ASTON VILLA

  • Manchester City loans winger Scott Sinclair to Aston Villa 7 hours 16 minutes ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • 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...