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Aston Villa icon Gabby Agbonlahor takes cheeky swipe at rivals Birmingham City

Gabriel Agbonlahor has poked fun at Birmingham City supporters over social media.

The former Aston Villa striker scored five goals in 10 appearances against their bitter second city rivals.

Agbonlahor only scored more goals against Blackburn (6) and Everton (7) in his career, but both he played 17 and 18 games against those sides respectively.

A former England international too, Agbonlahor spent the whole of his career at Villa aside from a couple of loan spells away, and when it comes to games against the enemy, he had an enviable record.

Agbonlahor retired in 2019 at the age of just 32 and despite now being at 34 years of age, he’d still backs himself to grab a goal against Blues.

While the two sides are currently in separate divisions – Villa are in the Premier League, Birmingham in the Championship – for the third successive season, the chance to rekindle old rivalries are few and far between.

Villa’s official Instagram page posted a video reminiscing about a previous derby day win from 2009, in which Agbonlahor scored the only goal of the game.

The video clip shows manic celebrations following the late header and Agbonlahor couldn’t resist taking a cheeky swipe.

He replied: “I could play against them right now with no Achilles and still score. I can’t stand them.”

Villa certainly have the edge over their rivals when it comes to recent meetings. They’ve not lost any of their last eight derbies, with the last one coming in March 2019.

That was the infamous Championship game at St Andrew’s when Villa’s Jack Grealish was dramatically struck from behind by a home fan who entered the field, before he scored at the opposite end to win the game 1-0 for Dean Smith’s side.

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