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Villa boss O'Neill: Milner in same class as Gerrard, Lampard

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill says James Milner is as good a midfielder as England has.

Milner scored his 10th goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Wigan in midweek and O'Neill believes he can now be compared with Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.

Villa host Wolves today and O'Neill added: "One reason he has been talked about after games is because of his performances - they have been electrifying.

"People have pointed out to me that he is into double figures for the season and that, for a midfielder, is just fantastic. It's something we've not had at this club in my time here.

"In that position, I have phenomenal regard for two world-class players in Lampard and Gerrard, but he's playing as strongly as anyone in the Premier League at the moment."

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