very nervy now after conceding that equaliser. The fans are biting their nails too.

32
Another Huddlestone free-kick but again Guzan is equal to it and gathers.

30
Good ball by Huddlestone to feed Meyler but his cross is too close to Guzan who gathers.

28
Davies comes close to giving home side the lead again but the former Villa defender's sliced effort is saved by Harper.

26
GOAL HULL: Rosenior catches the Villa defence napping as Huddlestone takes a quick free-kick. The defender fizzes the ball across the six yard box and substitute Bowery can do nothing but turn the ball into his own net. Strong suspicion of offside there as the setpiece was played but the goal stands.

24
Great opening for Weimann who had a great chance to pick out sub Bowery but failed to play the pass and Hull scramble the ball away.

22
Agbonlahor has to make way with Bowery on in his place. Tough on the experienced striker.

20
Elmohamady combines well with Huddlestone and forces a City corner. Huddlestone takes but it's cleared. The Tigers have yet to have an effort of any note.

19
Albrighton swings a free kick in but it's beyond Vlaar who cam forward from the back.

17
There's a beachball on the pitch as Guzan looks to clear his lines. It's swiftly booted away.

16
Agbonlahor still struggling after picking up that knock early in the contest. Paul Lambert is debating the change but the striker looks like he wants to continue.

Weimann clips Rosenior as the City defender looks to clear. No caution for the high boot though.

15
Jelavic looks to flick on to strike parter Long but can't find a way through.

14
Bertrand looks to force a corner but he fails to get the decision.

12
Agbonlahor has a go from 20 yards but his shot is blocked. It's a Villa corner though which Delph takes but the Tigers defend well.

10
Huddlestone starting to get on the ball for the visitors - but Villa look resolute at the moment.

8
Meyler looks to feed Livermore but the ball runs behind for a goal kick.

6
Elmohamady tries to swing the ball in but it's blocked by Clark.

5
Albrighton tries to get around Meyler but can't find space and Hull clear their lines. That early goal has really shaken them.

3
Agbonlahor - who collided with Chester in the build up to the goal - is down and receiving treatment as the Villa fans make an unholy row around the ground.

1
GOAL VILLA: Westwood slots it into Harper's bottom left hand corner. Great work by Agbonlahor down the left to get the ball in, Albrighton miskicks and Westwood picks his spot. Great start for the home side.

1
It's the Tigers who get us under way here.

Plenty of nails being bitten around the ground. Huge afternoon for Villa. Will the home support get behind their manager? The teams are on their way out to a rowdy ovation.

Just spotted a giant beachball being blown up in the crowd. Will have that have a bizarre bearing as it did for Sunderland a couple of seasons ago?

Sun is shining on Villa Park this afternoon - but will it be a bright afternoon for the hosts? Just ten minutes to kick off.

Villa fan Brian has been in touch and says: "Congrats to Blues. Reality is if we do not get a good result today and the last two matches we could be facing the Blues next season. I do not know where the goals are going to come from. Remember Long & Jelavic are cup tied so no pressure on them playing in the final. I hope we do not have to wait to the 90th minute like blues!"

John does not appear too optimistic about the visitors' chances and says: " S B playing his dreaded five in the middle, his only change is Bruce Junior is on bench and Figueroa is called up But neither have been up to the job this season nor has the 2 5 3 formation So I wait with baited breath to so if his five in the middle will work this week."

So can Villa escape? And what do City need to make sure they don't get dragged into things on the final day? Let me know your thoughts via Twitter - @sportswebed - or via email - chris.harvey@bskyb.com

We're counting down to kick off. Villa fans a little subdued after hearing Birmingham escaped the drop to League One earlier.

Hull team
Harper, Rosenior, Figueroa, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Jelavic, Long, Elmohamady. Subs: Jakupovic, Bruce, Koren, Fryatt, Boyd, Sagbo, Quinn.

Villa team
Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Bertrand, Westwood, Delph, Albrighton, Agbonlahor, Weimann. Subs: Steer, Bacuna, Sylla, Holt, Robinson, Bowery, El Ahmadi.

Adam has been in touch and admits he has a vested interest in a Tigers win. He says: "Need Hull to win this as I have £322.99 resting on it. I fancy Hull because Villa will be anxious where as Hull will be relaxed and have the best midfielder in Tom Huddlestone. I see it ending 1-2 Hull." Good luck with the bet, Adam.

Fancy a flutter? Sky Bet have Villa at 7/5 to win this afternoon while the Tigers are 2/1 to come away with a victory. The draw is available at 9/4.

Welcome to our live coverage from Villa Park where it is sure to be tense afternoon. Wins have been scarce for Paul Lambert's men - but victory today will just about be enough to take them safe. Can Villa do it? Email me your predictions - chris.harvey@bskyb.com - or get in touch via Twitter - @sportswebed

Kick-off is at 1500 BST

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
17:30
West Ham v Liverpool Live
Sunday, 21 September 2014
13:30
Leicester v Man Utd
Tottenham v West Brom
16:00
Everton v C Palace
Man City v Chelsea
Saturday, 27 September 2014
12:45
Liverpool v Everton  
15:00
Chelsea v A Villa  
C Palace v Leicester  
Hull City v Man City  
Man Utd v West Ham  
Southampton v QPR  
Sunderland v Swansea  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 4 9 12
2 Southampton 5 6 10
3 A Villa 5 0 10
4 Arsenal 5 4 9
5 Swansea 5 2 9
6 Man City 4 3 7
7 Tottenham 4 2 7
8 Liverpool 4 1 6
9 Hull City 5 0 6
10 Man Utd 4 3 5
11 Everton 4 -1 5
12 Leicester 4 -1 5
13 Stoke 5 -1 5
14 West Ham 4 -1 4
15 Sunderland 5 -1 4
16 QPR 5 -8 4
17 Burnley 5 -3 3
18 Newcastle 5 -6 3
19 C Palace 4 -3 2
20 West Brom 4 -5 2

Updated Sat, 20 Sep 2014

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