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Wednesday media watch [23.01.13 PM]: More Bradford reaction
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23rd Jan 2013
Wednesday media watch [23.01.13 PM]: More Bradford reaction


Express and Star: Stunned Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admitted he was gutted, disappointed and hurt by his side's embarrassing Capital One Cup exit to Bradford - but insisted he is still the right man for the job. Villa's Wembley dreams were shattered at Villa Park last night when they were dumped out of the competition 4-3 on aggregate by the League Two outfit despite a 2-1 victory on the night.

Sporting Life: Paul Lambert will attempt to pick up the pieces of Aston Villa's shock Capital One Cup exit against Bradford safe in the knowledge that his job is not under threat, Press Association Sport understands. Villa owner Randy Lerner's faith in his manager is not believed to have wavered, despite witnessing the club crash out of the cup at the semi-final stage on Tuesday night following a 4-3 aggregate defeat to the fourth-tier Bantams.

ITV Football: Following last night's heartbreak Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says his side may never have had a better chance to get to Wembley. Despite winning 2-1 Villa failed to overturn a 3 - 1 first leg deficit to League 2 Bradford City.

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BBC Sport: Striker Michu has signed a new four-year deal to extend his stay with Swansea City.

Sky Sports: David Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn has had a successful trial with Chelsea.

BBC Sport: Jose Mourinho has said it will be "impossible" for Real Madrid to win the Spanish league.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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