Jul 17, 2014 at 7.45pm UK
MansfieldMansfield Town
Aston Villa
Fisher (41')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Bent (61', 90'), Gardner (85')

Result: Darren Bent shines in Aston Villa win

Darren Bent shines in a 3-1 win for Aston Villa against Mansfield Town.

Aston Villa left it late to beat Mansfield Town in their pre-season friendly with the League Two side this evening.

Mansfield, who named a number of trialists in their squad, took the lead just before the break with Alex Fisher finding the back of the net for the hosts.

Paul Lambert's men could not find a response until the hour mark, when forgotten man Darren Bent put himself in the right spot to receive a pass from Alan Hutton after a surging run from the Scot.

Bent turned provider next, working the ball well with Weimann before teeing up Gary Gardner on 85 minutes.

Andreas Weimann produced a cross in added time which Bent headed home to top off an impressive performance.

Darren Bent of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Aston Villa at St Mary's Stadium on September 22, 2012
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