Paul Lambert happy with 2-1 win over Leicester City.


Villians boss Paul Lambert was pleased with his team's performance after they beat rivals Leicester City 2-1 to seal three points.

The Foxes broke the deadlock in the 13th minute through Jose Ulloa but Aston Villa levelled when Ciaran Clark found the net with a header.

Alan Hutton made it 2-1 for the hosts in the 71st minute and it was enough to seal the three points for Lambert's side who put in a good effort on Sunday and moved up to 11th in the Premier League table.

"I am delighted with the win," said the Villa boss, "I am delighted with how we did it.

"It was a massive three points for us. We are in a wee bit of form at the minute. I am really delighted with the lads.

"We are on a good run at the minute. The pleasing thing for me tonight was the way we played.

"I thought we were excellent - the way we kept the ball and moved it. We went a goal down against the run of play but I thought some of the football we played was fantastic.

"Someone told me afterwards that we had 72% possession. I am not one for stats but it's pleasing to do that.

"With the amount of chances we created I thought we were well worthy of winning.

"We are doing well. Five games unbeaten is good form. We're above Everton and two behind Tottenham and Liverpool.

"We lost Libor Kozak and Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph and three centre-halves. But I have to say, Ciaran Clark and Jores Okore have been outstanding together. Their partnership has been excellent.

"Alan Hutton is playing as well as anyone in the country at the moment at right-back. I am delighted with them.

"I thought we played really well tonight. We worked on something yesterday for the first time, a different way of playing, we only worked on it one time. And fair play to the lads for taking to it.

"We just worked on things yesterday and asked the lads if they felt comfortable with it. They did. So I said we'd go with it. “said let's try it. I thought we were excellent at it.

"It should have been more. Kasper Schmeichel has had a really good game. But Christian has got to score two. When he goes through, he's got to score. And Jack should have scored."

Written by Thinkfootballideas staff


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