The Sun says the defeat left Lambo eight points WORSE off than predecessor Alex McLeish was at this stage last season, when Big Eck managed to avoid the drop by two points.
The Villa boss said: "We're in the bottom three but we can't panic. I couldn't fault the second-half effort, the chances we had and the way they went about it.
"There's a long, long way to go. There will be loads of twists and turns in this whole thing."