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Newcastle game vs Aston Villa postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak
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Newcastle game vs Aston Villa postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak

Newcastle's trip to Aston Villa on Friday has been postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the club. Newcastle had been in dialogue with the Premier League over the postponement of the match after their squad was told to stay away from their training ground following an outbreak of coronavirus. A new date and time for the game, which was due to be shown live on Sky Sports, will be confirmed in due course. A club statement read: "Several Newcastle United players and staff members are now self-isolating at home after returning positive test results in recent days and the club's training centre site has been temporarily closed in order to contain the spread of the virus. "With the Magpies' first team currently unable to prepare for the match as a group, Newcastle United lodged...
Jack Grealish Accused Of ‘Embarrassing’ Dive In Aston Villa’s Controversial Loss To West Ham
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Jack Grealish Accused Of ‘Embarrassing’ Dive In Aston Villa’s Controversial Loss To West Ham

    Jack Grealish was accused of an 'embarrassing' dive during Aston Villa's 2-1 loss against West Ham on Monday night. Once again most people were left talking about VAR after West Ham's win, with Ollie Watkins late equaliser ruled out by the video officials by the barest of all margins. However, Grealish, who scored Villa's equaliser before Jarrod Bowen's winner, was also at the centre of some controversy, which spilled out into the manager's technical areas. In the second half the England international won a free-kick after a clash with Pablo Fornals, but the 25-year-old's delayed reaction caused outrage from fans on Twitter. There was tension between the two benches during the game as well, with both assistant managers getting booked for an argument, that it...
Fantasy football: FPL Gameweek 5 transfer advice, captain picks and more
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Fantasy football: FPL Gameweek 5 transfer advice, captain picks and more

Rushhoursport  handy Fantasy Premier League guide aims to assist your team selections over the course of the 2020-21 campaign Gameweek 4 of the 2020-21 Fantasy Premier League campaign delivered two jaw-dropping results as Tottenham hit Manchester United for six before Liverpool conceded seven against Aston Villa. It was a day to remember for Ollie Watkins (£5.9m) as he netted a hat-trick against the Premier League champions, while Jack Grealish (£7.1m) also starred for Villa and recorded a hugely impressive 24 points.
Everton’s Richarlison Brutally Trolls Liverpool After 7-2 Humiliation Against Aston Villa
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Everton’s Richarlison Brutally Trolls Liverpool After 7-2 Humiliation Against Aston Villa

  Everton number seven Richarlison posted an image of himself to Twitter on Sunday night - with many fans thinking it was mocking Liverpool for their devastating 7-2 loss to Aston Villa. The Premier League champions were stunned at Villa Park as an Ollie Watkins hat-trick helped put the home side 4-1 ahead at half-time. Many expected Liverpool to grow into the game but Dean Smith's side ramped up the pressure even higher to secure a historic victory. Immediately after the game, Brazilian forward Richarlison shared a picture of himself from the back, meaning his shirt number was completely visible. Fans are convinced the 23-year-old did it on purpose in a huge dig at his side's bitter rivals. The Toffees are currently top of the league after winning all four of their ...
Klopp Shocked By Liverpool Collapse To Concede Seven At Aston Villa
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Klopp Shocked By Liverpool Collapse To Concede Seven At Aston Villa

Jurgen Klopp admitted his surprise at Liverpool’s stunning collapse to lose 7-2 at Aston Villa on Sunday. Ollie Watkins scored a first-half hat-trick as the Reds became the first reigning English champions to concede seven goals in a league match since 1953. “It was unexpected but it happened tonight,” said Klopp. “We put all our rubbish things and mistakes in one game and hopefully we can start again.” Liverpool’s high line was torn apart by Villa’s counter-attack, while the absence of goalkeeper Alisson Becker to injury and Sadio Mane due to a positive coronavirus test was notable. The Reds were not beaten until their 28th league game in romping to the title last season and had won their opening three games of the new campaign. Alisson’s absence made a telling impact a...
Liverpool Set Premier League Record After Aston Villa 7-2 Hammer
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Liverpool Set Premier League Record After Aston Villa 7-2 Hammer

A hat-trick from new signing Ollie Watkins and a Jack Grealish double saw Aston Villa hammer reigning Premier League champions Liverpool 7-2 on Sunday. Liverpool are now the first defending champion to concede seven goals in a Premier League game. It is now three wins out of three games played so far for Villa while for Liverpool it is a first defeat in the league this season. This is the second time Villa will score seven goals in a Premier League game since a 7-1 versus Wimbledon in 1995. Also this is the first time Liverpool have conceded seven since a 7-2 league defeat at Tottenham in April 1963. Watkins is the 10th player to score a Premier League hat-trick against Liverpool, and the first since Dimitar Berbatov in September 2010. He is the first English-born player to do so...
Aston Villa Complete Signing Of Exciting Striker Ruben Shakpoke
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Aston Villa Complete Signing Of Exciting Striker Ruben Shakpoke

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of highly-rated striker Ruben Shakpoke to the club’s academy. The teenager joins from Norwich City having rejected the chance of a scholarship with the Championship side. Shakpoke, an England youth international, is expected to initially link up with Villa’s under-18s squad. The Villain’s are still restructuring their squad before transfer window closed. Villain’s Academy manager Mark Harrison disclosed on the club website, stating that: “We’re delighted to announce Ruben’s signing and by welcoming him to the club”. “He has joined us after a lot of hard work was put in during our recruitment process and I thank everyone for their efforts. “We’re looking forward to working with Ruben and developing his talents”. But the arrival...
Jack Grealish Signs New 5-Year Deal With Aston Villa
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Jack Grealish Signs New 5-Year Deal With Aston Villa

Englishman Jack Grealish has signed a new 5-year deal with Aston Villa which keeps him at the club till 2025. The Aston Villa skipper has been with his hometown club since he was eight-years-old and made his claret and blue debut at the end of the 2013/14 season. He remained with Villa despite relegation in 2016 and was pivotal in our return to the top-flight last year. https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/1305816395251421185?s=20 In their first season back in the Premier League, Jack was instrumental in the team’s survival and was capped by England for the first time earlier this month. CEO Christian Purslow said: “Jack is an emblem of our Owner’s vision for Aston Villa. He joined our Club as a local boy aged six and has developed into one of the country’s finest...
Aston Villa complete signing of £20m Arsenal goalkeeper
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Aston Villa complete signing of £20m Arsenal goalkeeper

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will turn his attention back to off the field issues after guiding the Gunners to a magnificent win over Fulham in their opening Premier League fixture. Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes both made a huge impact on debut, and Arteta will be hoping he can bring in more quality additions before the end of the transfer window. The main talking point at the Emirates Stadium right now is around the goalkeeper situation. Emiliano Martinez is understood to be nearing a move away from the club, while David Raya from Brentford is being lined up as his replacement. Emiliano Martinez has completed a medical with Aston Villa ahead of a £20m move away from Arsenal. The Argentine goalkeeper was left out of the squad that beat Fulham on Saturday, with Bernd Leno returning t...
Ollie Watkins Joins Aston Villa From Brentford
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Ollie Watkins Joins Aston Villa From Brentford

Aston Villa have completed the signing of striker Ollie Watkins from Brentford for a club record fee of £28m, which could rise to £33m with add-ons. Watkins was the Championship’s joint-top scorer last season with 26 goals. The 24-year-old is Villa’s second signing of the transfer window following the £16m arrival of defender Matty Cash from Nottingham Forest. Ollie Watkins scored 26 times as Brentford missed out on promotion to the Premier League in the play-off final “Ollie has developed into one of the most sought-after strikers in the country,” said Villa boss Dean Smith. “We are looking forward to seeing him show his great qualities in an Aston Villa shirt. “He is a hugely determined character who has both the ability and personality to succeed at the highest level.”...
Gareth Barry retires from football at 39
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Gareth Barry retires from football at 39

Former Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has retired from professional football at 39. Barry - who made a record 653 Premier League apperances - played his final game in March this year, when he featured in West Brom's 3-2 FA Cup defeat to Newcastle United at the Hawthorns, one of six games he played for the Baggies last season. Those matches took his number of senior games to 833, in a career spanning 23 years but one which has now come to an end. He scored 67 goals in that time. Barry spent the first 12 years of his career with Aston Villa before a £12m move to Manchester City, with whom he won the FA Cup in 2011 and the Premier League the following season. After being a regular in England youth teams, Barry made his senior debut against Uk...
Aston Villa among several Premier League clubs interested in signing Liverpool striker Brewster on loan
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Aston Villa among several Premier League clubs interested in signing Liverpool striker Brewster on loan

The 20-year-old is also on the radar of Newcastle, Brighton, Fulham and Crystal Palace, but will be given the chance to prove his worth to the Reds Aston Villa are among a host of clubs interested in signing Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster on loan. But the Reds will give the England Under-21 international the chance to prove his worth to Jurgen Klopp during pre-season before making a decision on his future. Brewster, 20, impressed after moving to Swansea on a temporary basis in January. The Londoner scored 11 times in 22 appearances for the South Wales outfit, helping them reach the play-off semi-finals, where they were narrowly edged out by Brentford over two legs.
Wilfried Zaha Responds with Powerful Statement after 12 year old boy is Arrested for Racially Abusing him
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Wilfried Zaha Responds with Powerful Statement after 12 year old boy is Arrested for Racially Abusing him

Crystal Palace footballer, Wilfried Zaha has responded after a 12-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly sending sickening racist messages to the player on social media. The 27-year-old footballer posted screenshots of the racist abuse he received on Sunday to his social media accounts ahead of Sunday's Premier League game at Aston Villa, alongside the caption: "Woke up to this today."   One of the messages sent to Zaha read:  "You better not score tomorrow you black c***." The other read: "Or I'll come to your house dressed as a ghost." Alongside the message, two images of the Ku Klux Klan, a racist hate group, and another displaying an edited version of a box of cornflakes, carrying the words ‘coonflakes’ and displaying a man with his face blacked up were also ...
Man Utd to be Without two Key Players Against Southampton
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Man Utd to be Without two Key Players Against Southampton

Manchester United will be without two key players when they host Southampton in tonight’s Premier League due to injuries. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made this known in a post via its official website at the weekend. Man United head to the game after beating Aston Villa 3-0 in their last fixture, while Southampton played a 1-1 draw with Everton. The Red Devils are currently in the fifth position on the Premier League table with 58 points from 34 matches. “Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe are the only players who are presently unavailable for selection, due to injury, leaving Ole with a large group of sharp and hungry Reds to choose from,” Man United said. The match kick-off time is at 8 pm Nigerian time.
Michael Owen, Charlie Nicholas Predict EPL Clash Btw Aston Villa and Man Utd
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Michael Owen, Charlie Nicholas Predict EPL Clash Btw Aston Villa and Man Utd

Former England striker, Michael Owen and former Arsenal forward, Charlie Nicholas, have predicted tonight’s Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park. Man United head to the game after beating Bournemouth 5-2 in their previous match, while Aston Villa lost 2-0 against Premier League champions, Liverpool. Providing his prediction, Owen wrote in his column for BetVictor: “Aston Villa actually played well at Anfield against Liverpool on Sunday but came away with nothing for their efforts. “They are now without a win in 10 games, and things do not get any easier as far as their fixtures are concerned. “Manchester United have won eleven of the last 13 Premier League meetings between these two sides, and I cannot see beyond another stroll in...
Nicol Reveals Chelsea’s Biggest Problem Under Lampard
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Nicol Reveals Chelsea’s Biggest Problem Under Lampard

Former Liverpool star, Steve Nicol, has revealed Chelsea’s biggest problem under their manager, Frank Lampard, so far this season. According to Nicol, the Blues’ biggest problem under their Lampard was the vulnerability of their defence. On Sunday, Chelsea came from a goal down to beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the Premier League to move five points clear ahead of fifth-place Manchester United. “Chelsea’s biggest problem is not going forward, it’s defensively,” Nicol told ESPN FC. “They are going to create chances and put teams under pressure all day long, every time they step onto the field, regardless of the opposition. “But I tell you what, and they give me a heart attack at the back. “They go a goal down, and there were three Aston Villa pla...
Solskjaer Told he has ‘big’ Decision to Make on Goalkeepers next Season
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Solskjaer Told he has ‘big’ Decision to Make on Goalkeepers next Season

Former England striker, Alan Shearer, has said Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has a big decision to make about goalkeepers next season. David de Gea was at fault for Tottenham’s goal as United drew 1-1 on Friday night. The result put a dent on their top-four hopes, especially with Chelsea defeating Aston Villa 2-1 yesterday. De Gea has made seven errors leading to goals this campaign, the joint most in the Premier League, while Dean Henderson has impressed on loan at Sheffield United. Shearer told the UK Sun that Solskjaer has to decide whether to stick with De Gea or give Henderson a shot at becoming No.1. “Dean Henderson has had a taste of the limelight at Sheffield United and is not going to want to sit on the Old Trafford ...
Giroud’s hot streak against Villa continues as Chelsea win on Premier League return
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Giroud’s hot streak against Villa continues as Chelsea win on Premier League return

The Frenchman netted an all-important winner against Dean Smith's side to ensure the Blues tighten their hold on fourth place Olivier Giroud's hot streak against Aston Villa continued as Chelsea secured a win on their return to Premier League action. The Blues picked up their first away victory of 2020 by beating Villa 2-1 in their own backyard on Saturday afternoon. Frank Lampard's side moved to within three points of third-placed Leicester City as a result, while opening up a five-point lead over Champions League qualification rivals Manchester United.
Chelsea take control of top-four race as Pulisic kickstarts crucial Villa comeback
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Chelsea take control of top-four race as Pulisic kickstarts crucial Villa comeback

Frank Lampard's side are now five points clear of fifth-place in the Premier League after coming from behind to beat Aston Villa Over the past week, all most Chelsea fans have been talking about are next season and how new £47.5 million ($59m) signing Timo Werner will fit in Stamford Bridge alongside fellow new-boy Hakim Ziyech. But on their return to action against Aston Villa after 105 days since their last competitive action, it was the club's most recent big-money signing who kickstarted a comeback that puts the Blues well in control of the race to finish in the Premier League's top-four. Christian Pulisic's close-range finish on the hour was followed two minutes later by Olivier Giroud finding the net as Frank Lampard's side recovered from falling behind against the run of play...
Lampard Speaks on Pulisic’s Performance after Chelsea’s 2-1 win Over Aston Villa
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Lampard Speaks on Pulisic’s Performance after Chelsea’s 2-1 win Over Aston Villa

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has singled out winger, Christian Pulisic for praise following the Blues’ away Premier League 2-1 victory against Aston Villa on Sunday. Lampard said Pulisic was hungry during the encounter against the host, adding that the 21-year-old American international’s ability to always arrive in the box was a big thing. Lampard’s men defeated Aston Villa at the Villa Park Stadium, thanks to two goals from Pulisic and Olivier Giroud in the second half. Speaking on Pulisic’s performance against Aston Villa, Lampard was quoted by Goal as telling reporters after the game: “He was hungry. “I know that, and I felt for him. He has trained well. “The ability to arrive in the box is a big thing. “It’s a difference between be...
Lampard Reveals why he Benched Tammy Abraham for 2-1 Win at Aston Villa
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Lampard Reveals why he Benched Tammy Abraham for 2-1 Win at Aston Villa

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said he left Tammy Abraham on the bench for their 2-1 win at Aston Villa because he is trying to manage his squad efficiently. Abraham and Christian Pulisic were substituted for the Blues’ first game back after the COVID-19 break. Lampard opted to start with Willian and Olivier Giroud in attack, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek also made a return from his long-term injury. “It’s very important to let the players know that this is more than ever a squad game over this period. “Certainly nobody should get their head down at not starting. We’re going to have to make subs and we’re going to need impact off the bench,” Lampard told Sky Sports. Pulisic and Giroud scored for Chelsea, as they fought back from a goal down to...
‘The goalkeeper was in the stands!’ – Sheffield United baffled as Hawk-Eye apologises for Aston Villa error
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‘The goalkeeper was in the stands!’ – Sheffield United baffled as Hawk-Eye apologises for Aston Villa error

The Blades were denied a win because goal-line technology was obstructed, much to their manager's frustration Chris Wilder was left frustrated after Sheffield United were denied a goal against Aston Villa on Wednesday, with Hawk-Eye apologising "unreservedly" for its technology's failure to notify the referee that the ball had crossed the line. Wilder’s side thought they had taken the lead in the first-half when goalkeeper Orjan Nyland fell into the net with the ball in his hands, carrying the ball over the line. Although social media went into a frenzy over what appeared to be a clear goal, referee Michael Oliver did not award one and the match went on to finish 0-0.
Prince William ask Aubameyang to Leave Arsenal for Rivals
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Prince William ask Aubameyang to Leave Arsenal for Rivals

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has urged Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave Emirates for another Premier League club, Aston Villa this summer’s transfer window. Aubameyang’s future at Arsenal remains uncertain. The Gabon captain is yet to agree on fresh terms with the Gunners and has been linked with an exit. His current contract with Arsenal runs out next summer. “I just want to say, Pierre, I hope you are at Aston Villa next year,” Willian was quoted by Metro UK as telling Aubameyang during a video chat. William added: “I have got to put that in there, just in case. “Mikel [Arteta] and I will have some words later.”
Referee for Man City vs Arsenal confirmed
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Referee for Man City vs Arsenal confirmed

The Premier League has confirmed that Anthony Taylor will be the man in charge of the Manchester City vs Arsenal game next Wednesday. The match is one of the two fixtures that will be played that day, to kick off the restart of top flight football in England. Aston Villa vs Sheffield United gets us underway at 6 pm and Michael Oliver will take charge of the fixture. Two hours later, City will host Arsenal, with Manchester-born Taylor the referee. The Gunners could move up as high as sixth with a win at the Etihad. It would leave them just five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, in the battle to clinch slots for European football next season.
EPL Fixtures Full: Dates and Kick-off times for Remaining 92 Games of 2019/20 Season
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EPL Fixtures Full: Dates and Kick-off times for Remaining 92 Games of 2019/20 Season

Here is the full list of the fixtures of the remaining 92 games of the 2019/20 English Premier League season. The list contains the dates and kick-off times of the remaining games. The English top-flight was forced to be suspended for several weeks, due to the coronavirus pandemic but is now scheduled to resume on June 17, 2020. Aston Villa vs Sheffield United at 6pm – and Manchester City vs Arsenal at 8pm – will restart the season on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. There are 92 fixtures left to be played this term with Liverpool closing in on the title. See full schedule below.   Weds 17th June Aston Villa vs Sheffield United (6pm) Sky Sports Man City vs Arsenal (8pm) Sky Sports Fri 19th June Norwich vs Southampton (6pm) Sky Sports Tottenham vs Manchest...
Relegation from Premier League on points-per-game basis would be unfair, says Neville
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Relegation from Premier League on points-per-game basis would be unfair, says Neville

The former Manchester United defender says it "wouldn't feel right" if Norwich, Aston Villa and Bournemouth were sent down to the Championship Gary Neville says it wouldn’t be fair for Premier League relegation to be decided on a points-per-game basis if the season can’t be completed. While the league’s ‘Project Restart’ plans continue, there remains uncertainty as to whether the sport can return in England, with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan saying the city isn’t ready to host Premier League football yet. When France’s Ligue 1 season was curtailed, the final league table was worked out using points per game, with Amiens and Toulouse relegated.
Coronavirus: Aston Villa players to take 25 per cent wage cut for four months
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Coronavirus: Aston Villa players to take 25 per cent wage cut for four months

Club CEO Christian Purslow has said the measures are designed to help protect all of the club's employees Aston Villa announced on Saturday that first-team players, coaches and senior management will take a 25 per cent wage cut amid the coronavirus pandemic. With play suspended since March, Premier League clubs have been required to consider drastic money-saving options as they lose out on revenue from hosting matches. On Saturday,  Chelsea announced their players will not be taking pay cuts  for the time being, while Arsenal players and coaches agreed to a 12.5% pay cut earlier in the week .
Liverpool & Arsenal target Traore could move this summer despite coronavirus, says his agent
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Liverpool & Arsenal target Traore could move this summer despite coronavirus, says his agent

The pacey winger's representative is hopeful that the Covid-19 crisis will not adversely affect the transfer market Rumoured Liverpool and Arsenal target Adama Traore could complete a move away from Wolves this summer despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, according to his agent Rodri Baster. Traore began his professional career at Barcelona after rising through the club's famed La Masia academy ranks, but ultimately failed to establish himself as a regular in the first-team set-up. The Spanish attacker was eventually sold to Aston Villa in August 2015, but endured a difficult first season in England which was marred by disciplinary and fitness issues. Villa decided to offload Traore after being relegated from the Premier League, and he signed a four-year contract with Middlesbr...
Against Brazil we were in business’ – Heskey on England’s golden generation, Liverpool and being underappreciated
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Against Brazil we were in business’ – Heskey on England’s golden generation, Liverpool and being underappreciated

The striker's career spanned more than 800 matches over 22 years and he is remembered fondly at Liverpool where he won a treble in 2001 Emile Heskey has a confession to make. “I always preferred athletics to football,” says the former England striker. “When I was younger, that was what I cared about. Football was secondary.” He was good as well. He represented his district as a sprinter, and shone as a long jumper too. At junior school, his teachers felt he had what it took to pursue a career in track and field. Football, though, won the argument. Heskey was nine years old when he was spotted playing for his school, and invited for a trial at Leicester’s Centre of Excellence. The die had been cast “Football gradually took over,” he tells Goal. “Athletics is more seasonal, isn...
‘School captain’ Grealish is a ‘special player’ and would improve Man Utd, says Merson
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‘School captain’ Grealish is a ‘special player’ and would improve Man Utd, says Merson

The former Aston Villa play maker believes the highly-rated 24-year-old doesn’t trust those around him at present, but would star in a better team Jack Grealish is a “special player”, says Paul Merson, and thinks it is easy to see why the likes of Manchester United are so keen on landing a creative influence who is trying to be “the school captain” at Aston Villa. The 24-year-old’s performances back in the Premier League this season have seen his stock rise considerably. Having shown himself to be capable of mixing it with English football’s elite, senior international recognition and a big-money move are now said to be on the table. Those at Old Trafford are considered to be leading the transfer chase, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still in the market for added creativity....
Everton chief Brands keen on Grealish, but wants Everton Soares first
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Everton chief Brands keen on Grealish, but wants Everton Soares first

Everton chief Marcel Brands is keen on Jack Grealish - though the Aston Villa captain isn't a priority. Sky Sports says Brands feels he needs to invest in a number of other positions before a move for the Aston Villa midfielder could be considered. Brands needs a right winger or right sided attacking midfielder and feels Grealish is not the player to fill that role. That role could be filled by Gremio attacker Everton Soares. Ancelotti remains a big fan of Soares, who he first tracked when manager of Napoli. Other clubs, including Napoli remain interested. Ancelotti was impressed with the 23-year old's performance in last summer's Copa America and hopes to form a potent partnership with Soares' Brazilian international partner and good friend, Richarlison
Danny Drinkwater Shaved Off His Hair During Coronavirus Lockdown
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Danny Drinkwater Shaved Off His Hair During Coronavirus Lockdown

Chelsea flop Danny Drinkwater shaved off his hair , the midfielder showed of his new hair style to his Instagram followers. The midfielder started a just giving page ,where proceeds made from him shaving his hair will go towards the Salvation Army , to helo during the COVID -19 crisis . He said : “ I have not shaved my hair since I was 25/26, it’s been so long since I had a bald head , but am happy am doing it for bit of fun and for a good cause , every little helps goes a long way during this crisis .The 31 year old is currently on loan at Aston Villa , but he still hasn’t found his feet there too.
Rangers set price for Aston Villa target Morelos
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Rangers set price for Aston Villa target Morelos

Rangers have set their asking price for in-demand striker Alfredo Morelos. The Express & Star says the forward is believed to be have been a target for Aston Villa in January before they landed Mbwana Samatta from Genk. Back then, the player's agent Theofilos Karasavvidis said a fee in the region of £20million would represent a bargain for the 23-year-old who has scored 29 times this season. Now, though, Rangers are reported to want £35million for the player. Morelos has been sent off seven times over the course of the last two seasons and has picked up 29 yellow cards during that spell.
Aston Villa wing-back Elmohamady: 2 Chelsea greats the best I’ve faced
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Aston Villa wing-back Elmohamady: 2 Chelsea greats the best I’ve faced

Aston Villa wing-back Ahmed Elmohamady has admitted two Chelsea greats have been his toughest opponents. The Egypt international recently celebrated 10 years in England. He told Sky Sports: "The best is Eden Hazard. He was one of the toughest and he is so talented. He is one of the best in the world, really world-class, and going up against him was really tough because you didn't know what he was going to do, and even when he did it was difficult to stop. "And in terms of going up against a defender, Ashley Cole was the best. He was so difficult to get past and he'd be constantly on you, and he could attack too and get in behind."
Conor Hourihan: I chose Aston Villa ahead of Sheffield Wednesday, Fulham
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Conor Hourihan: I chose Aston Villa ahead of Sheffield Wednesday, Fulham

Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihan has spoken of the offers he had in the Championship. Hourihan caught the eye of former Villa boss Steve Bruce at Barnsley four years ago. He told Going Up, Going Down EFL podcast: "There were some clubs that said If I saw my contract out they'd sign me on a free in the summer. This was way back in the December time. "Listen, I have no problems saying them, it was Sheffield Wednesday and Fulham all the way until probably Christmas time. "I can't go to Sheffield Wednesday, no way. I couldn't ruin the relationship I'd got with [Barnsley]. "Would I have wanted to go down to London with Fulham at the time? I wasn't sure. "Then, around Christmas time, Bruce and Villa came in and I just thought, 'I can't turn down Villa!' "You never know ...
Premier League season has to be finished – Fuchs
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Premier League season has to be finished – Fuchs

The Premier League winner's contract expires at the end of the season, whenever that might prove to be and he wants to finish the campaign Christian Fuchs is hoping the footballing authorities find a way to complete the current season amid the coronavirus outbreak which sees football suspended in almost every country across the world. The Premier League has set an earliest possible return date of April 30 with Her Majesty's Government leading the fightback against the highly contagious Covid-19 virus. Before the break in play, Fuchs' Leicester had earned an important win over Aston Villa in their bid to finish in the top four and qualify for next season's Champions League.
Aston Villa Goalkeeper, Pepe Reina Opens up About his Terrifying Experience with Severe Coronavirus Symptoms
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Aston Villa Goalkeeper, Pepe Reina Opens up About his Terrifying Experience with Severe Coronavirus Symptoms

Aston Villa goalkeeper, Pepe Reina has opened up about his terrifying experience after he was struck with severe Coronavirus symptoms that left him struggling to breathe at one point. The Spaniard, who is on loan from AC Milan revealed earlier this month that he believes he contracted the disease after displaying some symptoms. Speaking about his terrifying experience of COVID-19, the 37-year-old former Liverpool star told Corriere dello Sport: 'I am winning the battle against coronavirus only now,' he told the Italian publication. 'The most difficult moment was when I could no longer breathe, the 25 minutes I ran out of oxygen. It was the worst moments of my life. 'I don't miss the company as it's me, my wife Yolanda, five children and two in-laws. The house is big and lon...
Aston Villa Goalkeeper Pepe Reina Self-isolating after Showing Coronavirus Symptoms
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Aston Villa Goalkeeper Pepe Reina Self-isolating after Showing Coronavirus Symptoms

Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Pepe Reina, who currently plays for Aston Villa in the Premier League, believes he has contracted coronavirus after displaying symptoms of the deadly disease. The 37-year-old Spaniard is currently self-isolating at home like other players but he disclosed that he 'went through the bug' last week. Although he has not been officially diagnosed with the illness. Speaking in a recent interview with radio station Cope, he said: 'Last week it was my turn to go through the bug,' he told radio station Cope. 'It has been a different week, of taking precautions not to infect the people who live with me. 'Here tests are not conducted unless you are [in a] very bad [state]. Speaking to the doctors, the symptoms I had were of it, without official confirmation o...
Former Aston Villa and Cardiff star Peter Whittingham fighting for his life in hospital
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Former Aston Villa and Cardiff star Peter Whittingham fighting for his life in hospital

Cardiff City legend Peter Whittingham is fighting for his life in the hospital. South Wales Police confirmed the former Bluebirds midfielder, 35, is alive after rumours of his death spread on social media. Police were unable to give further details, but it is understood that Whittingham is in critical condition in Cardiff's Heath Hospital. Whittingham’s wife Amanda is currently pregnant. A spokesperson for South Wales Police said: “At around 10pm on March 7, South Wales Police were called to licensed premises in Barry. “A 35-year-old man from Penarth suffered a head injury as a result of a fall and remains at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. “At this stage, there is no evidence or suggestion of a criminal act, and it appears the injury was caused by an acciden...
Wilfred Ndidi Was Not Rushed Back From Surgery- Leicester Boss, Brendan Rodgers Defends Decision To Play The Nigerian, 13 Days After Knee Surgery
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Wilfred Ndidi Was Not Rushed Back From Surgery- Leicester Boss, Brendan Rodgers Defends Decision To Play The Nigerian, 13 Days After Knee Surgery

Brendan Rodgers has defended his club’s decision to play Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi just 13 days after he had a knee operation. Last month, Ndidi, who is one of the main players in the premier league, with the highest tackle rate, went through a knee operation, and was swung into action almost two weeks later in what Rodgers described as an “incredible recovery”. After just two appearances, against West Ham and Aston Villa, Ndidi’s knee inflamed and he has been ruled out for this weekend’s clash with Manchester City, his third straight match he has missed out on due to the injury. Football pundits and experts have criticized Rodgers’ decision to bring back Ndidi so quickly but the former Liverpool boss was quick to defend his actions. “Medically, he passed the tests an...
Mourinho’s Tottenham Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead of RB Leipzig Clash
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Mourinho’s Tottenham Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead of RB Leipzig Clash

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that forward, Heung-Min Son, is set to undergo surgery this week after sustaining a fracture to his right arm during their Premier League 3-2 against Aston Villa last weekend. Spurs disclosed this in a statement on their official website on Tuesday ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie against RB Leipzig on Wednesday. “Heung-Min Son will undergo surgery this week after he suffered a fracture to his right arm,” the club’s statement read. “The South Korean forward picked up the injury during Tottenham’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa in Sunday’s Premier League encounter. “After the surgery, our medical staff shall be reviewing management options for Son’s rehabilitation with the player expected to be out of a...
Mourinho Reacts to UEFA Ban on Manchester City
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Mourinho Reacts to UEFA Ban on Manchester City

Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, has reacted to the UEFA ban on Manchester City. The Portuguese raised the possibility of Man City being stripped the 2017-2018 Premier League title and awarded to Manchester United. Mourinho was the manager at United in 2017-2018 season when City won the title. UEFA on Friday banned Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City from all European competition for two years and fined £25million for “serious” financial fair-play breaches. Premier League is also said to be preparing their own investigation into the champions’ financial irregularities which could lead to deduction of points and strip of titles. United finished 19 points behind their neighbours in 2017-18. Tottenham’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa on Sunday move them up to fifth which will now qu...
Jack Grealish Chooses Man Utd Move
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Jack Grealish Chooses Man Utd Move

Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, has decided on a move to Manchester United this summer. The 24-year-old has already agreed terms with the Red Devils, although formal talks are yet to take place between both clubs. Grealish is widely expected to leave Villa Park this summer, with his boyhood club fighting to avoid relegation. It is believed the player has even started looking for houses in Manchester, after verbally agreeing to a deal that will see him earn more than his current £100,000 per week. Grealish has contributed seven goals and five assists so far this season. United have jumped to the front of the queue for Grealish, with Paul Pogba’s future still up in the air. The club will do business if they are offered £150 million for Pogba and use the funds to bri...
Liverpool Confirm Deal for 17-year-old Attacking Midfielder
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Liverpool Confirm Deal for 17-year-old Attacking Midfielder

Premier League leaders, Liverpool have confirmed that 17-year-old attacking midfielder, Tom Hill, has signed his first professional deal with the club. Hill made his debut for Liverpool’s Under 18 last August against Blackburn Rovers. Liverpool disclosed this known in a statement on their official website on Thursday. “Tom Hill has officially signed his first professional deal with Liverpool,” a club statement read. “The 17-year-old has scored two goals against Blackburn Rovers (Under 18) in his debut last August. “Hill, an attacking midfielder from Formby, has been at Liverpool’s Academy since U6 level. “He has scored eight goals for the club so far this campaign. “Hill made his senior debut for the Reds in an away Carabao Cup quarter-final encounter against Aston...
Pep Guardiola’s Man. City Side Qualify For Carabao Cup Final Date Against Aston Villa Despite Losing 0-1 To Man. United
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Pep Guardiola’s Man. City Side Qualify For Carabao Cup Final Date Against Aston Villa Despite Losing 0-1 To Man. United

Manchester city have qualified for the Caraboa cup final and will now face Aston Villa despite losing 0-1 to rivals, Manchester United at the Etihad - the second time Pep Guardiola's men have lost to Manchester United at the Etihad this season.                                           Man. City on Wednesday night, came into the match with a 3-1 win obtained during the first leg at Old Trafford, but were shocked by a first half strike by Nemanja Matic, resulting in a 1-0 scoreline.     United needed to score one more to equalize the game, and even though goals from Aguero and Sterling were canceled as offsides, United could not muster the second goal, instead midfielder Matic was sent off in the second half for receiving his second yellow card of the game. ...
Nigerian Duo Iheanacho And Ndidi Misses League Cup Final Ticket With Leicester City
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Nigerian Duo Iheanacho And Ndidi Misses League Cup Final Ticket With Leicester City

Aston Villa have sealed their ticket to the final of the League Cup. This win came after the Championship new boys defeated the Foxes 2-1 at the Villa Park on Tuesday night. After earning a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium on January 8, Villa knew they had to turn up good performance against Brendan Roger's side. Substitute Trezeguet was the hero with a stoppage-time winner as Aston Villa beat Leicester City 2-1 to reach the EFL Cup final. The winger got on the end of Ahmed El Mohamady's superb cross from the right and sent a fine volley across goal and into the right corner. It gave Villa a 3-2 aggregate at the end of 90 minutes. Matt Targett had given Villa a 12th-minute lead, but Leicester deservedly levelled through Kelechi Iheanacho in the 72nd minute. Nigerian...
Eniola Aluko Becomes Aston Villa’s First-Ever Women’s Sporting Director
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Eniola Aluko Becomes Aston Villa’s First-Ever Women’s Sporting Director

Former England Women striker, Eni Aluko, has been named the sporting director of Aston Villa Women.   The former Nigerian-British footballer, 32, who earned 102 caps for England over the course of her career, had recently announced her retirement from playing after leaving Juventus Women.   Speaking on her new role after being made Villa Women's first-ever sporting director, Aluko, who played for Chelsea and Juventus thanked a number of people who helped her land the job, including Aston Villa assistant coach, John Terry.   She said: 'I'm very excited to transition into a sporting director role. I feel it's something that I'm ready for at this point in my career. I've always been passionate about the women's game, its development and setting cultures th...
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola confirms his players including the married ones partied with 22 Italian Instagram models
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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola confirms his players including the married ones partied with 22 Italian Instagram models

Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola has confirmed that his squad partied with 22 Italian Instagram models after he gave them permission following their 6-1 win against Aston Villa last weekend. This comes days after the Sun reported that Manchester City stars including married footballers flew 22 Italian Instagram models out to Cheshire for team bonding night at £150-a-night Mere Golf Resort in Knutsford The team bonding session was organized by fixers close to the club and Guardiola confirmed he was aware of the party and even disclosed that he encourages his players to spend time together away from training. I knew it. When they have time, they make a lot of times dinners together, with the staff,’ Guardiola said. ‘They did it many times anyway. And I like it when they a...
Pepe Reina Returns To Premier League On Loan From AC Milan
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Pepe Reina Returns To Premier League On Loan From AC Milan

Aston Villa announced on Monday they had signed former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on loan from AC Milan for the rest of the season. Villa boss Dean Smith moved for Reina after the struggling Premier League club’s first-choice keeper Tom Heaton was ruled out for the rest of the campaign. Heaton suffered a knee injury against Burnley on New Year’s Day and Jed Steer, who featured during Villa’s promotion from the Championship last season, is also out through injury. “We’ve managed to secure a player in Pepe who has a wealth of Premier League experience,” Smith told Villa’s website. “At the start of the summer we were looking for an experienced goalkeeper and brought in Tom Heaton. “Unfortunately, his injury has ruled him out for the rest of the season but Pepe fits our...
Alan Shearer Reacts as Man City’s Aguero Breaks his Premier League Record
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Alan Shearer Reacts as Man City’s Aguero Breaks his Premier League Record

  Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has paid tribute to Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero after the Argentine broke his Premier League record with a hat-trick against Aston Villa in a 6-1 win for Pep Guardiola’s men on Sunday. DAILY POST had reported that Aguero’s treble against Aston Villa saw him overtake Shearer with the most hat-tricks in the competitions’ history. The 31-year-old also went past Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, to become the most prolific foreign goalscorer in the Premier League. “Congratulations to Sergio Aguero for breaking my record of Premier League hat-tricks,” Shearer said in a column for The Sun. “He’s a world-class goalscorer and arguably the best overseas player we’ve ever seen here. “At least I can enjoy my record of 260 Pre...