Lambert defends Villa's place at bottom of 'fair play' table

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert. Credit: PA

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.

Lambert said:

"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!"