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Last Updated: Sunday April 20 2008 17:32 GMT

Aston Villa whip Birmingham

Aston Villa's John Carew, left, and Ashley Young, celebrate after beating Birmingham City 5-1,

Ashley Young and John Carew both scored twice as Aston Villa whipped Birmingham with a massive 5-1 score, leaving the losers in relegation trouble.

Mikael Forsell scored once for City, but Gabriel Agbonlahor grabbed a fifth for Villa in the local derby.

Man City keep up their hope of an Uefa Cup spot with a well-earned 3-1 home victory over 10-man Portsmouth.

And Michael Owen scored twice for Newcastle to cruise 2-0 past Sunderland to win the Tyne-Wear derby.