[AMERICANS ABROAD] The future of Brad Guzan's Aston Villa in the English Premier League looks a lot brighter after a 6-1 demolition thanks to young Belgian sensation Christian Benteke's second-half hat-trick. In Austria, employees at Terrence Boyd's Rapid Vienna got a big surprise Monday morning when Rapid fans built a brick wall overnight and blocked their entrance to the club offices.
The win was Villa's biggest since 2008 and moved it five points clear of the Premier League relegation zone, where Wigan sits third to last in front of Queens Park Rangers and Reading, which have both been relegated.
Villa now sits in a three-way tie for 15th place with Sunderland and Newcastle United.
The Rapid Ultras hung a photo of Rapid Vienna general manager Werner Kuhn on the wall with the message: “I’m not allowed in.”
Rapid is third in the Austrian Bundesliga, 23 points behind city rival Austria Wien in first place and 17 behind Red Bull Salzburg.