Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was happy with Libor Kozak's goalscoring performance in defeat to Stoke City.

Lambert was delighted with the Czech striker's contribution.

"I thought he was excellent," said Lambert. "He led the line great. I thought him and Andi Weimann worked really well together. Libor was a handful.

"The crowd have taken to him. The goal ratio is pretty good and the other chance, if he hit it either side of the goalkeeper, it's in. He hit it too well."

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