The best opening day moments of the Premier League.
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On the opening day of the 2008/09 season, just before Manchester City’s billions had taken the league by storm, the Birmingham born striker displayed a second half performance to remind the Citizens that they were indeed still mortal.
Despite finishing the previous season strongly, the Villans were still underdogs on their home patch as the blue half of Manchester came to visit.
Villa took the lead through John Carew, but were pegged back just before the half as Elano equalised from the spot.
Not fazed, Agbonlahor took matters into his own hands as he finished off a knockdown from the big Norwegian. A wonderfully placed cross from Gareth Barry was met by the speedy hit man to put Villa even further ahead, before he topped off a man of the match display by springing the offside trap to bag a seven minute hat trick, which still stands as the Premier League’s second fastest.
Now that calls for a Carlsberg.