Thursday, 8th May, 2014

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert was pleased with his side’s display despite their 4-0 loss to Manchester City last night.

The Villains, who defeated Hull City 4-1 at the weekend to end their five-game winless streak, came to the Etihad Stadium with a lot of determination.

Villa were able to frustrate the hosts for over an hour and also managed to curve out some decent openings.

But Edin Dzeko’s 64th minute strike opened the floodgates. The striker doubled his side’s advantage shortly afterwards before goals from Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure sealed the deal for the Citizens.


However, Lambert was happy with Aston Villa’s performance against the title contenders as he felt his side “gave absolutely everything.”

"I thought we did fantastic. I really did, especially in that first hour we were excellent”, the manager told his club’s official site.

"We were frustrating them. The game plan was working fantastically well. I knew we wouldn't come here and dominate the ball. We had to play counter-attacking.

"Obviously Andi [Andreas Weimann] had a chance. We had a spell. We just couldn't get a goal. Moments like that, you have to take them.

"We were good in that first half. We had some little chances to score. I couldn't ask any more. They gave me absolutely everything.”

Aston Villa, who are 15th in the Premier League table with 38 points from 37 games, will end their campaign with an away game against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

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