Aston Villa boss pleased with draw at Upton Park.


Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert was satisfied with his side as they ended a run of six consecutive Premier League defeats with the goalless draw at Upton Park on Saturday.

Aston Villa travelled to East-London over the weekend and left with a point after a tough battle against Sam Allardyce’s men and Brad Guzan helped save Villa at the end of the game with a crucial save to deny Andy Carroll from giving the in-form Hammers a win after his come back from injury.

West Ham have now registered four wins from seven matches and the draw puts Villa two points above the relegation zone in the table.

"Up until the final few minutes or so, I thought we were pretty comfortable," Lambert told Sky Sports. "We had one or two chances ourselves to get a goal, but it was a big point here because West Ham have been going really well.

"We spoke about it all week, having to get a foothold in the game and defend really strongly and (Brad) Guzan came out to claim crosses and give us as hand.

"We're not the biggest side and West Ham are a really big side, but all credit to the team.

"We defended resolutely, played when we had it. Gabby (Agbonlahor) had a chance to put us one up and then I think (Ashley) Westwood put a volley over the crossbar, so we could have nicked one.

"But all credit to them. They took a lot of flak but at the end of the day I thought we deserved it (a point)."


        Advertise With Us