English Premiership

Four-goal Villa thump sorry Sunderland

2015-03-14 19:09
Gabriel Agbonlahor (AFP)

London - Aston Villa, who have been short of goals all season, suddenly burst into attacking life with a thumping 4-0 victory at Sunderland in a Premier League relegation clash on Saturday.

The hosts bagged four first-half goals with Gabriel Agbonlahor and Christian Benteke both scoring twice to give manager Tim Sherwood bragging rights over former Tottenham Hotspur team mate Gus Poyet.

Manager Gus Poyet was grim-faced at the final whistle after his Sunderland team had capitulated at the Stadium of Light.

Villa leapfrogged Sunderland into 16th place in the 20-team standings with 28 points from 29 matches, two points ahead of Poyet's side.

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