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John Terry won't return to Aston Villa for for second season in Championship

Posted Thursday, May 31, 2018 by ESPN75 hits

John Terry is leaving Aston Villa after failing to win promotion to the Premier League.Nigel French/PA Wire John Terry has left Aston Villa after Saturday's defeat against Fulham in the Championship playoff final, both the club and the player announced on Wednesday. The former Chelsea captain played a key role in helping Villa to the brink of promotion to the Premier League, making 32 Champion...Full Story »

Fulham(N) vs Aston Villa - Ahmed Elmohamady winning race to be fit for Championship play-off final

Posted Friday, May 25, 2018 by PA89 hits

Aston Villa defender Ahmed Elmohamady is making good progress in his recovery from injury and stands a good chance of playing in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final against Fulham at Wembley.The 30-year-old defender was absent for the second leg of the semi-final at home to Middlesbrough last week after suffering a hamstring injury in the first game at the Riverside and there were fears he c...Full Story »

Villarreal 2 - 2 Real Madrid: Real Madrid held by Villarreal after losing two-goal lead

Posted Sunday, May 20, 2018 by PA46 hits

Real Madrid blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Villarreal in their final LaLiga match ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool.Real coach Zinedine Zidane handed a debut to his 20-year-old son Luca as first-choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas was rested ahead of the European clash in Kiev on May 26, but otherwise named a strong side.Gareth Bale, deployed in a more central role, broke t...Full Story »

Villarreal vs Real Madrid - Zidane wants Real to end league campaign in style

Posted Saturday, May 19, 2018 by PA118 hits

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wants to “finish LaLiga on a high” in preparation for next week’s Champions League final against Liverpool.Zidane’s side play at Villarreal in their final league game of the season and can still snatch second place on goal difference if city rivals Atletico Madrid lose at home to Eibar.“We hope we can put in a good performance (...Full Story »

Bruce: Villa were a mess after relegation

Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by PA53 hits

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce admits he inherited a club in a “mess” after taking them to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final.A goalless draw with Middlesbrough on Tuesday secured a 1-0 aggregate win and a meeting with Fulham at Wembley on May 26.Villa were relegated from the Premier League in 2016, losing their top-flight status for the first time in 29 years.They came fourth in ...Full Story »

Villa cling on to secure Wembley date

Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by PA28 hits

Aston Villa reached the Sky Bet Championship play-off final after a 1-0 aggregate win over Middlesbrough.Steve Bruce’s side claimed a 0-0 draw at Villa Park on Tuesday, despite a nervy finale, to progress following their 1-0 victory at the Riverside on Saturday.They will face Fulham – who beat Derby – in the final at Wembley on May 26 as they look to end a two-year Premier Leag...Full Story »

Steve Bruce urges Aston Villa not to dream of Wembley after beating Boro

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2018 by PA36 hits

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has warned his players not to start dreaming of Wembley despite taking a priceless lead into their Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final with Middlesbrough.Mile Jedinak’s 15th-minute header at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday handed the Midlanders a 1-0 lead to take into the return leg at Villa Park on Tuesday, but Bruce is taking nothing for granted.He sai...Full Story »

Jedinak’s header puts Villa in driving seat

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2018 by PA40 hits

Mile Jedinak headed Aston Villa a step closer to the Premier League as they beat Middlesbrough 1-0 in the first leg of the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final.The Australian’s deft 15th-minute finish handed the visitors a crucial lead to take into Tuesday night’s return fixture at Villa Park, and Robert Snodgrass would have added a second on the stroke of half-time but for a fin...Full Story »

Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa - Tony Pulis calls on referees to protect Adama Traore in play-offs

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by PA62 hits

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis has urged referees to protect Adama Traore as he attempts to fire the club back into the Premier League. The mercurial 22-year-old winger will line up against former club Aston Villa at the Riverside Stadium in the first leg of the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final on Saturday evening with his manager calling for those who attempt to target him illegally t...Full Story »

Barcelona 5 - 1 Villarreal: Ousmane Dembele at the double as Barcelona hammer Villarreal

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 by PA44 hits

Ousmane Dembele starred as Barcelona maintained their bid to complete the LaLiga season unbeaten by defeating Villarreal 5-1 at the Nou Camp.With the domestic double already secured, Ernesto Valverde’s team are looking to become the first Spanish top flight side to not taste defeat over a league campaign and on Wednesday they edged closer to that milestone with two matches remaining.Dembel...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Villarreal - Valverde calls for Barcelona to maintain focus as history beckons

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by PA42 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has urged his players not to ease up with them on the verge of making history as he wants to foster a competitive habit at the Nou Camp.The LaLiga champions are within three matches of going a whole league season unbeaten, thereby becoming the first club to achieve the feat in a 38-game top-flight campaign.Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao recorded undefeated seaso...Full Story »

Sevilla vs Real Madrid - Zidane focused on LaLiga and not injuries ahead of Champions League final

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by PA65 hits

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists he cannot worry about players getting injured ahead of the Champions League final as he attempts to claim second place in LaLiga.Third-placed Real head into Wednesday night’s trip to Sevilla knowing victory would ease them ahead of city rivals Atletico, if only on goal difference, with two games remaining.Runaway leaders Barcelona have already clinc...Full Story »

Pulis believes Villa are favourites in play-off tie

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA25 hits

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis believes Aston Villa will be “big favourites” for their Championship play-off games.He was speaking after his side grabbed a 2-2 draw with a 96th minute strike by substitute Patrick Bamford.The result kept the north east club’s four match unbeaten run intact and retained their momentum ahead of the two games against the West Midlands side.The Su...Full Story »

Millwall end impressive campaign with victory over Aston Villa

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA41 hits

Millwall secured their highest league finish since 2002 after Shaun Williams’ penalty earned them a 1-0 victory over Championship play-off contenders Aston Villa.Williams sent goalkeeper Mark Bunn the wrong way from 12 yards on the half-hour mark to secure a seventh-place finish for Neil Harris’ side on the final day.Villa meanwhile were already confirmed to finish fourth in the tabl...Full Story »

Bamford header seals fifth spot for Boro and Championship play-off against Villa

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA28 hits

Middlesbrough will face Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs after substitute Patrick Bamford’s header in the sixth minute of injury time gave the Teessiders a 2-2 draw at Ipswich.Tony Pulis’ side were facing a sixth-place finish and a semi-final against Fulham after falling 2-1 behind when Martyn Waghorn struck from the spot seven minutes from time at Portman Road.But B...Full Story »

Sevilla record welcome win to boost Europa League chances

Posted Saturday, May 05, 2018 by PA32 hits

Sevilla ended their winless streak and boosted their Europa League hopes with a 1-0 victory against Real Sociedad.Ever Banega’s second-half penalty earned caretaker boss Joaquin Caparros a winning start to his reign and secured the club a first win since beating Manchester United in the Champions League in March.Sevilla are up to seventh in LaLiga, which would secure a place in next season...Full Story »

Vincenzo Montella sacked by struggling Sevilla

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by Goal.com76 hits

Sevilla have sacked Vincenzo Montella and confirmed the appointment of Joaquin Caparros as head coach for the remainder of the season. Montella's dismissal was announced on Saturday, the Italian paying the price for a nine-match winless run in all competitions since his team’s famous Champions League victory over Manchester United on March 13. Following their triumph at Old Trafford, S...Full Story »

Villa fail to take their chances against Derby

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by PA15 hits

Aston Villa’s automatic-promotion hopes ended after play-off chasing Derby clung on for a fortunate point.Lewis Grabban rescued a late 1-1 draw for the hosts after the Rams rode their luck following Cameron Jerome’s opener.Villa now must rely on the Sky Bet Championship play-offs to return to the Premier League after a two-year absence – after Cardiff’s 2-0 win at Hull &n...Full Story »

Levante almost safe after adding to Sevilla’s misery

Posted Saturday, April 28, 2018 by PA0 hits

Levante all but ensured they will be playing LaLiga football next season with a 2-1 win over stricken Sevilla.Goals from Roger and captain Jose Luis Morales either side of Carlos Fernandez’s equaliser earned Levante their fourth win in five games.It also moves them 12 points clear of third-bottom Deportivo La Coruna, who have four games left – the first of which is against champ...Full Story »

Terry and Kodjia in the mix for Villa

Posted Friday, April 27, 2018 by PA35 hits

John Terry and Jonathan Kodjia could return for Aston Villa as they chase automatic promotion against Derby.Both missed the 4-0 win at Ipswich last week as a precaution with Villa four points behind second-placed Cardiff with two games left.Terry has been recovering from an ankle injury, while Kodjia, who has missed the majority of the season with his own ankle issue, had been feeling sore.Axel ...Full Story »

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