Lambert livid as Villa stumble

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Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert railed against the officials after his side crashed to a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City.

Villa were only trailing 1-0 to the Barclays Premier League champions at the Etihad Stadium when the hosts were awarded a controversial penalty early in the second half. The visitors were mystified when referee Jon Moss pointed to the spot, having spotted a flag from his assistant, as David Silva swung a corner into the box.

It transpired Andreas Weimann had been penalised for handball as he leapt to reach the cross but the debate over what proved the game's major turning point raged for some time. Lambert said: "That's never a handball. What the linesman saw there I do not know. You have got to be 100% sure to give that and he saw something I think 50,000 other people never saw."

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