Paul Lambert: Aston Villa have made "terrific start" to Premier League season

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says that his side have made a "terrific" start to the new Premier League season following their goalless draw with Newcastle United.

Paul Lambert has said that Aston Villa have made a "terrific start" to the new Premier League season after picking up four points from their first two games.

The team followed up their 1-0 win over Stoke City on the opening day of the season with a goalless draw against Newcastle United this lunchtime.

The Villa manager told BBC Sport: "I thought first half we were excellent. Last season that was a game we would have lost. Four points from six is a terrific start for us.

"I think a few years ago Aston Villa struggled with experienced players. It's tough, the league is tough but the start we have been made has been really good.

"We had chances. I couldn't ask for any more effort. We still have Christian Benteke to come back. I'm delighted with the group I have got. I know for a fact we will be a threat for anyone."

Villa return to action when they face Leyton Orient in the League Cup on Tuesday.

 Andreas Weimann of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Aston Villa at Britannia Stadium on August 16, 2014
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