Capital One Cup news

Lambert to name strong side against City

September 25, 2012
By David Instone
Paul Lambert has sidestepped a pitfall that brought heavy criticism to two of his predecessors by promising to name a strong Aston Villa side in the Capital One Cup at Manchester City on Tuesday.

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Martin O'Neill and Gerard Houllier each incurred fans' wrath by selecting weakened line-ups for cup ties, the Frenchman doing so in an FA Cup clash the club lost at Eastlands in March, 2011.

But Lambert has pledged ...

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