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Antonio Luna vs. Arsenal
Luna's goal sealed an unexpected opening day victory for the Villans. Making his Villa debut, the Spanish left-back was the surprise scorer as he broke quickly into attack from a cleared corner and beat keeper Wojciech Szczesny to send the traveling fans into raptures.
Christian Benteke vs. Everton
Benteke's second goal in the match came from a brilliantly created header that put Villa two goals ahead in an action-packed match. Strong interplay between Andreas Weimann and Matthew Lowton preceded a wonderful, deep cross from the latter that Benteke converted with a stooping header.
Matthew Lowton vs. Swansea
While the game may best be remembered for marking Villa's first win of the 2012-13 season, as well as Benteke's debut for the club, Lowton's goal was memorable as well. The right-back perfectly timed a volley from the edge of the box to open the scoring.
Charles N'Zogbia vs. West Ham United
N'Zogbia has been mostly disappointing since arriving to replace Ashley Young and Stewart Downing in 2011. Nonetheless, perhaps his finest moment in a Villa shirt game last year when his stellar free kick was the difference against West Ham in a win that kick-started Villa's uptick in form.
Christian Benteke vs. Chelsea
Picking up the 2013-14 season right where he left off, Benteke's crafty finish against Chelsea marked his third goal in the opening two games. Villa would ultimately fall to the Blues under contentious circumstances, but Benteke's goal was a real highlight.
Ron Vlaar vs. Sunderland
In a game in which Villa scored six goals in, Vlaar's opener was the best of the bunch. The Dutch defender hit a powerful, low drive that fooled Simon Mignolet and earned Villa's captain his first goal for the club.