Norwich City 1-2 Aston Villa: Match Review

Carrow Road

Aston Villa stepped up their bid for Premier League survival with a late win against Norwich at Carrow Road that drags them back into the dogfight.

Chris Hughton post-match…“I’m annoyed and frustrated because there was no way we should have lost or deserved to lose. We were the better side over 90 minutes but Villa have pace on the counter-attack and we have conceded two poor goals today.”

Paul Lambert post-match“Our effort after playing on Monday night was outstanding. All credit to the team. We hung on and in the second half it could have been more. Gabby Agbonlahor has been playing excellently for us, he has the speed to hurt teams and power as well.”

Good day for…Gabriel Agbonlahor: After a frustrating first period the Villa striker put his ruthless hat on after the break and punished some poor Norwich defending to score twice and earn a crucial three points for his side.

Bad day for…Sebastien Bassong: Doesn’t look the same  player without Michael Turner alongside him and showed his fragility in the closing stages when he allowed Agbonlahor to breeze past him to nab the winning goal.