ASTON VILLA

  • Clyne rocket earns Southampton a point at Aston Villa 3 days ago

    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...
  • Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa fined for indiscipline November 12, 2014

    Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur have both been fined 20,000 pounds ($31,852) for failing to control their players during their recent Premier League game, the Football Association said on Tuesday. The clubs had admitted breaching FA rules by "failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion", an FA...
  • EPL: Benteke sent off as Villa slide to defeat by Spurs November 3, 2014

    Aston Villa scored their first goal in more than nine hours but then had Christian Benteke sent off and allowed Tottenham Hotspur to come back for a 2-1 win at Villa Park on Sunday. It meant a sixth successive Premier League defeat, despite Andreas Weimann finally breaking the scoring drought by...
  • Aston Villa will end goal drought, says manager Paul Lambert October 31, 2014

    Aston Villa will soon end an embarrassing goal drought that has now lasted for five games, all defeats, their manager Paul Lambert said on Friday. When Gabriel Agbonlahor scored what turned out to be the winning goal after nine minutes at Liverpool on Sept. 13, Villa could not have imagined they...
  • No regrets about Aston Villa "handshake", says Jose Mourinho October 17, 2014

    London: Jose Mourinho, criticised by Aston Villa's Paul Lambert and Roy Keane for attempting to shake their hands before the end of Chelsea's recent 3-0 win over Aston Villa, said on Friday he has no regrets and would do it again. Lambert, the Villa manager, and his assistant Keane both refused...
  • EPL: Manchester City strike late to beat Aston Villa 2-0 October 5, 2014

    Birmingham: Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero produced late moments of brilliance to earn Manchester City a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday, keeping the champions in touch with Premier League leader Chelsea. Toure dribbled to the edge of the penalty area in the 82nd minute and curled a left-footed shot...
  • Christian Benteke set for Aston Villa return after long absence October 3, 2014

    London: Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke is set to make his long-awaited return from injury against champions Manchester City on Saturday, manager Paul Lambert said. Benteke, 23, has been out since early April with a ruptured Achilles and missed Belgium's run to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil. "If everything...
  • Costa's 8th EPL goal gives Chelsea a 3-0 win over Aston Villa September 27, 2014

    London: Diego Costa scored his eighth goal in six Premier League games to help give Chelsea a 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday and consolidate top spot in the standings. Costa headed in the second goal in the 59th minute after Oscar had put Chelsea ahead in the seventh minute...
  • Ozil, Welbeck seal Arsenal's 30 win over Aston Villa September 20, 2014

    London: Arsenal scored three goals in a fourminute span to beat Aston Villa 30 on Saturday and halt the host's good start to the Premier League season. Mesut Ozil answered critics by scoring the first goal in the 32nd minute and then setting up Danny Welbeck two minutes later for the...
  • Arsene Wenger asks for patience with Welbeck after Dortmund defeat September 17, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has asked fans and critics for patience with England striker Danny Welbeck and his team after a forlorn display in their 20 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. Wenger, who takes his team to secondplaced Aston Villa for a key Premier League fixture on Saturday,...
  • Aston Villa extend unbeaten start with win at Liverpool September 14, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool received a reminder of how tough life will be without last season's two leading goalscorers in a 10 loss to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. Gabriel Agbonlahor put Villa in front after 11 minutes at Anfield and the secondplaced visitors clung on to preserve their unbeaten...
  • Aston Villa sign Manchester United's Tom Cleverley on loan September 2, 2014

    England: Aston Villa have taken England midfielder Tom Cleverley on a seasonlong loan from Manchester United, completing the deal a day after the closing of the summer transfer window. Villa had to wait until the Premier League confirmed that they had received the paperwork for the signing before Monday's transfer deadline. Villa...
  • Aston Villa, QPR humbled by lowly sides in League Cup August 28, 2014

    Premier League Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa suffered humiliating 10 defeats against fourthtier Burton Albion and thirdtier Leyton Orient respectively in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday. QPR sit bottom of the Premier League with two defeats from as many games but were expected to make light...
  • Aston Villa, Newcastle draw 00 in Premier League August 23, 2014

    England: Aston Villa remained unbeaten in their start to the Premier League season despite not having a shot on target in a 00 draw against Newcastle on Saturday. Villa have four points from two games, while Newcastle grabbed their first point. Newcastle had clear opportunities just after the break at Villa Park,...
  • EPL Team Preview: Aston Villa shrouded in uncertainty ahead of new season August 14, 2014

    Birmingham: Aston Villa look to be headed for another season of struggle in the Premier League following a summer which exposed the turmoil and uncertainly surrounding the cashstrapped Midlands club. American businessman Randy Lerner's failure to find a buyer after putting Villa up for sale in May has impacted offseason transfer...
  • Aston Villa sign former England midfielder Joe Cole June 10, 2014

    Former England midfielder Joe Cole has joined Aston Villa on a free transfer, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Cole, 32, has signed a twoyear deal after being released by West Ham United. "This is a massive club and there's a massive opportunity for the club to push on," he was...
  • Owner Randy Lerner puts Premier League club Aston Villa up for sale May 12, 2014

    Owner Randy Lerner is seeking a buyer for English Premier League soccer club Aston Villa, the American said in a statement on Monday. "Now is the time for me to look for new ownership and thus new leadership," said Lerner, who bought the club in 2006, adding that Bank of America...
  • Manchester City close in on EPL title with 40 win over Aston Villa May 8, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City moved to the brink of the Premier League title with an emphatic 40 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday as Edin Dzeko scored twice to leave them needing just a point from the final game of the season. Dzeko's double midway through the second half relieved the pressure...
  • EPL: Weimann scores two as Villa beat Hull 31 May 3, 2014

    Birmingham: Andreas Weimann scored a priceless brace against Hull to all but guarantee Aston Villa's English Premier League place for another season with a 31 victory on Saturday. Weimann, without a goal in 12 matches dating to January, delivered just when his side needed it most with a pair of headers...
  • 'Unacceptable' Villa must become competitive force, says Paul Lambert May 1, 2014

    A club of Aston Villa's size should not be battling against relegation and their position in the Premier League table is "unacceptable", manager Paul Lambert said on Thursday. Sixteenthplaced Villa are on a poor run of form, losing five of their last six matches, and have slipped perilously close to...
  • Aston Villa suspend assistant manager Culverhouse April 15, 2014

    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 manager...
  • Jose Mourinho fined for Villa Park behaviour April 10, 2014

    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 field...
  • Christian Benteke out of World Cup with Achilles injury April 3, 2014

    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 club's...
  • Wayne Rooney double powers Manchester United to win over Aston Villa March 29, 2014

    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 in...
  • Jose Mourinho hits out again at referee Chris Foy March 29, 2014

    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 encroaching...
  • Aston Villa beat league leaders Chelsea 1-0 in EPL March 16, 2014

    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 corner,...
  • Chelsea still only fake leaders, says Jose Mourinho March 14, 2014

    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 could...
  • Brendan Rodgers happy with comeback draw versus Aston Villa January 19, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was pleased with "a good point" after his side recovered from a twogoal deficit to draw 22 at home to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. Daniel Sturridge's goal just before halftime and Steven Gerrard's 53rdminute penalty after Luis Suarez was fouled salvaged a draw...
  • Liverpool held to a 22 draw by Aston Villa January 19, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool came back from two goals down to draw 22 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 ball...
  • Chelsea loan out Bertrand to Aston Villa January 17, 2014

    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 the...