Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has apologised to fans after the club's 6-1 annihilation at the hands of Aston Villa.
Despite the Black Cats equalising through a great team goal finished by Danny Rose, it was Christian Benteke who stole the headlines with an impressive second-half hat-trick. To make matters worse for Sunderland, Stephane Sessegnon was shown a straight red card and will be suspended for their final three games of the season.
The result puts Villa level on points with Sunderland and Newcastle United in the Premier League table, with Wigan trailing all three sides by five points.
Speaking after last night's match at Villa Park, Di Canio said:
Sunderland host Stoke City in their next league match on Monday 6th April.