By Alan Duffy
Aston Villa 3-2 Norwich City – Premier League – 5th November 2011
A good old-fashioned five-goal thriller unfolded at Villa Park on Saturday, with the home side coming out on top courtesy of their in-form forward line.
Darren Bent bagged himself a brace while Gabriel Agbonlahor netted one and set up both Bent’s goals to give Fabio Capello a timely reminder of the Villans’ potent attacking partnership.
Norwich’s goals came courtesy of a superb free-kick from Anthony Pilkington and a close-range header from Steve Morison, but the visitors couldn’t quite manage to level the game, leaving Villa (deservedly) to secure all three points.
Jermaine Jenas back in action
Sergeant Pilko nets the opener
Wes Hoolahan and Charles N’Zogbia battle for the ball
Gabi nets for Villa
Agbonlahor is chased by Kyle Naughton
Pilkington challenges Alan Hutton