Paul Lambert hails Villa display

Aston Villa manager Paul LambertPaul Lambert was delighted after watching his Aston Villa side record their first win of the season thanks to goals from newcomers Matthew Lowton and Christian Benteke.

Right-back Lowton broke the deadlock with a 20-yard first-half volley from the edge of the box, and substitute Benteke wrapped up the points with two minutes left after being put clean through thanks in large part to a poor back header from Swansea defender Ashley Williams. Lambert told Sky Sports:

“I thought it was an exceptional performance. I thought we were absolutely brilliant from the off and I thought we thoroughly deserved to win the game. I know people’s euphoria, with a new manager coming in, but it’ll take time and this is just the start we wanted so we’ve done great. The young lads have done really well against an experienced Swansea side, but on the day I thought we were worthy of the result.”

The Scot was also pleased with the display of full-back Lowton and £7million striker Benteke, and will be hoping the pair can maintain their form heading into this weekend’s tough trip to St. Mary’s to face Southampton.