Aston Villa

  • Aston Villa suspend assistant manager Culverhouse 15-04-2014 10:37 PM

    Aston Villa have suspended assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations Gary Karsa while an internal investigation is carried out, the club said in a statement on Tuesday. No further details about their situation were provided, but Gordon Cowans and Shay Given have been temporarily promoted to assist...
  • Jose Mourinho fined for Villa Park behaviour 10-04-2014 04:28 PM

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was fined 8,000 pounds and warned about his future conduct after being sent to the stands in last month's 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa. The FA announced his punishment in a statement on its website and said he breached Rule E3 by going on to the...
  • Christian Benteke out of World Cup with Achilles injury 03-04-2014 11:42 PM

    Belgium striker Christian Benteke will miss the World Cup after being ruled out for six months having ruptured his Achilles tendon in training on Thursday, his club Aston Villa said. "It's a terrible blow both for Christian and for the club," Villa manager Paul Lambert said on the Premier League...
  • Wayne Rooney double powers Manchester United to win over Aston Villa 29-03-2014 08:28 PM

    England: Wayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United came from behind to beat Aston Villa 4-1 in the Premier League on Saturday as fans came out in support of struggling manager David Moyes at Old Trafford. It looked like being another miserable day for Moyes when Ashley Westwood put Villa...
  • Jose Mourinho hits out again at referee Chris Foy 29-03-2014 08:14 AM

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has again criticised referee Chris Foy, despite facing a charge of improper conduct by the FA following his comments about the official after the 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa earlier this month. The Portuguese, who will contest the charge, was sent to the stands for...
  • Aston Villa beat league leaders Chelsea 1-0 in EPL 16-03-2014 01:16 AM

    Birmingham: Aston Villa beat nine-man Chelsea 1-0 in an English Premier League game that saw manager Jose Mourinho sent to the stands in the closing stages on Saturday. Visiting Chelsea thought they took the lead in the 41st minute when midfielder Nemanja Matic poked home from close range following a...
  • Chelsea still only fake leaders, says Jose Mourinho 14-03-2014 07:11 PM

    London: Jose Mourinho was at his most cagey on Friday when discussing the prospect of Chelsea opening up a nine-point lead at the top of the Premier League away to Aston Villa on Saturday. Should fourth-placed Manchester City slip up at Hull City in Saturday's early kickoff, victory at Villa...
  • Brendan Rodgers happy with comeback draw versus Aston Villa 19-01-2014 10:13 AM

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was pleased with "a good point" after his side recovered from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 at home to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. Daniel Sturridge's goal just before halftime and Steven Gerrard's 53rd-minute penalty after Luis Suarez was fouled salvaged a...
  • Liverpool held to a 2-2 draw by Aston Villa 19-01-2014 07:14 AM

    Liverpool: Liverpool came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday in the English Premier League. Gabriel Agbonlahor should have given the visitors the lead inside the opening sixty seconds. The striker raced clear after Christian Benteke flicked on, but he poked the...
  • Chelsea loan out Bertrand to Aston Villa 17-01-2014 05:51 PM

    London: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says Ryan Bertrand will bring "big game experience" after signing the left back on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the season on Friday. Bertrand, 24, has found his opportunities limited this season with Cesar Azpilicueta and Ashley Cole ahead of him in...
  • Aston Villa sign Grant Holt on loan from Wigan 14-01-2014 11:52 PM

    England: Aston Villa have boosted their striker options for the scrap for Premier League survival by signing Grant Holt on loan from second-tier Wigan, reuniting the burly forward with his former manager Paul Lambert. The 32-year-old Holt played under Lambert at Norwich, where he scored 53 goals in 92 games....
  • Arsenal survive late scare at Villa to go top 14-01-2014 08:24 AM

    London: Arsenal survived a late scare to regain top spot in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Aston Villa on Monday, both their goals arriving in the space of a minute in the first half. England midfielder Jack Wilshere opened the scoring after 34 minutes with an accurate...
  • Aston Villa out of FA Cup in 3rd round shock 04-01-2014 11:13 PM

    London: Aston Villa was dumped out of the FA Cup by third-tier side Sheffield United in the biggest shock of the third round on Saturday, while 10-man Manchester City was held by Blackburn. Villa's humbling came days after manager Paul Lambert branded the cup as a "distraction," but rather than...
  • 'Most top-tier clubs could do without FA Cup' 03-01-2014 09:03 AM

    London: The majority of Premier League clubs would prefer not to have the distraction of playing in the FA Cup, according to Paul Lambert, the manager of seven-times winners Aston Villa. Speaking to the BBC before Villa's third-round tie at home to Sheffield United on Saturday, Lambert was asked whether...
  • Dzeko rescues Man City in 1-0 win over Palace; Hull rout Fulham 6-0 28-12-2013 10:54 PM

    Manchester: Edin Dzeko rescued Manchester City with a second-half winner in a shaky 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday, lifting his team provisionally top of the English Premier League. The division's most free-scoring attack struggled to break down an obdurate Palace defence until Jesus Navas cut the ball back...
  • Villa striker Benteke out of Palace clash 24-12-2013 04:36 PM

    Brussels: Injured Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke will miss his team's Premier League clash at home to Crystal Palace on Thursday as he is undergoing physiotherapy in his native Belgium until Friday. The 23-year-old Belgian international has been struggling with knee and hip injuries since the close season and decided...
  • Manchester United beat Villa 3-0 to halt league slump 15-12-2013 09:12 PM

    Birmingham: Danny Welbeck's double steered Manchester United to a 3-0 victory at Aston Villa on Sunday to halt a four-game winless run in the Premier League. The pressure eased on manager David Moyes as Welbeck sidefooted in the opener in the 15th minute and the striker found the target again...
  • Fulham end losing run with win over Aston Villa 08-12-2013 09:34 PM

    London: Goals from Steve Sidwell and Dimitar Berbatov helped Fulham end a six-match losing streak with a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday. Sidwell struck from a tight angle on 21 minutes and Berbatov rolled in a cheeky penalty on the half hour as Fulham dominated against disappointing Villa....
  • Aston Villa rally from 2-0 down to draw at West Brom 26-11-2013 08:40 AM

    London: Aston Villa fought back after conceding two goals in the opening 11 minutes to grab a 2-2 draw at Midlands derby rivals West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday. Ireland international Shane Long put Albion in front after three minutes, controlling Chris Brunt's long ball superbly as...
  • Everton beat Aston Villa 2-0 in Premier League 26-10-2013 10:49 PM

    Birmingham: Romelu Lukaku won the battle of Belgian strikers Saturday, scoring to set Everton on their way to a 2-0 win at Aston Villa in the Premier League after counterpart Christian Benteke missed a first-half penalty. Benteke could have given the hosts an early lead but his eighth-minute penalty was...
  • Townsend, Soldado give Tottenham 2-0 win over Villa 20-10-2013 10:52 PM

    Birmingham: Man of the moment Andros Townsend and Roberto Soldado both scored as Tottenham restated their Champions League credentials with a 2-0 win at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday. Following a shock 3-0 home defeat to rival West Ham, the London club claimed their fifth league win...
  • Aston Villa upset Manchester City 3-2 in Premier League 28-09-2013 09:52 PM

    Birmingham: Aston Villa brought Manchester City to earth with a 3-2 victory in the English Premier League on Saturday with Andreas Weimann scoring the winner in the 75th minute. In their first league game since humbling rival Manchester United 4-1, City went ahead 2-1 with a close-range header from Edin...
  • Aston Villa striker Benteke out for six weeks 25-09-2013 11:02 AM

    Birmingham: Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke will be out for up to six weeks, ruling him out of Belgium's final World Cup qualifiers. Benteke injured his hip during Villa's 1-0 victory over Norwich in the Premier League on Saturday. Villa manager Paul Lambert says "it is not as bad as...
  • Aston Villa beat Norwich 1-0 to snap losing streak 21-09-2013 08:14 PM

    England: Aston Villa ended a three-game losing streak in the Premier League with a 1-0 win against Norwich on Saturday. Czech Republic forward Libor Kozak grabbed his first goal for the Midlands club in the 30th minute at Carrow Road, watched by Villa boss Paul Lambert who took Norwich to...
  • Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert fined by FA 06-09-2013 11:24 PM

    London: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has been fined 8,000 pounds ($12,500) by the Football Association after accusing a referee of bias towards Chelsea following a Premier League match between the teams last month. Villa lost the game 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on August 21 after having a penalty appeal...
  • Liverpool beat Aston Villa 1-0 in Premier League 24-08-2013 11:58 PM

    Birmingham: Daniel Sturridge scored with a superb finish in the first half on Saturday to give Liverpool a 1-0 win over Aston Villa and maintain the team's strong start to the Premier League season. Sturridge, who started his youth career with Villa, received the ball at the edge of the...
  • Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces 3 months out 21-08-2013 04:54 PM

    Istanbul: Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces at least three months on the sidelines, dealing a blow to the team's early-season hopes. The England international injured his left knee in Arsenal's Premier League opener on Saturday which ended in a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa. Manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday that...
  • Villa stun Arsenal, Liverpool ride luck to win 17-08-2013 10:17 PM

    Manchester: Aston Villa compounded the simmering frustration at Arsenal by winning 3-1 at Emirates Stadium on Saturday while Liverpool rode their luck to also start the new Premier League season with a victory. Christian Benteke scored twice as Villa came from behind to beat Arsenal, which were booed off by...
  • Arsenal suffer shock defeat against Aston Villa in opener 17-08-2013 09:25 PM

    London: Christian Benteke scored from two penalties on Saturday as Aston Villa stunned Arsenal 3-1 at Emirates Stadium in their Premier League opener to increase the pressure on manager Arsene Wenger to spend big in the waning days of the transfer market. Arsenal had a perfect start when Olivier Giroud...
  • Fulham sign Darren Bent on season loan from Aston Villa 16-08-2013 04:51 PM

    London: Fulham have signed England forward Darren Bent on a season-long loan deal from Aston Villa. Fulham manager Martin Jol says he has always admired Bent. Jol adds that "he has shown in the Premier League that he is composed and clinical in front of goal." The 29-year-old Bent has...