Monday, 4th February, 2013

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has declared his side are "fighting like hell" to get out of the relegation zone in the Premier League and insisted he is much encouraged by their 3-3 draw against Everton on Saturday.

Lambert’s men stunned David Moyes’ Champions League spot chasers by being 3-1 up at Goodison Park with 60 minutes gone and looking on course for a valuable three-point haul.

Aston Villa’s defence may have wilted under a late onslaught from the hosts, but Lambert was pleased with the point and thinks that there is much to be encouraged about from the performance.

"We will take a lot of credit from that and a lot of heart. If we continue to play like that then hopefully we’ll start to get results", he told his club’s official site.

"We always looked dangerous on the counter attack. We always looked a threat."


And Lambert feels his men, who he insists are fighting hard, will start to get results.

"I think if we can keep going then we’ll win more than not, that’s for sure.

"If we can get through this period, we’ll kick on. Things will go our way if we play like that because hard work always pays dividends eventually.

"We’re fighting like hell to get out of it and if we keep playing like that then we’ll win more games than not."

Aston Villa next face what looks like a "must-win" game when West Ham are the visitors to Villa Park on Sunday.

Then the fixtures get tough, with a trip to face Arsenal and then a visit to Manchester City, before a journey to face fellow relegation strugglers Reading on 9th March.

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