Benteke hat-tricks inspires Villa to 6-1 thrashing of 10 man Sunderland
- April 29, 2013
Aston Villa 6 – Sunderland 1 (Premier League, April 29, 2013) (Alternative highlights) Ron Vlaar fired Villa in front from long range. Within 2 minutes Sunderland were level through left back Danny Rose. Andreas Weimann restored Villa’s lead 5 minutes later with a fine finish. Christian Benteke gave Villa a bit of breathing space, heading into an empty goal. Christian Benteke climbed highest from a corner to give Villa a 4-1 lead. Christian Benteke grabbed his hat-trick to rub salt in Sunderland’s wounds. Gabby Agbonlahor added a sixth to complete the rout.