Express and Star: Charles N'Zogbia was today hailed by manager Paul Lambert as the player who can provide Aston Villa with the X-factor in their bid to beat the drop. The French midfielder, 26, inspired the claret and blues to a 2-1 win over West Ham which helped them climb out of the Premier League relegation zone.
Express and Star: Reinvigorate the team, revive the fortunes and get Villa Park rocking was Paul Lambert's mandate when he took over as Aston Villa manager. Simply avoiding relegation will do now. The Holte End were more concerned with the three points than the three Rs against West Ham, and relief was palpable as the claret and blues registered their first Premier League victory since the middle of December. Lambert has calculated his side require a minimum of five wins to beat the drop and, with trips to Arsenal and Manchester City in their next two games, a victory here was essential. It was one that - thanks to results a day previous - catapulted them out of the relegation zone up to 17th place and temporarily lifted the cloud hanging over Villa Park heading into a mini break.
Sky Sports: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes Andreas Weimann's confidence will not be affected by his glaring early miss in Sunday's 2-1 win over West Ham. Weimann should have opened the scoring in the second minute when Jussi Jaaskelainen spilled a shot from Christian Benteke, but he missed the target from just six yards out.
ClubCall: Paul Lambert is backing Aston Villa's Andreas Weimann to bounce back "stronger than ever" from his glaring early miss against West Ham. Weimann held his head in his hands after shooting wide from six yards with the goal at his mercy after Hammers goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen had spilled Christian Benteke's low shot.
Setanta Sports: Paul Lambert has intimated that Richard Dunne could be offered a new deal by Aston Villa despite his lack of game time this season. Dunne has not played a single game for Villa this season as he struggles to overcome a hip and groin problem that have sidelined him since after Euro 2012.
ITV Football: Paul Lambert is backing Aston Villa striker Andreas Weimann to bounce back "stronger than ever" from his glaring early miss against West Ham at Villa Park. Weimann held his head in his hands after shooting wide from six yards out with the goal at his mercy after Hammers keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen had spilled Christian Benteke's low shot.
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