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Pictures from Aston Villa's 6-1 win over Sunderland

Aston Villa's 6-1 pummeling of Sunderland produced some of the best football pictures of the season.

In addition to being the best Aston Villa match most of us have seen in ages, Monday's 6-1 victory over Sunderland provided some of the best football pictures we've seen all season. Some combination of the evening lighting, the rain, and the atmosphere at Villa Park came together to help Getty photographers Laurence Griffiths and Richard Heathcote take some incredible shots. All of the images in the gallery above come from them, and are courtesy of Getty Images.

Above you'll find Ron Vlaar, Andreas Weimann, Christian Benteke, and Gabriel Agbonlahor celebrating their goals. Additionally we've got the red card given to Stephane Sessegnon and some fantastic pictures of Paul Lambert being as happy as Paul Lambert can possibly be.

We don't normally run galleries of these images, but there were just so many good ones today that I couldn't resist. Let me know what you think of the idea. If people like it, I might do a post-match media day with a gif post and a gallery regularly.