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Lambert: Villa an easy target for refs

April 5, 2013
By Ian Edwards
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert believes referees are showing too many yellow cards to his young players, saying they are an "easy target" for officials.

Lambert's side have picked up 65 bookings this season - four more than weekend opponents Stoke, who are generally regarded as being far more physical.

The Scot, taking up the challenge of becoming the first Villa boss to record a victory at Stoke's Britannia Stadium, said: "Some of our bookings are caused by us being young ...

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