The Premier League fixture list should provide Aston Villa with a better festive period than this time last year, but Paul Lambert's team first had to overcome the tricky matter of a home match against Manchester United. Villa haven't beaten the Red Devils at home in the league since 1995, and even David Moyes can't turn that around overnight.
Sure enough, some familiar defensive mistakes took the sting out of Villa's positive start and United won easily. In this week's Aston Villa Review, Chris and Steve assess Villa's showing against Moyes' side and try to answer some of the stark questions it raised. There's also a short preview of Villa's visit to Stoke City on Saturday.
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