Aston Villa made a huge effort towards avoiding relegation with a 4-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Villa have had difficulty scoring this season, but it wasn’t evident as Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor hit twice in the first half to seal the game.
Aston Villa are now 16th on the table, with 28 points from 29 matches.
“We are delighted to get four goals in one game and for the strikers who have come under a little bit of criticism this year,” Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood said.
“We had the game won at halftime so it was important we didn’t give it away. There’s still a long way to go but we’re dragging people in with us.”