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Archives: Aston Villa

Arsenal annihilate a poor Aston Villa outfit to maintain strong Champions League pursuit

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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Arsenal annihilated Aston Villa 5-0 at the Emirates. Even without their best player in Alexis Sanchez, the Gunners had no issues defeating their struggling opponents. The first real chance at goal occurred in the fourth minute when box-to-box midfielder Aaron … Continue reading

Lambert says Fabian Delph is irreplaceable after player extends Aston Villa contract

Posted on by PA Sport
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Paul Lambert insisted Fabian Delph is irreplaceable at Aston Villa after the England star penned a new deal. The midfielder has signed a four-and-a-half year contract, which was announced just before Villa's 2-1 FA Cup win over Bournemouth on Sunday. … Continue reading

Paul Lambert Urges Aston Villa Fans to Cancel Protest Against Randy Lerner

Posted on by PA Sport
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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has urged frustrated fans to call off a planned protest at the start of Saturday's clash at home to Liverpool. Three unofficial fans' websites – Villa Blog, My Old Man Said and A Villa Fan … Continue reading

Carles Gil Completes £3.2million Move to Aston Villa

Posted on by PA Sport
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Aston Villa have completed the signing of Carles Gil from Valencia. The midfielder, who can play on either flank or behind the strikers, has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at Villa Park. The deal had hit a late snag over … Continue reading

Brad Guzan: Blame Aston Villa Players Not Manager Paul Lambert

Posted on by PA Sport
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Brad Guzan has defended under-fire Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert and urged frustrated fans to blame the players. The traveling supporters called for Lambert's head for the second straight game as they lost 1-0 at Leicester on Saturday. Villa have … Continue reading

Aston Villa Captain Ron Vlaar Ruled Out For Up to 6 Weeks

Posted on by PA Sport
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Ron Vlaar has been ruled out for up to six weeks with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert expecting his skipper to stay put in January. The Villa captain limped out of New Year's Day's goalless draw with Crystal Palace with … Continue reading

Crests of Premier League Clubs Reimagined With Rival Team’s Colors

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Shudder the thought, but imagine what the crest of your favorite Premier League club would look like if it featured the colors of your team’s closest rival. Reddit user TheTruth1777 has gone ahead and recolored the crests of 19 Premier League clubs … Continue reading

Crystal Palace Could Move for Darren Bent in January Transfer Window

Posted on by PA Sport
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Alan Pardew could turn to Darren Bent to fill Crystal Palace's striker void if the Eagles cannot complete a deal for Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis. Newcastle boss Pardew is expected to be installed as Palace's new manager ahead of the New … Continue reading

Combined Premier League XI Team For First Half of Season 2014-15

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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So the final Premier League games of 2014 have come to a close. Chelsea and Manchester City seem destined to battle for this season’s title whilst Manchester United have climbed up to third after a slow start. West Ham United … Continue reading

What if Martin O’Neill Had Stayed at Aston Villa? Could They Have Won the Title?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The decline of Premier League as a force in European football has been on display for the world to see since the 2009-10 season. That campaign was also the final season in a three-year run where Martin O’Neill guided a … Continue reading

Premier League Team of the Week – Gameweek 17

Posted on by Amadi Tidiane
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Based on the performances in the 10 matches played during the weekend of Gameweek 17 of the Premier League, as well as utilizing stats from WhoScored, Squawka and TransferMarkt, here’s my team of the weekend: Goalkeeper Pantilimon – [Sunderland] – … Continue reading

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 17

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
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The weekend’s biggest and most controversial incident was at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon. I was fortunate enough to be at the game and thought the referee had a good game until just after Manchester United equalized. Gabby Agbonlahor was … Continue reading

Watch Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by PA Sport
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Radamel Falcao clinched a 1-1 draw for Manchester United as 10-man Aston Villa ended their winning run. The Colombian scored just his second United goal, cancelling out Christian Benteke's beautiful opener for the hosts. Gabby Agbonlahor's controversial red card – … Continue reading

Clubs Enquiring About The Services of Experienced Top-flight Manager Tony Pulis

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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It’s not a good time to be a manager in football if your name is Nigel. Nigel Atkins has been sacked as Reading manager whilst Nigel Pearson, if reports are to be believed, is clinging to his job at Leicester … Continue reading

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 16

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
Referee Foy reacts after being hit in the face by a football during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James' Park in Newcastle

Diving has been and continues to be a problem in the modern game and it was again brought to the media’s attention this weekend after there were six diving incidents, all of which led to differing outcomes. Chelsea’s 2-0 victory … Continue reading

Watch West Brom 1-0 Aston Villa Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by PA Sport
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Alan Irvine revealed his relief after a vital win over Aston Villa lifted the pressure on the West Brom head coach. The Baggies beat their local rivals 1-0 at The Hawthorns thanks to Craig Gardner's first goal for the club. … Continue reading

Aston Villa Aren’t the Top Dogs in Midlands Says West Brom’s Craig Gardner

Posted on by PA Sport
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Craig Gardner has dismissed Aston Villa as Midlands top dogs and insists West Brom are fed up of being overlooked. Ahead of Saturday's derby clash at The Hawthorns, the midfielder believes the Baggies can topple their rivals. Gardner made 80 … Continue reading

Randy Lerner Prepared to Fund Aston Villa Signings in January

Posted on by PA Sport
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Boss Paul Lambert will be backed in the January transfer window – although Aston Villa will not spend big. Chief executive Tom Fox has revealed chairman Randy Lerner, who put the club up for sale in May, is prepared to … Continue reading