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Villa close Agbonlahor shisha pipe case, striker free to be relegated with rest of the team

Agbonlahor, who has scored one Premier League goal so far this term, will be available for the Villans’ run-in after an internal investigation into his Dubai holiday.

GABRIEL AGBONLAHOR WILL face no further action after Aston Villa held an investigation into his conduct while on holiday in Dubai during the recent international break.

Pictures of Agbonlahor holding a shisha pipe during his holiday surfaced in the media last week, leading to the club suspending the forward as an internal investigation was carried out.

The 29-year-old was therefore absent for Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Chelsea at Villa Park, with interim manager Eric Black saying he wanted to avoid “a Gabby Agbonlahor circus”. But Villa today announced the matter was closed.

Adding: “The club will be taking no further action.”

Results over the weekend left Villa 15 points from safety with just six games to play and facing an almost certain relegation to the Championship.

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