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Villa 3-1 Hull verdict: Lambert - That was a massive victory

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Villa 3-1 Hull verdict: Lambert - That was a massive victory


Paul Lambert hailed the "fantastic" performance of his team to produce a clinical result in a game where "the pressure was incredible."

Villa beat Hull 3-1 in a victory which all but secured safety in the Barclays Premier League.

Lambert was delighted with the bottle of his team to produce the goods under the severest of stress.

He said: "It was massive. I said to lads in there: "I have been involved in massive games before but the pressure on that one was incredible."

"If they can come through that, they will come through everything their careers are going to throw at them.

"I thought we deserved to win the game. We had a little spell where Hull scored and we were on the back foot. But after that we were fantastic.

"We started the game great. We lost one of our main players in Gabby, who had started the game fantastically.

"But I thought Bowery was excellent. He came on and he hasn't played for months. I thought he was very good.

"Weimann was brilliant. His two goals were long overdue when you look at his work ethic.

"Delph and Westwood were outstanding. But every one of them were excellent. It was a huge performance."

Lambert also paid tribute to the claret and blue faithful, who got behind the lads - even as they came off the team bus pre-match!

He continued: "You could sense that when the lads came off the team bus that the fans were going to be right behind them.

"It's a massive club and massive fanbase. They won't accept too many defeats. We have had too many defeats, especially here.

"When they see a performance like that though, I am pretty sure they will be delighted.

"We have another two games left. We are going to a team on Wednesday who could win the league, a team which is one of the best in Europe. But we will go and try to win and try to stop them.

"It will be a hard game against Tottenham too.

"But the result today was huge."

Lambert refused to accept safety was secured although he admitted he was pleased with where his team stand in the survival race with two games left.

He added: "There are still games to be played. Our goal difference is pretty high as well. It puts us in a good position."

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By @AVFCOfficial 3rd May 2014
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