VILLA HAPPY WITH A POINT
After conceding a lot of goals in recent matches and suffering three consecutive defeats, Aston Villa were extremely satisfied to take a point from the match against Swansea according to the manager Paul Lambert.
Lambert, who took over from Alex McLeish in the summer, recently saw his team concede 15 goals in the last three matches that has put relegation once again the forefront at Villa Park. Even though Villa conceded two more goals against Swansea, they were able to come away with a point after having drawn the match 2-2. Villa could have easily taken three points had it not been for a late equaliser from Swansea.
Despite this, Lambert has said that he is extremely delighted with the performance of his players in the match. He has said that he does not see this match as two dropped points, but rather as a point won. Wayne Routledge opened the scoring for Swansea after just managed 9 min, which threatened to make the most out of the recent sufferings for Aston Villa. However, Lambert was able to steady the ship and even managed to take the lead through two goals closer to the end of each half. Weimann equalised just before half-time, while Benteke's penalty 6 min from time looked to have given them all three points only for Danny Gramm to equalise in injury time.
“I don’t think it’s two points dropped, I think it’s a huge point for the future of the football club. Today showed that these players are mentally very strong. A lot of teams go away from here with nothing. It’s a tough place to come but the way we played the second half, I thought we were very good. We have taken so much criticism in the past three week," said Paul Lambert.