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Gallery: Images from Sunderland clash

Match report: Sunderland 3-1 Villa The Boss: Garde on loss, performance, transfer window and keeping belief
Gallery: Images from Sunderland clash

Here's a picture gallery from our 3-1 defeat at Sunderland.

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Carles Gil's spectacular goal wasn't enough to save Villa from defeat at the Stadium of Light.

The Spaniard despatched Adama Traore's cross with a stunning volley to give Rémi Garde's side a lifeline on 63 minutes.

The Black Cats had led at the break after Patrick van Aanholt's long-range drive took a wicked deflection off Micah Richards and deceived Brad Guzan.

It came after Vito Mannone made a superb finger-tip save to keep out a volley from Jordan Veretout.

Gil's acrobatic equaliser gave the claret and blues hope but Jermain Defoe's late brace earned the hosts three points.

The England striker twisted and turned past Joleon Lescott before rifling past Guzan at the near post.

And in stoppage time Defoe converted substitute Ola Toivonen's cross to make it 3-1.

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By @AVFCOfficial 2nd January 2016
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