Martin O'Neill tells Aston Villa stars to stay focused
O'Neil delighted with winning run
Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill urged his players to keep their feet on the ground, despite moving up to third in the table with a 2-0 win at Sunderland.
Villa followed up Saturday's victory over Manchester United by moving above Arsenal in the Premier League.
O'Neill, who already has one eye on Saturday's game against Stoke, told BBC Sport: "No-one's getting carried away in the dressing room.
"We need to rest up and prepare for the next game. That is now massive for us."
Villa play host to Stoke knowing that victory would move them on to 35 points from their opening 18 matches.
As things stand, they are only five points off the top of the table and, having beaten each of last season's top three already this season, are many people's tips to break into the top four come the end of the campaign.
"Naturally, I'm delighted with the result and the performance," stated O'Neill.
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