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AVTV verdict: Lambert/Agbonlahor/Westwood

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AVTV verdict: Lambert/Agbonlahor/Westwood

Paul Lambert, Gabby Agbonlahor and Ashley Westwood spoke to AVTV after Villa claimed a deserved 1-0 win at Sunderland.

A first-half strike from Agbonlahor ensured Lambert's side made a winning start to 2014.

Watch the post-match interviews on AVTV now.

Lambert was pleased with a "fantastic" performance from his team.

The Villa boss said the draw against Swansea at Villa Park on Saturday gave them a platform to build from.

He assessed the efforts of returning striker Christian Benteke and gave an injury update on skipper Ron Vlaar, who was forced off midway through the second half.

Agbonlahor faced the cameras after becoming Villa's Stadium of Light match-winner for the second year running.

The striker discussed the importance of the victory which came on the back of a difficult run of results.

Westwood said it is a case of "onwards and upwards" for the claret and blues after this result.

He described the lift Benteke's return gave the rest of the players.

You can also check out the thoughts of former midfielder and big-match pundit Andy Blair.

Blair, who was in the commentary box at the Stadium of Light, assessed the game's major talking points. 

Watch the post-match interviews on AVTV now. 

By @AVFCOfficial 1st January 2014
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