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Aston Villa beat Fulham to secure 13th straight PL win at Villa Park

Aston Villa closed the gap to fourth-placed Tottenham after securing a 13th straight Premier League win at home with a 3-1 victory over Fulham.

Unai Emery's side took a little while to get to their free-flowing best after a stop-star opening to the game, but they eventually broke the deadlock when Youri Tielemans' cross was turned into his own net by Antonee Robinson.

The lead was doubled just before the interval when captain John McGinn drilled a low strike beyond the dive of Bernd Leno and into the bottom corner, and it looked to be game over when Ollie Watkins added a third in the 64th minute.

Raul Jimenez pulled a goal back for the visitors in the 70th minute, ending a run of 33 Premier League games without a goal for the striker, but it proved only to be a consolation as Villa secured an eighth win of the season.

Victory leaves fifth-placed Villa, who have opened the season with six straight wins at home for the first time since 1932/33, one point behind Spurs in fourth with Emery's men facing a trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when the Premier League returns after the international break.

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