LONDON - A 12-year-old boy was arrested by police after Crystal Palace player Wilfried Zaha highlighted racist abuse he received ahead of Sunday's Premier League match at Aston Villa.The racist messages and images referenced the Ivory Coast international ...
Jul 13, 2020
WITH four straight wins in the Premier League, Manchester United is on track for a return to the Champions League as the team goes from strength to strength under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Meanwhile, the man he replaced at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho, ...
Jul 10, 2020
LIVERPOOL, England - Liverpool kept alive its bid to finish the Premier League season with a perfect home record after laboring to a 2-0 win against relegation-threatened Aston Villa on Sunday in its first match at Anfield since winning the title. ...
Jul 6, 2020
BIRMINGHAM, England - The referee blew his whistle, signaling the return of soccer in England after a 100-day stoppage because of the coronavirus outbreak.The game could wait another 15 seconds, though.Instead of kicking the ball inside a silent and virtually ...
Jun 18, 2020
MANCHESTER, England - English Premier League jerseys will feature "Black Lives Matter" instead of player names for the first 12 games after the competition's shutdown ends on Wednesday.The movement's campaign logo will then feature elsewhere on jerseys through ...
Jun 13, 2020
LONDON - Harry Kane scored two late goals as Tottenham came from behind to start its Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win over promoted Aston Villa on Saturday.Tanguy Ndombele also struck on his debut as Mauricio Pochettino's side ...
Aug 11, 2019
LONDON - Prince William punched the air in joy inside Wembley Stadium as Aston Villa secured a return to the English Premier League and a future windfall of at least 170 million pounds on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).Villa beat Derby 2-1 ...
May 28, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, England - A spectator ran onto the field and threw a punch at Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish during a derby game at Birmingham City on Sunday.The incident happened less than 10 minutes into the second-tier Championship game in central ...
Mar 10, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, England - Rather than retire or play against Chelsea, John Terry decided to join a team that was unlikely to face the Premier League champions.The former Chelsea captain signed a one-year deal with second-division club Aston Villa on Monday, ...
Jul 4, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, England - Aston Villa was sold Wednesday to a Chinese businessman after a decade under the American ownership of Randy Lerner.The sale to Tony Jiantong Xia's Recon Group follows the central England club's relegation from the Premier ...
May 19, 2016
LONDON - Aston Villa's 28-year stay in the English top flight ended on Saturday with a 1-0 loss at Manchester United, while Newcastle and Sunderland gave themselves hope of escaping the Premier League relegation zone by both winning, 3- ...
Apr 17, 2016
LONDON - Aston Villa avoided FA Cup embarrassment in this miserable season by overcoming fourth-tier Wycombe at the second attempt, winning a replay, 2-0, to reach the fourth round on Tuesday.But Villa took 75 minutes to find a breakthrough against ...
Jan 20, 2016
BIRMINGHAM, England - Leicester dropped points in its shock pursuit of the English Premier League title on Saturday when it was held by bottom-place Aston Villa to a 1-1 draw.Although Leicester went top, a point ahead of Manchester City and ...
Jan 17, 2016
NEWCASTLE, England - Newcastle and Aston Villa drew, 1-1, in a rain-soaked encounter at St. James' Park between two sides fighting relegation from the Premier League on Saturday.Newcastle went ahead when Villa failed to clear a corner and captain ...
Dec 20, 2015
BIRMINGHAM, England - Aston Villa marked Remi Garde's first game in charge by frustrating Manchester City, forcing a scoreless draw to end a seven-game losing streak in a meeting of the bottom and top teams in the Premier League on ...
Nov 9, 2015
BIRMINGHAM, England - Aston Villa surrendered a second-half lead to lose 2-1 at home to Swansea on Saturday and increase the pressure on manager Tim Sherwood after a sixth consecutive defeat in the Premier League.Villa had taken the lead in ...
Oct 25, 2015
BIRMINGHAM, England - Stoke won a Premier League match away from home for the first time since February as midfielder Marko Arnautovic scored in a 1-0 victory against Aston Villa on Saturday.The Potters' previous league away win came in Aston ...
Oct 4, 2015
LIVERPOOL, England - Liverpool eased the pressure on much-criticized manager Brendan Rodgers following a 3-2 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.Rodgers' side was without a league victory since the second game of the season. Two defeats and two draws ...
Sep 27, 2015
LIVERPOOL, England - Christian Benteke scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool on Monday to give his new team a 1-0 win over promoted Bournemouth in a game that was marked by two disputed refereeing decisions.Benteke met a cross at ...
Aug 18, 2015
ASTON Villa is set to get a replacement for Christian Benteke with the arrival of Jordan Ayew in the UK.The 23-year-old Ghanaian striker arrived on Friday and is set to complete the move from French side Lorient, which has ...
Jul 25, 2015
CHRISTIAN Benteke has completed his transfer from Aston Villa to Liverpool on Wednesday on a £32.5million on a five-year contract. Liverpool was expected to announce the move on Monday but the 24-year-old striker's medical took longer due ...
Jul 23, 2015
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