Lambert delighted with Villa attitude for derby draw

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was pleased with his players after their 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion. Darren Bent came off the bench to cancel out Shane Long's opener for the Baggies.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was pleased with his players after their 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Darren Bent came off the bench to cancel out Shane Long's opener for the Baggies.

He said: "I think it was harsh going behind, especially after the first half.

"The goalkeeper (Ben Foster) has made two world-class saves and when you go behind, especially in a derby, it puts you on the back foot.

"I thought the response was great, especially after playing 120 minutes on Tuesday. It was a big, big ask but the response was excellent."

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