Aston Villa boss unhappy his side didn't take their chances.

The Villans drew 1-1 with Burnley at Turf Moor and Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was left unsatisfied on Saturday after his side missed chances to win the match against the Clarets.

Former Chelsea and Liverpool man scored his first goal for Aston Villa but the visitors didn’t take their chances to increase the deficit and Danny Ings equalised in the 86th minute through a penalty, making it three draws in three games for the West Midlands club.

"We should have won it. We should have been out of the sight in the first half to be honest," the Villa boss told Aston Villa official site.

"With the chances in the first half, we should have put the game to bed.

"The way we played for long spells of that game was really good. We should have killed the game off. We had chances to do it.

"Burnley came into it to their credit when they got the penalty and it puts you on the back foot.

"We lost two points. We could have lost three towards the end when Burnley hit the post.

"Burnley came at us really strongly in that little burst of play.

"When you pick up points away from home, it's good in this league. But this was one we should have won. This is a game that got away from us."

Despite being unhappy about Danny Ings’ late leveller, Lambert hailed Joe Cole who had a good performance for his side.

"The big plus was Joe Cole with the way he played - I thought he was outstanding. He was exceptional," Lambert added.

"I thought he was a massive plus and it was a great goal he scored.

"He's getting fitter and fitter with every passing week. He has great enthusiasm for the game of football for a guy who has won everything in the game. His performance today was outstanding."

Written by Thinkfootballideas staff


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