Lambert calm despite defeat

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert claimed after his side's 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle that the contest had been "a bad one to lose" - but he is not about to get carried away over how things are shaping up at this early stage of the season.

The start we have had has been hard, but this was a bad one to lose.

But if you look at all the results, there have been plenty of draws, and we are only four games into the season. There is a long, long way to go.

You have to thrive on that crowd and playing in front of it - it is a great crowd to play in front of.

You have to be able to handle it.

– Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert