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Shane Long’s early Southampton effort increases pressure on Aston Villa

If Aston Villa play like this against Manchester City at Wembley next time out, an occasion to celebrate threatens to be a chastening experience. Eventually, in second-half stoppage-time, Southampton put Villa out of their misery as Stuart Armstorng sw…

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Southampton v Aston Villa: match preview

Aston Villa have taken just eight points from 39 on the road this season, but may fancy their chances against the team with the league’s worst home record. Southampton’s stellar away form has carried them close to safety, but Villa would be three point…

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Premier League, Championship and Europe: weekend talking points

Arsenal look stronger at the back, Saints may regret some of match programme content and QPR bring the excitementIt says a lot about the reign of Unai Emery that, until Sunday, it had been almost 11 months since Arsenal kept successive clean sheets in …

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Villa’s Dean Smith bemoans VAR-assisted penalty for Tottenham

‘Decision goes to sterile environment with no feel for game’I would have been complaining if it finished 2-2, says Mourinho This was such a crazy game that both managers ended up bemoaning the number of chances their sides had missed. José Mourinho sai…

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Chaos replaces control at José Mourinho’s anarchic Tottenham

Spurs’ win at Aston Villa was the fourth 3-2 victory over the Portuguese’s brief tenure and the unlikely entertainer is upwardly mobile in fifth place in the Premier LeagueGo back a year and, briefly, the Ole Gunnar Solskjær table became a thing. It sh…

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Chaos replaces control at José Mourinho’s anarchic Tottenham

Spurs’ win at Aston Villa was the fourth 3-2 victory over the Portuguese’s brief tenure and the unlikely entertainer is upwardly mobile in fifth place in the Premier LeagueGo back a year and, briefly, the Ole Gunnar Solskjær table became a thing. It sh…

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Tottenham go fifth as Son Heung-min punishes late Aston Villa error

Fifth place might be important this year and Tottenham have just climbed back above Sheffield United to claim it, though it took a last gasp winner from Son Heung-Min in the fourth minute of added time to overcome a plucky and resilient Aston Villa sid…

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Aston Villa v Tottenham: Premier League – live!

Live updates from Villa Park, 2pm (GMT) kick-off Steven Bergwijn: ‘His brother said you will score for Appie … I did it’Feel free to email Ben or tweet @BenFisherj your thoughts 1.48pm GMT More from Mourinho. “We recovered [Ben] Davies, who played with…

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Aston Villa v Tottenham: match preview

Tottenham have a formidable record at Villa Park – they have not been beaten on their last nine visits and they have won their last five away trips at Villa with a combined scored of 14-1. How they would love for that trend to continue on Sunday. Back-…

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Football around Europe: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Farke faces defensive dilemma for Liverpool, Forest need their best XI, Chelsea’s women eye treble and a six-pointer in AustriaLeeds are falling apart. Maybe. But here’s the thing: anyone who beats them ends up falling apart too. None of the eight team…

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Football around Europe: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Farke faces defensive dilemma for Liverpool, Forest need their best XI, Chelsea’s women eye treble and a six-pointer in AustriaLeeds are falling apart. Maybe. But here’s the thing: anyone who beats them ends up falling apart too. None of the eight team…

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Ten uncapped players who could feature for England at Euro 2020

Gareth Southgate has two games left before he picks his squad. Should he give Grealish, Greenwood or Foden a chance?By Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe next six weeks are crucial for players on the periphery of the England squad. Gareth Southgate has j…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Olivier Giroud’s absence is a mystery, Hugo Lloris proves his worth and Manchester United’s defence continues to wobbleThe debutant Steven Bergwijn will rightfully claim the headlines for Spurs but the contribution of Tottenham’s current third-longest …

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Lerma sees red but Bournemouth beat Aston Villa thanks to Billing and Aké

Aston Villa’s players soaked up the adulation of a pitch invasion in midweek but sunk to the turf at the final whistle here as Bournemouth earned back-to-back league victories for the first time since September to leapfrog Villa and climb out of the re…

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Bournemouth v Aston Villa: match preview

Bournemouth and Aston Villa need a win as crunch time is approaching in the relegation battle. Eddie Howe’s side could climb out of danger with three points while dropping their rivals into trouble and a dip in form may be on the cards for Villa after …

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Aston Villa’s Dean Smith says he let himself go after goal ‘made in Egypt’

• Trézéguet’s late winner sends club to Carabao Cup final• ‘If we could go and lift the trophy I’ll be a very proud man’Dean Smith, an Aston Villa supporter long before he became the club’s manager, said he “certainly let myself go” when Trézéguet scor…

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Samatta gets his chance but Grealish keeps Aston Villa dreaming of glory

Dean Smith gave his new forward Mbwana Samatta his debut yet Jack Grealish showed again he is the heartbeat of the teamThey came to see the new signing Mbwana Samatta but left talking about a player whose roots lie much closer to home. Jack Grealish wa…

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Trézéguet sinks Leicester at the last to put Aston Villa in Carabao Cup final

How about this for a rebuttal to Pep Guardiola’s argument for scrapping the Carabao Cup? If Manchester City make the final, the Catalan may discuss the issue face to face with Dean Smith, whose Aston Villa will be at Wembley thanks to a spectacular sto…

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Aston Villa v Leicester City: Carabao Cup semi-final, second leg – live!

Carabao Cup semi-final updates (first leg: 1-1)Live scoreboard: the latest from Tuesday’s matchesAnd you can email Rob here with your thoughts 5.41pm GMT Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg between Aston Villa an…

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Aston Villa set to play £8.5m signing Mbwana Samatta against Leicester

• Rodgers could risk Vardy for Carabao Cup semi-final second leg• Scores at 1-1 after first leg at King Power StadiumLeicester City’s ambition for this season is to qualify for the Champions League while Aston Villa’s main aim is to stave off relegatio…