The 25-year-old scored in both halves as the Claret and Blue ended their 10-match winless streak against Roy Hodgson’s men. It was also their first victory in the English top-flight since January 21’s triumph over Watford.
After Jack Grealish was fouled around 30 yards from Palace’s goal, Conor Hourihane whipped his free-kick into the penalty area which Trezeguet drilled past Vicente Guaita after the visitors failed to tidy their backline.
Aston Villa 2-0 Crystal Palace Player ratings
Aston Villa: Reina (6), Elmohamady (7), Konsa (7), Mings (7), Taylor (5), Hourihane (7), McGinn (6), Luiz (7), Trezeguet (8), Grealish (7), Samatta (6)
Subs: Targett (6), Nakamba (NA), Davis (NA), El-Ghazi (NA)
Crystal Palace: Guaita (7), Ward (5), Dann (5), Sakho (5), Van Aanholt (6), Kouyate (5), Milivojevic (5), McArthur (5), Zaha (5), Benteke (4), Ayew (5)
Subs: McCarthy (5), Townsend (5), Riedewald (5), Meyer (5)
Man of the match: Trezeguet
- Aston Villa have now won a league game on all seven days of the week this season – becoming only the second side to achieve this in an English top-flight campaign after Tottenham Hotspur in 1986-87.
- This victory ended a 10-match winless streak for Aston Villa in the Premier League (D2 L8), with this their first win in the division since January versus Watford.
- Aston Villa scored as many goals in this win as they had across their previous eight league matches combined beforehand (two).
Watch Highlight Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace 2-0
Villa now go to Everton on Thursday at 6pm, live on Sky Sports, before hosting Arsenal on July 21, also live on Sky Sports at 8.15pm. They finish the season at West Ham on July 26.
Palace host Manchester United at 8.15pm on Thursday, before going to Wolves on July 20, and hosting Tottenham on the final day of the Premier League season on July 26.