Villa boosts Premier League survival bid with win vs Palace

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Trezeguet scored twice as Aston Villa boosted its slim chances of staying in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace. The Egypt international scored in each half to hand third-from-last Villa its first win in 11 league games and move the team to within four points of safety with three games left. Dean Smith’s side had taken just two points out of their last 30 available and had scored twice in eight league games. Crystal Palace’s run of five straight Premier League defeats is now manager Roy Hodgson’s equal worst sequence in the competition.