Aston Villa eased to a 5-1 Premier League thumping of Bolton Wanderers after a dominant display at Villa Park.
Ashley Young , Gabriel Agbonlahor, John Carew, James Milner and Carlos Cuellar scored for the hosts, with Johan Elmander on target for Bolton, who contributed little otherwise and should have lost by more but for straightforward chances missed by Carew, Agbonlahor and Richard Dunne.
Villa capitalised on slack defending by their former centre-halves Gary Cahill and Zat Knight for two of the goals and hit a comedy fourth after Milner initially missed his penalty.
Defender Cuellar added a fifth as the Trotters crumbled under incessant pressure from the dominant Villains.
Villa dominated a typically rough-and-tumble first half and took an early lead when Young pounced on the rebound to fire into the roof of the net after Jussi Jaaskelainen did well to bat out John Carew’s downward header.