• Christian Benteke scored a hat-trick as Aston Villa claimed a vital 6-1 win over Sunderland.
  • Villa boss Paul Lambert needed three points in the battle to stay in the Premier League.
  • Paolo Di Canio hoped to continue his great start to life as Sunderland manager.
  • Nathan Baker looked to cause some problems in the Sunderland box.
  • Ron Vlaar put Villa ahead with a shot from long-range.
  • Danny Rose quickly equalised.
  • All the home fans celebrated when Andreas Weimann put Villa back in front before the break.
  • Christian Benteke struck to make it 3-1 to Villa in the 55th minute.
  • The striker headed home to further boost the home side's advantage.
  • Things went from bad to worse for Sunderland when Stephane Sessegnon was sent off.
  • Benteke was at again as he completed his hat-trick.
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor scores the final goal of the match to seal a 6-1 victory for Villa.

Aston Villa 6 Sunderland 1

Christian Benteke scored a hat-trick as Aston Villa claimed a vital 6-1 win over Sunderland.