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Premier League: Gerrard makes winning start as Aston Villa beats Brighton 2-0

  • The former Liverpool captain got Villa Park bouncing again after two late goals secured the win.
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard celebrates the opening goal during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain, Saturday Nov. 20, 2021.(AP)
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard celebrates the opening goal during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain, Saturday Nov. 20, 2021.(AP)
Published on Nov 20, 2021 11:27 PM IST
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Steven Gerrard appointed Aston Villa manager after leaving Rangers

  • Gerrard replaces Dean Smith, who was dismissed on Sunday after a fifth straight league defeat left Villa 16th in the standings with 10 points - just two points above the relegation places - after 11 games.
Here's presenting Aston Villa's new manager, Steven Gerrard. (Getty)
Here's presenting Aston Villa's new manager, Steven Gerrard. (Getty)
Published on Nov 11, 2021 05:26 PM IST
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Aston Villa fires manager Dean Smith after 5-game losing run

  • The Premier League club made the announcement on Sunday. Smith, who guided the club back to the top flight, has paid the price for the team’s disappointing form this season.
Aston Villa fires manager Dean Smith after 5-game losing run(REUTERS)
Aston Villa fires manager Dean Smith after 5-game losing run(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 07, 2021 08:10 PM IST
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Premier League: Wolves score 3 late goals to beat Aston Villa 3-2

  • Hosts Villa enjoyed second-half goals from Danny Ings and John McGinn at Villa Park before Romain Saiss scored in the 80th and Conor Coady equalized five minutes later in the West Midlands derby.
Premier League: Wolves score 3 late goals to beat Aston Villa 3-2(TWITTER)
Premier League: Wolves score 3 late goals to beat Aston Villa 3-2(TWITTER)
Updated on Oct 16, 2021 10:30 PM IST
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Tottenham beats Villa 2-1 to end 3-match league losing run

Harry Kane, though, remains without a goal for Tottenham in the league this season. The striker squandered a number of good chances and has now gone six league games without a goal for the first time since 2015.
Tottenham beats Villa 2-1(Action Images via Reuters)
Tottenham beats Villa 2-1(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Oct 03, 2021 10:18 PM IST
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Lukaku, Kovacic break Stamford Bridge ducks as Chelsea beat Villa 3-0

In the 15th minute, Kovacic slithered past Villa's midfield and released Lukaku with a ball that split the away side's defence. The Belgian striker sent defender Axel Tuanzebe the wrong way before finding the bottom corner.
Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku, left, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa(AP)
Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku, left, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa(AP)
Published on Sep 12, 2021 08:24 AM IST
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Villa and Brentford play out feisty 1-1 draw

Aston Villa and Brentford played out an entertaining 1-1 draw as the visiting promoted side continued their impressive start to the Premier League season at Villa Park on Saturday.
Villa and Brentford play out feisty 1-1 draw(Action Images via Reuters)
Villa and Brentford play out feisty 1-1 draw(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Aug 28, 2021 10:39 PM IST
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John Terry quits as Aston Villa assistant coach

Terry joined the club on a one-year contract as captain in 2017 and played 32 games in that season. He then returned to Villa a year later, becoming an assistant in manager Dean Smith's coaching team.
John Terry: File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
John Terry: File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Jul 26, 2021 04:51 PM IST
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PTI | , Birmingham

Villa's Grealish out of Sheffield United trip as 'frustrating' injury continues

Grealish has still not recovered from a leg injury that he sustained in training last month but Smith said he was hopeful the England international will return to training later this week.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith: File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith: File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 06:41 PM IST
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Leicester strengthens top-4 spot in EPL with 2-1 win against Aston Villa

Villa was without Jack Grealish because of injury and made a slow start without its inspirational captain, going 2-0 down by the 23rd minute at Villa Park.
Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings, left, and Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz, right, challenge Leicester's Jamie Vardy during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, Pool)(AP)
Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings, left, and Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz, right, challenge Leicester's Jamie Vardy during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, Pool)(AP)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 10:01 PM IST
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Villa has 'keeper Martinez to thank at Brighton in 0-0 draw

Emiliano Martinez made crucial saves for Villa, including an outstretched palm to deny Dan Burn's header, to ensure his side left with a clean sheet and a point.
Aston Villa's goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez makes a save during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Aston Villa at the Falmer Stadium in Brighton.(AP)
Aston Villa's goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez makes a save during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Aston Villa at the Falmer Stadium in Brighton.(AP)
Published on Feb 14, 2021 10:45 AM IST
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Villa goal after 74 seconds enough to beat Arsenal 1-0

While Villa leapfrogged struggling Tottenham Hotspur, the result left Arsenal 10th on 31 points after a midweek loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers, two points behind their north London rivals having played two games more.
Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, England.(AP)
Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, England.(AP)
Published on Feb 06, 2021 10:34 PM IST
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City breaks down Villa's resistance to win 2-0 in EPL

An end-to-end match in which City lost Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker to injuries looked to be heading for a draw, despite the home team's dominance, when Silva received a pass from Rodri and smashed home a shot from the edge of the area in the 79th minute.
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva celebrates scoring their first goal(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva celebrates scoring their first goal(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 09:37 AM IST
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Another Aston Villa game called off because of virus cases

The Premier League said Thursday that Villa will no longer play Everton on Sunday because “a significant number of players and staff remain in isolation.”
FILE - This Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 file photo shows a general view of a social distancing message on display outside the Villa Park stadium, home of Aston Villa, in Birmingham, England. Aston Villa has on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 reported a “significant” coronavirus outbreak and closed its training ground a day before a scheduled FA Cup home game against Liverpool. Villa says “discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the club, the Football Association and the Premier League.”(AP)
FILE - This Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 file photo shows a general view of a social distancing message on display outside the Villa Park stadium, home of Aston Villa, in Birmingham, England. Aston Villa has on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 reported a “significant” coronavirus outbreak and closed its training ground a day before a scheduled FA Cup home game against Liverpool. Villa says “discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the club, the Football Association and the Premier League.”(AP)
Published on Jan 14, 2021 05:00 PM IST
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Liverpool survives scare by Villa's kids to win in FA Cup

A bunch of new jerseys needed to be printed before kickoff on Friday, adding rarely seen squad numbers up to 76 for the teenagers who, at late notice, were about to play for Aston Villa against the superstars of English champion Liverpool in the FA Cup.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. left, challenges for the ball with Aston Villa's Dominic Revan during the FA Cup 3rd round soccer match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park stadium in Birmingham, England, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. left, challenges for the ball with Aston Villa's Dominic Revan during the FA Cup 3rd round soccer match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park stadium in Birmingham, England, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP)
Published on Jan 09, 2021 08:21 AM IST
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Premier League to punish virus rule breaches; 10 Villa players positive

The government has allowed professional sports to continue despite England being placed into its latest lockdown this week and some players being involved in high-profile flouting of national rules over Christmas with parties.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Southampton v Manchester United - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Britain - November 29, 2020 General view of Nike Flight balls inside the stadium before the match Pool via REUTERS/Naomi Baker(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Southampton v Manchester United - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Britain - November 29, 2020 General view of Nike Flight balls inside the stadium before the match Pool via REUTERS/Naomi Baker(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 09:42 PM IST
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Villa-Liverpool cup game to go ahead despite virus outbreak

The third-round game was in doubt after Villa reported “a large number” of players and staff returned positive tests following routine testing on Monday. There were more positive tests following checks on Thursday.
FILE - This Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 file photo shows a general view of a social distancing message on display outside the Villa Park stadium, home of Aston Villa, in Birmingham, England.(AP)
FILE - This Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 file photo shows a general view of a social distancing message on display outside the Villa Park stadium, home of Aston Villa, in Birmingham, England.(AP)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 04:41 PM IST
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Covid-19 cases at Aston Villa put Liverpool FA Cup tie in doubt

The club said “ a large number ” of players and staff returned positive tests following routine testing on Monday, and they “immediately went into isolation.”
FILE - This Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 file photo shows a general view of a social distancing message on display outside the Villa Park stadium, home of Aston Villa, in Birmingham, England. Aston Villa has on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 reported a “significant” coronavirus outbreak and closed its training ground a day before a scheduled FA Cup home game against Liverpool. Villa says “discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the club, the Football Association and the Premier League.”(AP)
FILE - This Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 file photo shows a general view of a social distancing message on display outside the Villa Park stadium, home of Aston Villa, in Birmingham, England. Aston Villa has on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 reported a “significant” coronavirus outbreak and closed its training ground a day before a scheduled FA Cup home game against Liverpool. Villa says “discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the club, the Football Association and the Premier League.”(AP)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 08:04 AM IST
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Aston Villa reports ‘significant’ virus outbreak

The club said “a large number” of players and staff returned positive tests following routine testing on Monday, and they “immediately went into isolation.”
Aston Villa cancelled first-team training ahead of the match(Twitter)
Aston Villa cancelled first-team training ahead of the match(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 08:42 PM IST
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Birmingham, England | ByAssociated Press

Liverpool unlikely to sign centre back in January, says Klopp

Liverpool’s three main centre backs Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are all sidelined with injuries and Klopp was forced to play midfielders Fabinho and Jordan Henderson in defence in Monday’s 1-0 loss at Southampton.
File photo of Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp(Getty Images)
File photo of Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 08:24 PM IST
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Chelsea missing injured Ziyech, could return soon - Lampard

Ziyech went off with a hamstring injury during Chelsea’s win over Leeds United on Dec. 5 and the Blues have won only one of their five league games since then, losing three and drawing 1-1 on Monday with Aston Villa.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech during the warm up before the match.(Pool via REUTERS)
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech during the warm up before the match.(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 12:50 PM IST
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Villa beats Palace 3-0 in EPL despite Mings’ sending-off

Mings was shown a second yellow card in the 45th minute for blocking Wilfried Zaha, with whom the defender had clashed to pick up his first booking.
John McGinn of Aston Villa and Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace interact.(Getty Images)
John McGinn of Aston Villa and Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace interact.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 11:40 PM IST
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Seven positive in latest round of Premier League COVID-19 tests

Since the new season kicked off, more than 100 individuals in the English top flight have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in 16 rounds of testing.
Representational image.(AP)
Representational image.(AP)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 09:22 AM IST
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LONDON | ByReuters

Aston Villa sink Wolves with late El Ghazi penalty

The result lifted Villa up to eighth on 18 points from 10 games while Wolves, again sorely missing injured striker Raul Jimenez, stayed 11th on 17 points from 12 games.
Photo of Anwar El Ghazi(Twitter)
Photo of Anwar El Ghazi(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 09:09 PM IST
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Newcastle still short of players after COVID-19 outbreak at club: Bruce

However, Newcastle resumed full training this week and Bruce said they were in a better situation going into Saturday’s match against West Bromwich Albion.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Crystal Palace v Newcastle United - Selhurst Park, London, Britain - November 27, 2020 Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce reacts after the match Pool via REUTERS/Daniel Leal-Olivas/File Photo(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Crystal Palace v Newcastle United - Selhurst Park, London, Britain - November 27, 2020 Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce reacts after the match Pool via REUTERS/Daniel Leal-Olivas/File Photo(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 07:29 PM IST
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Newcastle’s match at Aston Villa postponed due to COVID-19 cases, says club

“Several Newcastle United players and staff members are now self-isolating at home after returning positive test results in recent days,” Newcastle said in a statement.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Crystal Palace v Newcastle United - Selhurst Park, London, Britain - November 27, 2020 Newcastle United's Callum Wilson celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates Pool via REUTERS/Daniel Leal-Olivas(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Crystal Palace v Newcastle United - Selhurst Park, London, Britain - November 27, 2020 Newcastle United's Callum Wilson celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates Pool via REUTERS/Daniel Leal-Olivas(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 11:47 PM IST
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Watkins scores twice as vibrant Villa stun Arsenal

The visitors had already seen a John McGinn goal ruled out for a harsh offside decision when Bukayo Saka, under pressure from Trezeguet, put into his own goal after 25 minutes.
Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates stadium in London.(AP)
Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates stadium in London.(AP)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 09:31 AM IST
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Sadio Mane becomes 2nd Liverpool player to test positive for Covid-19 this week

Mane has “displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall,” the club said on Friday. Mane, who scored in a 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Monday, is self-isolating and will miss Sunday’s game against Aston Villa.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield.(AP)
Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield.(AP)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 10:27 AM IST
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LIVERPOOL, England | ByAssociated Press

Bertrand Traore leaves Lyon for Aston Villa

Lyon said the fee was 18.4 million euros (around 17 million pounds/$21.9 million), with an additional 2.2 million euros (2 million pounds/$2.6 million) in bonuses and the club receiving 15% of a profitable future sale.
File image of Bertrand Traore.(AP)
File image of Bertrand Traore.(AP)
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 03:46 PM IST
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BIRMINGHAM, England | ByAssociated Press

14 records Liverpool have broken in the 2019-20 season

Liverpool’s 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Jan. 11 meant they set a new record for points gained from the first 21 games in any of Europe’s ‘Big Five’ leagues (61).
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson, teammates and staff celebrate with the trophy after winning the Premier League.(Pool via REUTERS)
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson, teammates and staff celebrate with the trophy after winning the Premier League.(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 12:07 PM IST
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