Poor first half cost Villa - Lambert

Paul Lambert says Aston Villa "never got going" in the first half after watching his side suffer a 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle.

Christain Benteke's equaliser following Hatem Ben Arfa's opening strike for the visitors gave the Midlanders hope of taking at least a point, but Yohann Goufrran sealed the victory for the visitors.

Villa have now gone 26 Premier League games without a clean sheet - the longest run in the division.

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