Monday media watch [28.10.13 AM]: Reaction to Everton defeat
Birmingham Mail: Christian Benteke has been tipped by his Villa team-mates to bounce back from his missed opportunities and rediscover his goalscoring touch soon. Villa's five-goal top scorer had a penalty and a one-on-one saved by Tim Howard during Villa's frustrating 2-0 defeat to Everton at Villa Park on Saturday.
Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert lamented Villa's costly missed chances - but the manager is confident the goals will come after a mini barren run. Saturday's 2-0 home defeat to Everton means the claret and blues have failed to score in their past three Premier League matches, following a goalless draw at Hull and a 2-0 loss to Tottenham.
Birmingham Mail: Days after throwing their doors open to let fans out early on Saturday they will be throwing them open to let them back in early tomorrow. Villa Park is not their favourite place right now but the open training session promises to be a useful exercise for the claret and blue faithful as well as Paul Lambert and his team. It will emphasise how important the mutual appreciation society between those in the stands and those on the field continues to be.
The Sun: Brad Guzan was left cursing his USA team mate Tim Howard. Everton keeper Howard made a string of saves as Villa's miserable home record continued.
Daily Star: Guzan was the first to acknowledge the part Hoawrd's heroics made in seeing Villa's miserable home record go on. He sees his fellow United States star close up when they are on international duty.
Mirror: Wigan are set to snap up Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton in a loan deal. The former England U21 international, 23, has made just three appearances this year due to injury problems.
Mirror: Brad Guzan admits Tim Howard broke his heart TWICE as he inspired Everton to victory. American shot-stopper Howard brilliantly saved Christian Betneke's penalty when it was goalless.
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