Villa boss Lambert delighted with Cup triumph over Man City

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was delighted with their Capital One Cup win over Manchester City.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was delighted with their Capital One Cup win over Manchester City.

City twice threw away leads given to them by Mario Balotelli and then Aleksandar Kolarov after Villa old boy Gareth Barry's own goal had made it 1-1.

Gabriel Agbonlahor took the tie to extra time and added a second after Charles N'Zogbia had put Villa ahead for the first time.

Lambert, in his first season at Villa Park having taken over in the summer, was delighted with the performance.

"It is a massive result for us. I thought the way we played was excellent," he said.

"It was a brilliant response from the team. It was a huge effort.

"We didn't deserve to go a goal behind but we showed real character to come back."

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