WHAT a performance Sunderland put in! It did not fulfil my prediction of a win, but it should have, writes Arthur Butler.
Sunderland controlled the game from start to finish and played the better football. We created a lot of chances, but if we keep playing like this, these chances will turn into goals.
I think we have turned the corner and we are on the way up the league table. Since we beat Man City at home, it has given the team a boost – if we can beat one of the best teams in the league, then why not any of the others?
Giaccherini gave the Villa defence the runaround and was unlucky not to score, while Borini was unlucky to hit the bar.