ASTON VILLA

  • 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...
  • 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...