Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland

Sep 28, 2008

Goals from Ashley Young and John Carew helped Aston Villa secure a third successive Premier League victory at the expense of Sunderland.

The visitors took the lead when Steed Malbranque’s pass was converted by Djibril Cisse on nine minutes.

But Young equalised with a free-kick from 20-yards nine minutes later before Carew scored the winner with a smart flick from Stiliyan Petrov’s cross.

An Andy Reid 30-yard free-kick went just wide for Sunderland on 87 minutes.

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