Football - Lambert frustrated by late defeat

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert felt his side deserved to take something from the game after the last-gasp 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.

PA Sport Report

They looked destined to leave St James' Park with a point until Loic Remy struck in injury-time to secure victory for the hosts.

It was a case of what might have been for Villa who enjoyed a purple patch in the first half but failed to make the pressure tell.

Lambert said: "I thought we deserved at least a point out of it, especially after the first-half showing.

"I thought we were excellent in that first half. In the second half, Newcastle came at us strongly, but I don't think either team probably deserved to win the game.

"It's really disappointing and frustrating because I don't think we deserved to lose the game. But with 30 seconds to go, you have got to play the ball long.

"You can't take a chance in that situation and we got punished."

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