Aston Villa v Birmingham: Six of the most memorable Second City derby games in recent years

The Second City Derby may not be the most glamourous derby in Britain, but the ferocious passion on display is electrifying.

The pair meet this Sunday in the Championship at Villa Park in a game you can hear live on talkSPORT 2 from 12pm.

A fixture steeped in history, the pendulum of power has swung in both directions but local bragging rights have been enjoyed mainly by Villa since the first official clash back in 1879.

Steve Bruce’s side are gunning for promotion back to the Premier League, while Birmingham have shown recent signs of improvement in their battle against relegation to League One.

However, form goes out of the window in this game.

talkSPORT has trawled through the archives to find some of the best fixtures in recent times between the pair.

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