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PA Wire/Press Association Images Grealish with goalscorer Tom Cleverley.
# He's a bit special
This moment of brilliance from Jack Grealish created the winner for Villa
The Ireland U21 international was superb as Tim Sherwood’s men picked up a 1-0 win over West Ham.

TOM CLEVERLEY CONTINUED his form in front of goal as Aston Villa took another step towards Premier League safety with 1-0 victory over West Ham.

Manchester United loanee Cleverley has looked rejuvenated under the stewardship of manager Tim Sherwood and made it three goals in as many games by tapping home Jack Grealish’s excellent centre just after the half-hour mark.

It was no less than the hosts deserved for a fine first-half showing at Villa Park and Cleverley had already been denied by Adrian before his opener.

Perhaps understandably Villa appeared nervy in the second half, but the FA Cup finalists did enough to claim a potentially crucial three points.

Villa have now won three of their past four league games and are four points clear of the drop zone with just two matches remaining - meaning victory at Southampton will guarantee their survival. West Ham’s season continues to peter out and last weekend’s win over Burnley was the only victory in six for Sam Allardyce’s men, who drop to 10th.

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