BBC Sport - Manchester City 4-0 Aston Villa: Lambert proud of Villa effort

Lambert proud of Aston Villa effort

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says he is proud of his players, despite losing 4-0 to title-chasing Manchester City at Etihad Stadium.

Villa frustrated their hosts in a goalless first half, but two goals from Eden Dzeko and strikes from Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure saw City close to within a point of the Premier League title.

Despite taking only four points from their last eight games, Lambert praised his "fantastic" players who he said were "running on empty".

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