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Aston Villa vs Watford - Villa without recognised striker again for Watford visit

Posted Monday, January 20, 2020 by PA14 hits

Aston Villa are again without a recognised striker for Tuesday’s Premier League visit of Watford as the club is still tied up with paperwork for £8.5million Genk forward Mbwana Samatta.Wesley is out for the season with a knee injury, Keinan Davis has only just returned to training after nearly three months out with a hamstring problem, while Jonathan Kodjia has been sold to Qatari si...Full Story »

Sevilla director Monchi ‘angry and outraged’ by VAR call after Real Madrid loss

Posted Sunday, January 19, 2020 by PA12 hits

Sevilla director of football Monchi says his club are “angry and outraged” at the VAR decision to disallow their opening goal during their 2-1 LaLiga defeat to Real Madrid.After dominating much of the early play, Sevilla’s Luuk De Jong headed home from a corner in the 30th minute.The strike was ruled out, however, after the referee adjudged that Madrid defender Eder Militao was...Full Story »

Dean Smith delighted with Jack Grealish and Villa debutant Pepe Reina after draw

Posted Sunday, January 19, 2020 by PA8 hits

Dean Smith is running out of superlatives for Jack Grealish and hailed the “telling contribution” of debutant Pepe Reina after Aston Villa hit back to draw 1-1 at Brighton.Influential captain Grealish salvaged an important point for relegation-threatened Villa by lashing home his ninth goal of the season with 15 minutes remaining at the Amex Stadium.Veteran goalkeeper Reina, who coul...Full Story »

Real pull ahead as Casemiro double downs Sevilla

Posted Sunday, January 19, 2020 by PA7 hits

Two goals from Casemiro pushed Real Madrid to the top of LaLiga after a 2-1 defeat of Sevilla.Zinedine Zidane’s side returned to domestic action after claiming victory over Atletico Madrid on penalties to take the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.Subsequently fielding a slightly diminished squad, with Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos all absent, Los Blancos nevertheless...Full Story »

Brighton held as Grealish plays the Villa-in

Posted Sunday, January 19, 2020 by PA7 hits

Jack Grealish continued his fine goalscoring form against Brighton to salvage relegation-threatened Aston Villa a point from a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium.Villa captain Grealish scored for the fourth successive meeting with Albion by lashing home 15 minutes from time and earning the visitors a potentially vital point in the battle for survival.Seagulls winger Leandro Trossard gave the hosts a f...Full Story »

Prince William 'more worried about Aston Villa' than Meghan and Harry royal split

Posted Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk40 hits

Aston Villa are third from the bottom in the Premier League after losing 6-1 to Manchester City on Sunday Never mind Megxit, William is worried about his beloved Aston Villa ’s ­relegation battle, according to the vice-chairman of the FA. As the nation reels over Prince Harry and Meghan’s plans to quit as senior royals, it is claimed the Duke of Cambridge’s true fears are...Full Story »

Aston Villa Fans Leave After 28 Minutes Following Manchester City Masterclass

Posted Monday, January 13, 2020 by thesportbible.com37 hits

Aston Villa fans left Villa Park before the half hour mark after a scintillating Manchester City raced 3-0 ahead. City lead 4-0 at half-time but it was at 3-0 when a large Villa contingent decided they'd seen enough. A Riyad Mahrez brace and Sergio Aguero scorcher put Pep Guardiola's side in a commanding position early on. And Villa fans were quick to flock to the exit after Aguero's strike...Full Story »

Record-breaking Aguero hits hat-trick as Manchester City demolish sorry Villa

Posted Monday, January 13, 2020 by PA27 hits

Sergio Aguero made Premier League history with a ruthless hat-trick as Manchester City embarrassed Aston Villa.The striker’s treble in City’s 6-1 thrashing cemented his place as the league’s all-time overseas top scorer.He has now scored 177 goals – from 255 league games – to overhaul Thierry Henry’s mark of 175 after a clinical performance at Villa Park.Sergi...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Manchester City - Drinkwater could make Villa debut after loan move

Posted Friday, January 10, 2020 by PA38 hits

Danny Drinkwater could make his Aston Villa debut when they host Manchester City on Sunday. The midfielder joined on loan from Chelsea this week and is available to face the champions. Matt Targett (hamstring) is also back but Jonathan Kodjia (illness) is likely to miss out. Keinan Davis (hamstring) is sidelined along with Tom Heaton and Wesley, who both had surgery on season-ending knee i...Full Story »

Iheanacho levels as Leicester held to Aston Villa draw in Carabao Cup semi-final

Posted Thursday, January 09, 2020 by PA18 hits

Kelechi Iheanacho denied battling Aston Villa a shock victory in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final at Leicester.Frederic Guilbert’s opener had stunned the hosts with five-time winners Villa hanging on for a creditable 1-1 draw.Substitute Iheanacho fired home with 16 minutes left to rescue the Foxes, who had to settle for a draw despite dominating for long spells.Ezri Konsa hit ...Full Story »

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy fit for Aston Villa semi-final

Posted Tuesday, January 07, 2020 by PA29 hits

Jamie Vardy is fit for Leicester’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg with Aston Villa.The striker has been sidelined for the last two games with a calf injury, having also missed a third due to the birth of his daughter last month.Filip Benkovic is fit despite coming off against Wigan with a knee injury but Wes Morgan (groin) and Daniel Amartey (ankle) are out.Skipper Jack Grealish, centre-...Full Story »

Harry Arter stunner sees off Villa

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2020 by PA8 hits

Harry Arter climbed off the bench to dump Aston Villa out of the FA Cup with a spectacular long-range strike.The midfielder had been on the pitch for barely 90 seconds when he let fly from 25 yards to seal a 2-1 win for Championship Fulham.Anwar El Ghazi had earlier cancelled out Anthony Knockaert’s cracker, but Arter’s rocket fired the Cottagers through to round four.74'' YOU''RE A ...Full Story »

Selection posers for Parker ahead of Villa clash

Posted Friday, January 03, 2020 by PA16 hits

Fulham manager Scott Parker has a few selection concerns ahead of the FA Cup third-round tie against Aston Villa.Defender Steven Sessegnon has been carrying a groin problem, which saw him miss the Sky Bet Championship defeat by Reading on New Year’s Day.Harrison Reed (calf) was forced off early on against the Royals, so is another doubt, while midfielder Josh Onomah (illness) and captain T...Full Story »

Dean Smith praises Aston Villa response at Burnley

Posted Thursday, January 02, 2020 by PA19 hits

Dean Smith was baffled by another controversial VAR decision but praised his Aston Villa players for responding to criticism with a valuable victory at Burnley.Four days after losing 3-0 to 10-man Watford, Villa held on for a 2-1 victory – their first in the league at Turf Moor since 1936.Wesley and Jack Grealish scored the goals in the first half after the latter had what appeared a strai...Full Story »

Grealish stars as Villa beat Burnley but VAR takes centre stage again

Posted Wednesday, January 01, 2020 by PA24 hits

Aston Villa secured a much-needed 2-1 victory at Burnley, despite another controversial VAR decision denying Jack Grealish a goal.The playmaker headed in Ezri Konza’s cross in the 11th minute in what appeared at first glance to be a straightforward opener, only for a lengthy review to rule it out for a marginal offside against Wesley in the build-up.When Wesley did open the scoring not lon...Full Story »

Burnley vs Aston Villa - Burnley could recall Rodriguez for Aston Villa clash

Posted Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by PA51 hits

Jay Rodriguez and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are pushing for places in the Burnley starting line-up against Aston Villa.Both came on against Manchester United on Saturday and made positive impacts, and will be uppermost in Sean Dyche’s thoughts if he does want to make changes.Ben Gibson (groin) and Aaron Lennon (illness) could come back into contention.Aston Villa will be without left-back Ma...Full Story »

Dean Smith questions commitment of Aston Villa players after Watford defeat

Posted Sunday, December 29, 2019 by PA20 hits

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith questioned the commitment of his players and revealed his bemusement with referee Simon Hooper failing to use the pitchside monitors during Saturday’s 3-0 loss at 10-man Watford.Birmingham-fan Troy Deeney struck a brace at Vicarage Road to hand the Hornets a vital win in their bid to pull off a Premier League great escape this season.Watford’s captain g...Full Story »

Troy Deeney brace helps Watford to comfortable win over Aston Villa

Posted Sunday, December 29, 2019 by PA32 hits

Birmingham-fan Troy Deeney struck a brace to hand Watford a vital 3-0 win over relegation rivals Aston Villa at Vicarage Road.The Hornets skipper grabbed his first three minutes before half-time and added a second from the penalty spot in the 67th minute – 10 minutes after team-mate Adrian Mariappa had been sent off.Ismaila Sarr scored a third not long after to make it back-to-back victori...Full Story »

Doucoure back from suspension as Watford host Aston Villa

Posted Friday, December 27, 2019 by PA24 hits

Abdoulaye Doucoure is back in contention for Watford as they prepare to host Premier League relegation rivals Aston Villa.The midfielder missed the draw against Sheffield United on Boxing Day as he served a one-match suspension, with Nathaniel Chalobah taking his place in the team.Ismaila Sarr was forced off with a head injury at Bramall Lane, leaving him with a swollen eye, but the forward is n...Full Story »

Smith expects Grealish to shine in Villa’s relegation battle

Posted Friday, December 27, 2019 by PA22 hits

Boss Dean Smith backed Jack Grealish to thrive in Aston Villa’s tense relegation battle after a crucial victory over Norwich.Conor Hourihane’s second-half strike sealed a 1-0 win and lifted Villa to within a point of safety ahead of Saturday’s key trip to Watford.They were forced to survive long spells of pressure from the Canaries – who missed several clear chances &ndas...Full Story »

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