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Set-Piece Pioneers: Man Utd Pair Ryan Giggs And David Beckham Attempt Simultaneous Freekick Routine, 2001 (Video)

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In the first of what we might turn into a semi-regular series on Pies, we examine some of the oddest, most esoteric set-pieces to have ever been unleashed, both in anger and in muddled incompetence.

Three games into the 2001/02 season, Manchester United came up against Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Terry frustrated as Hull hold Villa

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London (AFP) – John Terry endured a frustrating Aston Villa debut as the former Chelsea star’s new side were held to a 1-1 draw by Hull on the opening weekend of the Championship season.

After winning 15 major honours in 22 years with Chelsea, Terry is making a fresh start with Villa following his release by the Premier League champions at the end of last season.

Black leaves Villa after caretaker role

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London (AFP) Eric Black left relegated Aston Villa on Tuesday following the recent arrival of new manager Roberto di Matteo.

Black took over as Villa's caretaker manager following the sacking of Remi Garde in March, but the 52-year-old failed to win a single game as his team crashed out of the Premier League.

Black leaves Villa after caretaker role

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London (AFP) Eric Black left relegated Aston Villa on Tuesday following the recent arrival of new manager Roberto di Matteo.

Black took over as Villa's caretaker manager following the sacking of Remi Garde in March, but the 52-year-old failed to win a single game as his team crashed out of the Premier League.

Newcastle on the brink of relegation after Aston Villa stalemate

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Newcastle United suffered a serious setback in their battle for Premier League survival as they failed to find a breakthrough in a 0-0 draw with relegated Aston Villa on Saturday.

Rafa Benitez's side dominated for long spells at Villa Park, but squandered several good chances as the hosts avoided a club record 12th successive league defeat with a rare resolute display.

Newcastle on the brink of relegation after Aston Villa stalemate

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Newcastle United suffered a serious setback in their battle for Premier League survival as they failed to find a breakthrough in a 0-0 draw with relegated Aston Villa on Saturday.

Rafa Benitez's side dominated for long spells at Villa Park, but squandered several good chances as the hosts avoided a club record 12th successive league defeat with a rare resolute display.

Huzzah: Aston Villa Have Actually Won An Award For Their Hard Work On The Pitch

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Not that it's going to come as much consolation for their long-suffering fans, but Aston Villa are technicallygoing to end the season with a trophy.

Indeed, Villa have landed the 'Barclays Premier League Grounds Team of the Year' award after the playing surface at Villa Park was ranked as the best in the top flight for 2016/17.

Everton push woeful Aston Villa closer to the drop [VIDEO]

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Aston Villa were pushed closer to the relegation trapdoor on Tuesday as the Premier League's bottom club slumped to a miserable 3-1 defeat against Everton.

Remi Garde's troubled side were crushed by goals from Ramiro Funes Mori, Aaron Lennon and Romelu Lukaku as they surrendered in front of their furious fans at Villa Park.

Everton push woeful Aston Villa closer to the drop [VIDEO]

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Aston Villa were pushed closer to the relegation trapdoor on Tuesday as the Premier League's bottom club slumped to a miserable 3-1 defeat against Everton.

Remi Garde's troubled side were crushed by goals from Ramiro Funes Mori, Aaron Lennon and Romelu Lukaku as they surrendered in front of their furious fans at Villa Park.

Aston Villa need massive upheaval to prevent being a Championship team for decades

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While English soccerwas still bathing in Danny Welbeck's fairy-tale return for Arsenal, the West Midlands were in shock and utter despair, not least because of Aston Villa's0-6 annihilation by Liverpool, but also because of an inexplicably rudderlessperformance.

Nearly four decades ago, the Villa Park that now is characterized by deafening boos and countless critics used to be home to the glories of a proud English football club.

Aston Villa need massive upheaval to prevent being a Championship team for decades

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While English soccerwas still bathing in Danny Welbeck's fairy-tale return for Arsenal, the West Midlands were in shock and utter despair, not least because of Aston Villa's0-6 annihilation by Liverpool, but also because of an inexplicably rudderlessperformance.

Nearly four decades ago, the Villa Park that now is characterized by deafening boos and countless critics used to be home to the glories of a proud English football club.

FA Cup: Aston Villa advance, set up fourth round date with Manchester City

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Late goals by Ciaran Clark and Idrissa Gueye gave Premier League strugglers Aston Villa a 2-0 win over fourth-tier Wycombe Wanderers in their FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday.

Bottom of the Premier League and seemingly destined for relegation to the Championship, Villa had only managed a 1-1 draw with Wycombe currently seventh in League Two when the two teams first met 10 days previously.

FA Cup: Aston Villa advance, set up fourth round date with Manchester City

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Late goals by Ciaran Clark and Idrissa Gueye gave Premier League strugglers Aston Villa a 2-0 win over fourth-tier Wycombe Wanderers in their FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday.

Bottom of the Premier League and seemingly destined for relegation to the Championship, Villa had only managed a 1-1 draw with Wycombe currently seventh in League Two when the two teams first met 10 days previously.

Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace: Villa snaps 19-game winless run [VIDEO]

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Aston Villa beat Crystal Palace 1-0 to end a nightmare 19-game winless streak in the English Premier League on Tuesday with defender Joleon Lescott the hero of the hour.

With empty claret and blue seats visible all around Villa Park, rock bottom Villa went into their 21st game of the season on just eight points having won only once all season, on the opening weekend against Bournemouth.

Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace: Villa snaps 19-game winless run [VIDEO]

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Aston Villa beat Crystal Palace 1-0 to end a nightmare 19-game winless streak in the English Premier League on Tuesday with defender Joleon Lescott the hero of the hour.

With empty claret and blue seats visible all around Villa Park, rock bottom Villa went into their 21st game of the season on just eight points having won only once all season, on the opening weekend against Bournemouth.

Fabian Delph applauds Manchester City fans after hearing boos at Villa Park

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Fabian Delph believes Manchester City fans protected him after his first return to Aston Villa.

The midfielder ran the Villa Park gauntlet in Sunday's 0-0 draw as he faced his former club following his controversial summer move.Delph initially rejected the chance to join City before producing a dramatic U-turn and signing for £8 million.

Fabian Delph applauds Manchester City fans after hearing boos at Villa Park

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Fabian Delph believes Manchester City fans protected him after his first return to Aston Villa.

The midfielder ran the Villa Park gauntlet in Sunday's 0-0 draw as he faced his former club following his controversial summer move.Delph initially rejected the chance to join City before producing a dramatic U-turn and signing for £8 million.

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Aston Villa complete signing of Adama Traore from Barcelona for £7.3 million

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Aston Villa have completed the signing of Adama Traore from Barcelona.

The 19-year-old has penned a five-year deal, Aston Villa announced in a statement, and the transfer fee could rise to from an initial 10 million euros (£7.1million) to 12 million euros (£8.6million) if certain clauses are met.

Aston Villa complete signing of Adama Traore from Barcelona for £7.3 million

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Aston Villa have completed the signing of Adama Traore from Barcelona.

The 19-year-old has penned a five-year deal, Aston Villa announced in a statement, and the transfer fee could rise to from an initial 10 million euros (£7.1million) to 12 million euros (£8.6million) if certain clauses are met.

Aston Villa: Tim Sherwood Is Excited About His Brave ‘New Era’ At Villa Park

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Aston Villa managerTim Sherwoodhas been talking of a"new era" at the club. He's typically bullish about the Premier League season ahead.

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It's good that the club have backed me.Change is what was needed. We've sold a lot of players, so we needed to replenish.

5 talking points ahead of Aston Villa vs. Manchester United Friday night game

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Aston Villa host Manchester United in the first Premier League clash of the weekend on Friday night.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at five of the main talking points ahead of the match.

1) CAN WAYNE ROONEY PROVE HE IS THE RIGHT MAN TO LEAD UNITED'S ATTACK?

Wayne Rooney started last year's draw at Villa Park in midfield, but he will play as a lone front man on Friday night.

5 talking points ahead of Aston Villa vs. Manchester United Friday night game

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Aston Villa host Manchester United in the first Premier League clash of the weekend on Friday night.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at five of the main talking points ahead of the match.

1) CAN WAYNE ROONEY PROVE HE IS THE RIGHT MAN TO LEAD UNITED'S ATTACK?

Wayne Rooney started last year's draw at Villa Park in midfield, but he will play as a lone front man on Friday night.

Tim Sherwood Replies To Six-Year-Old Fan He Pipped To The Aston Villa Job

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Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has replied to the youngfan who he beat in the running for the Villa vacancy in February.

Shortly after Paul Lambert's canning, six-year-old Charlie Pye threw his hat into the ring to take over at Villa Park, officially submitting his application to club chief executive Tom Fox.

Watch Aston Villa 1-2 Stoke City match highlights [VIDEO]

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Stoke dramatically spoiled Tim Sherwood's debut as Aston Villa boss after Victor Moses' injury-time penalty gave them a 2-1 win at Villa Park.

The winger was brought down by Ron Vlaar who was sent off to win it for the Potters at the death.

Scott Sinclair had headed Villa in front only for Mame Biram Diouf to level just before the break.

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Stoke dramatically spoiled Tim Sherwood's debut as Aston Villa boss after Victor Moses' injury-time penalty gave them a 2-1 win at Villa Park.

The winger was brought down by Ron Vlaar who was sent off to win it for the Potters at the death.

Scott Sinclair had headed Villa in front only for Mame Biram Diouf to level just before the break.

Is Tim Sherwood the right man for struggling Aston Villa?

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Following the sacking of Paul Lambert last week, Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has acted quickly and appointed former Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood as the new man in charge at Villa Park. Tim Sherwood is known for his slightly unorthodox method of management and his willingness to give youth a chance, in this piece I am going to investigate whether he is the right man for the job at Aston Villa.

Is Tim Sherwood the right man for struggling Aston Villa?

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Following the sacking of Paul Lambert last week, Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has acted quickly and appointed former Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood as the new man in charge at Villa Park. Tim Sherwood is known for his slightly unorthodox method of management and his willingness to give youth a chance, in this piece I am going to investigate whether he is the right man for the job at Aston Villa.

Aston Villa Name Tim Sherwood Their New Manager

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Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has been a charged with keeping Aston Villa in the Premier League after he was hired to replace the sacked, Paul Lambert.

A statement on Villa's website read:

"Aston Villa Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Sherwood as our new manager.

Aston Villa Finally Sack Paul Lambert

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Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner sat back and watched some horrendous performances from his club this season, but this weekend's capitulation at Hull was the last straw. The defeat sent Villa into the bottom three, and they looked a sure bet to get relegated. That would be a financial nightmare for Lerner, so on Wednesday he finally acted and sacked manager Paul Lambert.

Aston Villa suffer new low under Randy Lerner as owner finally sacks Lambert

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There was a time, before Alex McLeish and Paul Lambert, when Aston Villa were in the position to dream about the Champions League. To dream about Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Villa Park against the best of Europe that would have reminded a lot of people about 1982 when they won the tournament.

Martin O'Neill was supposed to deliver Villa to this promised land.

Aston Villa suffer new low under Randy Lerner as owner finally sacks Lambert

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There was a time, before Alex McLeish and Paul Lambert, when Aston Villa were in the position to dream about the Champions League. To dream about Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Villa Park against the best of Europe that would have reminded a lot of people about 1982 when they won the tournament.

Martin O'Neill was supposed to deliver Villa to this promised land.

Carles Gil Completes £3.2million Move to Aston Villa

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Aston Villa have completed the signing of Carles Gil from Valencia.

The midfielder, who can play on either flank or behind the strikers, has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at Villa Park.

The deal had hit a late snag over agents' fees on Tuesday but Villa have confirmed their first January capture.

Carles Gil Completes £3.2million Move to Aston Villa

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Aston Villa have completed the signing of Carles Gil from Valencia.

The midfielder, who can play on either flank or behind the strikers, has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at Villa Park.

The deal had hit a late snag over agents' fees on Tuesday but Villa have confirmed their first January capture.

Aston Villa Captain Ron Vlaar Ruled Out For Up to 6 Weeks

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Ron Vlaar has been ruled out for up to six weeks with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert expecting his skipper to stay put in January.

The Villa captain limped out of New Year's Day's goalless draw with Crystal Palace with a knee injury and is unlikely to return until the middle of next month.

Holland international Vlaar is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a move from Villa Park but his injury has all but ruled out an early exit.

Aston Villa Captain Ron Vlaar Ruled Out For Up to 6 Weeks

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Ron Vlaar has been ruled out for up to six weeks with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert expecting his skipper to stay put in January.

The Villa captain limped out of New Year's Day's goalless draw with Crystal Palace with a knee injury and is unlikely to return until the middle of next month.

Holland international Vlaar is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a move from Villa Park but his injury has all but ruled out an early exit.

Midfielder edges closer to United exit

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Manchester United could pocket £7.5m for Tom Cleverley when the transfer window opens in January, after Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert confirmed he would like to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis.

Cleverley joined Villa on loan on transfer deadline day, after Louis Van Gaal deemed him surplus to requirements and the 25-year-old could now make his switch to Villa Park permanent, a decision which is unlikely to upset many United fans, who have grown disillusioned and frustrated with the midfielder.

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We’ve Dusted Ourselves Down – Preparing For Norwich

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Paul Dummett returned to the team on Saturday at Villa Park after having been rested on Tuesday night in the good 2-0 win against Wolves in the EFL Cup when Achraf Lazaar made his debut. We threw away 2 points on Saturday but in those six minutes of stoppage time it could even have ended [...]

On This Day In 1984: Plucky Plymouth Argyle Take 20,000 Fans To Villa Park For FA Cup Semi-Final (Photos & Video)

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On 14th April 1984, Plymouth Argyle played an FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park against Watford.

The Pilgrims' progress in the 1983/84 competition had definitely caught the imagination, coaxinga whopping 20,000 travelling Argyle fans into making the 350-mile round-trip to the West Midlands in order to roartheir team on.