Former Aston Villa striker Chris Sutton on Steven Gerrard’s ‘superbly well oiled outfit’

Aston Villa were comfortable 2-0 winners at Carrow Road on Tuesday night

Aston Villa got back to winning ways on Tuesday evening with a comfortable 2-0 victory away at Norwich City.

The ever-improving Jacob Ramsey gave the visitors the lead with a superb solo effort before Ollie Watkins put the game beyond reach late in the second-half.

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It was another game which clearly displayed the improvement that the side have made under new manager Steven Gerrard and the Scouser’s blue-print is becoming more prominent with every passing 90.

Former striker Chris Sutton, who played for both Villa and the Canaries believes the team are only going to grow stronger as the season progresses - especially when they have young players like Ramsey who continue to thrive under Gerrard.

A general view inside the stadium as smoke is seen during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Aston Villa at Carrow Road

“It felt straight forward it was straight forward,” Sutton said.

“He talked before the game Steven Gerrard about being ambitious tonight.

“They controlled the first half and probably should have been more goals ahead.

“I think if he has any criticism of his team it will be in the final third. Second-half especially they didn’t create enough opportunities.

“They got the second goal towards the end of the game but it was very easy for Villa and that will be the biggest disappointment from Dean Smith’s point of view.

“[Billy] Gilmour struggled physically tonight he was bullied, as all the Norwich midfielders were.

“He was a brilliant midfielder Steven Gerrard was and the young players will take on all this information.

“He’s had a phenomenal start Jacob Ramsey has under Gerrard and the team are going from strength to strength - they are a superbly well oiled outfit.”

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