Saturday 23 September 2017

Villa never in trouble

John Curtis

Striker Gabriel Agbonlahor inspired Aston Villa to their first ever home Premier League win over Wigan. Agbonlahor scored his fourth league goal of the campaign to break the deadlock before the break and created the second for Darren Bent.

Only a series of fine saves by Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi prevented Villa -- still unbeaten in the league this season -- from winning by a more emphatic margin.

Agbonlahor, in particular, demonstrated the form which earned him his breakthrough at England level. He put Villa ahead after 36 minutes, lashing a powerful shot past Al Habsi from 15 yards.

Agbonlahor was a constant menace and after 62 minutes he created the second goal for Bent. He made a 50-yard run down the left flank before sending over an inviting centre which Bent side-footed past Al Habsi.

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