They’re not there yet, but Aston Villa made another stride toward the top four with a 2-1 victory over Wigan at the DW Stadium. James Milner (pictured) scored the winner just after the hour mark to see Villa to three more points and get within three points of fourth place. The Villans are still in seventh place but a game in hand against fourth place Spurs and two games in hand against fifth place Liverpool. They are on equal footing with sixth place Manchester City who are now only a single point ahead of Villa. As for Wigan, their situation does not improve at all leaving them just four points clear of relegation and in fifteenth place.