Poyet left stunned by manner of Villa defeat

Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor both scored first-half braces as the hosts capitulated in the opening period at the Stadium of Light.

The defeat further piles the pressure on Poyet, with Sunderland now just one place above the relegation zone after Villa leapfrogged them with Saturday's victory.

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