Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admits Stephen Ireland is out for a "few weeks" with a broken wrist.

Ireland injured himself in the game at Southampton, coming off at half-time in the St Mary's loss.

Speaking directly after the Manchester City win, Lambert said: "It's not Stephen's arm. It's his wrist.

"I don't think it's as bad as we thought. Hopefully he will be back in a few weeks time.

"Injuries happen. It's unfortunate for Stephen and it's unfortunate for us.

"But he won't be out for the number of weeks we thought he would be."