"Liverpool already had defensive injury
concerns at that stage, but we just don't know what was going on behind the scenes at Anfield that may have led to this loan.
A recent central defensive injury
crisis highlighted to Lambert how Villa lack options in certain areas.
Despite Gerard Pique going off injured after 12 minutes and deepening a defensive injury
crisis ahead of October 7's match against Real Madrid, Vilanova said he remained calm.
SWANSEA manager Michael Laudrup is backing his side to cope with their defensive injury
problems when they face Aston Villa this weekend.
New Chelsea signing Vurnon Anita gave away a penalty in the game for Chelsea's first goal, but worked hard to make amends covering more ground than any other Newcastle player with 6.32 miles Demba Ba was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet and also clocked the fastest top speed among the Newcastle squad with 20.15 mph James Perch came of age last season among Newcastle's defensive injury
crisis, and he has now completed more successful passes in the attacking third than any other defender with 29.
But the Black Cats have got a huge class gap to overcome, carry little threat and, if reports of their defensive injury
crisis are even half true, Martin O'Neill will have all 10 outfielders digging fox holes on Kieren Westwood's 18-yard line.
Summary: Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United can handle a defensive injury
crisis despite the fact Rio Ferdinand could be out for the season.
Ferguson, who is struggling with a defensive injury
crisis at United, said: "I always wanted to get Paolo here but it was impossible."I met his father at a game and told him how much I'd love to have his son at United," The Sun quoted him, as saying.
MANCHESTER United tackle Wigan at Old Trafford tonight with Sir Alex Ferguson admitting he would have gladly accepted being two points adrift of Chelsea in the depth of his defensive injury
Cardiff City have suffered a major defensive injury
blow with teenage full-back Kerrea Gilbert ruled out for up to six weeks.
Micky Adams is hoping to sort out Coventry City's exacerbated defensive injury
worries in time for Monday night's televised home date with Colchester United.
Sheffield United midfielder Phil Jagielka will again start at centre-back due to ongoing defensive injury