Feb 10, 2013 at 1.30pm UK at ​Villa Park
Aston Villa
West HamWest Ham United
N'Zogbia (79'), Benteke (74' pen.)
Baker (72'), Bent (87'), Clark (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Westwood (87' og.)
Pogatetz (45'), Reid (78')

Paul Lambert hails "huge win" over West Ham United

Villa manager Paul Lambert reacts to his side going 1-0 down against Southampton on January 12, 2013
© PA Photos
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert describes his side's 2-1 victory over West Ham United as a "huge win".

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has described his side's victory over West Ham United as a "huge win".

Goals from Christian Benteke and Charles N'Zogbia gave Villa a 2-1 win and lifted them out of the relegation zone.

The victory was the first in nine games for Lambert's side and the former Norwich City boss hopes that his team can build on it.

"It's a huge win for us," said Lambert. "We have been in positions of being goals up in a few games.

"If we had taken more points from those, we'd be comfortably in mid-table. But the pleasing thing is we have hopefully broken the camel's back with that.

"It's only great when you hear that whistle and you've won. It's the only good thing about it. The stress levels are ridiculous."

Villa now face Arsenal in the Premier League.

Christian Benteke is congratulated by team mate Simon Dawkins after scoring the opener against West Ham on February 10, 2013
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