Apr 29, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Villa Park
Aston Villa
Vlaar (31'), Agbonlahor (88'), Benteke (55', 59', 72'), Weimann (38')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Rose (32')
Jimenez Cuellar (34'), Rose (66'), Bardsley (76')
Sessegnon (70')

Paul Lambert proud of "unbelievable" Aston Villa

Lambert proud of
© PA Photos
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is proud of his side after they thrashed Sunderland 6-1 at Villa Park this evening.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has expressed his pride after his side thrashed Sunderland 6-1 this evening.

The result lifts Villa above Newcastle United in the Premier League table on goal difference, while also increasing the gap between themselves and the relegation zone to five points.

Hat-trick hero Christian Benteke will dominate the headlines, but Lambert was quick to give credit to a number of other players and also hailed the contribution of the fans.

"It was a fantastic atmosphere, the crowd have been brilliant since I've been here. I'm delighted for them because they come in their thousands to watch us. It's great credit to the players and staff, that was a massive performance and a big win for us," said Lambert.

"I thought Christian Benteke getting man of the match was always on the cards but I thought Matty Lowton was fantastic. Brad Guzan has been brilliant all season too, he sets himself high standards.

"The goal difference has swung back again, I have to give them unbelievable credit for that. I'm really proud of them. They have been playing like that for months, our form has been very good. They way we have been playing has been encouraging, I never had any trepidation."

Villa's three remaining games this season are against Norwich City, Chelsea and Wigan Athletic.

Villa boss Paul Lambert does his best Paulo Di Canio impression against Sunderland on April 29, 2013
Read Next:
Live Commentary: Villa 6-1 Sunderland - as it happened
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
La Liga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves27195350203062
2Derby CountyDerby28158544232153
3Cardiff CityCardiff27155740251550
4Bristol City2913974033748
5Aston Villa27138639241547
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd27134104031943
7Leeds UnitedLeeds27134103729843
10Preston North EndPreston27101163127441
12Norwich CityNorwich28117102831-340
13Ipswich TownIpswich27123124039139
14Queens Park RangersQPR2789103137-633
15Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest27102153343-1032
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds27710103034-431
20Hull City27510123944-525
21Bolton WanderersBolton2767142545-2025
22Burton Albion2766152146-2524
23Birmingham CityBirmingham2765161538-2323
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