Aston Villa

Benteke proves hero as Villa edge West Brom in thriller

Midfielder Fabian Delph celebrates after scoring Villa's third goal. Photo: AFP

Christian Benteke settled a wild West Midlands derby with a second-half penalty to give Aston Villa a 4-3 win over West Bromwich Albion in a game that saw six goals scored in the first half.

Thursday, 30 January, 2014, 1:36pm

Ferguson hails van Persie's impact as striker seals title

Van Persie celebrates Manchester United's 20th league title. Photo: EPA

Van Persie lashed home a stunning first-time volley from 20 yards in the 13th minute of the game at Old Trafford as United secured an unprecedented 20th English league title.

24 Apr 2013 - 5:50am

United show two faces as they dominate title race

Manchester United's Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his team's first goal against Aston Villa. Photo: AFP

Relentless, but often ragged; record-breaking, but seldom ruthless - there have been two quite distinct faces to Manchester United's 2012-13 Premier League championship success.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Aston Villa out to put Manchester United's title procession on hold

Alex Ferguson

Manchester United can seal their 20th English title by beating Aston Villa tonight after Manchester City's 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last night.

22 Apr 2013 - 3:38am

Aston Villa escapes relegation zone with 3-1 win at Stoke

Aston Villa's Mattew Lowton celebrates after scoring the team's second goal against Stoke on Saturday. Photo: AP

Paul Lambert’s team kicked off at the Britannia Stadium third from bottom of the Premier League and looked set for a frustrating draw after Gabriel Agbonlahor’s opener was cancelled out by Michael Kightly’s late equaliser.

7 Apr 2013 - 2:35pm

Lambert sees hope in Villa loss

Paul Lambert

Liverpool came from behind to win 2-1 at Aston Villa in an entertaining game that kept Paul Lambert's side entrenched in the Premier League relegation zone.

1 Apr 2013 - 3:39am

Queens Park Rangers are a good wager to least draw with Villa

Harry Redknapp. Photo: AFP

While Manchester United hold a 12-point advantage at the top of the English Premier League, only 10 points cover the 11 teams from 10th to 20th and this weekend there are three key clashes where teams from that group will be hoping to make their position more secure.

16 Mar 2013 - 3:47am

Villa snag vital win over Reading

Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor is cheered after scoring the winner.

Paul Lambert believes Aston Villa have taken a huge step towards ensuring their Premier League status for another season after Gabriel Agbonlahor's stunning strike clinched a 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

11 Mar 2013 - 4:02am

Brian McDermott braces for fight at the bottom

Brian McDermott

Reading lie second from bottom but will move above Aston Villa, who sit one place and one point above them, if they beat Paul Lambert's side at the Madejski Stadium today.

9 Mar 2013 - 3:48am

Wenger relief as Arsenal triumph

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger said he was proud of his Arsenal players after Santi Cazorla lifted the gloom around the Emirates Stadium with a crucial double in a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.

25 Feb 2013 - 4:13am

I won’t quit, says embattled Villa boss Lambert

Paul Lambert. Photo: AFP

Defiant Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insisted on Saturday that he will not quit despite seeing his side suffer a second cup humiliation in four days against lower-ranked opposition.

26 Jan 2013 - 3:21pm

Aston Villa's Darren Bent back with a bang

Darren Bent

Darren Bent will hope to keep his place in Aston Villa's starting line-up for tonight's League Cup semi-final first leg at Bradford City after his goal-scoring return in the FA Cup.

8 Jan 2013 - 3:04am

Arsenal in greatest peril of an early exit in FA Cup

Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger. Photo: AFP

Early January means it's time for one of the great traditions of the English soccer season, the FA Cup third round, and it's highly probable that May will bring the now traditional conclusion to the competition with one of the big six lifting the trophy at Wembley.

5 Jan 2013 - 7:39am

Aston Villa lose again to cap awful year

Aston Villa's Stephen Ireland is challenged by Wigan Athletic's James McCarthy. Photo: AP

Under-pressure Paul Lambert has vowed to keep Aston Villa in the Premier League despite the club suffering three successive defeats and conceding 15 goals.

31 Dec 2012 - 3:08am

Frank Lampard hits 500-game milestone but future at Chelsea still uncertain

Midfielder Frank Lampard scores his 130th Chelsea goal in the Premier League, taking him past the previous mark set by Bobby Tambling. Photo: Reuters

Frank Lampard admits his Chelsea future remains uncertain despite the midfielder establishing himself as the club’s leading top-flight scorer in the 8-0 rout of Aston Villa.

Lampard marked his 500th Premier League start with his side’s fourth, his 130th Chelsea goal in the Premier League, taking him past the previous mark set by Bobby Tambling.

24 Dec 2012 - 9:27am