BBC Sport - Aston Villa 1-4 Stoke: We were second best - Paul Lambert
Villa were second best - Lambert
- From the section Football
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says his side were always "second best" as they lose 4-1 at home against Stoke.
Christian Benteke gave the home side the lead early on, but goals from Peter Odemwingie, Peter Crouch, Steven Nzonzi and Geoff Cameron sealed the win for the away side.
Villa failed to claim three successive home wins for the first time since 2007, and they slip down to 11th in the Premier League.