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Aston Villa manager Dean Smith: File photo(Pool via REUTERS)

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

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 06:41 PM IST
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'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)

Leicester strengthens top-4 spot in EPL with 2-1 win against Aston Villa

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 10:01 PM IST
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 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)

Villa has 'keeper Martinez to thank at Brighton in 0-0 draw

PTI | , Brighton
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 10:45 AM IST
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 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)

Villa goal after 74 seconds enough to beat Arsenal 1-0

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 10:34 PM IST
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.
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)

City breaks down Villa's resistance to win 2-0 in EPL

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:37 AM IST
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.
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)

Another Aston Villa game called off because of virus cases

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 05:00 PM IST
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.”
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)

Liverpool survives scare by Villa's kids to win in FA Cup

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 08:21 AM IST
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.
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)

Premier League to punish virus rule breaches; 10 Villa players positive

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:42 PM IST
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 - 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)

Villa-Liverpool cup game to go ahead despite virus outbreak

BIRMINGHAM | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:41 PM IST
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. 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)

Covid-19 cases at Aston Villa put Liverpool FA Cup tie in doubt

Birmingham | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:04 AM IST
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)

Aston Villa reports ‘significant’ virus outbreak

Birmingham, England | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:42 PM IST
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 photo of Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp(Getty Images)
File photo of Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp(Getty Images)

Liverpool unlikely to sign centre back in January, says Klopp

Liverpool, England | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:24 PM IST
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.
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)

Chelsea missing injured Ziyech, could return soon - Lampard

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 12:50 PM IST
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.
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)

Villa beats Palace 3-0 in EPL despite Mings’ sending-off

AP | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 11:40 PM IST
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.
Representational image.(AP)
Representational image.(AP)

Seven positive in latest round of Premier League COVID-19 tests

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 09:22 AM IST
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.
Photo of Anwar El Ghazi(Twitter)
Photo of Anwar El Ghazi(Twitter)

Aston Villa sink Wolves with late El Ghazi penalty

Wolverhampton, England | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 09:09 PM IST
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.
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)

Newcastle still short of players after COVID-19 outbreak at club: Bruce

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 07:29 PM IST
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.
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)

Newcastle’s match at Aston Villa postponed due to COVID-19 cases, says club

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 11:47 PM IST
“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.
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)

Watkins scores twice as vibrant Villa stun Arsenal

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 09:31 AM IST
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.
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)

Sadio Mane becomes 2nd Liverpool player to test positive for Covid-19 this week

LIVERPOOL, England | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 10:27 AM IST
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.
File image of Bertrand Traore.(AP)
File image of Bertrand Traore.(AP)

Bertrand Traore leaves Lyon for Aston Villa

BIRMINGHAM, England | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 03:46 PM IST
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.
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)

14 records Liverpool have broken in the 2019-20 season

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 12:07 PM IST
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).
Aston Villa's goalkeeper Pepe Reina, right, punches the ball clear of the goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Shaun Botterill,Pool)(AP)
Aston Villa's goalkeeper Pepe Reina, right, punches the ball clear of the goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Shaun Botterill,Pool)(AP)

Aston Villa beat Arsenal 1-0, out of Premier League relegation zone

BIRMINGHAM | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 06:17 AM IST
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will need to win the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Aug. 1 to secure a place in the Europa League next season, and could yet finish as low as 10th place in the Premier League.
Watford's Roberto Pereyra in action with Manchester City's Phil Foden.(Pool via REUTERS)
Watford's Roberto Pereyra in action with Manchester City's Phil Foden.(Pool via REUTERS)

Watford relegation fears mount after thrashing by Manchester City

Watford | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 06:28 AM IST
Starting the day three points above 19th-placed Bournemouth and 18th-placed Aston Villa, Watford held firm for half an hour before Sterling’s sensational strike gave City the lead.
FILE PHOTO: Premier League - Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - July 4, 2020 Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer substitutes off Manchester United's Mason Greenwood, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Peter Powell/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Premier League - Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - July 4, 2020 Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer substitutes off Manchester United's Mason Greenwood, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Peter Powell/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood proves Premier League pedigree to Solskjaer

Manchester | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 04:23 PM IST
Greenwood scored his 16th goal in all competitions for United this season, and his fourth in his last three Premier League games, in their 3-0 victory over Aston Villa on Thursday.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba, obscured, is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP PhotoAndrew Boyers,Pool)(AP)
Manchester United's Paul Pogba, obscured, is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP PhotoAndrew Boyers,Pool)(AP)

Premier League: Manchester United win again as Tottenham misfires under Jose Mourinho

Manchester | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 06:21 AM IST
While United romped to a 3-0 victory at Aston Villa on Thursday, Tottenham couldn’t even muster a shot on target against the most porous defense since the Premier League restarted last month.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Liverpool - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - July 2, 2020 Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Peter Powell/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Liverpool - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - July 2, 2020 Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Peter Powell/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Liverpool not focused on records, says Klopp

Liverpool | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 08:27 AM IST
Liverpool, who won 2-0 at Aston Villa on Sunday thanks to goals by Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones, need 12 points from their final five games to beat City’s tally from the 2017-18 season.
Curtis Jones reflects after he rounded off a memorable weekend with his first Premier League goal(Liverpool’s Twitter handle)
Curtis Jones reflects after he rounded off a memorable weekend with his first Premier League goal(Liverpool’s Twitter handle)

Liverpool make triumphant Anfield return as English champ

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 06:31 AM IST
Lacking the intensity and precision that brought the team the title in devastating fashion, Liverpool still managed to eke out a 2-0 win over Aston Villa to move in sight of a slew of records to cap one of the best ever top-flight campaigns.
Liverpool's Curtis Jones, left, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Paul Ellis/Pool via AP)(AP)
Liverpool's Curtis Jones, left, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Paul Ellis/Pool via AP)(AP)

Liverpool labour to win in 1st match at Anfield as champion

Liverpool | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 12:05 AM IST
A 17th straight home victory this season — and surely the most underwhelming — was secured by goals from Sadio Mane in the 71st minute and substitute Curtis Jones in the 89th.
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Leander Dendoncker holds the ball.(AP)
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Leander Dendoncker holds the ball.(AP)

Leander Dendoncker settles derby as Wolves win at Villa

BIRMINGHAM, England | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 07:42 PM IST
A fifth win from six league games sent Wolves above Manchester United and two points behind fourth-place Chelsea in the race for a Champions League place next season.
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