Manchester City & Aston Villa

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Chelsea 1-1 Stoke RESULT: Plus Manchester City 4-0 Aston Villa and rest of the
'Aston Villa are bigger than Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham and Everton'
Sunderland have signed former Manchester City and Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott until the end of the season.
Aston Villa were shambolic at Manchester City, they have stopped...
Happy 37th birthday to former Republic of Ireland, Manchester City, Aston Villa and QPR defender Richard Dunne.…
Manchester City midfielder Jack Byrne rejected a move to Aston Villa in favour of joining Blackburn Rovers on loan. ht…
Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on Aston Villa winger Andre Green (17)
Man City join 300 club with victory over Villa: Manchester City's 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday revived...
Aston Villa: Watch Manchester City's pigeon chant: Aston Villa were hammered 4-0 at the Etihad last week...
Manchester City at 9/4 to score 4 or more at Home to Aston Villa today.
Manchester City's record against the top 7 is, amazingly, as bad as Aston Villa's (from
Manchester City v Aston Villa: match preview: Manchester City have the perfect opportunity to bounce...
Brad Guzan made 5 saves in Aston Villa's 4-0 loss vs Manchester City in 4th Rd. Guzan again victimized by horrid defending.
Brad Guzan starts for Aston Villa vs Manchester City, 4th Rd. He gets another chance in a big spot.
Aston Villa v Manchester City: match preview: Now that Manchester City are in the Capital One Cup final the wo...
Aston Villa have taken 2 points off both Leicester and Manchester City at home this season. Thank you!
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Programme of the Day Team sheet Manchester City v Aston Villa (31/12/77)
Only 3 teams have failed to win in any of their last six away games: Chelsea, Manchester City and Aston Villa.
Manchester City eye transfer of Aston Villa's Fabian Delph for just ...
Manchester City have scored 4 goals in the 88th minute or later during their previous 3 meetings with Aston Villa.
Have been watching Aston Villa vs Manchester City, I've just also been enthralled with "Ice Station". My first audiobook!!
The referee for the match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park is;. Craig Pawson. (KO: 13:30 GMT). - King B
Our FREE! pick for Sunday, November 08, 2015 is in EPL - Manchester City @ Aston Villa: Taking UNDER the total 2.5 goals. (8:30am)
Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri remain injured and will miss Aston Villa v Manchester City in the EPL on Sunday
Manchester City set to keep David Silva out of Aston Villa match -
Aston Villa's Fabian Delph has asked me about Manchester City ...
11th June: Fabian Delph sends this message to Aston Villa fans. 17th June: Fabian Delph signs for Manchester City.
Aston Villa fans celebrating Delph rejecting Manchester City before hearing he's going after all...
why November 7th or 8th or 9th depending on TV coverage Manchester City visit Aston Villa that weekend Fabian i'm glad i'm not you mate
Fabian Delph has rejected Manchester City move to stay at Aston Villa. Fair play to Delph opting for a career over money!
Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph is set to sign for Manchester City.
Aston Villa have completed the signing of former Manchester City full-back Micah Richards on a 4 year deal.
Aston Villa have signed defender Micah Richards from Manchester City on a 4-year deal from 1 July
Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood will make former Manchester City defender Micah Richards, 26, his first signing...
Tim Sherwood is poised to make former Manchester City defender Micah Richards his first signing as Aston Villa manager…
Aston Villa are in talks with released Manchester City defender Micah Richards.
Blog: Arsenal player ratings of their win over Aston Villa to win the F.A. Cup
Aston Villa join the race for Manchester City's Micah Richards:
Aston Villa have signed Manchester City midfielder Scott Sinclair on a four-year contract after a succe...
Aston Villa make first "summer" move with Manchester City winger: Aston Villa have made Scott Sinclair a...
BREAKING: Aston Villa sign Scott Sinclair from Manchester City on four-year-deal
Scott Sinclair has joined Aston Villa on a permanent deal from Manchester City. More to follow.
Arsenal still have to play against Swansea City, Manchester United, Sunderland, West Brom Albion and Aston Villa for the FA CUP final
Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood was left disappointed after his side 'edged' their game at Manchester City and were denie…
Aston Villa ‘leading race to secure free transfer of Manchester City star Micah Richards’: Richards has been o...
Manchester City man to reject West Ham and QPR in favour of Aston Villa stay
Aston Villa have won more trophies in England than Manchester City. .
BREAKING: Aston Villa have completed the signing of Scott Sinclair on loan from Manchester City
The FA have upheld Diego Costa's three match ban. He will miss games against Manchester City, Aston Villa & Everton. ht…
Aston Villa confident of signing Manchester City misfit Scott Sinclair on loan with view to permanent transfer
Scott Sinclair is keen to leave Manchester City and join Aston Villa. SAQ!
Scott Sinclair's transfer to Aston Villa from Manchester City back on the cards
Manchester City misfit Scott Sinclair's transfer to Aston Villa back on the cards
Aston Villa boss Lambert confirmed his attempts to bring Scott Sinclair to the club are dead after failed negotiations…
All the transfer rumours and top stories from the back pages of the morning newspapers on Wednesday. THE GUARDIAN Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is planning a summer clearout, with first team regulars Radamel Falcao, Robin Van Persie, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Rafael da Silva among those who could be leaving Old Trafford. Daily Mirror QPR may sack manager Harry Redknapp if they lose to Manchester United on Saturday, with Tim Sherwood his likely replacement. Jermain Defoe has agreed a £14m, £80,000-per-week deal to join Sunderland from FC Toronto. THE SUN England manager Roy Hodgson has had to scrap a planned get together dinner with his squad as he was unable to agree a suitable date with Premier League bosses. Burnley are planning a £2.5m move for West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans. THE TIMES Manchester City will rebuff any loan inquiries for £25m-rated forward Stevan Jovetic, with Juventus understood to be interested in taking him on a temporary deal. Aston Villa will wait until the ...
TRANSFER GOSSIP Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 27, has alerted Manchester United to his potential availability by saying he does not know where he will be playing next year. (Guardian) The Sun's back page on Tuesday United are considering a £25m move for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, to strengthen their faltering Champions League hopes. (Daily Express) They are also tracking Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, 25, who is keen on a move away from the Allianz Arena. (Daily Star) Swansea City want Newcastle United's Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse, 29, to replace Manchester City-bound Wilfried Bony, 26. (Daily Telegraph) Liverpool are ready to sell Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva, 28, to Napoli if they land 25-year-old Fabian Delph from Aston Villa. (Daily Mirror) Juventus are interested in signing Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli, 24, on a loan deal this month, with an option for a £14m permanent deal in the summer. (Times - subscription required) Arsenal are prepared to increase the ...
Aston Villa are keen on signing Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj on loan and are weighing up a permanent move for Manchester City's Scott Sinclair. Source: Daily Star
FA Cup: Man Utd drawn against Cambridge Utd in fourth round League Two side Cambridge United have been drawn at home to Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The U's are the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, while League One side Rochdale, who knocked out Nottingham Forest, welcome Stoke City. Holders Arsenal visit Brighton, and Chelsea were drawn at home to the winners of Millwall and Bradford City. Manchester City host Middlesbrough and Bournemouth travel to Aston Villa. Ties will be played on 24 and 25 January Jones
SUNDAY'S TRANSFER GOSSIP COLUMN Manchester City are plotting a swoop for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 24, to resolve their striker crisis. Alternatively, City will this week step up their chase for Wilfried Bony, 26, with the reigning champions willing to pay £25m for the Swansea striker. Manchester City are also interested in signing Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 21, with the Toffees ready to sell for £45m to fund an overhaul of Roberto Martinez's squad. Steven Gerrard's next destination is set to be Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy when the midfielder, 34, leaves Liverpool at the end of the season. Former England skipper Gerrard is on the verge of agreeing a £3.9m deal to join the MLS franchise on an 18-month contract. And Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has warned the club's owners that only 'established international stars' can replace the Anfield talisman. Despite Gerrard's summer departure, Liverpool are confident that forward Raheem Sterling, 20, will sign a new five-year ...
Manchester United have earmarked Juventus' former United midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, as their main transfer target after being snubbed by Real Madrid's forward pair Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, and Gareth Bale, 25 Liverpool are leading the chase to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 23, after making a permanent offer, while their rivals for the Switzerland star's signature, Inter Milan and Juventus, have only offered loan deals. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that he wants Yaya Sanogo, 21, to join a Premier League club on loan, with Aston Villa, Crystal Palace or Sunderland the most likely destination. Manchester United are set to make striker Radamel Falcao's loan deal from Monaco permanent within the coming days after becoming satisfied that the 28-year-old Colombia star is "fully up to scratch physically" Midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, could stay at Manchester City beyond the end of this season, says the club's manager Manuel Pellegrini.
The test of three matches in six days has pushed players and managers to the limit over the festive period but tired legs have not stopped some from impressing. Chelsea's humbling at Tottenham followed Manchester City's late New Year's Day win over Sunderland, results which leave the pair equal on points and goal difference to set up a mouth- watering title race in 2015. Elsewhere, Southampton have rediscovered form which builds hope of Champions League qualification but West Brom - with Tony Pulis now in charge - frustrated another side chasing the top four, earning a point at West Ham. Crystal Palace will also see change with Alan Pardew set to take the hot seat and they warmed up for his arrival with a draw at Aston Villa, and what next for Everton? Beaten again. Take a look at my Team of the Week, which includes the players who shone on 28 December and 29 December, as well as New Year's Day. Do you agree with the selections? - GOALKEEPER - Fraser Forster (Southampton) - Fraser Forster has nine Premier ...
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While Chelsea and Manchester City slug it out at the top of the Premier League, Louis Van Gaal's Old Trafford revolution gathers ever more momentum in the red half of Manchester. The Dutchman endured a tricky start to his reign but seven wins in eight league games have put United hot on the heels of the pacesetters. If the current United side can emulate the teams of Alex Ferguson who were renowned for a strong second half of the season, Van Gaal's men could yet have their say in the destiny of the title. United visit Tottenham Hotspur in a lunchtime kickoff today as the games continue to flow thick and fast over the festive period. 'The signs have been good in recent weeks,' midfielder Michael Carrick told the club website (ManUtd.com). 'We were bitterly disappointed not to win last week (at Aston Villa) but we beat Newcastle and now have two big away games. They will be a good test for us to see where we are at.' After the trip to Spurs, United - seven points behind City and 10 adrift of Chelsea - are a ...
WEDNESDAY'S TRANSFER GOSSIP COLUMN Manchester United are ready to offer £120m to sign 25-year-old winger Gareth Bale, already the world's most expensive footballer, from Real Madrid. Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc has run out of patience with striker Edinson Cavani, 27, paving the way for a £50m move to Arsenal in January. Manchester City are preparing a £25m bid for Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic, 28. French Ligue 1 side Nice want to sign Hatem Ben Arfa from Newcastle, after Hull City cut short a loan deal with the 27-year-old midfielder. Petr Cech's agent has confirmed talks have taken place between the Chelsea goalkeeper, 32, and Real Madrid. Striker Jermain Defoe, 32, has flown back to London to resolve his future - and is eyeing a move to Queens Park Rangers. Manchester United could face a battle to retain a string of their most highly-rated young players in 2015. Tom Cleverley, 25, the on-loan Aston Villa midfielder, will play a waiting game over his future before he becomes a free ...
Liverpool and Arsenal have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao, 26, after it was made clear he was unwanted at the La Liga side. Aston Villa face a battle to keep defender Aly Cissokho, 27, with Spurs and Napoli showing interest in the Frenchman. Crystal Palace have made a £2.5m bid for Lille left-back Pape Souare, 24, but the French side will not let him go for less than £3m. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has made Wolfsburg's £20m-rated midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 23, one of his top January transfer targets just 11 months after the Belgium international left Chelsea for £18m. Arsenal have been handed a fillip in their pursuit of Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir, 21, after his father acknowledged that he will only leave France for the Gunners. Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, 26, but Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain are also interested. Manchester City and Southampton look set to m ...
Darren Fletcher: I will forever remember your winning goal against Manchester City in that Manchester derby four years ago, but you MESSED UP real bad today! Radamel Falcao: The saviour as United pick a point off Aston Villa. Juan Mata: I love you but...why are you 'often' seen 'roaming' the pitch with no direction in sight? LVG: Can't wait for the Transfer Market to open come January! Well, we can make do with a stalemate. (At all, at all na him bad pass.)
It's the weekend before Christmas and we've got a great day of sport and music planned on Saturday... Manchester City v Crystal Palace at 12:45 followed by our super secret 3:00 fixture of Aston Villa v Manchester United and concluding with some Championship action with Forest v Leeds at 5:15... Then in the evening we've got The Raskals playing from 9:00.hope to see you tomorrow
10 questions for the weekend With yet another huge weekend of Premier League football ahead of us, we ponder 10 questions that will be answered by Monday evening ... Can the Saints get back to winning ways at Turf Moor? Southampton were absolutely flying when they travelled to struggling Aston Villa for a Monday Night Football clash last month, only for the south coast club’s form to have dipped alarmingly since then. And while the Saints have had to face the likes of Premier League champions Manchester City, FA Cup winners Arsenal, and high-flying Manchester United in that time, head coach Ronald Koeman will be desperate for his side to get back to winning ways, and quickly, starting with Saturday’s trip to take on relegation-threatened Burnley at Turf Moor. However, the Dutchman will not be fretting just yet given how well Southampton played on Monday evening in their 2-1 home loss to United at St Mary’s. Will Diego Costa end his goalscoring drought against the Tigers? When Diego Costa opened the ...
Former Liverpool and Aston Villa man Stan Collymore believes Manchester United are genuine contenders for the Premier League title, insisting their absence in European competitions is a huge advantage to the club. The Red Devils have won their last five league games and are currently in third place in the league table, after beating Southampton at St.Marys on Monday night. Manchester United’s winning streak has boosted confidence, says Juan Mata Louis Van Gaal’s side have recovered from their slow start this season and seem like they are a threat going into the crucial clash against rivals Liverpool on Sunday. Collymore believes Manchester City and Chelsea will be looking behind their backs in the next few weeks, with the Red Devils back in full force under Van Gaal. Collymore told Bleacher Report: “Manchester United are in the best position out of all the top clubs in the Premier League. They don’t have the distraction of the Champions League, have won five on the spin and will add at least one c ...
Chipolopolo forward Emmanuel Mayuka was on the losing side as his club Southampton continue suffered a successive third defeat. Mayuka came off the bench in the 78th minute replacing Shane Long but could not help his side survive a Robin Van Persie inspired Manchester United *** a 2-1 win that shot them third of the table. Just like against Aston Villa, Manchester City or Arsenal, Mayuka seemingly had little time to make a mark for the Saints and thus is confined to a 10 minutes playtime. Southampton lost 2-1 last night to a weak Manchester United. Rodgers Kola scored a brace to send his side top of the Israeli league. Iron Kryat Shmona were away to Maccabi Haifa but eased past them as the Zambian scored in both halves to propel Shmona to the summit. Kola scored the first goal of the match in the 19th minute and rounded off the brace in the 91st minute of the added time. The match ended Maccabi Haifa 1-3 Iron Kryat Shmona. Meanwhile, Evans Kangwa’s and Emmanuel Mbola’s Hapoel Ranaana team are roote .. ...
How Ghanaian players fared abroad: Andre Ayew, Gyan, Buaben and Uriah Asante score, Badu triumph over Inter December 8, 2014 Black Stars winger Andre Ayew returned from injury to score for French Ligue 1 leaders Olympique as they won against Kwame Nsor’s Metz on Sunday night. There was a brace for Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan on Friday while Prince Buaben highlighted his impressive form for Hearts of Midlothian by scoring in their win. In Tunisia, former Hearts of Oak playmaker Uriah Asante scored for Gafsa on Sunday. GHANAsoccernet.com’s Akyereko Frimpong Manson has a comprehensive wrap on how Ghanaian players fared abroad over the weekend. ENGLAND Black Stars winger Christian Atsu was axed from the Everton 18-man squad by Roberto Martinez as they lost 1-0 against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Jeffrey Schlupp was in full time action for Leicester City as they lost 2-1 at Aston Villa at the Villa Park. Youngster Hiram Boateng watched from the screens as his Crystal Palace side manag ...
Seven Premier League matches this Saturday (6th December 2014) •Newcastle host Chelsea •Costa returns for Chelsea •Avoiding defeat would mean new record of unbeaten 15 Premier League games in the current season 2014-2015. •Also Chelsea will be unbeaten in 24 competitive matches in a row. Manchester City are in a good run of form •Scored 3 victories in a row over Bayern Munich, Southampton and Sunderland •Sergio Aguero has scored 19 goals in this season •City are six points behind leaders Chelsea in second place •The damage done early season by the blips against Stoke, West Ham and QPR will hurt them for a long time. Only 6 points separate (12th placed) Aston Villa(16 points) & (20th placed) last placed Leicester(10 points) •Surprisingly, in an interesting battle Aston Villa play Leicester. •Also in battle of survival QPR play Burnley
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes that Sunday's meeting with Manchester City will test if his side are in the title race for the long haul. "On Sunday we are playing against one of the team that can win the title and we know that we have to play better than we did last Monday against Aston Villa, but Southampton is not an easy team to play against and we will show that again," he said. "If we want to do something special this season we need to win these kind of games."
The glorious days of Southampton are gradually winding up. If they could not beat Aston Villa, I wonder what they will do with the 3 strong matches waiting for them consecutively: Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United. They are yet to play with the seeming invincible Chelsea. Even the sinking Liverpool has not yet played with them. The most serious club they have played this season is Tottenham and they lost. If they survive 2 of their next 3 matches then they are up to something. If not, the epl table will take the shape it's used to. The club has been fantastic this season. But I don't see them among the first 4 at the end of December. God help them.
Chelsea maintain lead as Toure rescues Man City: Diego Costa scored again as Chelsea established a seven-point lead at the Premier League summit by comfortably beating ten-man West Bromwich Albion 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Costa opened the scoring in the 11th minute, leaping into the air to control Oscar’s left-wing cross on his chest and then slamming a side-foot volley past Ben Foster for his 11th goal of the campaign. Eden Hazard added a second in the 25th minute, smuggling a deflected shot beneath Foster from Cesc Fabregas’s corner, before West Brom’s Claudio Yacob was sent off for a two-footed challenge on Costa. Victory saw Chelsea set a new club record of 12 unbeaten games from the start of the season. Jose Mourinho’s side are now seven points clear of second-place Southampton, who vis­it Aston Villa on Monday, and remain eight points above defending cham­pions Manchester City, who won 2-1 at home to Swansea City. Despite having captain Vincent Kompany back from injury, Man­chester City fe ...
Premier League FLASHBACK It was back in 1992 when the top division in English football broke away from the rest of the league to form the inaugural FA Carling Premier League. During that first season, the number of clubs in the new league was still 22 – just as it had been in the old First Division. But in 1995 the number was reduced to 20. Here's how the table looked almost exactly 22 years ago on 21 November 1992 (number of points shown in brackets): 1 Norwich City (33) 2 Arsenal (29) 3 Aston Villa (28) 4 Blackburn Rovers (27) 5 Queens Park Rangers (26) 6 Manchester City (25) 7 Chelsea (25) 8 Manchester United (24) 9 Coventry City (23) 10 Ipswich Town (22) 11 Middlesbrough (21) 12 Leeds United (21) 13 Liverpool (19) 14 Sheffield Wednesday (19) 15 Tottenham Hotspur (19) 16 Sheffield United (17) 17 Everton (16) 18 Southampton (15) 19 Oldham Athletic (15) 20 Wimbledon (14) 21 Crystal Palace (12) 22 Nottingham Forest (11)
EPL Winners for the past 115 Seasons:- 1. Manchester United - 20 times 2. Liverpool -18 times 3. Arsenal - 13 times 4. Everton - 9 times 5. Aston Villa - 7 times 6. Sunderland - 6 Times 7. Manchester City - 4 times 8. Chelsea - 4 times 9. Newcastle - 4 times 10. Sheffield Wednesday - 4 times 11. Leeds United - 3 times 12. Hudderfield - 3 times 13. Wolverhampton - 3 times 14. Blacburn Rovers - 3 times 15. Tottenham Hotspurs - 2 times 16. Burnley - 2 times 17. Preston - 2 times 18. Derby County - 2 times 19. Portsmouth - 2 times 20. Sheffield United - 1 time 21. West Brom Albion - 1 time 22. Nottingham Forest - 1 time 23. Ipswich Town - 1 time Powered by
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Here are the fixtures for this weekend's EPL matches.At Anfield Liverpool host league leaders Chelsea.if current form/results are anything to go by then its anybody's guess However be warned there could be surprises.Hull City travel to Burnley.Manchester United entertain Crystal Palace at Old Trafford . St.Mary's Stadium will witness the clash between second placed Southampton and Leicester City.Aston Villa is away to West Ham at Boleyn Grounds.Defending Champions Manchester City will be at Loftus Road to play QPR.On Sunday Sunderland take on Everton at the Stadium of Light.Stoke will wrestle Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.West Brom led by new England International Saido Berahino face Newcastle at Hawthorns and at liberty Stadium Swansea slug it out with the Gunners, Arsenal.stay tuned.
England Under-21s striker Harry Kane continued his impressive goalscoring form for Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday with a free-kick winner against Aston Villa. The 21-year-old has been amongst the goals for both club and country so far this season and his appearance from the bench in the second half at Villa Park helped Spurs come back from behind to collect all three points, courtesy of Kane's first Premier League strike this campaign. Elsewhere, Three Lions goalkeeper Joe Hart kept a clean sheet for Manchester City as they secured a 1-0 derby win over Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. Hart kept out, amongst others, the returning Wayne Rooney after the England captain made his return from suspension to the starting line-up for United. Read the full round-up here:
The media is extremely bias. Not only have Liverpool played more games, but without a doubt have faced much more challenging teams. People in the media are trying to say that United will make the top 4 but Liverpool wont. I really dont get it. Manchester United fixtures (so far): Swansea, Sunderland, MK Dons, Burnley, QPR, Leicester City, West Ham, Everton, West Brom, Chelsea and Manchester City Liverpool fixtures (so far): Southampton, Manchester City, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Ludogorets, West Ham, Middlesbrough, Everton, Basel, West Brom, QPR, Real Madrid, Hull, Swansea and Newcastle -AS
BHm -Onside/offside football matters No 25 General news lunch time kick off Manchester City 4 Tottenham 1 4 goals for Sergio Aguero gave the hosts a comfortable win in an eventful match with 4 penalties awarded Aston Villa's England international Fabian Delph will have surgery on a dislocated shoulder next week and could be out for two months. He sustained the injury in training. Sky Bet Division 2 Mansfield Town 0 Cambridge United 0 Attendance 2925 Cambridge have played 13 matches scoring 18 points goal difference +8
4 big Barclays Premier League matches on TSN this morning. We kick things off with Manchester City hosting Tottenham at the Etihad at 7:45am ET on TSN1/4/5. Following that, we have three matches at 10:00am...on TSN 1 its Everton taking on Aston Villa, Crystal Palace take on top of the table Chelsea on TSN 4, and Leicester travels to St James' Park to take on Newcastle United on TSN 5!
Everton host Aston Villa on Saturday at Goodison Park and will be looking to get back to winning ways after going down 2-1 to Manchester United last time out. That game at Old Trafford feels like months ago and there is nothing worse than going into an international break with a defeat – and Everton being Everton have an annoying habit of doing just that. Our latest loss came against an average United side and things might have been very different if it wasn’t for the excellence of De Gea between the home side’s sticks, but now we must look forward and move on to our next challenge which is a vital three points against Villa this weekend. Paul Lambert’s side travel to Goodison on the back on three defeats – to Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal respectively – and their last victory came when they last made the trip to Merseyside, winning 1-0 at the temple of doom across the park. On that particular afternoon the Villains put in an impressive performance and a solitary Agbonlahor (try saying ...
TRANSFER GOSSIP Juventus are considering a January bid for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, 26, who is also wanted by his former club Valencia. (Daily Express) Cech joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2004 The Italian side could also move for Manchester United's Mexico international Javier Hernandez. The 26-year-old is currently on loan at Real Madrid, who have the option to buy him. (Daily Star) Real Madrid are planning a January swoop for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, who has lost his first-team place to Thibaut Courtois, 22. (Evening Standard) Former Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez, now in charge at Napoli, is eyeing Manchester City's James Milner, 28, and Liverpool defender Glen Johnson, 30. (Daily Mirror) Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu, 23, says he will be happy to stay in the Bundesliga with Stuttgart if Jose Mourinho is unable to guarantee him a future at Stamford Bridge. (The Sun - subscription required) Aston Villa will have to double Ron Vlaar's wages to prevent Manches ...
GBAM!!! Manchester United will have to pay Real Madrid about £80m to sign former winger Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, who would also demand close to £20m in Manchester City have made an official enquiry for Borussia Dortmund's German midfielder Marco Reus, 25, and have asked for updates over his availability. Monaco are still interested in signing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, despite missing out on the 28- year-old during last year's summer transfer window. Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 33, has disagreed with Arsene Wenger's suggestion that he was close to joining Arsenal. PSG and Real Madrid are both monitoring the contract talks of Liverpool's 19-year-old winger Raheem Sterling. Liverpool have started talks over extending midfielder Jordan Henderson's contract beyond the end of next season. Manchester United want to sign Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph, 24, and centre-half Ron Vlaar, 29, when the transfer window opens in January, with both players out of contract at the end of t ...
Manchester City made too many errors despite their victory over Aston Villa, according to BBC Match of The Day pundit Alan Shearer
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has urged Yaya Toure to build on his performance against Aston Villa after he notched his first goal of the season in their 2-0 victory.
Yaya Toure scored his first goal of the season as Manchester City handed Aston Villa a 2-0 defeat.
NewsXtra Aston Villa v Manchester City: Premier League as it happened
Aston Villa 0 Manchester City 2: Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero on target as visitors leave it late at V...
3 things we learned from City's close win at Aston Villa:
WATCH: Sergio Aguero finds net in the 87th minute to seal Manchester City's victory over Aston Villa ht…
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FINAL: Aston Villa 0-2 Manchester City. K. Richardson y T. Cleverley were on the pitch for Aston Villa.
HIGHLIGHT: Yaya Toure finds net to put Manchester City up one on Aston Villa.
I hate Aston Villa for giving in to Manchester City in this manner
Aston Villa vs Manchester City, Premier League – live score, news updates, live match report and result from Villa Park on Saturday, October 4, kick-off at 19:30 (IST)
STAT ATTACK: 0 - There were no shots on target in the first half between Aston Villa and Manchester City. Drab. Source: OptaJoe
Half-Time Report: Manchester City struggle for breakthrough at Aston Villa
Off colour Hazard must find his form The biggest match of the Premier League weekend sees Chelsea take on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, and while the main build-up has centred on Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and Cesc Fabregas, Blues supporters have found another topic of conversation equally interesting -- Eden Hazard. Despite being afforded plenty of game time by Jose Mourinho, Hazard's start to the new campaign has been indifferent, with a solitary goal, against newly promoted Leicester City, to show for his endeavours. Yes, there have been glimpses of his undoubted ability, particularly against Swansea and Manchester City, but last weekend against Aston Villa, Hazard cut a peripheral figure and was replaced after 68 minutes. Villa were there for the taking, perfect opponents for flat-track bully Hazard to punish, but it was tigerish, box-to-box midfielder Willian who stole the headlines in the 3-0 rout. The Brazilian's goal, complemented by strikes from Oscar and Diego Costa, sealed a comprehen ...
Weekend Football in the Bar. Saturday : 4:45 Aston Villa v Manchester City (Kick-off 5.30pm). Coverage of the Premier League match at Villa Park, as the hosts look to continue their excellent start to the season Sunday : 1pm Chelsea v Arsenal (Kick-off 2.05pm). Coverage of the first of a double bill of Premier League matches, featuring the London rivals in action at Stamford Bridge 3:45 West Ham United v Queens Park Rangers (Kick-off 4.15pm). All the action from Upton Park, featuring the final Premier League match ahead of the international break
Ashley Westwood vs Fernandinho: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Aston Villa and Manchester City
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says victory at Aston Villa on Saturday would mean his team have made a good start to the season. The reigning Premier League champions are third in the table after last Saturday’s win at Hull but they are already five points behind leaders Chelsea - King B
Lisbon bound Ramires and Didier Drogba were absent as the squad departed London ahead of tomorrow's Champions League game against Sporting Lisbon. Ramires missed the weekend win against Aston Villa after sustaining a muscular injury during our 1-1 draw at Manchester City. Jose Mourinho spoke about the Brazilian's condition in Friday's press conference, indicating tomorrow's game, as well as Sunday's clash with Arsenal, would come too soon for the midfielder. Diego Costa was part of the travelling 20-player party, as were youngsters Nathan Ake and Mitchell Beeney. Lewis Baker has not travelled while Andreas Christensen is with Adi Viveash’s Under-19 squad ahead of their UEFA Youth League game against Sporting, which kicks off at 3pm tomorrow. Shortly after arrival in the Portuguese capital, Mourinho and one of his players will address the media at the venue for tomorrow’s game, Estadio Jose Alvalade. Travelling squad in full: Petr Cech Thibaut Courtois Mitchell Beeney Branislav Ivanovic Filipe Luis Ces ...
Aston Villa confirm that Christian Benteke could make his return to action against Manchester City next weekend.
Yesterday in his pre-match conference, Jose Mourinho spoke about the important options a short injury list allows him . Today ahead of the visit from Aston Villa, the manager emphasises that strength in depth is available if he chooses to bring fresh faces into his selected team. This was confirmed by the way Chelsea went about overcoming Bolton in the midweek cup game with a side showing nine changes from the league match at Manchester City. Pointing out the risk which sometimes occurs in contests against lower division sides, Mourinho was pleased with the all-round display on Wednesday, including from the less experienced players fielded. ‘The young players did well,’ he says. ‘Many times you start these games and you see a lazy team, teams waiting for things to happen, but from the first minute my team was there, playing good football, playing fast, playing intense, creating chances. ‘The Bolton goalkeeper was the player with most influence in the game so I was happy with what we did collective ...
Aston Villa V Chelsea Preview The Premier League pace-setters will be looking to consolidate their top spot as Chelsea welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Top of the table after five games, four points clear of their nearest title rival and with the best goal-difference in the division, Jose Mourinho's Chelsea (4-1-0) have been in ominously good form in the opening weeks of the season. The summer transfer window saw Chelsea bring in star quality in Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, and both have hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge - with Costa the Premier League's top-scorer with seven goals already. A 1-1 draw at Manchester City last Sunday was the club's first dropped points of the league campaign, but they responded with a 2-1 League Cup win courtesy of a second-string side against a spirited Bolton in midweek. Saturday brings another tricky test for the Blues, with upstart and third-place Aston Villa (3-1-1) coming to Stamford Bridge on the back of some good performances. ...
TEAM NEWS: Ramires out, Costa doubt, Cech to start for Chelsea against Bolton RAMIRES is out of Chelsea's Capital One Cup third-round tie with Bolton tomorrow night The Brazil midfielder was substituted during the 1-1 draw with Manchester City after picking up an abductor muscle injury. Ramires will be have the complaint reviewed later this week ahead of Chelsea's clash with Aston Villa on Saturday. Top scorer Diego Costa (hamstring) is unlikely to feature against Bolton either. But goalkeeper Petr Cech could start as manager Jose Mourinho plans to rotate his squad with Premier League and Champions League matches to follow in the coming weeks.
Jose Mourinho has confirmed Diego Costa will be fit to lead the line at Manchester City on Sunday but will be rested against Bolton in the Capital One Cup. Costa is nursing a hamstring problem which needs rest and not in the top condition, according to the manager. When asked about his squad's fitness ahead of the trip to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, Mourinho said: 'Everybody’s ready. Diego (Costa) is not in the best condition but he will start. 'He plays this game but he cannot play against Bolton, as simple as that. He plays Sunday and not against Bolton, then he plays against Aston Villa. 'That’s his evolution. Let’s hope he goes in the right direction and becomes available for every game. 'Last season he was at Atletico Madrid, this season the problem was in the national team but I don’t want to speak about it. The player is fantastic in his amazing attitude to play. 'I know what we have and clearly that we have to protect him until he gets completely fit.'
Arsenal's Mathieu Debuchy will be out for at least six weeks with an ankle injury, manager Arsene Wenger has said. The French defender, who was carried off on a stretcher against Manchester City on Saturday, could be missing for three months if surgery is required. Wenger said: "He has an exploration of his ankle on Friday night. They go in and look how the ligament is damaged." Calum Chambers, 19, is expected to replace the 28-year-old for Saturday's Premier League visit to Aston Villa.
They Overcome Their Demons Last season everybody assumed that the two teams battling it out for the title until the very end would be Manchester City and Chelsea, and to many people’s surprise it was Manchester City and Liverpool, with Chelsea tailing off as we entered the back end of the season. It seemed strange that they would succumb to third place as they did not suffer any defeats at the hands of the top 4 teams; in fact they managed to win all 4 games against champions City and runners-up Liverpool. Chelsea ended up only finishing 4 points off the top, and these points were tedious draws and losses that one would not expect Chelsea to yield to. Defeats at the hands of such clubs as Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Sunderland eventually cost Chelsea the title, although you would expect these to be formality wins from Mourinho’s men. In consequence to that it was The Special One’s job to find out what the problem is and fix it over the summer, the obvious problem would be the lack of goals from ...
football gossip and news from Thursday's regional newspapers. LONDON Evening Standard Arsenal are hopeful Jack Wilshere will return to training on Friday in a bid to be fit for Saturday's Premier League game at Aston Villa. Federico Fazio will make his Tottenham debut tonight and the defender is targeting more Europa League success after lifting the trophy with Sevilla last season. Neil Warnock has vowed to use Dwight Gayle much more than previous Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis. Didier Drogba admits he needs more time to get back to his best but is confident he can still play a major part at Chelsea this season. Manchester Evening News Manchester City assistant Ruben Cousillas has dismissed concerns over Yaya Toure's fitness after the Ivorian's disappointing display at Bayern Munich. Joe Hart says it is time for the City squad to turn performances into points in the Premier League this weekend. Radamel Falcao says he had tried to get Angel Di Maria to sign for Monaco before both moved to Manchester Uni ...
Sports in the X this week, as it only can get more exciting than the last week and we are not kidding: FOOTBALL: Monday at 2045 - Eibar v Deportivo La Coruna Monday at 2100 - Hull City v West Ham Utd Tuesday at 2045 - LIVERPOOL v Ludogorets Tuesday at 2045 - Borussia Dortmund v ARSENAL Wednesday at 2045 - Bayern Munich v Manchester City Wednesday at 2045 - Barcelona v APOEL Nicosia Wednesday at 2045 - Chelsea v Schalke 04 Thursday at 1900 - AGF v Vejle Thursday at 1900 - Partizan Belgrade v Tottenham Thursday at 1900 - Salzburg v Celtic Thursday at 2105 - Sevilla v Feyenoord Thursday at 2105 - Everton v Wolsburg Friday at 1830 - Randers v Silkeborg Friday at 2100 - Elche v Eibar Saturday at 1345 - QPR - Stoke City Saturday at 1600 - Aston Villa v ARSENAL Saturday at 1830 - West Ham Utd v LIVERPOOL Saturday at 2000 - Atletico Madrid v Celta Vigo Saturday at 200 - Espanyol v Malaga Sunday at 1430 - Leicester v Manchester Utd Sunday at 1630 - FC Copenhagen v Brøndby Sunday at 1700 - Manchester City v Chelse ...
Formation – 4-3-3 Simon Mignolet The Belgian shot-stopper is the undisputed number 1 at Anfield and after an inactive international break with Belgium, Mignolet will be itching to get back to playing ways this weekend against Paul Lambert’s Aston Villa. JaviManquillo The 20 year old full-back on loan from Atletico Madrid looks set to retain his place at right-back despite the rumoured return of Jon Flanagan from injury. After a solid showing away at White Hart Lane dealing with the likes of Christian Eriksen and NacerChadli, Manquillo will look to display his attacking side against a rather defensive Villa side DejanLovren The Croatian centre-half must be one of the first name on the team-sheet for Brendan Rodgers. After a shocker against Manchester City, Lovren put up a decent performance against Spurs away in North London. Mentioned by many experts as the type of defender Rodgers has been searching for since the retirement of Jamie Carragher, Lovren is on his way to becoming a Liverpool stalwart. Ma ...
Diego Costa is feared to have sustained a hamstring injury which could sideline him for 6 weeks. The news comes as a blow to the Blues who have very tough fixtures in the next few weeks ;Swansea at home , Everton and Manchester City away , then Arsenal and Aston Villa also at Stamford Bridge.
Correction: Aston Villa under 16s v Manchester CITY at the Lamb sponsored by O2 on Wednesday September 17, 630pm, FREE admission
TRANSFER GOSSIP Are Liverpool interested in Mario Balotelli? AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has denied reports suggesting Liverpool have lodged a bid for striker Mario Balotelli. (Inside Futbol) Arsenal and Chelsea target Sami Khedira would be a perfect signing for Bayern Munich, according to the German club's honorary president Franz Beckenbauer. (Talksport) West Ham have stepped up their defender hunt and have made enquiries about Manchester City duo Micah Richards and Matija Nastasic. (Evening Standard) Marseille defender Rod Fanni's proposed move to Leicester City has broken down due to a disagreement over personal terms. (L'Equipe) Aston Villa left-back Joe Bennett is closing in on a season- long loan to Brighton. (Daily Mail) Chelsea are set to trump Premier League rivals Arsenal with a £35m bid for Sporting Lisbon's 22-year-old midfielder William Carvalho. (Abola - in Portuguese) Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is preparing a £24m bid for Manchester United's Mexico striker Javier ...
English Premier League 2014/15 SEASON BEGINS No fixture is considered easy as the English Premier League kicks off today with 20-time champions Manchester United facing Swansea City and Arsenal hosting CrystalPalace in a London derby. Both United and Arsenal will be in the spotlight for the most part of the season following their dramatic campaigns last season. United, who were aiming to defend the title they won in the 2012-13 season, had flopped under manager David Moyes and had finished the season 7th in the log, a position that was as strange to the Red Devils as falling to their ‘noisy’ neighbours twice in the season; the second being a 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford. Arsenal also had one of their most embarrassing campaigns in recent time, losing on wide margins to Liverpool and Manchester City, and finishing fourth, again, after staying atop the league for most weeks of the season. Unlike how Arsenal started the league last season when they lost 3-1 to Aston Villa, they are favourites to win today ...
Liverpool to slip out of Premier League top four this season according to predicted table 13 August 2014 11:29 AM By Arash Hekmat The Reds will lose out on a Champions League spot to Manchester United with Aston Villa facing the drop, according to Bloomberg's data The new Premier League season is barely upon us, but it's already being predicted as a two-horse race between Manchester City and Chelsea, with the trophy set to remain in the north-west thanks to a single point after each team has played 38 games, according to one detailed forecast. Bloomberg Sports has published its latest annual season projections and expects Manchester City to retain their crown for the first time in the 2014-15 season. Based on a statistical analysis of each club's previous performances in the league and the relative success of their transfer business , the Citizens have been given a 38.7 per cent chance of holding onto their title, just pipping Chelsea's 38.4 per cent chance of lifting the crown. In order to come to these ...
:TRANSFER NEWS: Hull are ready to make a record-busting move for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck. Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal could turn to Atletico Madrid winger Arda Turan if Real Madrid won't sell Angel Di Maria. Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is trying to persuade former club Stoke to sell him midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, who he signed for the Potters from Blackburn two years ago. Aston Villa have joined the list of clubs wanting to take Arsenal prospect Serge Gnabry on loan. Southampton, Newcastle, Sunderland and Crystal Palace are also interested. Napoli defender Federico Fernandez's Swansea move is almost complete with fee and personal terms now agreed. Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Mbark Boussoufa could be on his way to QPR. Vincent Kompany has laughed off the moans of Manchester City's title rivals. David Luiz reckons Jose Mourinho will regret letting him and Frank Lampard leave Chelsea. Dwight Yorke believes giving Robin Van Persie the Manchester United armband would have been a ...
TOP SPORTS NEWS 5 AUGUST 2014 Frank Lampard, 36, is ready to carry on playing for England after the midfielder signed a six-month deal at Manchester City. Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 24, is excited about the competition for Arsenal's No. 1 jersey this season after the club signed Colombia's David Ospina, 25, from Nice. Aston Villa have been accused of trying to gag their fans after it ordered supporters groups to follow a strict code of conduct in which they are not allowed to criticise the club. Manchester United ended their US pre-season tour unbeaten with a 3-1 win over Premier League rivals Liverpool. A Steven Gerrard penalty gave Liverpool the lead, but Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard replied for United. Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry thinks Germany forward Thomas Muller is the perfect role model in modern football. Arsenal would be loath to lose the Belgium international for nothing and so are ready to sell but understandably would rather the player moved to Catalunya rather ...
Aston Villa are plotting a £3m bid for Manchester City's Scott Sinclair if they fail to land Victor Moses on loan. (So…
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Football Paper Talk QPR are in final negotiations to sign Marseille's France World Cup midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, although Dynamo Moscow are also interested. Arsenal have agreed a fee to buy Southampton defender Calum Chambers. Chelsea winger Christian Atsu is a loan target for West Ham, Aston Villa, Everton and 12 other clubs. Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is facing a fight to stop Jose Fonte joining the Saints' summer exodus after rejecting a second bid from Cardiff for the defender. Sam Allardyce is on a collision course with West Ham's owners over new forward Mauro Zarate, who was signed when he didn't want him, and midfielder Ravel Morrison, who Big Sam wants to sell and the club want to keep. Wayne Rooney has confirmed he wants the Manchester United captaincy. THE SUN Barcelona are ready to make a shock swoop for Arsenal centre-half Thomas Vermaelen. Manchester United are back in the race for £45 million Argentinian Angel Di Maria. Manchester City are still days away from welcoming Eliaquim M ...
Joleon Lescott: West Brom sign England defender West Bromwich Albion have signed England defender Joleon Lescott after his contract at Premier League champions Manchester City ended. Lescott arrives at the club as a free agent, following five years at City where he won two league titles in three years. The 31-year-old is new manager Alan Irvine's first signing and joins on a two-year deal. "I'm delighted we've been able to agree a deal with Joleon," said Irvine. Lescott's West Midlands roots Wolves academy product Joleon Lescott went to the same school, Four Dwellings Academy, in the Quinton area of Birmingham, as England striker Daniel Sturridge. He grew up as a fan of Aston Villa, for whom his elder brother Aaron was on the books as a schoolboy before playing league football with Sheffield Wednesday, Stockport County, Bristol Rovers, Cheltenham Town and Walsall. West Brom fended off competition from Hull City and Stoke City to sign the centre-back, who played only 10 games in Manchester City's title win ...
Most recent transfer rumours: Romelu Lukaku to West Ham? Bacary Sagna to Manchester City? | Romelu Lukaku to West Ham? | Fraizer Campbell to Leicester City? Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United? Ramires to Real Madrid in exchange for Lukla Modric? | Alvaro Morata and Mario Mandzukic to Arsenal? | Dejan Lovren to Liverpool? Football rumours: Tim Sherwood to be appointed as West Brom manager? Tim Sherwood. Off to West Brom? Micah Richards to West Ham? | Stevan Jovetic to Inter? | Peter Crouch and Jake Livermore to Crystal Palace? | Hakim Ziyech to Everton? Liverpool’s Pepe Reina to Arsenal? Romelu Lukaku to Juventus? | Marco Reus to Barcelona? | Cesc Fábregas to Manchester United? | Marouane Fellaini to whoever will stump up £12m? Arsenal to sign Lorenzo Insigne? Chelsea to buy every single player at Atlético Madrid? | Aston Villa to sign Wes Hoolahan? | Ramires to join Real Madrid? | Mirko Vucinic to Tottenham? Bayern’s Julian Green to Tottenham Hotspur? Alberto Moreno to Liverpool?| Javier H ...
WHAT GOOGLE THINKS OF EVERY EPL CLUB Manchester City are the team we aspire to be Liverpool are cheats Chelsea are not a big club Arsenal are better than Chelsea Everton are white Tottenham are a small club Manchester United are the best The Saints are coming (no result for Southampton, but still – urgh!) Stoke are scum Newcastle are a joke Crystal Palace are crap Swansea are boring West Ham are rubbish Sunderland are going down Aston Villa are the best team in the world The Tigers are back (no result for Hull City) West Brom are crap Norwich City are going to *** Fulham are boring Cardiff are going down ISN,T THIS SOMETHING?
Louis Van Gaal has vowed to make Manchester United great again after finally being confirmed as their new manager. Paul Lambert will try and sign Joleon Lescott on a free transfer from Manchester City and leave it to Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner to decide if he can afford his wages. Roy Hodgson has warned he will clamp down on any dissenters threatening to "destroy" the team spirit he has nurtured and insists England can only progress if they are united. Morgan Schneiderlin wants to leave Southampton and play for a Champions League side.
TRANSFER GOSSIP Atletico Madrid's on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 22, still does not know whether he will return to Chelsea and challenge Petr Cech for a starting place next season. Full story: talkSPORT England midfielder James Milner, 28, is ready to quit Manchester City in a bid to get more first- team football, with both Everton and Tottenham interested in signing him. Full story: Metro Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi, 32, and Sunderland's Seb Larsson, 28, are both on Hull's summer wish list ahead of their debut in the Europa League. Full story: Daily Mirror OTHER GOSSIP Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will sign a new three-year £7.5m-a-year contract at the Emirates and be given £100m transfer kitty. Full story: the Telegraph Louis Van Gaal will have the Manchester United stars on a tight leash if he arrives at Old Trafford, according to Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan. Full story: talkSPORT Paul Lambert is set to remain as manager of Aston Villa, despite owner Randy Lerner putting the clu ...
Sergio Aguero blow for Manchester City as striker is ruled out of Aston Villa clash with groin injury
So Sportsfans this is my honest report for the season. I will never be a Manchester City fan! I will never congratulate a M City fan! I encourage MUFC vs Liverpool We remain 20-18! It's the above competition that keeps me real. A few facts to keep you entertained. Some interesting facts about football in England. League Titles: Man United 20 Liverpool 18 Arsenal 13 Everton 9 Aston Villa 7 Sunderland 6 Chelsea 4 Newcastle 4 Sheffield Wednesday 4 Manchester City 4 Leeds 3 Wolverhampton Wand 3 Huddersfield Town 3 Blackburn Rovers 3 Liverpool deserved the trophy. The Old Enemy is no longer. Manchester City is now my foe!
LONDON - Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has urged his side to carry on where they left off in midweek and complete their title charge in emphatic style. City scored four times in the final 26 minutes against Aston Villa on Wednesday to put themselves within touching distance of a second Barc…
Today, the last round of matches will be played in the EPL and Manchester City fans expects the trophy to stay in Manchester but there could be a twist if Westham beats the Citizens and Liverpool defeats Newcastle then the Reds becomes Champions for the first time in 24 years which will be the first for Steven Gerrard. Manchester United can also steal a Europa Cup spot if they beat Southampton away and Tottenham lose against Aston Villa at White Hart Lane while Norwich needs a win and a massive 17goals to escape relegation which is not impossible in football just ask the Nigerian League sides how to achieve that and you will be amazed;). Do you think any twist will happen?
The Portuguese saw his hopes of winning a trophy in his first season back at Stamford Bridge disappear in the space of a week with a Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid and a domestic draw with Norwich City. Chelsea would have fancied their chances of reaching the European final when they held the Primera Division leaders to a goalless draw at the Estadio Vicente Calderon but they were beaten 3-1 in the second leg and there was more frustration for the Londoners four days later as the Championship-bound Canaries left Stamford Bridge with a 0-0 result that ended the Blues' title hopes. Manchester City's 4-0 hammering of Aston Villa on Wednesday ensured that the best for which Chelsea can hope is second place. CHELSEA LATEST 18/1 Chelsea are 18/1 with Bet365 to beat Cardiff 4-0Mourinho's charges would need a win at Cardiff and Liverpool to lose at home to Newcastle to achieve that, while fourth-placed Arsenal's significantly inferior goal difference means at least third spot is all but secure. The fo ...
Yaya Toure's timing on the pitch, his ability to see the space, switch gear and bustle in at just the right moment, is exemplary. But the Manchester City midfielder must wish more of his peers and observers had the capability to match it. The Ivorian's superb individual goal against Aston Villa on Wednesday night was apparently scored by only the third best player in the Barclays Premier League. It must be some competition, the English top flight, if a midfielder can score 20 league goals in a potentially title-winning campaign, display such power, strength, vision and skill and yet only be third in the queue. Toure has claimed he missed out on becoming the first African to be crowned the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Player of the Year because of his nationality, but it's more complex than that. It's a question of timing and momentum and the value of stunningly memorable goal-scoring performances over relentless consistency. There is also an element of style of substance at play here. It is ...
It was nervy match for Manchester City last night but they eventually broke the stubborn resistance of Aston Villa just after the hour mark and went on to score more goals from Edin Dzeko and Stefan Jovetic. But, just before the final whistle, Yaya Toure picked up the ball 70 yards from the Villa goal and then he did this. The goal was City’s 100th of the season and with a game to go they just need a draw in their final game against West Ham to win a second Premier League title in three years. What do you think of Yaya Toure? Drop a comment below
Arsene Wenger has sought clarification on Javi Martinez's future at Bayern Munich before pressing ahead with a £20m move for Lars Bender. Manuel Pellegrini paid tribute to the entertaining way his Manchester City players have moved to the brink of winning the title after a 4-0 win against Aston Villa. Louis Van Gaal last night revealed he would love to be the next manager of Manchester United. Steve McClaren has told his Derby players to to change the attacking mentality they have shown all season in tonight's Championship play-off semi-final, first-leg at Brighton. Manchester United striker Will Keane could follow Paul Pogba to Juventus after failing to agree a new contract. West Brom manager Pepe Mel will return to Spain to take up the reins at Malaga. Manchester City's desperate bid to assemble a Champions League squad in the aftermath of their Financial Fair Play problems has been laid bare by them offering a new deal to home-grown Belgian Dedryck Boyata, who has only started five games this season. ...
Now that everyone knows who is gonna win the league, lets do an analysis. After seeing Liverpool vs Crystal Palace and Manchester City vs Aston Villa, What i think is that Manchester City deserves to win the league. Liverpool is an attacking masterclass. Manchester City has the best balance. See the difference? Lets keep money aside, and accept our defeat. Liverpool has done a great job this season. Our aim was to qualify for the Champions League and its achieved. We played better than Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and every other team. It has been four years without playing the Champions League. I Believe, Rodgers will get the perfect balance for his team, and it will happen. YNWA. proud to be a Liverpool supporter.
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Good afternoon all. early this morning Manchester City's 4-0 win over Aston Villa. congratulations City! keep the spirit of Chelsea.
I hate this :( are now second in the table after Manchester City’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa tonight
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EPL Results: Manchester City on the Brink of Clinching Premier League Title After Big Win over Aston Villa
Manchester City 4-0 Aston Villa: Dzeko Brace Puts City in Pole Position to Win the Title
Manuel Pellegrini is confident Manchester City will become Premier League champions after beating Aston Villa 4-0.
Manuel Pellegrini claims Manchester City's win over Aston Villa was never in doubt
Manchester City on brink of title after 4-0 win over Aston Villa
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Manchester City cruised to the top of the EPL table with an emphatic 4-0 win at home to Aston Villa. Four second half goals from Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure ensured that City secure all three points
Manchester City beat Aston Villa 4-0 to head the table and regain the initiative in the battle for Premier League glory
Manchester City struck four second-half goals against a spirited Aston Villa side to put one hand on the Barclays Premier League trophy with a 4-0 win at the Etihad Stadium. Edin Dzeko settled any nerves by breaking the deadlock after 64 minutes and followed up with his fifth crucial goal in the las…
A brace from Edin Dzeko saw Manchester City move within a point of the English Premier League title when they beat Aston Villa 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.
Manchester City tightened their grip on the title race with a 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday as Edin Dzeko scored twice to leave them needing just a point from the final game of the season.
FULL TIME: Manchester City 4 - 0 Aston Villa. Worked hard until the first goal and did well, but then capitulated to an onslaught from Manchester City. Not sure if this is a positive or negative (depending on how you feel) But Villa have almost certainly prevented Liverpool from winning the Premier League. Roll on next season - hopefully new owners with money (and a noticeable interest)
So, this Manchester City of team can score goals in quick session. They almost gave me a scare, but thank Heavens, they have done it. 4-0 against Aston Villa, Edin Dzeko getting a brace, Stefan Jovetic and Yaya Toure finishing off for City.
***English Premiership LATEST RESULT NEWS*** Manchester City have taken a giant step towards the 2013/14 English Premiership title after a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa. City are now two points clear of rivals Liverpool with just one match remaining, meaning even a draw at home against West Ham on Sunday will likely give them the title. In the night's only other match, Sunderland secured their top-flight survival with a 2-0 win over WBA, meaning Norwich have all-but been relegated, along with Fulham and Cardiff.
Manchester City 2 - 0 Aston Villa: Goal - Edin Dzeko puts it in for Manchester City in the 72' minute
And am I the only person who thinks there is at least one more twist to come in this Premier League title race? After all, Manchester City have already lost to Aston Villa once this season, while West Ham managed to pick up a draw at Stamford Bridge, after which Jose Mourinho famously said of the Hammers' tactics: "This is football from the 19th century. The only [other] thing I could bring was a Black and Decker [tool] to destroy the wall."
Your Shout: I think the final score will be... Manchester City ___ - ___ Aston Villa
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Manchester City will risk possible expulsion from next season’s Champions League if they fight the sanctions Uefa impose on them for being in breach of Financial Fair Play. City, who can take a giant stride towards the Premier League title by beating Aston Villa tonight at 10:45pm, learned yesterday that Paris Saint-Germain have been hit by far harsher sanctions than had been expected for their own breach. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make his comeback from injury in tonight’s 11:00pm Ligue 1 home game against Stade Rennes that is expected to see Paris St Germain clinch their second consecutive French title. Welsh winger Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid's crucial La Liga trip to relegation threatened Valladolid tonight at 11:00pm. Coach Carlo Ancelotti said Bale suffered a knock in his side's 2-2 draw with Valencia on Sunday, which left Real five points behind leaders Atletico Madrid but with a game in hand. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational backheeled stoppage time equ ...
Manchester City manager warns ‘it’s impossible to be sure’ of victory against visiting Aston Villa
Manchester City will be aiming to take advantage of Liverpool's latest slip-up and reclaim top spot when they face Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium today, get down to Dice to watch the game live
Gary Neville believes Aston Villa can win at Manchester City tonight
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Manchester City boss, Manuel Pellegrini, has insisted the Premier League title race is not over and has confirmed that Sergio Aguero won’t feature against Aston Villa.
On Wednesday night, at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City will attempt to finally put some form of clarity to where the title is heading in this most intriguing of seasons when they play host Aston Villa in a rescheduled EPL match
Manchester City know a win against Aston Villa tonight will see them go two points ahead of second-placed Liverpool going into the last day of the Premier League season. Liverpool had their chances dashed after surrendering a 3-0 lead to Crystal Palace, and are now praying Villa do them a solid this…
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For everyone who can't go to Bern tonight for the Aarau game, come to Penny and watch the game here on our big screen. Live football tonight: 19.45 Young Boys - Aarau 20.30 Basel - Luzern 20.45 Manchester City - Aston Villa
Manchester City have won 10 of their last 11 home games against Aston Villa in the Barclays Premier League (L1)
The last live after-work special of the season! Aston Villa's match v. Manchester City will be shown live upstairs in Murrays Bar tomorrow (k.o. 7.45pm). Come join us!
Manchester City will be without striker Sergio Aguero for the visit of Aston Villa on Wednesday
TEAM NEWS & Late Fitness Check for Week 37 : Aston Villa (HUL, mac) - Christian Benteke remains out indefinitely for the Lions with an Achilles' injury. Nicklas Helenius is fit and available again for selection though he has Grant Holt and Andreas Weimann above him in the pecking order. Leandro Bacuna came off at halftime in last weekend's loss due to illness but has recovered and should be returning to the XI. Hull City (avl, mun) - Steve Harper will continue between the sticks as Allan McGregor is still sidelined. Robbie Brady and Paul McShane remain out indefinitely due to groin and ankle problems respectively. Sone Aluko returned from injury last week and scored as a substitute, as he pushes for a spot in Steve Bruce's XI, which will likely be determined by which of the 3-5-2 or 4-4-2 formations the manager opts for. Manchester City (eve, AVL) - David Silva is fit and back in contention for City, and Yaya Toure looks set to give it another go despite his early exit last week when he was noticeably hob ...
FOOTBALL TALK; Liverpool must beat Crystal Palace & Newcastle then hope Manchester City drop points in their last three games which are Everton, Aston Villa & Westham. Chelsea have a chance too... They play Norwich & Cardiff. Who is yo pick to win this season's EPL? Join Andrew Kabuura for the
Merse tips Reds and Toffees draws| Paul Merson has predicted weekend wins for Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City but reckons both Liverpool and Everton will be held. Tottenham v Fulham I think Tottenham will win but what a result Fulham have had. They're back in it now. This game is a bonus game, Fulham have got nice fixtures. As long as they don't get hammered and it gets silly and they lose confidence and momentum. It's a free swing and then they concentrate on their next home game. PAUL PREDICTS: 3-1 Aston Villa v Southampton I think Southampton have got to liven up, there's a lot of players trying to get to the World Cup and losing at home to Cardiff was bordering on a joke. I don't think Villa are safe. If they lose this I'll be seriously worried. PAUL PREDICTS: 2-2 Cardiff v Stoke If Cardiff win this game they could be joint on points with the fourth-bottom team. If they win this game that relegates Norwich. The problem with Cardiff - they come out of the blocks, start off on fire, they ...
Ireland delighted to be part of the Stoke City family Stephen Ireland has lavished praise upon Stoke City manager Mark Hughes and the Club's supporters for making him feel wanted again after pledging his long-term future to the Potters. The 27-year-old's career stagnated during an unsuccessful spell at Aston Villa prior to his summer switch to the Britannia Stadium. However, he has since rediscovered the form he showed at Manchester City after reacquainting himself with Hughes for a second time and had no hesitation in signing a three-year contract which commits him to the Club until the summer of 2017. Speaking exclusively to stokecityfc.com shortly after penning his long-term agreement, he said he would be forever grateful to both the manager and the fans for helping him to rejuvenate his playing career, and is aiming to pay them back by helping secure a landmark top-half finish this term. "It's important for every player to feel wanted and to be a part of a family and to be honest I haven't had that fo ...
Toni Kroos has told Bayern Munich he is keen to join Manchester United in a £40m deal. Liverpool have moved to dispel suggestions that Steven Gerrard is close to signing a new two-year deal. Manchester United had scouts over the weekend watching Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado. Barcelona remain convinced they will still be able to sign players this summer as they work on their appeal against the FIFA-imposed transfer ban. Manchester City have held talks with Sergio Aguero to underline their desire to keep him well beyond this summer. Wigan and Crystal Palace are eyeing Brondby striker Simon Makienok, who has netted eight goals in 17 league games this term. Meanwhile, Newcastle are set to ditch Hatem Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertain in the summer. Manchester United are going ahead with a permanent singing section in the stadium's North East Quadrant to boost the atmosphere at Old Trafford next season. Aston Villa have signed Southampton academy starlet Isaac Nehamie. The 18-year-old winger confi ...
Jamie Redknapp believes Jose Mourinho should take more than his fair share of the responsibility for Chelsea's recent struggles. It was only a matter of weeks ago, on the back of a 14-game unbeaten run that included wins over Liverpool and Manchester City, that Chelsea were being talked of as Premier League champions-elect. Mourinho consistently downplayed his side's chances, though, and his prophecy has been fulfilled in recent weeks with the Blues losing to Aston Villa and Crystal Palace either side of their thumping win over Arsenal. The west Londoners also went down 3-1 to Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in midweek but, rather than blaming his forwards, Redknapp believes Mourinho should take some of the responsibility himself. He told Sky Sports: "Jose Mourinho has spent a lot of time this season pointing the finger at his forwards, rather than taking responsibility for Chelsea's results. "That's increased in recent weeks with three defeats in their last four ...
SIX REASONS WHY Manchester United FANS CAN BELIEVE THEIR TEAM WILL DEFEAT Bayern Munich Manchester United 's 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg has kept alive hopes of an unexpected place in the semi-finals for David Moyes's team. World, European and German champions Bayern remain odds-on favourites to progress in next Wednesday's second-leg at the Allianz Arena, but United can at least travel to Bavaria with some grounds for optimism. 1 - BAYERN'S HOME HOODOO AGAINST ENGLISH CLUBS: Bayern have become a machine which sweeps aside all before them, but English opposition in Munich appears to be the one glitch in the system. The European champions have now failed to win any of their last four games against English clubs at the Allianz Arena - losing to Manchester City and Arsenal in 2013, with Chelsea's penalty shoot-out win in the 2012 Champions League Final and Arsenal's draw last month completing the sequence. Even Bolton Wanderers emerged from the Allianz with ...
TODAY'S PAPER TALK 1. Manchester United will launch a £40million bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos this summer. 2. Crystal Palace are plotting a summer swoop for Bournemouth defender Steve Cook. 3. Southampton are hoping to sign teenage keeper Ted Smith from Southend - the England Under-18 stopper played for their Under-21 side on Monday. 4. Turkish side Besiktas are keen to sign Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott when his contract expires this summer. 5. Johan Djourou will make his loan move from Arsenal to Hamburg permanent in the summer for a fee of around £2.5million. 6. Cardiff are close to signing Beira Mar winger Willyan Barbosa. 7. Brighton hope to re-sign QPR striker Bobby Zamora this summer. 8. Fulham's £12.4million record signing Kostas Mitroglou might not play again this season after being sent to Italy for treatment on a knee injury. He has only played twice since his move from Olympiakos. 9. Fulham are planning to sack manager Felix Magath only six weeks after his appointme ...
Football is expensive. Fact. As the Football Association announced the launch of yet another England kit, including a replica version that retails at £90, we decided to look into another area where the game is getting increasingly pricey. Year-on-year supporters are hit in the pocket as clubs look to squeeze out every penny they can from loyal fans, with the price of going to the game the highest its ever been. In the latest findings, the cheapest Premier League season ticket is £299 (Manchester City), while the most expensive for the current campaign sits at £1,955 (Arsenal). In a moment of nostalgia, talkSPORT found out how much this season's top flight clubs were charging for season tickets in 1981 – the pre-Premier League era – how that would translate into current prices, taking into account the rate of inflation, and compared them to the cheapest tickets available today. Arsenal: 1981 season ticket price – £84 (equivalent to £273.05 in 2014 prices) compared to £985 for the cheapest ticke ...
Good Afternoon Team here are your selections for Sat 5th/ Sun 6th April 1: Aston Villa v Fulham 2: Cardiff v Crystal Palace 3: Chelsea v Stoke 4: Everton v Arsenal 5: Hull v Swansea 6: Manchester City v Southampton 7:Newcastle v Manchester United 8: Norwich v West Brom 9: Tottenham v Sunderland 10: West Ham v Liverpool One or two difficult matches to predict? if you would like to continue with the secret predictions send in a PM to me and I will acknowledge receipt. Best of luck everyone with the catch up !!
Jose Mourinho has said he no longer believes it is possible for Chelsea to win the title following Saturday’s shock 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. Mourinho has seen his side succumb to disappointing defeats to Aston Villa and Crystal Palace in recent weeks. ENDBrewin: Deserved defeat for Blues A John Terry own goal on 52 minutes handed the three points to the Blues' relegation-threatened hosts and Mourinho, who has repeatedly played down his side’s title hopes in recent months, said after the match that -- with Manchester City and Liverpool in pursuit -- the result looked to have ended their chances. “We depend too much on other results,” he said. “When you depend a little, it's possible. When you depend a lot, I don't think it's possible. We depend now too much. I don't think now we can win the league.” Later, Mourinho absolved his defenders -- Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, Terry and Cesar Azpilicueta -- of blame for the loss, but was not shy at pointing fingers at others, saying: "My four ...
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Manchester United 4-1 Aston Villa: Rooney & Mata inspire comeback win The striker scored twice before half-time to cancel out Ashley Westwood's opener before the January signing scored his first goal for the team and Chicharito added a late fourth Mar 29, 2014 2:36:00 PM Manchester United ended a week of frustration on and off the pitch in fine fashion by beating Aston Villa 4-1 on Saturday. Much of the game's build-up had been dominated by a planned protest against David Moyes' management of the struggling champions, with a plane trailing the message 'Wrong One - Moyes Out' flown above Old Trafford during the contest. A midweek defeat to local rivals Manchester City was the latest of United's setbacks in a tough season, tipping some fans over the edge. And the
BPL Fixtures and Stats !! Saturday --- SAS chasing record, United record strong -- The omens look good for Man Utd, Chelsea and Everton going into the weekend games, while Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez are chasing a record. Manchester City's trip to Arsenal this evening and Liverpool's clash with Tottenham tomorrow potentially pivotal in this season's title race. West Brom host Cardiff in the big game at the other end, the Bluebirds knowing an away win would draw them level on points with Pepe Mel's side. Manchester United v Aston Villa -Manchester United have taken more points against Aston Villa than they have against any other team in Premier League history (100). -The Villans have failed to score in four of the last five Premier League games against United. -Man Utd will be missing Robin Van Persie, who has scored five goals and assisted two more in his last five Premier League games against Aston Villa. -There have been four braces and one hat-trick in the last four Premier League meetings between ...
Manchester Utd v Aston Villa Premier League Saturday 12:45 David Moyes is in dire need of three points and he’s expected to keep up with Manchester United’s tradition of taking points off Aston Villa in the Premier League. Arsenal v Manchester City Premier League Saturday 17:30 Manchester City are expected to follow up their impressive derby victory with another three points when they travel to the Emirates Stadium for Saturday Night Football.
David Moyes says even Sir Alex Ferguson would have had difficulty making Manchester United competitive this season. United have endured a nightmare first season under Moyes, trailing leaders Chelsea by 18 points and ­guaranteed their lowest-ever Premier League points total. They have suffered consecutive 3-0 home Premier League defeats to arch-rivals Liverpool and Manchester City, with supporters turning against Moyes. A section of angry United fans have hired a plane to fly over Old Trafford at today’s game against Aston Villa with a banner calling for his head. But the under-fire Moyes said even Ferguson – who led United to an 11-point title win last season – would have found it hard to triumph this term. “If Sir Alex was here this year it would be difficult for him as well, and he would be aware of that,” said Moyes. “People are aware that there was a squad that was ageing, so it would be a tough season for whoever was in charge this season. “There’s been a change from a great manager, ...
Since Chelsea lost to Aston Villa,Julius Tchongwe has never allowed us to rest in this group. All his talks ever since is how Chelsea is fond of loosing to smaller teams unlike his Manchester City. Now i will want you guys to take a look at the smaller teams Manchester City were unable to beat and tell me if a person that is supporting this club is supposed to be talking about another club in terms of failing to beat smaller teams. The funniest thing is that same Aston villa beat Manchester City too. How do people really analyze football matches?,through hatred or facts?. Man City vs smaller teams August 25th Cardiff City 3-2 Manchester City September 14th Stoke City 0-0 Manchester City September 28th Aston Villa 3-2 Manchester City November 10th Sunderland 1-0 Manchester City December 7th Southampton 1-1 Manchester City February 8th Norwich City 0-0 Manchester City Let's see how it goes on the last day of the season. All i am saying here now is that as long as there is life,i will be here on the final da ...
It gets tighter and tighter at the top and Chelsea have a chance this weekend to set down a marker in the title run-in when we kick off at Selhurst Park before Manchester City and Liverpool. Attention switches focus later on Saturday as City travel to wounded Arsenal. Already dead Man United will play Aston Villa and free-flowing Liverpool to host unpredictable Spurs on Sunday. Chelsea 4-1 C. Palace Arsenal 3-1 Man City Man United 3-1 A. Villa Liverpool 2-3 Spurs
2002/03 Next up we look back on a season that was in the balance until the very end… By the start of the 2002/03 season Chelsea had financial worries, so finishing in the top four - and thus qualifying for the Champions League - was not just an aspiration but rather an imperative if the club was to keep challenging near the top in the way we had grown used to doing. With 10 games to go we were fourth but only on goal difference ahead of the Merseyside pairing of Everton and Liverpool. The approach to the finish line included Carlton Cole- inspired wins over Bolton and Sunderland but also tame defeats at Aston Villa and soon-to- be-relegated West Ham, while a 4-1 thrashing of Everton at the Bridge on Easter Monday put the Toffees out of contention for that elusive fourth spot. Our penultimate-day loss at Upton Park might have proved more damaging had it not been for Manchester City and in particular Nicolas Anelka. He netted a match-winning brace against Liverpool meaning we only had to draw, and not win ...
Manchester United:The road to recovery Manchester United haven’t had the best of seasons, this season. They have been struggling quite a lot, but they’re getting back into it. I would love to see them keep it up; however, there next game is against Manchester City. City are a team battling for the title, and United are sat stuck in 7th place, 12 points behind their rivals. A win for United would be wonderful. After playing City, United have the likes of playing: Aston Villa, Newcastle, Hull, Everton, Norwich & Sunderland – By looking at them teams, you can tell they’re beatable. If United can beat City, then I suppose they can take 3 points, home against the other teams. This season, many of United star players have been out injured. Van Persie has been out for a long period of time – Rooney & Carrick have also been out for a long amount of time, that’s when United ended up all sloppy and found their way 6th and 7th in the table. Van Persie has played 18 games scoring 11 and assisting 3 in the ...
Chelsea became the first English side to reach the Champions League last eight after beating a limp Galatasaray. Having drawn 1-1 in the first leg, former Blues striker Didier Drogba could not inspire the Turkish team, who fell behind early on when Samuel Eto'o fired past Fernando Muslera. Play media Gary Cahill made it 3-1 on aggregate when he thumped home after John Terry's header was saved. Galatasaray's night was summed up by Drogba's stoppage-time miss. After Arsenal and Manchester City were knocked out last week Chelsea won this game at a canter. And the result means that Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini has yet to beat Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in six European attempts. Unlike the first leg, where the visitors recovered from a poor start in Istanbul, Galatasaray did not look like troubling the Premier League leaders, who responded well to Saturday's surprise defeat by Aston Villa. Mourinho, who is aiming to win a third Champions League trophy with a different team, said in the build-up to the game ...
TODAYS PAPER TALK 1. David Moyes has three games to prove he should carry on as Manchester United boss. 2. Jose Mourinho reckons ref Chris Foy triggered the red mist that got Ramires sent off at Aston Villa. 3. Steve Bruce has won the fight to land whizkid Johan Ter Horst from Ryman Division One South outfit Folkestone Invicta. 4. Joe Hart will face no further punishment over his apparent headbutt on Hull City's George Boyd. 5. Debt-ridden QPR have signed a five-year kit deal with Nike worth a whopping £45m. 6. Cardiff will ward off interest in goal machine Rhys Healey with a new three-year deal. 7. Everton are tracking Sheffield United goalkeeper George Long, who has lost his place in the League One team to Mark Howard. 8. Javi Garcia admits he is finally happy and settled at Manchester City - despite talk of a summer move. 9. Tomas Rosicky has committed the rest of his career to Arsenal because he is convinced they can finally win trophies. 10. Ryan Giggs has denied reports of a furious bust-up with Ma ...
European threat to domestic glory as Chelsea prepare for Galatasaray With Chelsea's Premier League season taking an unexpected turn for the worse on Saturday evening as they slipped to a controversial defeat against Aston Villa, on a weekend when title rivals Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City all won, Blues boss Jose Mourinho must now rally his team for Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second-leg decider with Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge. While it was the red card-brandishing antics of referee Chris Foy that grabbed the headlines following the loss to Paul Lambert's resurgent Villa, it's fair to say that Chelsea weren't at their best. The dismissal of Willian was unjust, but there was a jaded look to the Blues play at Villa Park. Not for the first time this season, they looked toothless up front. "You're not Special anymore," chanted a jubilant Holte End as Foy, having dismissed Ramires late, with the Villans already a goal to the good, sent Jose Mourinho to the stands for his involvement in the ...
Would you rather have a six point advantage or three extra games – a trip to Old Trafford before hosting Sunderland and Aston Villa – to make up the ground? That's the situation Premier League pacesetters Chelsea and Manchester City find themselves in. But before you boldly declare that City’s points deficit is the favourable option, consider the teams that block their path to the title in their games in hand… Manchester United. City’s closest rivals have welcomed back lethal strike partnership Rooney and RVP, and can ill afford another derby defeat. Sunderland. A side that boasts victories at St James’ Park and Goodison Park this season, the Black Cats also toppled City at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League and ran them close in the League Cup final. Aston Villa. The Midlands outfit beat City 3-2 earlier in the campaign and are just starting to hit form with Christian Benteke belatedly warming to his second season in English football. So are City guaranteed at least six points from ni ...
With table leaders Chelsea succumbing to Aston Villa in Week 30, the title race heading into Week 31 is even more jumbled. Manchester City now have the edge in that race. The Citizens have played three fewer matches on the league season, but they trail Chelsea by just six points after downing Hull this previous matchday. Meanwhile, with both Liverpool and Arsenal picking up wins, they now trail Chelsea by just four points and have played one less game. We are set for a wild finish to the season. Have a look at the table following Matchday 30 and then we'll get into the upcoming action.
Nine-man Chelsea loses 1-0 to Aston Villa, as Manchester City beats Hull 2-0 - ABC Online
EPL : Result Villa 1-0 Chelsea 68' Willian (red card) Fabian Delph (82') 90' Ramires (red card) Mourinho (red card) Jose Mourinho was sent off and Chelsea ended the match with nine players as Fabian Delph struck a late winner to dent the leaders' title hopes at Aston Villa. The result means Chelsea surrendered the initiative to Manchester City in the title race.
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thank you Aston Villa. now we r in the driving seat for 2nd place[if we win all matches]. Now hope Manchester city will also lost some pts. then who knows?
What a nice day today was. My team - Manchester City eventually got the vital three points needed, I spent some quality time with my man and then Aston Villa go and beat Chelsea. Roll on Monday when I have my second interview at NCP. Wish me luck guys :-)
Jose Mourinho Wants Friday Night Football| Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes English clubs in European competitions should be allowed to play domestic matches on Friday nights. The Blues visit Aston Villa in the Premier League's late kick-off on Saturday before hosting Galatasaray in the Champions League on Tuesday. "If we played on Friday night, it makes a difference to who? It'd be a full house, the same," said Mourinho. "If it was the only match on TV, the (audience) share would be fantastic." The Portuguese added: "Would it be good for Chelsea? Yes. Would it be good for English football? Yes." Chelsea's schedule means their Champions League opponents, Galatasaray, have around 24 hours extra preparation time following their goalless draw with Karabukspor on Friday night. The Blues' last-16 tie against the Turks is delicately poised at 1-1 heading into the second leg at Stamford Bridge in midweek. And while the 51-year-old says he has no problem with television companies determining the schedules, ...
Delph's goal for Aston Villa was not only sublime (Cryuff-esque) but changes the Premier landscape! 2 Reds for Chelsea and a lost game. Manchester City FC fortunes have changed.
It was an exciting Saturday afternoon in the English Premier League with 20 goals scored across eight games as Manchester City, Everton, Fulham, Southampton, Stoke City, West Brom and Aston Villa all won.
FULL-TIME- Hull 0-2 Man City So, something for Chelsea to think about ahead of their game at Aston Villa, which is today's late kick-off. When Vincent Kompany was sent off it looked like a bad week for Manchester City was about to get even worse, but David Silva had other ideas. Hull stay 13th, five points above the drop zone, but they might be a bit closer to it in a couple of hours because all the teams below them are in action
This season is one of the most exciting Premier League title races in years, featuring four potential winners in Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City. With that in mind, football chat takes a look at two crucial games for each side where the title could be won and lost. Chelsea's fixtures The Blues are certainly in Pole Position for the title and with five of their nine remaining games falling at Stamford Bridge, where Mourinho is unbeaten in 75 games, it is the away days which will prove pivotal. There are trips to Swansea and Crystal Palace but it is the away days at Aston Villa (March 15) and Liverpool (April 27) which rank far higher in importance. Chelsea do not boast the greatest record at Villa, having played 68, lost 32 and won only 16. In recent seasons they have improved but this fixture has slip-up written all over it. Paul Lambert's side are on a high following a 4-1 win over relegation rivals Norwich City and with Christian Benteke back on form they will fancy nicking something, ev ...
PRE-MATCH BRIEFING: ASTON VILLA V CHELSEA - PART ONE 14-03-2014 This game is the only trip outside of London this month for the Blues. Club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton are ready to hit the road... TALKING POINTS Aston Villa's last home game brought a handsome victory over Norwich but they have not registered successive home league wins in one campaign since August 2010. The victims back then were West Ham and Everton, either side of a 6-0 thumping at Newcastle and aggregate loss to Europa League foes Rapid Vienna. Chelsea will hope to extend that broken sequence - the longest ever in the top flight - and even a draw might not suffice in what is shaping up to be a very tight title run-in. We are unbeaten in six games on the road and in three visits to Villa Park, the two most recent ending in victory. Famously, Frank Lampard hit a brace in last season's 2-1 win (four days before the 2013 Europa League final triumph) to surpass Bobby Tambling 's long-standing goalscoring record ...
Jose Mourinho has hit back at Yaya Toure's accusation that the Chelsea boss showed a lack of respect to other English teams by talking openly about their chances in the Champions League in the last week. Toure, who was part of the Manchester City side that lost in Barcelona the day after Arsenal's Champions League exit to Bayern Munich, was unhappy with Mourinho's comments, but speaking ahead of Chelsea's trip to Aston Villa, he insisted his words were only made out of support. Your take?
March is a big month for us . West Brom. Liverpool. Olympiacos . West Ham. Manchester City. Aston Villa. Realistically we sh…
Watch the 2013/14 season live @ hogans, if the football is on we will be open! we will have 2 sky box's this season so we can show two games at once! Every saturday we will be showing live 3pm football!! **THIS WEEKS LIVE SPORT @ HOGANS BAR DONCASTER** Tuesday 25th Olympiacos v Manchester United 19:45 ko Wednesday 26th Schalke 04 v Real Madrid 19:45 ko Galatasaray v Chelsea 19:45 ko Thursday 27th Napoli v Swansea 18:00 ko Eintract Frankfurt 18:00 ko Tottenham V Dnipro 20:05 ko Trabzonspor v Juventus 20:05 ko Saturday 1st QPR v Leeds United 12:15 ko Stoke v Arsenal 15:00 ko Southampton v Liverpool 17:30 ko Ricky Burns v Terence Crawford 20:00 Sunday 2nd Manchester City v Sunderland 14:00 ko Aston Villa v Norwich 16:30 ko Tottenham v Cardiff 16:30 ko All shown live on our 18 high quality screens Every week we will be updating this group so you can check which games we will be showing. Make sure you get a free sports loyalty card when you come in so you can take advantage of these drinks deals whenever we ar ...
Chelsea have taken 6000 to Manchester City, and Sheffield United took 6000 to Aston Villa, wow
Other EPL Gossip: . Chelsea defender David Luiz is a summer transfer target for Barcelona, who have valued the 26-year-old at about £22m. . Porto midfielder Fernando will move to the Premier League in the summer, according to his agent. Manchester City tried to sign the 26-year-old on transfer deadline day but Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are also interested. . New Inter Milan owner Erick Thohir wants to sign Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela, 21, Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, 32, and beat Arsenal and Liverpool to Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, 21, in the summer. . Tottenham and Aston Villa are the latest sides to express an interest in Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen, 20, a Netherlands Under-21 international who has also been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea. . Manchester United boss David Moyes is considering an approach for Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen and midfielder Mousa Dembele, both 26.
Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks Craig Bellamy's reputation earned him a three-match ban for violent conduct and not the incident itself. The veteran forward missed Tuesday's goalless draw with Aston Villa after club and player "reluctantly" opted not to contest the FA charge for striking Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman with his arm during Saturday's south Wales derby. Bellamy will also miss the FA Cup clash with holders Wigan and the crucial Premier League meeting with Hull. The incident was missed by referee Andre Marriner and his team of officials at the time, but it was reviewed by a three-man panel of former elite referees who unanimously agreed it constituted violent conduct. Meanwhile, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure escaped punishment after kicking Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel at Carrow Road. Solskjaer believes former Wales' forward Bellamy's reputation has seen him unfairly punished. "Everyone can see there is a big difference in the decisions (on Bellamy and Toure ...
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Manchester United and Chelsea have joined the 'Football v Homophobia' campaign for the first time as the group seeks to gain support from 50% of professional clubs in England. Of the Premier League's 20 teams, 11 are involved but only 17 from the Football League's 72 clubs plan a "visible anti-homophobia stance". Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and West Ham have all backed the scheme. "We're passionate about supporting this," said West Ham's Kevin Nolan. "We hope that it sends out a message that there is no place for discrimination in football, nor in any sport." The Hammers kicked off a month of action in February by wearing Football v Homophobia T-shirts before their 2-0 win over Swansea last Saturday. Other top flight clubs such as Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Everton, Stoke and Sunderland are set to follow suit via a range of promotional methods. The idea of the campaign is to challenge homophobic behaviour while welcoming more *** *** bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) people to football. Las ...
Football First of all, a look back at last night's Premier League football and Manchester City moved to the top of the table after beating 10-man Spurs 5-1. Chelsea had 39 efforts at goal against West Ham but the Hammers came away with a 0-0 draw. A Christian Benteke penalty helped Aston Villa beat West Brom 4-3 in a game where Villa trailed 2-0 early on and Adam Johnson was on target as Sunderland defeated Stoke 1-0 to move out of the bottom three.
How do Rodgers’ Liverpool compare to Rafa’s class of 2009? The 2008/09 team was arguably Liverpool’s best since the Premier League began in 1992. Henry Jackson ( compares the current first-choice starting XI to Rafa Benitez’s five years ago. SIMON MIGOLNET vs Pepe Reina ADVERTISEMENT Mignolet made a superb start to life at Anfield, saving a penalty on his debut to earn Liverpool all three points at home to Stoke. He also produced a magnificent performance in the thrilling 3-3 draw against Everton at Goodison Park. Since then, however, his form has dipped, making key errors against Manchester City and Aston Villa, in particular. Reina was in his prime back in 08/09, and had kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League for the previous three seasons. He was a world-class goalkeeper who would have got into virtually any team on the planet at the time. He faded in his last few years at the club, but at this point he was magnificent. Winner: Reina Glen Johnson vs ALVARO ARBELOA The two right-backs ...
Aston Villa have joined Fulham and West Ham in the race for Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester City defender could join Aston Villa...but he won't
Norwich, Swansea, Manchester City and Southampton took three points from The Hawthorns, with Hull, Aston Villa and Arsenal earning a point.
Reports have come out and claimed Manchester City are ready to let midfield starlet Abdisalam Ibrahim leave for just £250,000. The Norway under-21 midfielder has been granted a free transfer but City want training compensation. St Etienne, Toulouse, Aston Villa and Swansea are all keen on the powerful midfielder. The 22-year-old had been on loan at Strømsgodset. (Daily Mirror) It will be interesting to see where he ends up, as he is a bright talent
FULL-TIME! Just how good is Yaya Toure for Manchester City!?Here's the scores from the 15:00 matches! Arsenal 2-0 Fulham Crystal Palace 1-0 Stoke Man City 4-2 Cardiff Norwich 1-0 Hull West Ham 1-3 Newcastle That just leaves Liverpool left to face Aston Villa at Anfield in our 17:30 kick-off.
'Resilient & improving but Arsenal will not win league' In his regular BBC Sport column, Robbie Savage looks at Arsenal's victory over Aston Villa. I was at Villa Park for BBC Radio 5 live and saw for myself why the Gunners are back on top of the table, and serious title contenders this season. Arsenal were completely dominant for 75 minutes, until Christian Benteke pulled a goal back. Then we saw the other side of Arsene Wenger's side, when they had to battle to protect their lead - which they did. They have been brilliant this season but will they win the title? I still say no. Manchester City remain my choice, and I think Chelsea will run them closest. But, with four months of the season remaining and 17 games left, these are the reasons why Arsenal are leading the way at the moment, and why they will push City and Chelsea all the way. Their work-rate to win the ball back I already knew before the Villa game that Arsenal are excellent when they are in possession. But, at Villa Park, they were just as . ...
"Stoke sign Stephen Ireland from Aston Villa on permanent deal and John Guidetti on loan from Manchester City" ohh yess
Stoke City have signed Manchester City striker John Guidetti on loan as well as finalizing a deal for Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland
TRANSFER UPDATES * BREAKING: Clarence Seedorf set to be appointed new AC Milan manager. Jaap Stam and Hernan Crespo will be included in Clarence Seedorf's backroom staff at AC Milan. (Source: La Gazzetta dello Sport) * Manchester City are interested in bringing Ravel Morrison back to Manchester. (Source: talkSPORT) * Chelsea's Kevin De Bruyne will have a medical at Bundesliga side Wolfsburg tomorrow. (Source: Eurosport) * Manchester City are ready to finance a move for Xavi to play for their MLS partners New York City FC. (Source: Daily Telegraph) * Wigan confirm striker Grant Holt is undergoing a medical at Aston Villa with a view to completing a loan move. * Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic has confirmed that he is to re-sign for Chelsea. (Source: ABola) * Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby would be open to a return to Schalke, his agent has suggested in (Source: Bild) * DEAL DONE: Hull City have signed Nikica Jelavić from Everton and agreed a fee with West Brom for Shane Long. (Source: SkySports) * Fio ...
Arsene Wenger felt his Arsenal side showed they were "mentally ready for a fight" after winning at Aston Villa to reclaim top spot in the Barclays Premier League. The Gunners held off a late fightback from the home side at Villa Park to move back above Manchester City and Chelsea to the su...
Manchester City ended the weekend at the top of the Premier League pile after toppling Chelsea FC with a hard fought 2-0 victory over Newcastle United, meanwhile, third-placed Arsenal will take on Aston Villa later today.
Augsburg are considering a deal for Sunderland striker Ji Dong-won. Burnley and Blackburn are interested in Crewe full-back Matt Tootle. Arsenal will step up their bid to sign Schalke forward Julian Draxler, 20, after discovering he has a £40m buy-out clause. Manchester City want to sign former Manchester United player Paul Pogba, 20, from Juventus. David Moyes has dismissed the idea that he was under pressure going into last night's match against Swansea. Crisis-torn West Ham are ready to send a SOS message to recently-sacked Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay this week. Aston Villa are ready to make a £3million bid for Tottenham full-back Kyle Naughton. Nottingham Forest have targeted a £4million move for Sunderland striker Connor Wickham. Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is planning a bid to sign Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata in the summer. Arsenal have identified Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons as a prime target for the summer transfer window. Barnsley are hoping to sign Reading striker Adam Le Fondre o ...
Roberto Soldado has suffered a torrid time since arriving on English soil. Having been largely castigated as a ‘flop’ by some sections of the media, while fellow Spaniard Alvaro Negredo has shone over at Manchester City, start to Premier League life has been tough for the Tottenham striker. Under Andre Villas-Boas, Soldado had frequently looked isolated and frustrated up front, toiling away to little or no use, with the game bypassing him unless Spurs were given a penalty. Only one goal came from open play this season for the Spanish striker, who had enjoyed such a productive spell at Valencia, with all other strikes outside of that goal at Aston Villa coming from the spot. But under Tim Sherwood, Soldado has looked a fresher prospect, seemingly enjoying having a strike partner in Emmanuel Adebayor to take some of the workload away from him and allow him to concentrate on his striking duties. While the goals have yet to flow, with his only strike under Sherwood being a penalty against Stoke, it almost ...
Roberto Mancini met the press at Carrington ahead of Manchester City v Aston Villa. The manager is asked about Carlos Tevez but is preferring to look ahead t...
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