Date: 2nd September 2012 at 8:08pm
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Paul Lambert has said Villa will start getting better each week after putting in a performance that should be our benchmark for the season against Newcastle today.

Speaking to the Official Site after the 1-1 draw, that in all honesty, we should’ve taken maximum points from, Lambert reflected:

‘I thought we were excellent throughout to be fair, offensively and defensively. It was a wonder goal which pegged us back but the way we played, the football we played, was very good. They were excellent, I have nothing but praise for them. They will get better each week and every game, it’s a start for us.’

Obviously the key talking point was dropping Shay Given for Brad Guzan and although it proved to be the right switch given Guzan’s commanding performance, Lambert did talk about the shift Brad put in:

‘I thought it was the right decision for the football club, Brad made two world class saves, his handling of the game was fantastic.’

In injury news, Herdy has thigh trouble, Bennett has a knock on his leg and Fabian Delph has a knee issue, but along with KEA limping off today, Lambert thinks all of them will be in contention for the next game.

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