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Lambert praises Villa fans

4 May 2014 10:18

Paul Lambert lauded Aston Villa's supporters after they spurred the side on to a 3-1 win over Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Victory for Villa on home soil all but ensured they will remain in the top flight next season, despite a worrying run of form in recent weeks.

Lambert's men are now six points clear of his former club Norwich City, who have two games to play and a vastly inferior goal difference.

The Scot paid tribute to Villa's fans after the game and is already looking ahead to Wednesday's game at title-chasing Manchester City.

"We could sense when we came off the team bus that the fans were going to be right behind them," Lambert said.

"I've said it before - it's a massive club with a massive fanbase that won't accept too many defeats.

"We've had too many, especially here, but when you see a performance like that I'm pretty sure they'll be delighted.

"We'll go and do our utmost to try and win games. (On Wednesday) we're going up against a team who could win the league.

"They're one of the best in Europe but we'll go there and try and win and try and stop them. I know it's going to be a hard game against a top team."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
3 May 2014
Game week
37
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
3 - 1
Full-time
3 - 1
Venue
Villa Park (Birmingham)
Attendance
37182

Goals

A. Westwood 1'
(assist by M. Albrighton) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
28' J. Bowery (OG)
A. Weimann 41'  
2 - 1
A. Weimann 45'+3
(assist by J. Bowery) 
3 - 1

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Substitutes

# Player Bookings
21 28'
8
7
13
18
29
37
# Player Bookings
4
29
20
10
12
16
17

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