Tuesday, 5th March, 2013
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes there was little separating his team from Manchester City last night, with just a mistake responsible for costing the Midlands club a share of the spoils against the Premier League champions.
Manchester City scored the only goal of the game in injury time in the first half when Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark tried to turn Edin Dzeko, only to lose the ball and let the Bosnian play in Carlos Tevez to find the back of the net.
Aston Villa had no answer and went down to defeat, which sees them continue to remain inside the Premier League drop zone.
But Lambert was happy with the performance he saw and thinks if his side can continue in the same vein they will win more than they lose.
"There was not much in that. It was a mistake that cost us", he told AVTV.
"It wasn’t as if someone beat us with a bit of fantastic skill. It was a mistake that cost us.
"If we keep playing that way then we’ll win more than not."
Next up for Aston Villa are two games which could potentially decide their season, given that they are against fellow relegation strugglers.
On Saturday, Villa travel south to take on Reading, before the following weekend they host QPR.
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