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Selection posers for Parker ahead of Villa clash

Posted Friday, January 03, 2020 by PA45 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 PA58 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 PA81 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 PA208 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 PA68 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 PA101 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 PA53 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 PA52 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 »

Hourihane earns Villa vital win and pushes Norwich closer to drop

Posted Friday, December 27, 2019 by PA53 hits

Conor Hourihane breathed fresh life into Aston Villa’s survival hopes as his goal earned a crucial win over Norwich.The substitute struck in the second half to seal a 1-0 victory and strike a huge blow to the Canaries’ own hopes of staying up.Villa had lost seven of their previous nine top-flight games and, while victory failed to lift them out of the Premier League relegation zone, ...Full Story »

Villa without injured McGinn for Norwich clash

Posted Tuesday, December 24, 2019 by PA62 hits

Aston Villa will be without John McGinn for their Boxing Day clash at home to relegation rivals Norwich.The influential Scotland midfielder has been ruled out for around three months with a fractured left ankle sustained in Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Southampton.Centre-back Tyrone Mings and striker Keinan Davis (both hamstring) are poised to return to training this week and could be ava...Full Story »

Hasenhuttl delighted with in-form Ings as Saints win at Villa

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by PA49 hits

Boss Ralph Hasenhuttl saluted two-goal Danny Ings after he fired Southampton out of the drop zone.The striker’s brace inspired the Saints to a 3-1 win at Aston Villa and see them leapfrog their fellow Premier League strugglers.Jack Stephens also netted in the first half and, while Jack Grealish scored a spectacular late goal, the visitors deserved victory.They have now won three of their l...Full Story »

Ings at the double as Southampton move out of relegation zone at Villa’s expense

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by PA79 hits

Danny Ings continued his red-hot form as he fired Southampton to a vital victory against Aston Villa.The forward’s brace inspired a 3-1 win which lifted the Saints out of the Premier League drop zone – and plunged Villa into it.Ings now has 12 goals in his last 13 outings and cashed in again against the wretched hosts at Villa Park.FULL-TIME Aston Villa 1-3 SouthamptonSouthampton lea...Full Story »

Tyrone Mings and Keinan Davis remain out for Aston Villa

Posted Friday, December 20, 2019 by PA50 hits

Aston Villa have no fresh injury concerns ahead of their home game against fellow strugglers Southampton.Tyrone Mings and Keinan Davis remain out with hamstring troubles, but both could return before the end of the year. Jed Steer (Achilles) is also still absent.Club captain James Chester returned for his first game in 325 days against Liverpool in midweek and the defender is available again on ...Full Story »

Carabao Cup: Manchester derby in semifinals; Leicester City host Aston Villa

Posted Thursday, December 19, 2019 by ESPN91 hits

Manchester United will host crosstown rivals City in the semifinals of the Carabao Cup, while Leicester are home to Aston Villa in the other semifinal. The last-four ties will be played on Jan. 6 and Jan. 27. United made the semifinals after beating Colchester 3-0, while holders went through with an easy win over Oxford United. United and City last met in the League Cup semifinals in 2010, w...Full Story »

Stand-in Liverpool boss Critchley hails Villa management for encouraging moment

Posted Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by PA60 hits

Stand-in Liverpool boss Neil Critchley thanked Aston Villa manager Dean Smith and assistant John Terry for providing his young players with a never-to-be-forgotten moment following their 5-0 Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat.Under-23 coach Critchley took charge of the youngest Reds team in history, with an average age of just 19, as Liverpool and manager Jurgen Klopp chose to prioritise the Club ...Full Story »

Aston Villa show no mercy by knocking out young Liverpool side

Posted Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by PA94 hits

Aston Villa routed Liverpool 5-0 to take their place in the Carabao Cup semi-finals, yet the youngest Reds line-up in the club’s history was far from disgraced.With Jurgen Klopp and his entire first-team squad on Club World Cup duty in Qatar this week, it was an unrecognisable Liverpool side that took to the Villa Park pitch, comprised entirely of academy players, and with five making thei...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Liverpool - Hourihane to be assessed ahead of Villa’s clash with Liverpool

Posted Monday, December 16, 2019 by PA412 hits

Aston Villa will check on the fitness of Conor Hourihane ahead of their Carabao Cup quarter-final tie against Liverpool.The midfielder missed the Premier League defeat at Sheffield United but Villa boss Dean Smith was optimistic he would be available on Tuesday night.Facing a much-changed Reds team, Smith may feel he can afford to make changes of his own. With Jed Steer (Achilles) out injured, O...Full Story »

Fleck hits the spot as Sheffield United see off Aston Villa

Posted Sunday, December 15, 2019 by PA44 hits

Sheffield United won the battle between two promoted teams as Aston Villa were defeated 2-0 at Bramall Lane.Remaining in the Premier League is the objective for both clubs, after coming up from the Championship last season, and after a couple of second-half goals by John Fleck, the Blades are well on their way to achieving that aim.A dire first half was followed by a very watchable second period...Full Story »

Jamie Vardy nets for eighth consecutive game as Leicester hammer Aston Villa

Posted Monday, December 09, 2019 by PA151 hits

Jamie Vardy continued his red-hot form as ruthless Leicester dismantled Aston Villa 4-1 to keep Premier League leaders Liverpool in sight.The former England international bagged a brace to net for an eighth straight game and ensure the Foxes closed the gap on the Reds at the top to eight points.Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans also scored to help Leicester set a new club record of eight consecu...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Leicester City - Anwar El Ghazi could be in contention for Aston Villa return

Posted Friday, December 06, 2019 by PA68 hits

Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi could return from a knee injury to face Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday. The winger missed Wednesday’s defeat at Chelsea but will return to training on Saturday. Striker Keinan Davis’ hamstring injury is likely to rule him out for another week, while goalkeeper Jed Steer’s Achilles injury will also keep him sidelined for up ...Full Story »

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