Poor first half cost Villa - Lambert
- From the section Football
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.