Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v Everton

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Etihad Stadium

Last Game

Man City 3 - 2 A Villa

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Lambert backs Gabby revival

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is hoping Gabriel Agbonlahor can flourish after finally breaking his duck this season.

Last Updated: 08/12/13 at 12:43 Post Comment

Paul Lambert hopes to see more of this type of celebration from Gabriel Agbonlah

Paul Lambert hopes to see more of this type of celebration from Gabriel Agbonlah

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Agbonlahor scored his first goal in seven months in Wednesday's 3-2 Premier League win at Southampton and Lambert is calling for more of the same in the coming weeks.

"I hope he can score a few more because he has all the attributes to do that," said Lambert.

"If he can add more goals to his game, then it would be a benefit to everybody. If he gets a run and a head start on you, then I'm not so sure many people would catch him.

"When you have that speed and power then anything is possible, and he is a strong, strong lad, he really is a powerful boy.

"Nobody likes playing against speed. In the back of your mind as a defender, when somebody against you is really quick, it plants a seed of doubt. Do you go tight or try and beat them in a race?

"As I say, if he gets a run then you need to bring him down because I don't think he can be caught."

Fabian Delph also caught the eye with a cracking winner at St Mary's much to the delight of his manager.

"His general game, over the course of this year, has been extremely high," he added.

"But if he can also add more goals it will boost him even further, it would be really healthy for him."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

League Two round-up: Tranmere and Cheltenham relegated to Conference

Shrewsbury secured promotion to League One by beating Cheltenham, whose relegation fate was sealed along with Tranmere.

Man City 3-2 Aston Villa: Brad Guzan drops howler before Fernandinho strikes late as City go second

Fernandinho struck in the 89th minute to hand Manchester City a dramatic 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League.

League One round-up: Preston forced to wait for promotion party

Preston took a huge step towards promotion with a 3-0 win over Swindon, but MK Dons kept up the pressure with a victory.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company