Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v Newcastle

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Britannia Stadium

Last Game

Stoke 0 - 1 A Villa

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Lambert salutes 'weapon' Gabby

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Gabby Agbonlahor has been a key man in battle for relegation.

Last Updated: 05/05/13 at 13:31 Post Comment

Gabby Agbonlahor celebrates winning goal at Norwich

Gabby Agbonlahor celebrates winning goal at Norwich

Agbonlahor scored twice - the second in the last minute - as Villa beat relegation rivals Norwich 2-1 at Carrow Road.

That lifted Villa up to 40 points and 13th in the table, five clear of Wigan who currently occupy the dreaded eighteenth spot - though the Latics do have a game in hand.

Christian Benteke has grabbed most of the headlines in his debut season in the Premier League, but Agbonlahor has been pivotal to their victories in the last few weeks.

Agbonlahor broke Dwight Yorke's all-time Villa goalscoring record in the 6-1 victory over Sunderland last week, before adding his brace at Carrow Road.

Lambert said: "Gabby has been playing ever so well. He is an absolute threat. He has speed and power, the speed to hurt teams.

"If you have that in modern-day football, if you have that, it is a terrific weapon to have.

"Breaking Dwight Yorke's record is an outstanding achievement, he has been at the football club all of his career and has a great rapport with the crowd.

"He is playing really, really well at this moment in time. If he can keep doing that and we keep building, it will be great."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

K FIFA we're done, you can ban us now

jimmyjazz
Barcelona transfer ban upheld

A

h Daniel. I could spend hours on this subject putting the world to rights. You can even take a step back and ask why football fans (and society in general) have this need to know that something will happen before it actually does. There are times this important, when it comes to things like war, food production and natural disasters. A man you've never met changing his job? Not so much.

ajsr1982
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

G

reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

ianonabeach
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

Footer 365

Transfer news: Juventus insist there is no truth in Arturo Vidal to Manchester United talk

Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta insists there's no substance to the talk linking Arturo Vidal to Man United.

Manchester United have completed the signing of Marcos Rojo

Manchester United have completed the signing of Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon.

Transfer news: AC Milan yet to receive an offer from Liverpool for Mario Balotelli

AC Milan insist they have not received an offer from Liverpool for their controversial striker Mario Balotelli.

Mail Box

So Long And Good Luck To Nani

A Mailbox that offers best wishes to a departing hero, defends Olivier Giroud, tells us to steady on over Calum Chambers and makes some amusing predictions...

Mailbox: Feeling Sorry For Poor TC23

If there's one loser in all the machinations at Man United, it's poor TC23. We have mercifully few mails on United, but lots on Arsenal and in particular Olivier Giroud...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property