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Kuyt makes it 1-0

Liverpool 5-0 Aston Villa: Knowing a win will put them a point behind leaders Man Utd, Dirk Kuyt gives the Reds an eighth-minute lead

Riera makes it 2-0 to Liverpool

The hosts score again when a long punt by goalkeeper Pepe Reina finds Albert Riera who volleys in off the underside of the bar

Gerrard makes it 3-0

Aston Villa look to be out of the game when Steven Gerrard converts a penalty to make it 3-0 six minutes before half-time

Gerrard celebrates making it 4-0

A fourth goal arrives soon after the break when the Liverpool captain scores his second after a short pass from Xabi Alonso

Martin Atkinson sends off Brad Friedel

Keeper Brad Friedel concedes a penalty and gets sent off for fouling Fernando Torres as the situation gets even worse for the visitors

Gerrard celebrates his hat-trick

Gerrard sends replacement Brad Guzan the wrong way to complete his hat-trick and put Liverpool firmly back in the title race

Austrian Paul Scharner sets a new record for Wigan

Wigan 1-0 Hull: Paul Scharner starts for the Latics and becomes the first player in their history to make 100 Premier League appearances

Kirkland saves at the feet of Fagan

Craig Fagan gets into a dangerous position for Hull but goalkeeper Chris Kirkland comes out quickly to deny him

Rodallega sends in a free-kick

Wigan earn a free-kick in a good position after a foul by Sam Ricketts but Hugo Rodallega curls the set-piece into the arms of Matt Duke

N'Zogbia tackles Ricketts during a goalless first half

Having been booked for the challenge, Ricketts tries to get forward for the Tigers but Charles N'Zogbia intervenes

Watson celebrates with his team-mates

Steve Bruce's side go on to dominate the game and get a winner when Ben Watson chips home with just six minutes to go

Bojinov tangles with Danny Collins

Man City 1-0 Sunderland: Striker Valeri Bojinov (left) looks to impress as he makes only his fifth appearance of the season for the hosts

McCartney prepares to leave the action

The Mackems receive an early setback when defender George McCartney is sent off for a professional foul on Shaun Wright-Phillips

Robinho takes a penalty

Things look set to get worse for Sunderland when Steed Malbranque brings down Micah Richards but Robinho has his penalty saved

Richards scores for Man City

City eventually grab a winner in the 56th minute when Elano's free-kick is headed into the far corner by Richards

see also
Liverpool 5-0 Aston Villa
22 Mar 09 |  Premier League
Wigan 1-0 Hull
22 Mar 09 |  Premier League
Man City 1-0 Sunderland
22 Mar 09 |  Premier League

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