Crewe 1-5 Villa pictures: Images from five-star show
Paul Lambert's team were mesmeric going-forward as the strikers shone on a sunny evening.
Andreas Weimann started the onslaught with a thrilling 25-yarder in the opening few minutes before Christian Benteke bagged a hat-trick.
Villa carved out several openings after the break too after making ten changes on the hour mark.
Ironically, it was the man who played the full 90 minutes who concluded the goalscoring.
Leandro Bacuna let fly with a dipping shot from well outside the area with his left-foot and it sailed beautifully in the top corner to give Villa a comprehensive win.
This will have been just what boss Lambert was looking for - a fine victory aswell as a host of players like Nicklas Helenius and Gabby Agbonlahor returning from injury.
Neville Williams, our club snapper, was on hand at the game and took a host of pictures during the entertaining fixture.
Check out the exclusive image gallery now.
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