Gabriel Agbonlahor further enhanced his claims to be a part of Fabio Capello's England plans by creating two goals and scoring another to inspire Aston Villa to a 4-0 win at Wigan.

Agbonlahor's pace and skill was too much for Wigan as he won a controversial first-half penalty which Gareth Barry converted and then stole the show in the second half with a predatory strike and a brilliant assist.

In the 57th minute, the Birmingham-born striker, 22, bundled home a close-range shot and then embarked on a delightful run and inch-perfect cross for substitute John Carew to head home five minutes later.

Substitute Steve Sidwell curled home a superb fourth goal in the last minute but the scoreline was harsh on Wigan, who largely dominated the first half, but the second half belonged to Villa and Agbonlahor in particular.

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