Premier League: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert hails goalkeeper Brad Guzan

Last Updated: 18/05/13 1:11pm

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Brad Guzan: Hailed by boss Paul Lambert

Brad Guzan: Hailed by boss Paul Lambert

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Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Brad Guzan deserves to be classed in the same bracket as Christian Benteke this season.

The Belgium striker has rightfully taken huge plaudits for a memorable season which has seen him hit 19 goals.

But goalkeeper Guzan - who forced his way into the team ahead of Shay Given - has had an equally good year, according to Lambert.

"If we didn't have Brad we could have lost more games," he said.

"Strikers are gold dust but so is a goalkeeper. I class people as equal. The team have done it this season, everyone's been great."

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