Villa will next face Hereford in the Carling Cup on Tuesday (August 23), while Blackburn meet Sheffield Wednesday the next day.
Result: Aston Villa 3-1 Blackburn
© PA Photos
Alex McLeish leads Aston Villa to a 3-1 win over Blackburn Rovers in his first home game as the club's manager.
Bent recovers from shoulder injury>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole
Follow @SMAstonVilla to get every Aston Villa headline from Sports Mole, and follow @SportsMole for the latest breaking news stories