Mar 23, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​Villa Park
Aston Villa
1-4
StokeStoke City
Benteke (5')
El Ahmadi (8'), Benteke (52'), Albrighton (73'), Bacuna (80'), Baker (82')
FT(HT: 1-3)
Odemwingie (22'), Crouch (26'), Nzonzi (42'), Cameron (90')
Palacios (24')

Result: Stoke City ease past Aston Villa

Stoke City extend their unbeaten run to three matches in the Premier League with a comfortable 4-1 win at Aston Villa.

Stoke City have picked up only their second away win in the Premier League this season with a 4-1 victory at Aston Villa.

Peter Odemwingie, Peter Crouch, Steven Nzonzi and Geoff Cameron were all on target for the Potters as they were forced to come from behind at Villa Park.

Christian Benteke of Aston Villa celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Stoke City on March 23, 2014© Getty Images

The hosts took the lead with just five minutes on the clock as Christian Benteke fired in following a cross from Fabian Delph.

However, began their comeback on 26 minutes when Peter Odemwingie ran onto Peter Crouch's header before slotting past Brad Guzan.

Peter Odemwingie of Stoke shoots past goalkeeper Brad Guzan of Aston Villa to score a goal during the Barclays Premier League match on March 23, 2014© Getty Images

Stoke then turned the game on its head two minutes later thanks to Crouch's finish from close range after Erik Pieters had muscled his way past Andreas Weimann.

The Potters were not done there though, bagging themselves a third goal in the final minutes of the half as Steven Nzonzi was allowed to shoot low into the corner.

Peter Crouch (C) of Stoke celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa on March 23, 2014© Getty Images

There was little in the way of action after the break but Odemwingie almost scored his second of the match when his effort was palmed away by Guzan.

Villa lost their discipline towards the end of the afternoon as Marc Albrighton, Leandro Bacuna and Nathan Baker were all booked by referee Mark Clattenburg.

The hosts' misery was compounded in the final minute through Geoff Cameron's calm finish.

Peter Crouch (C) of Stoke celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa on March 23, 2014
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