Aston Villa Win 6 – 1 Against Sunderland
The football season is rapidly coming to an end, and all eyes are on the close relegation battle happening in the Premiership. There are at least 6 teams competing to stay in the top flight of football, including Aston Villa and Sunderland. This prerequisite made for a very interesting and potentially closely fought battle on Monday 29th April 2013. However, the final outcome was an unprescendented 6 – 1 win for Villa. Here is a quick run-down of all goals and highlights.
The game began and the teams were quite evenly matched. Ron Vlaar was first to score for Aston Villa in the 31st minute, but Danny Rose was quick to equalise for Sunderland in the 32nd minute. With half time fast approaching, Villa made their move and managed a second goal in the 38th minute, courtesy of Andreas Weimann.
With a 2 – 1 lead going into the 2nd half, Aston Villa really capitalised on this opportunity and took control of the match. One player in particular can be noted for his input into Villa’s 6 – 1 victory; Christian Benteke completed a hat-trick, scoring in the 55th, 59th and 72nd minutes of the game. This ensured Villa of the much-needed 3 points. At this point, Sunderland were well a truly beaten, but the Villa boys were not finished. To add insult to injury, Gabriel Agbonlahor finished the match with a final goal in the 88th minute.
The last time that Aston Villa scored 6 goals in one game, Stiliyan Petrov was playing in the team and scored that memorable goal from near the half way line.
All eyes will be on Lambert’s young team this Saturday 4th May to see if they can continue this excellent form against 14th place Norwich City.