Villa boss Lambert hails Westwood performance for victory at Sunderland

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was delighted with the performance of Ashley Westwood for victory at Sunderland.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was delighted with the performance of Ashley Westwood for victory at Sunderland.

Lambert was particularly pleased with the contribution of 22-year-old former Crewe trainee Westwood.

He said: "He was absolutely outstanding. For somebody who made his debut having come from Crewe and played some reserve games for Aston Villa, I thought he was outstanding.

"He's got a great art of not giving it away, and he looks really easy and comfortable with it. He and Barry Bannan were exceptional."

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