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Friday media watch [04.10.13 PM]: Hull match previews
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4th Oct 2013
Friday media watch [04.10.13 PM]: Hull match previews


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

Sky Sports: Paul Lambert wants his Aston Villa side to make their gritty victory over Manchester City count by securing their third Premier League win in a row against Hull on Saturday. Villa came from behind twice against Manchester City before Andreas Weimann snatched all three points with a surprise winner at Villa Park. The victory followed a win away to Norwich the previous weekend and put Villa on nine points from six games, having also beaten Arsenal on the opening day.

Clubcall: Paul Lambert claims his Aston Villa side will go to Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday 'and do everything we can to win it'. The Villa chief was full of praise for his injury-hit side last Saturday as they twice came from behind to defeat Premier League big spenders and title hopefuls Manchester City 3-2 at Villa Park. And, while the Scot accepts a game against the newly-promoted Tigers on their home soil will be a totally different proposition this weekend, he wants a similar performance from his players.

Express & Star: It took four years for Brad Guzan to establish himself as Villa No.1 and he is still trying live up to the expectation. The stopper is Paul Lambert's undisputed first choice between the sticks yet admits he must keep improving to deserve the jersey. He returns to Hull with Villa tomorrow where he spent a half-season on loan in the Championship in 2011 as his claret-and-blues career stuttered.

Clubcall: Aston Villa could be boosted by the return of striker Gabby Agbonlahor and midfielder Ashley Westwood for Saturday's trip to Hull City. Villa boss Paul Lambert has been without influential striker Agbonlahor for two weeks because of an ankle injury he picked up during the 1-0 win at Norwich City, while Westwood has been sidelined for three weeks because of a thigh strain. However, both players have been back on the training ground this week and Lambert is hoping they can feature at the KC Stadium.

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BBC Sport: Fifa has agreed to set up a taskforce to look into alternative dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. But a final decision on when the tournament could be played will not take place before the 2014 World Cup.

Sky Sports: Manchester United manager David Moyes has insisted the club chose the right person to replace Sir Alex Ferguson when they selected him. Former Everton boss Moyes has come under criticism in some quarters after United recorded their worst start to a top-flight campaign in 24 years.

BBC Sport: Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is "still the best" and makes his team-mates "feel safe", according to defender Pablo Zabaleta. Hart was widely criticised for his display in Wednesday's 3-1 Champions League home defeat by Bayern Munich.

*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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