Benteke hat-tricks inspires Villa to 6-1 thrashing of 10 man Sunderland

Aston Villa 6 – Sunderland 1 (Premier League, April 29, 2013) (Alternative highlightsRon 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.

Paolo Di Canio and Paul Lambert join in the applause for Stiliyan Petrov

GIF: Ron Vlaar fires Villa in front from 30+ yards

GIF: Danny Rose sweeps home an equaliser for Sunderland

GIF: Weimann restores Villa lead with cool finish

GIF: Paul Lambert celebrates like Paolo Di Canio

GIF: Christian Benteke heads into an empty goal for 3-1

GIF: A towering Christian Benteke header makes it 4-1

GIF: Stephane Sessegnon shown straight red card for dangerous tackle

GIF: Christian Benteke claims his first hat-trick in PL football

GIF: Agbonlahor rounds the keeper for six

Paolo Di Canio’s reaction to the 6-1 battering

Paul Lambert (Aston Villa) post match interview