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Aston Villa rallies to beat Norwich 3-2

Aston Villa rallies to beat Norwich 3-2

England striker Darren Bent scored twice as Villa rallied to beat Norwich 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday.
Strike partner Gabriel Agbonlahor set up both of Bent's goals and scored one himself.
Norwich took the lead at Villa Park through a powerful free kick from Anthony Pilkington in the 26th minute after defender Alan Hutton brought down Grant Holt.
After half an hour Bent brought Villa level, forcing the ball over the line after a pass from Agbonlahor.
In the 48th, Agbonlahor put Villa ahead after a mix-up between Kyle Naughton and Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy.
Naughton's back pass was slightly short but Ruddy still looked favorite to get the ball only for Agbonlahor to win the challenge and slip the ball into an empty net for his fifth goal of the season.
Bent increased Villa's lead to 3-1 in the 62nd with a close-range strike after being picked out by Agbonlahor's low cross.
The Canaries refused to give up and Steve Morison got a second goal for Norwich in the 78th.
Holt had time on the left to deliver a far post center and Morison headed past Villa goalkeeper Shay Given to give the home side a nervy finale.


Updated : 2021-05-14 18:08 GMT+08:00