Express and Star: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert today saluted Christian Benteke's "world-class" brace - but warned the striker there is still room for improvement. Belgium international Benteke bagged a dramatic injury- time strike to seal a 3-2 win at Swindon as Villa booked their place in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.
Express and Star: Christian Benteke scored twice as Aston Villa booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup after a thrilling tie against Swindon. Benteke gave Villa the lead in the 30th minute with a header and Gabby Agbonlahor added a second goal nine minutes later with a fine individual goal.
Sky Sports: Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Aston Villa's 3-2 win over Swindon in the Capital One Cup will give his side the confidence they need to turn their Premier League fortunes around. Villa booked their place in the quarter-finals of the cup for the third time in four seasons but their league form has dipped, having suffered their worst start to a season for 43 years.
Sporting Life: Striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has challenged Aston Villa to use Capital One Cup success as a catalyst to revive their campaign in the Barclays Premier League. Villa are through to the quarter-finals of the competition for the third time in four seasons after Christian Benteke's last-gasp goal earned a 3-2 win at Swindon.
ESPN: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has been linked with a move for FC Porto's Abdoulaye Ba as he looks to strengthen his defensive options in the January transfer window. Lambert is preparing for a meeting with owner Randy Lerner in the next couple of weeks, with the American due to fly to Birmingham for a de-brief on the season so far.
Goal.com: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was disappointed with striker Christian Benteke's performance in their 3-2 Capital One Cup victory over Swindon, despite him scoring two "world-class" goals, including the winner in stoppage time. The 21-year-old took his goal tally to four from eight games for the Villans and he opened and closed the scoring in the win but Lambert feels as though his overall performance was below par.
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