ASTON VILLA

  • Aston Villa warn Jack Grealish over nitrous oxide allegations 23 hours 58 minutes ago

    Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has warned Jack Grealish about his future behaviour after the teenage midfielder was pictured in a national newspaper allegedly taking nitrous oxide. Year-old images published by The Sun appeared to show Grealish taking the substance that is described as a legal 'high'. "I spoke to Jack first...
  • Aston Villa charged following fans' pitch invasion 3 days ago

    London: Aston Villa have been charged for failing to control their fans following a pitch invasion after the FA Cup quarter-final against West Bromwich Albion. "It is alleged that Villa failed to ensure that no spectators or unauthorised persons were permitted to encroach onto the pitch in relation to their sixth-round...
  • Liverpool lose FA Cup semifinal to Aston Villa 5 days ago

    London: Aston Villa came from behind to beat Liverpool 2-1 in the semifinals of the FA Cup on Sunday to clinch a title match next month against Arsenal. Though fighting to stay up in the Premier League, Villa was superior for most of the game at Wembley Stadium against a team...
  • Aston Villa seek FA Cup glory against Liverpool 6 days ago

    Aston Villa, who have not won the FA Cup for nearly 60 years, face Liverpool in the semi-final on Sunday seeking a bit of glory in a season which has been marked by a desperate fight to retain their top-slight status. Villa have lost the last six FA Cup meetings between...
  • EPL: Aston Villa stun Spurs, Crystal Palace hammer Sunderland April 11, 2015

    London: Christian Benteke scored in the first half to give Aston Villa a 1-0 win over Tottenham, lifting his team further away from the relegation zone and giving manager Tim Sherwood a victory at his former club. The win lifts 15th-place Villa to 32 points from 33 games, six points clear...
  • EPL: Christian Benteke nets hat-trick as Aston Villa and QPR draw 3-3 April 8, 2015

    Christian Benteke's superb hat-trick rescued a potentially priceless Premier League point for Aston Villa, who twice came back from a goal down to draw 3-3 on Tuesday with relegation rivals Queens Park Rangers. Benteke's free kick with seven minutes to play completed a precious treble and secured a draw that moved...
  • EPL: Manchester United beat Aston Villa 3-1 to move to third place April 4, 2015

    Manchester: Wayne Rooney scored from an exquisitely executed volley as Manchester United beat struggling Aston Villa 3-1 on Saturday to enhance their chances of Champions League qualification. The captain's eye-catching goal overshadowed two from Ander Herrera as United climbed into third place above Manchester City, who are at Crystal Palace on...
  • West Bromwich's Chris Brunt suspended by FA March 17, 2015

    London: The English Football Association says West Bromwich Albion midfielder Chris Brunt has been suspended for one match and fined 8,000 pounds ($11,800) after admitting a misconduct charge of abusing a match official during his side's 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa in their FA Cup quarterfinal. The FA says Tuesday that...
  • West Bromwich's Chris Brunt charged for verbally abusing officials March 10, 2015

    West Bromwich Albion midfielder Chris Brunt has been charged by the Football Association with verbally abusing match officials following the FA Cup defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday. "It is alleged that in or around the tunnel area after the end of the fixture the player used abusive and/or insulting words...
  • West Brom deeply concerned about pitch invasions at Villa March 8, 2015

    West Bromwich: West Bromwich Albion said on Sunday they are deeply concerned about the pitch invasions during and after their FA Cup quarter-final loss to Aston Villa that "clearly compromised" the safety of the team's players. Dozens of Villa fans spilled onto the pitch in premature celebration during stoppage time of...
  • Southampton, Aston Villa grab late winners in Premier League March 4, 2015

    Southampton and Aston Villa scored late winners in matches affecting opposite ends of the Premier League on Tuesday, while a touchline spat between the managers marred Sunderland's 1-1 draw at Hull. Southampton revived their unlikely tilt at Champions League qualification thanks to Sadio Mane's 83rd-minute goal in a 1-0 home victory...
  • Time to put lowly Aston Villa under pressure, says Tim Sherwood March 1, 2015

    Tim Sherwood saw his Aston Villa side lose a seventh straight Premier League game on Saturday and then criticised predecessor Paul Lambert for letting the squad to have it too easy. Villa lost 1-0 at Newcastle United and the statistics make alarming reading for their fans, with the former European champions...
  • Aston Villa need six wins to avoid Premier League drop, says Tim Sherwood February 26, 2015

    Aston Villa need six wins from their remaining 12 games to avoid relegation from the Premier League for the first time in their history, manager Tim Sherwood said on Thursday. Sherwood, who replaced Paul Lambert as manager earlier this month, tasted defeat in his first game in charge last weekend as...
  • New boss Tim Sherwood makes instant impact at Aston Villa February 16, 2015

    Tim Sherwood was supposed to have only a watching brief on his first day as Aston Villa manager but his unexpected halftime pep talk made all the difference as they reached the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday. Scott Marshall, Villa's first-team coach, was in charge of affairs for the fifth round...
  • Aston Villa sack manager Paul Lambert February 12, 2015

    London: Aston Villa sacked manager Paul Lambert on Wednesday in a bid to arrest an alarming slump that left them in the relegation zone and put their unbroken stay in the Premier League in dire peril. The final straw for the beleaguered boss was a 2-0 defeat at Hull City on...
  • EPL: Chelsea extend lead atop Premier League to 7 points February 7, 2015

    Chelsea extended their Premier League lead to seven points by beating Aston Villa 2-1 on Saturday as Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw by Hull. Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic netted for Chelsea, either side of Jores Okore's header for Villa, which ended a goal drought of 11 hours...
  • EPL: Villa and Hull facing more misery from Chelsea and Man City February 7, 2015

    Things might well get a lot worse before they get any better for relegation-threatened Aston Villa and Hull City who face title-chasing Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Villa, who host leaders Chelsea, were accused of being "gutless" by former Villa striker Stan Collymore when they were...
  • Aston Villa threw in the towel at Arsenal, says Paul Lambert February 2, 2015

    Under-pressure Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert accused his struggling side of throwing in the towel during a 5-0 thrashing at Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. A resounding defeat at the Emirates Stadium consigned Villa to their third consecutive league loss and left them two places and three points above...
  • Gulf in class as Arsenal put five past hapless Aston Villa February 2, 2015

    Arsenal climbed above rivals Tottenham Hotspur into fifth in the Premier League and inflicted more misery on a goal-shy Aston Villa with an emphatic 5-0 victory on Sunday that fuelled their top-four hopes. Goals from Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla and Hector Bellerin helped Arsenal move level on...
  • EPL: Arsenal beat Aston Villa 5-0 without star player Sanchez February 1, 2015

    London: Mesut Ozil scored a goal and created another in Arsenal's emphatic 5-0 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday as the London club earned their biggest Premier League win this season. Olivier Giroud put the home side ahead in the eighth minute after a sublime backheel pass from Ozil sent the...
  • Manchester City loans winger Scott Sinclair to Aston Villa January 30, 2015

    Manchester: Manchester City has given Scott Sinclair another chance to revive his career by sending the winger on loan to fellow English Premier League side Aston Villa for the rest of the season. Sinclair joined City from Swansea in the summer of 2012, when he played for Britain in the 2012...
  • Arsenal, West Ham, Aston Villa stem flow of upsets in FA Cup January 25, 2015

    Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa redressed the balance for Premier League teams after a flow of upsets in the FA Cup, securing narrow wins over awkward lower-league opposition to advance to the fifth round on Sunday. Chelsea and Manchester City were among five teams in the Premier League's top nine...
  • Aston Villa fined after Leicester fracas January 22, 2015

    London: Aston Villa's total fines for poor discipline this season have topped 100,000 pounds ($151,900) after the Premier League club were punished for a fracas against Leicester City on Thursday. The FA said Villa had been fined 60,000 pounds for the behaviour of players and club officials during and after a...
  • Brendan Rodgers delights in Liverpool turnaround January 18, 2015

    It was a world away from the full-throttle entertainment of last-season's title charge, but Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Aston Villa was a step towards regaining the club's identity, according to manager Brendan Rodgers. Saturday's solid if unspectacular performance against the Premier League's bluntest strike force came courtesy of a goal in...
  • Liverpool beat Aston Villa 2-0 in Premier League January 18, 2015

    Birmingham: Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert scored to give Liverpool a 2-0 victory at Aston Villa on Saturday that kept the team in touch with the European places in the Premier League. Borini volleyed in a cross from Jordan Henderson for his first league goal of the season in the 24th...
  • Aston Villa sign Spanish midfielder Gil January 14, 2015

    London: Spanish attacking midfielder Carles Gil has joined Aston Villa from Valencia on a four-and-a-half-year contract, the Premier League club announced. The 22-year-old, who is a Spain Under-21 international, can play on either flank or behind a striker and has been signed to bolster a Villa attack that has mustered only...
  • EPL: Manchester United, Aston Villa share the spoils at Villa Park December 20, 2014

    Birmingham: Aston Villa ended Manchester United's six-match winning streak in the Premier League with a fiercely contested 1-1 draw at Villa Park on Saturday. Christian Benteke fired Villa ahead after 18 minutes with a well-placed shot from the edge of the penalty area after he had evaded his marker and turned. United...
  • Christian Benteke could be one of the best, says Paul Lambert December 3, 2014

    London: Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke could become one of the world's best players, manager Paul Lambert said after the Belgian scored in a 1-0 Premier League victory at Crystal Palace on Tuesday. Benteke, returning after a three-match suspension following a red card against Tottenham Hotspur a month ago, scored an...
  • Roy Keane steps down as Aston Villa assistant manager November 28, 2014

    Roy Keane has stepped down as assistant manager of Aston Villa after six months in the role to focus on his duties with the Ireland national team, the Premier League club said on Friday. Keane, who is assistant manager to Ireland boss Martin O'Neill, was appointed as Paul Lambert's number two...
  • Clyne rocket earns Southampton a point at Aston Villa November 25, 2014

    Nathaniel Clyne's late equaliser earned high-flying Southampton a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on Monday, denying Paul Lambert a much-needed victory in his 100th match in charge of the Premier League strugglers. England international Clyne's rasping strike for second-placed Saints after 81 minutes left 16th-placed Villa still searching for their first...