Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa Premier League 8th December 2013
New Whites bossRene Meulensteen enjoyed his first win on Sunday as Fulham overcame Aston Villa 2-0. The result was a fair one, with the goals coming from Steve Sidwell and Dimitar Berbatov both within the first half hour.
Southampton are expecting a tough, physical game when they face Aston Villa tomorrow, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino. The Saints are aiming to bounce back from defeats to Arsenal and Chelsea against Paul Lambert's side. Pochettino said: "It will be a very physical game. Aston Villa are a very physical side who are very strong.
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Aston Villa Premier League 26th November 2013
A quickfire Shane Long brace at the start of this west Midlands derby looked to have sent West Brom on their way to a valuable win on Monday night. However, a second-half rally from Aston Villa secured a vital point for Paul Lambert's side.
Here's the draw for the 3rd round of the 2013-14 FA Cup:
Ipswich Town v Preston North End; Derby County v Chelsea; AFC Bournemouth v Fleetwood or Burton Albion; Birmingham City v Bristol Rovers or Crawley Town; Grimsby Town v Huddersfield Town; Everton v QPR; Brighton & Hove Albion v Reading; Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur; Sunderland v Carlisle Utd; Bolton Wanderers v Blackpool; Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City; Norwich City v Fulham; Aston Villa v Sheffield Utd; Macclesfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday; Charlton Ath v Wrexham or Oxford Utd; Manchester Utd v Swansea City; Port Vale v Plymouth Argyle; Newcastle Utd v Cardiff City; Rochdale v Leeds Utd; Wigan Ath v MK Dons; Doncaster R v Stevenage; Stoke City v Leicester City; Southampton v Burnley; Middlesbrough v Hull City; West Brom v Crystal Palace; Kidderminster H v Peterborough; Nottingham Forest v West Ham; Bristol C v Watford; Southend U v Millwall; Barnsley v Hartlepool U or CoventryC; Yeovil Town v Leyton Orient; Liverpool v Oldham A or Mansfield T;
Matches will be played over the weekend of 4 and 5 January 2014.
In recent seasons Ashley Young has gained a bit of a reputation as something of a diver. This began at Aston Villa and has gained increased attention since he joined Manchester United, partly because of the club's profile and particularly because he was criticised by David Moyes after his plunge against Crystal Palace earlier this season.
After yesterday's shocking results with Manchester United and Chelsea losing, while Crystal Palace won, the stage is set for today's two matches — both of which will have consequences on the top and bottom of the table.
After Palace's win yesterday versus Cardiff, Tony Pulis's side leapfrogged Fulham.
Something has got to give in this tie between Southampton and Manchester City given Southampton haven't lost 4 on thetrot since the beginning of last season, while City haven't had back to back away wins since way back in January. Maybe a draw is in the offing?
This is another tough test for Newcastle today at home to West Brom, and it's never easy to win games in the Premier League, as West Brom found out on Monday night when they were 2-0 up at home to Aston Villa after only 10 minutes, but Villa came storming back in the second half [...]
Tim Howard and Geoff Cameron are normally working together to keep U.S. Men's National Team opponents off the scoreboard, but on Saturday it will be Cameron hoping to find a way to get goals past Howard when Stoke City takes on Everton in one of the weekend's featured match-ups for Americans Abroad.
Shane Long seems to be in great goal-scoring form at the moment, and the former Newcastle target scored two goals for his side at home to Aston Villa on Monday night in their 2-2 draw. But here is a world-class strike from the Irishman for the first goal, and Newcastle will need to be wary [...]
Arsenal Transfers: Ten Strikers Wenger should consider in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal could make a move for Manchester City's striker Edin Dzeko in the January transfer window, as reported by The Mirror. The Gunners desperately need a striker in January, to ease off the burden from the shoulders of Olivier Giroud, who is serving as a lone striker at the North London club.
Newcastle now have three Premier League road wins this season at Aston Villa, Cardiff City and Tottenham, and that's one more away win than we had all of last season, when the extra Europa League games simply decimated our squad, and we just escaped a shock relegation to the Championship. Chris Hughton coming to [.
This week Wayne Rooney joined the ranks of those downplaying Arsenal's great start to the Premier League. While he admitted that Arsenal "are doing brilliant at the minute," he simmered down this praise by also saying "we've seen before that they've been in the top two until February or March and then faded away.
According to Wayne Rooney, it's too soon to consider Arsenal favourites to win the Premier League this season and the United striker has played down the Gunners' threat ahead of Sunday's showdown at Old Trafford.
After losing at home to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season, Arsenal have gone to register eight wins and a draw in the next nine games and currently sit at the top of the table, five points clear of second-placed Chelsea, but Rooney insists it's too soon to draw conclusions.
Clint Dempsey can add Newcastle United to the list of clubs who are reportedly interested in signing the US international on a loan deal. Other clubs rumored to be interested include Everton, Aston Villa, and Fulham. Tottenham Hotspur, meanwhile, have the first right of refusal before any of the other clubs can sign the player.
Romelu Lukaku has requested more time to prove that he and Christian Benteke can form a deadly striker partnership. The Chelsea striker, currently on-loan at Everton, was given a short stint alongside the Aston Villa man in Belgium's defeat to Colombia last week. Belgium boss Marc Wilmots has previously preferred to play Benteke as a [.
In the past 13 years, roughly 0.38 goals per year have been scored by goalkeepers in the Premier League. So when a goalkeeper does score, it's such a rare treat that it's something you want to embrace and watch over and over again.
Only five goalkeepers are in the folklore of Premier League keepers who have scored in England's top flight.
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain will not make his Arsenal comeback until the new year after an injury setback, according to reports in the Sunday People. The Gunners midfielder has been out of action since the opening day of the season with a knee injury sustained in the defeat to Aston Villa. The 20-year-old has been told [.
As Manchester United and Arsenal face each other on Sunday, it'll be impossible not to cast our minds back to transfer deadline day and wonder how things would have panned out had United agreed to sign Mesut Ozil, rather than deeming the German international too expensive, thus allowing him to join the North Londoners.
Arsene Wenger was a calm figure in his pre-match press conference Friday afternoon. Arsenal was in their darkest hour since their opening day defeat to Aston Villa, as they lost consecutive home matches to Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea in cup competitions.
However, the Arsenal manager didn't show a sign of fear.
Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is being linked with January moves to Newcastle or Aston Villa. The former Fulham star has made it clear that he is unhappy with his lack of starts at White Hart Lane this season. Speaking to Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblade, he said: "I can not be satisfied with it, of course, I [.
Norwich city's Robert Snodgrass has failed to score in eight matches for the club, but this will not deter his confidence according to the 26-year-old. Apart from failing to score from open play, Snodgrass also failed to score a penalty in the match against Aston Villa. Norwich went on to lose this encounter 1-0 and he was heavily criticised for taking the penalty ahead of experienced Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
Bill Hamid is going to Europe this summer. But - at least as of right now - it won't be to train with or trial for or go on loan with a club side over there. D.C. United's starting GK will be joining Juergen Klinsmann & Co. for a couple of friendlies the United States Men's National Team will play in the coming days.