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Saturday 16 December 2017

Tim Sherwood blames Lambert for Villa woes

Tim Sherwood's first game in charge of Aston Villa ended in defeat
Tim Sherwood's first game in charge of Aston Villa ended in defeat

Tim Sherwood saw his Aston Villa side lose a seventh straight Premier League game on Saturday and then criticised predecessor Paul Lambert for letting the squad to have it too easy.

Villa lost 1-0 at Newcastle United and the statistics make alarming reading for their fans, with the former European champions second from bottom and without a point in Sherwood's two league games in charge since he replaced Lambert.

They have not scored for six away games and their run-in looks tougher than their relegation rivals. .

"I am ramping up the pressure on them. I am telling them 'We can't drop any more points.' Let's take it upon ourselves," Sherwood said.

"Managers try and take the pressure off. I think Paul Lambert's probably been trying to do that to the guys all season. I'm going to try the other way. I'm going to put it on them."

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