Aston Villa striker Darren Bent instantly repaid a slice of his £18million fee with the winner against Barclays Premier League title chasers Manchester City.
The former Sunderland player broke the deadlock with his first clear-cut opportunity after 18 minutes at Villa Park.
City, with their £59million strike force of Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko, dominated for long spells but could not find a way past Villa's rock solid defence in which James Collins and former City centre-back Richard Dunne were outstanding.
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