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- Sat, 16 Oct 2021 16:17:34 +0000: Rúben Neves completes astonishing comeback win for Wolves at Aston Villa - Aston Villa | The Guardian
Not even the most optimistic Wolves fan would have envisaged the paroxysms of glee that engulfed the away section when, with 10 minutes to go, their team trailed 2-0 to their nearest Premier League rivals. But in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Rúben Neves’s deflected free-kick completed a remarkable recovery as Aston Villa somehow let this West Midlands derby slip from their grasp.
The Wolves players were at the right end to run over and share the celebrations with their fans after their manager, Bruno Lage, went for broke with his attacking substitutions, elevating his team into eighth place. How fortune favoured the brave.Continue reading...
- Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:01:45 +0000: Aston Villa v Wolves: match preview - Aston Villa | The Guardian
The international break arguably came at the wrong time for Wolves, who had started to find their feet under Bruno Lage with back-to-back wins against Southampton and Newcastle. Aston Villa represent a step up in difficulty and Wolves’ hopes of a third successive away win are likely to depend on a defence that has conceded just one goal in four away games and the re-emergence of Raúl Jiménez as a threat up front. Villa will be looking to extend their impressive home form, which has brought seven points from three games, but will still be without the mercurial Leon Bailey through injury. Stephen Hollis
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- Thu, 14 Oct 2021 23:01:13 +0000: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend - Aston Villa | The Guardian
Bruce potentially set for his final game at Newcastle, Ranieri begins tough spell at Watford and Guardiola has Sterling decision
It feels trivial discussing mere football matters when set against the ethical concerns arising from Newcastle’s Saudi takeover, but it feels as if whatever happens on the pitch against Tottenham will accelerate Steve Bruce’s departure. He is unlikely to get much credit if his side record a first league win of the season; instead it will only heighten the sense of “new broom” momentum that would require a bigger-name manager as soon as possible, while defeat would only serve to demonstrate the immediate need for change. It helps Bruce that Newcastle’s first opponents of the new era are a side who have been desperately unconvincing for at least a month, and who could be there for the taking if the hosts get on the front foot early. Defeat for Spurs would intensify the early pressure on Bruce’s counterpart, Nuno Espírito Santo, and heighten the focus on the various aspects of Tottenham’s game that aren’t functioning properly, particularly if Harry Kane remains goalless. It will be a morally queasy occasion but the party atmosphere might just work in Newcastle’s favour, for all the good it will do Bruce. TDContinue reading...
- Mon, 11 Oct 2021 11:20:50 +0000: Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action - Aston Villa | The Guardian
Players stand side by side with NWSL counterparts, White responds to being dropped and McCabe outshines Miedema
The impact of the allegations of abuse and sexual coercion suffered by NWSL players in the US continues to be felt. At the weekend, players from all teams (excluding those involved in the Manchester derby, and Leicester City who clapped instead) stood in the centre circle linking arms in a show of solidarity with the players who have recently detailed their experiences. A number of Championship teams similarly showed their support following the removal of North Carolina Courage’s head coach, Paul Riley, after Mana Shim and Sinead Farrelly spoke out and the resignation of the NWSL commissioner, Lisa Baird, over her handling of the situation. Riley denies the allegations. Suzanne WrackContinue reading...
- Sun, 10 Oct 2021 07:00:06 +0000: Premier League fans rate the season so far. Part one: Arsenal to Leicester - Aston Villa | The Guardian
Fans on the best and worst of the opening stages – top performers, biggest mistakes and funniest moments
Best performance so far? The first half against Spurs. I had to dash home to watch a replay to make sure I hadn’t dreamt it. Having had such a disastrous start it gave Arteta breathing space, and gave us a glorious post-Covid moment of communion between fans and players.Continue reading...
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- Wed, 20 Oct 2021 14:22:51 +0000: MOTDx In The Making: Louie Barry's journey to 'boyhood club' Aston Villa via Barcelona - BBC Sport
Louie Barry takes MOTDx back to his roots, as the 18-year-old striker talks through his journey from signing for Barcelona at 16 to scoring on his Aston Villa debut.
- Tue, 19 Oct 2021 15:30:46 +0000: Jack Grealish donates £5k after woman dies in tunnel crash - BBC Sport
Paige Rice's mother says she "lived life to its fullest" following the River Mersey tunnel crash.
- Tue, 19 Oct 2021 12:16:55 +0000: Newcastle: Premier League clubs vote to block sponsorship deals linked to owners - BBC Sport
Premier League clubs vote to temporarily block teams agreeing lucrative sponsorship deals linked to a club's owners after the £305m takeover of Newcastle.
- Sat, 16 Oct 2021 19:00:19 +0000: Aston Villa 2-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Ruben Neves secures dramatic comeback win - BBC Sport
Ruben Neves scores deep into stoppage time as Wolves come from 2-0 down to snatch an incredible win in an extraordinary West Midlands derby.
- Sat, 16 Oct 2021 17:20:48 +0000: Aston Villa 2-3 Wolves: Dean Smith says late defeat 'painful to take' - BBC Sport
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith says conceding a late goal was "painful" after they threw away a 2-0 lead in losing to Wolves.
Aston Villa are now looking to strengthen their squad for the up coming season with a large number of new players touted to be on the clubs radar in the closed season. The club has been boosted lately by the resigning of goalkeeper Brad Guzan who left the club at the end of last season. The American keeper has now penned a new lucrative three year deal which will keep him at Villa park until the end of the 2015 season.
Another huge target for the club this season is Blackburns Steven N`Zonzi who is also a top target for Sunderland, Tottenham and Stoke City with the midfielder stating that he has no intention of playing football in the championship. The Frenchman is thought to be available for a fee of around five million pounds and would welcome the chance to play in the English top flight again.
Blackpool winger Matt Phillips is also believed to be on the clubs radar as the championship side looked doomed to lose their influential winger as a host of top flight clubs are now vying for his signature. The twenty one year old has had a brilliant season for his club and now looks set to move to the premier league with clubs such as Everton, Wigan, Reading and Sunderland all in for the winger.
Sheffield United defender Matt Lowton is another target for the Villa Park outfit as Paul Lambert looks to strengthen his back line for the new season and the player is thought to be his top target for his defence. Lowton is now regarded as one of the hottest prospects in English football but Villa will need to fight off stern interest from additional clubs such as feyenoord and Bersiktas.