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Andre Green caps astonishing Aston Villa comeback against Sheffield United

A thrilling Aston Villa comeback with three goals in the dying stages of a game dominated by Sheffield United robbed the Blades of top spot in the Championship and turned Billy Sharp’s joy at scoring a hat-trick into ashes.Sharp appeared to have taken …

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Ambling Aston Villa must step up or face another Championship season | Ben Fisher

Dean Smith’s expensively assembled side go into three crucial matches in sore need of a run of wins but the defender Tommy Elphick expects them to handle the pressureThe good news for Aston Villa is that they can still take points off the eight teams a…

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Yannick Bolasie faces Everton departure despite return from loan

• Crystal Palace may offer Bolasie escape route from Everton• No bid from Paris Saint-Germain for Idrissa Gana GueyeMarco Silva has told Yannick Bolasie there is little prospect of him playing for Everton this season as Crystal Palace consider a move f…

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Everton’s Yannick Bolasie cuts short Aston Villa loan spell

• Forward wants to win back starting spot at Everton• Villa have recalled Andre Green from loanYannick Bolasie has re-joined Everton after making it clear to Aston Villa that he would like to try to force his way back into the first-team at Goodison Pa…

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The best young players in the Championship this season

Tammy Abraham turned down a move to the Premier League this week. He is not the only youngster who could step upBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredTammy Abraham has already been offered a chance to play in the Premier League in this transfer window. He re…

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Tammy Abraham snubs Wolves loan to stay and help Villa promotion push

• Striker boosts Villa’s hopes of Premier League return• Another loan deal was not appealing to Chelsea playerTammy Abraham has given Aston Villa a huge boost by turning down a loan move to Wolverhampton Wanderers in favour of remaining with the Champi…

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Kemar Roofe stuns Aston Villa at death after Leeds win 3-2 from 2-0 down

Kemar Roofe snatched victory in stoppage-time to send Leeds United top at Christmas and complete an extraordinary comeback after Aston Villa squandered a two-goal lead. Just as it looked as though Villa would play the unwelcome role of the Grinch, a su…

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Aston Villa v Leeds United: Championship – live!

All the latest from the 1.30pm GMT kick-off at Villa ParkThe 100 best male footballers in the worldEmail Simon | or tweet @Simon_Burnton 12.34pm GMT The team sheets are in, and these are the names upon them:Team news: Our line-up for the clash with @LU…

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Aston Villa accused of cover-up over bullying investigation

• Allegation relates to investigation into 2016 complaint• Kevin MacDonald found guilty of bullying by Premier LeagueAston Villa have been accused of a cover-up over their internal investigation into bullying allegations made in 2016 against the club’s…

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‘Being released was like a relief’: more players allege Aston Villa bullying

• Former youth players claim coaches bullied and abused them• Tony McAndrew latest coach alleged to have bullied in 1990sThree more former Aston Villa youth players have come forward to allege they suffered sustained bullying and abuse from their coach…

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Jonathan Kodjia salvages a point for Aston Villa against Stoke

Jonathan Kodjia came to Aston Villa’s rescue salvageing a point in a 2-2 home draw with Stoke.The visitors twice took the lead but Kodjia demonstrated his value by winning a penalty and then notching the equaliser. Continue reading…

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Gareth Farrelly: ‘It was a toxic, bullying culture for young players at Aston Villa’

Midfielder turned lawyer claims coach Kevin MacDonald left a ‘dark shadow’ over players at Villa and says it drove him to suicidal thoughts“It was a culture of verbal and physical bullying, but there were no checks and balances; he operated with “impun…

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Aston Villa remove Kevin MacDonald from coaching after new bullying claims

• Gareth Farrelly alleges he and others were targeted in 1990s• Villa launch independent investigation and report claims to FAAston Villa have suspended their long-serving youth coach Kevin MacDonald from working with players, after a former graduate o…

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Jay Rodriguez gives West Brom late helping hand in draw with Aston Villa

Jay Rodriguez scored a controversial injury-time equaliser with his hand as West Brom denied Aston Villa victory at the last in a crackling West Midlands derby on a wet night at the Hawthorns. After a hesitant opening few minutes Villa drew first blood…

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Jay Rodriguez gives West Brom late helping hand in draw with Aston Villa

Jay Rodriguez scored a controversial injury-time equaliser with his hand as West Brom denied Aston Villa victory at the last in a crackling West Midlands derby on a wet night at the Hawthorns. After a hesitant opening few minutes Villa drew first blood…

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Tammy Abraham scores four as Aston Villa draw 5-5 with Nottingham Forest

Tammy Abraham grabbed four goals for Aston Villa in a dramatic 5-5 Championship draw against Nottingham Forest, who ended the game with 10 men. Forest, though, deserved a point from the 10-goal thriller to take them into the top six after a spectacular…

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Alan Hutton’s stunner seals Aston Villa’s derby victory over Birmingham

It was a moment Alan Hutton will certainly never forget. With 15 minutes of a raucous second city derby remaining and Villa leading 3-2, the veteran Scotland full-back set off on a mazy run from 10 yards inside in his own half that took him past five p…

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Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish opens his account in win over Bolton

Jack Grealish scored his first goal of the season to pave the way for Aston Villa’s win over Championship strugglers Bolton.Grealish, who is on Gareth Southgate’s England radar, took the honours as Villa moved back into the top half following consecuti…

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When Ian Rush and Tony Woodcock scored five goals on the same day

On this day 35 years ago, Rush and Woodcock hit five league goals – a feat not matched until Andy Cole faced Ipswich in 1995By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogIf David Coleman was right, and goals really do pay the rent, there would have been plen…

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QPR’s Pawel Wszolek gives Aston Villa a lesson in the art of finishing

Pawel Wszolek stretched QPR’s unbeaten run to five games with the only goal that left Dean Smith’s record since taking charge at Aston Villa reading one win and two defeats.After losing their first four games, including a 7-1 defeat at West Brom, it ha…