Paul Lambert: 'Aston Villa weren't ruthless enough'

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says that the Villans were nowhere near ruthless enough to make the most of their chances in Monday's 2-0 defeat to QPR.

Paul Lambert has lamented a lack of killer instinct from his Aston Villa team after slumping to a 2-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road tonight.

Charlie Austin struck once in both halves to condemn Villa to their fifth successive Premier League defeat, despite winning three of their first four games.

Lambert's side boasted more shots and ended the contest with 65% in the possession stakes, and the Scot says that deficiencies at both ends undermined his team's effort.

"I think that is the most we have had of the ball, possession-wise, but that is why I'm never one for stats. The main stat is putting the ball in the net and keeping it out," he told Sky Sports News.

"I thought we defended poorly for the two goals. We have got to be more clinical in the last third of the pitch but the two goals are disappointing because we had most of the ball."

Villa will look to end their five-game losing streak when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the West Midlands on Sunday.

Paul Lambert, manager of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Aston Villa at KC Stadium on October 5, 2013
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