Next Game

B'mouth v A Villa

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Last Game

A Villa 0 - 0 Braga

Friday, 17 July 2015, 18:30

Friendly Match

Lambert lauds Villa show

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert believes his side were "excellent" in their 4-1 win over Norwich City at Villa Park.

Last Updated: 03/03/14 at 06:21 Post Comment

Paul Lambert: Proud of 4-1 win over Norwich

Paul Lambert: Proud of 4-1 win over Norwich

More of the games that matter

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

Despite going 1-0 down after three minutes in Sunday's Premier League encounter, Villa were in rampant mood and gained a valuable three points thanks to a Christian Benteke brace, a Leandro Bacuna strike and a Sebastien Bassong own goal.

The Villians' performance earned the approval of Lambert, who was proud of his team's comeback, reserving special praise for the goals of Bacuna and Benteke - with the Belgian scoring an acrobatic equaliser in the 25th minute.

"Today we had a terrible start, but all credit to the team - we rode back really, really well," he told Sky Sports.

"The lads never really show that they are down and they keep on going. I thought all the goals were fantastic.

"If you look at the third one (Bacuna's goal), the counter attack and the quickness of it, it was fantastic. It was a brilliant team goal and Christian's overhead kick was sensational."

The Scot believes that the win was vital for Villa's hopes of remaining in the division and insists his side has the quality to progress up the league.

"To win anyway was important, to win games in this league is really tough and hopefully we can keep carrying on," he said.

"We're a group that tries to look forward than down, we try and get the next team above us. If we do that, then great. It's important to keep that belief.

"They're a young group and they need a bit of help sometimes. For effort and energy, they were excellent.

"The biggest thing is that we're playing well. Even up at Everton, we played well but we were beaten by a wonder goal. The performances haven't been too bad and we should have got more than what we have, but today I thought we were excellent."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Leicester agree club-record fee for Charles Aranguiz

Leicester are discussing terms with Chile midfielder Charles Aranguiz after agreeing a club-record £10.5m fee with Internacional.

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

Liverpool beat HJK, Villa draw at Forest and Leeds see off Everton

Liverpool beat HJK, Aston Villa drew 3-3 at Nottingham Forest, while Leeds beat Everton 2-0 and Newcastle lost at home on Saturday.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

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