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Villa boss Lambert upset with Bennett red card

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was upset with Joe Bennett's red card in their 1-1 draw with Norwich City.

Villa went ahead through Christian Benteke but Bennett was sent off early in the second period for a second bookable offence after a foul on Elliott Bennett.

Then Michael Turner rescued a share of the spoils for Chris Hughton's side with a late equaliser.

Lambert said: "I think the sending off changed a lot. That changed the game.

"At first thought I thought it was a sending off, because when you commit a foul and you go to do something, then you put yourself in a position where you can get the red.

"But, looking at it again, I think Elliott, too, has had hold of Joe. It was a bit of an even contest and I think the two of them were at it.

"I haven't had the chance to talk to the ref (Phil Dowd) about it yet. I've only just watched a tape of it.

"But I thought the team were brilliant with the way they defended strongly after that."

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