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Lambert lambasts sloppy Villa

8 February 2014 20:14

Paul Lambert blasted the "unacceptable" goals his Aston Villa side conceded in a 2-0 defeat at home to West Ham on Saturday.

Villa failed to clear a long ball forward following the restart, allowing Stewart Downing to cross for Kevin Nolan to break the deadlock after 46 minutes.

Then Fabian Delph got caught dallying in possession on the edge of his own box by Nolan, who duly slotted the ball past goalkeeper Brad Guzan barely two minutes later.

"I'm disappointed because the two goals were really disappointing – especially right after half-time," lamented Lambert.

"I'd just taken my seat. It was a long ball – whether you're a young or experienced player, you deal with that. It's just a long ball. The second goal was just a basic error.

"You have had a foothold in the game, you're attacking your favourite end, and you think something can happen. But the two goals in the space of two, three minutes put you on the back foot.

"Then we came to life in the game, but the two goals were unacceptable."

Marc Albrighton was sent on after Villa went 2-0 down and made an instant impact.

The 24-year-old winger hit the woodwork with one superb long-range strike and set up a fine chance for Christian Benteke, who also hit the frame of the goal.

"Marc was one really bright spot," said Lambert.

"I thought he did great when he came on. He hit the post and he set up the chance for Christian when he hit the bar.

"He put in some balls that you'd expect us to be on the end of – it just wasn't there."

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Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
8 February 2014
Game week
25
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 2
Venue
Villa Park (Birmingham)
Attendance
36261

Goals

0 - 1
46' K. Nolan
 (assist by S. Downing)
0 - 2

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
12
29
3
8
9
13
18
# Player Bookings
46
47
2
10
22
28
8

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 2 +5 6
2 2 +4 6
3 2 +4 6
4 2 +2 6
5 2 +1 4
6 2 +1 4
7 2 +1 4
8 2 +1 3
9 2 -1 3
10 2 +0 2
11 2 +0 2
12 2 +0 2
13 2 -1 1
14 2 -1 1
15 2 -1 1
16 2 -2 1
17 2 -2 1
18 2 -3 0
19 2 -3 0
20 2 -5 0

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