Boss Paul Lambert insisted Aston Villa are not a dirty team -- despite their third red card in four games.
Midfielder Fabian Delph was sent off in the second half for a rash tackle on Jordi Gomez as Villa held on for a 0-0 draw against Sunderland in the Premier League.
Kieran Richardson and Gabriel Agbonlahor have been dismissed this month, although Agbonlahor's red against Manchester United was rescinded.
Christian Benteke was also sent off in November after clashing with Ryan Mason against Tottenham...
Aston Villa held Sunderland to a 0-0 draw despite going down to 10 men for the third time in four games.
Fabian Delph became the third Villa player to be sent off this month when he saw red for a late foul on Jordi Gomez early in the second half.
But Sunderland, who have drawn 11 times in the league, failed to cash in on their advantage, although Gomez hit the post with just three minutes left.
Jack Grealish shot wide for Villa and Costel Pantilimon saved Ron Vlaar's deflected header, but nothing...
Paul Lambert insists Aston Villa will not become embroiled in another relegation struggle if they carry on playing the way they are.
Villa are five points above the Premier League drop zone heading into the home game with Sunderland on Sunday and are the lowest scorers in the division with 11 goals from 18 games.
They drew another blank on Boxing Day when losing 1-0 to Swansea but Lambert felt his side deserved at least a point at the Liberty Stadium and believes 13th placed Villa are on the right...