Aston Villa 6-1 Sunderland

Lambert hails 'world-class' Benteke

April 30, 2013
By ESPN staff
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert described Christian Benteke as "world class" after the striker's hat-trick opened the door to Premier League safety by inspiring the 6-1 home victory over basement rivals Sunderland on Monday.

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Benteke's three goals came in a whirlwind 17-minute spell in the middle of the second half as a game that had been balanced on a knife edge went spectacularly the way ...

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