Mar 23, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​Villa Park
Aston Villa
1-4
StokeStoke City
Benteke (5')
El Ahmadi (8'), Benteke (52'), Albrighton (73'), Bacuna (80'), Baker (82')
FT(HT: 1-3)
Odemwingie (22'), Crouch (26'), Nzonzi (42'), Cameron (90')
Palacios (24')

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert targets third straight home win

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is keen to end the club's seven-year wait for three consecutive home wins with victory over Stoke City in the Midlands on Sunday.

Paul Lambert is aiming to lead Aston Villa to three home wins in a row for the first time in seven years when they host Stoke City on Saturday afternoon.

The West Midlands outfit have beaten Chelsea and Norwich City in their last two matches at Villa Park, where they have not record three consecutive victories since 2007.

Lambert is astonished by this statistic, and keen to end it now that recent excellent performances, including what the Scotsman considers to be a shock win over the league leaders, have given his side the opportunity to do so.

"It's taken seven years of trying," Lambert told reporters. 'When you think of the players this club has had, and they've had great teams here, been in the top six, been in Europe not that long ago, it's been a long, long time.

"Seven years - the fact they've still not done it is incredible. It is a long time for this club not to have done that. We're not talking about three or four months, we're talking years, and that's too long for that to happen for a club of this size."

"I guarantee everybody, to a man, thought Chelsea would win. I don't think anybody would have thought we would have a chance of winning three successive home league games.Now we've an opportunity to do it and get rid of that seven-year thing."

Villa's home form has taken them nine points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

Leandro Bacuna of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Aston Villa at KC Stadium on October 5, 2013
Read Next:
Lambert happy with Bacuna goal threat
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves28195450222862
2Derby CountyDerby28158544232153
3Cardiff CityCardiff28156740251551
4Aston Villa28148642251750
5Bristol City2813964032848
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd281441042321046
7Fulham28129746341245
8Middlesbrough281351038271144
9Brentford28111074235743
10Leeds UnitedLeeds28134114033743
11Preston North EndPreston28101263228442
12Ipswich TownIpswich28124124140140
13Norwich CityNorwich28107112833-537
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest28112153543-835
15Millwall28810103333034
16Queens Park RangersQPR2889113140-933
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds28711103034-432
18Reading2878133036-629
19Barnsley2869132840-1227
20Bolton WanderersBolton2868142646-2026
21Hull City28510133945-625
22Sunderland28510133047-1725
23Birmingham CityBirmingham2866161639-2324
24Burton Albion2866162152-3124
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand