The season has now come to an end for Aston Villa with a competitive 2-2 draw away to Wigan Athletic in a match which could have carried far greater significance.
As it was, the relegated Latics still exposed defensive vulnerabilities with a headed goal by Emmerson Boyce while Nathan Baker’s own goal cancelled out Darren Bent’s opener on a rare start for the striker. Ron Vlaar’s excellent half-volley secured the point, but in all ho...More
This should have provided a barnstorming end to the relegation battle where a Wigan victory would have kept them up and sent Aston Villa down at their expense.
However, despite their miraculous and deserved FA Cup win over Manchester City last Saturday, Premier League defeats to Swansea and then more comprehensively at Arsenal have Tuesday sealed the Latics’ fall into the Championship eight seasons in the top flight.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert will enter talks over a new deal with Christian Benteke as he looks to secure his top scorer for next season, says Sky Sports.
The Belgian frontman has found the net 19 times for Villa in the Premier League, pulling them away from the relegation zone and attracting the attention of bigger clubs.
But Lambert says he plans to sit down with Benteke, and the club's other emerging stars, in an attempt to ...More
Aston Villa striker Darren Bent will meet with manager Paul Lambert to discuss his future at the club after making only seven Premier League starts this season, the Daily Mail has reported.
Bent, Villa’s record signing, bought by Gerard Houllier from Sunderland for £24m, has been overlooked in favour of the likes of Andy Weimann, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Christian Benteke, despite being appointed as club captain at the start of the sea...More
Tottenham and Arsenal look set to do battle in the transfer market once again, this time for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, reports The Mirror.
The 22-year-old hitman has impressed during his first season at Aston Villa, having scored 19 goals for the Midlanders.
With recent reports that Spurs and Arsenal are both in the chase for Barcelona striker David Villa, it is believed that Spurs are already turning their attention to...More
Chelsea will look to confirm their place in next season's Champions League by getting all three points when they visit Aston Villa today.
The Blues currently sit in third position, but only three points clear of Wednesday night's opponents Tottenham in fifth - a win today would all but confirm their position in the top four, and would see manager Rafa Benitez achieve the goal that was requested of him.
Villa meanwhile are five point...More
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