Sunderland 0-1 Aston Villa Highlights

Gabriel Agbonlahor ended a run of 28 league games without a goal by scoring Aston Villa’s winner at Sunderland.

Watch English Premier League match, Sunderland Vs Aston Villa highlights here.

Venue: Stadium of Light
Date: Saturday, 3 November, 2012
Kick off: 15:00 GMT

Short Highlights


Sunderland are on a five-match unbeaten streak against Aston Villa but have won only one of their last seven league and cup meetings at the Stadium of Light.

The previous 22 Premier League fixtures between these clubs yielded only 39 goals – an average of 1.77 per match.


Sunderland have won one of their last 16 matches, drawing 11 times.

They did not register a shot on target against Stoke last weekend and have only managed 12 all season. Every other Premier League team has had at least 28 according to Opta (excluding blocked shots).

The Black Cats have the worst goalscoring record in the Premier League this season. Five of their six goals have come from Steven Fletcher, and the other was an own goal by Newcastle’s Demba Ba.

In all competitions, a Sunderland player hasn’t scored in six hours and 39 minutes since Fletcher’s 51st-minute winner against Wigan on 29 September.

Sunderland are strong defensively though – only Arsenal have conceded fewer goals.

Martin O’Neill managed Aston Villa for four seasons between 2006 and 2010, guiding the club to sixth-place finishes in each of his last three years in charge.

Craig Gardner progressed through Villa’s youth set-up to make 79 first-team appearances for the club.

Aston Villa

This is Villa’s worst start to a season for 43 years, when they were in the old Second Division and took only two points from their first nine matches. Paul Lambert was just six weeks old by the end of that barren run.

They have won only one of their last 19 league matches, and picked up just 21 points from their 28 games in 2012 – the lowest tally of any Premier League club.

The Villans have gone 13 top-flight away matches without a victory since beating Wolves 3-2 in January (D5, L8).

None of Villa’s first XI last weekend have ever started a Premier League game with another club. Gabby Agbonlahor made his 200th Premier League start – that is 61 more than the rest of the team combined.

Only Sunderland have scored fewer than Villa’s seven goals.

Darren Bent scored 36 goals in 63 appearances for Sunderland before joining Villa in January 2011 for a fee rising to £24m.

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