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Neil Johnston

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  1. Goodbye

    Eight straight defeats for Aston Villa, who must win their last five games to stand any chance of staying up. It's highly unlikely.

    Thanks for your company. Reaction and match report will appear on the BBC Sport website.


    Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth

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    Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth

    Three minutes of added time.

  4. GOAL - Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth

    Jordan Ayew

    Is the Villa comeback on?

    Rare cheers around Villa Park as Jordan Ayew picks the ball up on the edge of the area and sends a low effort beyond Artur Boruc.

    Jordan Ayew
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    Aston Villa 0-2 Bournemouth

    Home fans are waving white handkerchiefs at Villa Park. It really is that bad.

  6. 'Desperate situation'

    Aston Villa 0-2 Bournemouth

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    "Villa are dreadful and it's been a catalogue of errors. It's a desperate situation. The fans are booing and it’s very difficult. He's played a debutant today, Jordan Lyden, and it's not helped."

  7. GOAL - Aston Villa 0-2 Bournemouth

    Joshua King

    Joshua King pounces on a defensive error before powering into the Villa penalty area and dinking the ball over Brad Guzan.

    Villa are on the cusp of an eighth successive defeat.

    Josh King
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    Aston Villa 0-1 Bournemouth

    Leandro Bacuna does not mess about as he clears after Simon Francis whips the ball across the six-yard area. The faintest of touches from a blue shirt and that would have been 2-0.

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    Aston Villa 0-1 Bournemouth

    Huge news from Selhurst Park.

    Crystal Palace have gone ahead - Villa will not be relegated today if Norwich lose.

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    Aston Villa 0-1 Bournemouth

    Plenty of banners on view directed at Villa owner Randy Lerner.

    There's another that has been seen before which reads: "No fight. No pride. No effort. No hope."

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    Aston Villa 0-1 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth will move to 41 points if they can hold on.

    They look more likely to extend their lead than concede as the game enters the final quarter.

    The visitors have made one change, midfielder Marc Pugh replacing winger Max Gradel.

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    Aston Villa 0-1 Bournemouth

    That really was an astonishing miss. Kieran Richardson has never scored for Aston Villa. Now we know why. That should have been buried.

  13. CLOSE!

    Aston Villa 0-1 Bournemouth

    Great chance for Villa.

    Jordan Ayew goes on a mazy run before delivering a perfect pass into the six-yard box for Kieran Richardson but the former Manchester United player can't connect.

    How costly will that prove?

  14. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball on Twitter or 81111 (UK only)

    Paul Watts-Othen: Villa almost certainly down now, tbf it's been a stay of execution since Dean Saunders left.

    Robert Thompson: Now that we are pretty much 'officially' down, can we please start playing U21s!? This squad has no desire, no passion #avfc

    Ross: If Villa played Newcastle I think they would both lose they are that bad, even though it's not possible.

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    Aston Villa 0-1 Bournemouth

    Defiant chants of "Villa until I die" break out among the home fans.

    The rain is coming down heavily in the West Midlands.

    In truth, the storm clouds have been gathering over Villa Park for months.

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    Aston Villa 0-1 Bournemouth

    Really poor from Villa.

    They continue to give the ball away too easily while Bournemouth look the more likely to score.

    Little sign of the fractured relationship between home players and fans being repaired.

    Aston Villa

    Aston Villa 0-1 Bournemouth

    One change for Villa at the start of the second half - forward Rudy Gestede replaces 20-year-old midfielder Jordan Lyden.

    It makes sense. Villa need a goal.

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    Aston Villa 0-1 Bournemouth

    Huge half for Aston Villa who, right now, are 45 minutes from their first relegation for 29 years.

    We're back under way.

  19. 'Pathetic, diabolical'

    Aston Villa 0-1 Bournemouth

    Paul Franks

    Presenter, BBC WM at Villa Park

    "It's been pathetic. It's absolutely diabolical. Villa have put as team out there to contain. There's no goal threat or intent. In midfield they haven't got hold of the ball and have been sloppy. 

    "The fans wanted to see something and they have gone out there to try and sit back and hold on to a 0-0."

  20. Villa down if scores stay the same

    Aston Villa 0-1 Bournemouth

    It's 0-0 between Crystal Palace and Norwich City.

    As it stands, Aston Villa will be relegated for the first time in 29 years if the scores stay the same.

    Ashley Westwood