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Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says he hopes his side can scupper Manchester United's title celebrations tonight with a win.
Andy Carroll gave Roy Hodgson a timely reminder of his talents as he inspired West Ham to an impressive win which eased any lingering hopes of relegation at Upton Park.
Carroll has endured a difficult time in east London since he arrived on loan from Liverpool last summer, but today he battered West Brom's ailing defence in to submission.
Paul Lambert insists Aston Villa are not a dirty side despite being bottom of the fair play table ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Liverpool at Villa Park.
Relegation-threatened Villa have accumulated 64 bookings and two red cards during the current campaign.
Midfielder Fabian Delph became the first Premier League player to have to serve a two-game ban for 10 bookings and right-back Matt Lowton is one yellow card away from facing the same punishment.
"I'm a little bit surprised we are bottom (of the fair play table). Because we're a young side, sometimes our enthusiasm overrides things._
_Are Villa a dirty side? Are you kidding. We've got one player over six feet tall. The rest are three feet, nine inches!"
West Bromwich Albion head coach Steve Clarke insists his side still have plenty to play for during the next two months and will not allow the season to fizzle out.
The Baggies are assured of a fourth successive season of Premier League football and have only a remote chance of securing a Europa League spot.
Former West Ham number two Clarke said:
"We are professional, we want to finish as high as we can with as many points as we can."
Onto football and there was more disappointment for Aston Villa tonight. They lost one nil at home to Manchester City, Carlos Tevez putting the visitors in front just before the break.
Despite piling on the pressure towards the end of the game, Paul Lambert's men couldn't find an equaliser.
West Brom manager, Steve Clarke, said his side's win last night against Liverpool, was not down to luck, but excellent football.
West Brom's 2-0 win came from goals by Gareth McAuley in the 80th minute and Romelu Lukaku in injury time. Albion's goalkeeper Ben Foster had an excellent evening making a string of fine saves, including one from Steven Gerrard from the penalty spot.
West Brom's victory at Anfield follows their 3-0 win at home on the opening day of the season.
It's the first time Albion have won home and away against Liverpool since 1967.
The win saw them leapfrog Liverpool in the Premier League and they're now in 8th position.
West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster included a Steven Gerrard penalty among a string of saves which laid the platform for the Baggies to record their first league win since Boxing Day.