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Unai Emery appointed Aston Villa manager, to take over from November
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Unai Emery appointed Aston Villa manager, to take over from November

Villa said Emery, who was due to be out of contract with Villarreal at the end of this season, will take over from 1 November after work permit formalities are completed.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp backs Steven Gerrard to recover from Aston Villa sacking
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp backs Steven Gerrard to recover from Aston Villa sacking

Steven Gerrard was in line to take over the Liverpool mantle from Jurgen Klopp after his excellent leadership with Rangers that led to Scottish title in 2021.

Premier League: Steven Gerrard sacked after Aston Villa defeat, Leicester City boost survival bid
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Premier League: Steven Gerrard sacked after Aston Villa defeat, Leicester City boost survival bid

Having won just two matches this season, Aston Villa are above the relegation zone only due to their slight goals scored advantage over Wolves.

Jadon Sancho on target as Manchester United play out 2-2 draw against Aston Villa in pre-season friendly
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Jadon Sancho on target as Manchester United play out 2-2 draw against Aston Villa in pre-season friendly

Manchester United, wearing their white away shirts, exhibited their newfound attacking flair in a dominant first half, but conceded a header to Villa's Calum Chambers in the dying seconds amid inclement conditions at Perth's Optus Stadium marked by a soggy pitch.

Steven Gerrard says seniors 'lacked quality' in Aston Villa's preseason friendly against Brisbane Roar
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Steven Gerrard says seniors 'lacked quality' in Aston Villa's preseason friendly against Brisbane Roar

Villa started with first-team regulars including Philippe Coutinho but they struggled for fluency in the city of Townsville, before a late strike from 20-year-old Cameron Archer maintained their unbeaten pre-season.

Danny Ings' penalty gives Aston Villa 1-0 win over Leeds in preseason friendly
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Danny Ings' penalty gives Aston Villa 1-0 win over Leeds in preseason friendly

England international Ings converted in the second half after his teammate Coutinho was denied by a fantastic double save from Leeds' young French keeper Iilan Meslier.

Premier League: Aston Villa to sign Sevilla defender Diego Carlos
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Premier League: Aston Villa to sign Sevilla defender Diego Carlos

Carlos is set to travel to England for a medical before agreeing personal terms with the Premier League club.

Watch: Aston Villa keeper Robin Olsen 'attacked' in Manchester City title celebrations
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Watch: Aston Villa keeper Robin Olsen 'attacked' in Manchester City title celebrations

Manchester City apologised to Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen and promised to launch an immediate investigation.

Liverpool come from behind to beat Aston Villa, still chasing Manchester City like 'mad' in title race
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Liverpool come from behind to beat Aston Villa, still chasing Manchester City like 'mad' in title race

Liverpool, Man City are now level on points at the top, but City stay top on goal difference and have a game in hand away to Wolves.

Premier League: Three things we learned from an action-packed weekend
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Premier League: Three things we learned from an action-packed weekend

Antonio Conte's Tottenham revolution gathered pace with a 4-0 rout of Aston Villa that boosted their top four bid, while Leeds should be safe after an impressive win at Watford.

Premier League: Bukayo Saka's strike beats Aston Villa 1-0, sends Arsenal closer to Champions League return
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Premier League: Bukayo Saka's strike beats Aston Villa 1-0, sends Arsenal closer to Champions League return

Arsenal took another big step towards ending a five-year exile from the Champions League as Bukayo Saka's strike beat Aston Villa 1-0 to open up a four-point lead in fourth in the Premier League.

Premier League: Manchester City rocked by Spurs as Liverpool ignite title race
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Premier League: Manchester City rocked by Spurs as Liverpool ignite title race

City's lead at the top is down to six points after a pulsating afternoon that could serve as a seismic shift in the Premier League's battle for supremacy.

Premier League: Manchester City go 12 points clear, Spurs stunned by Southampton
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Premier League: Manchester City go 12 points clear, Spurs stunned by Southampton

Pep Guardiola's side extended their unbeaten run in the league to 14 matches thanks to Riyad Mahrez's first half penalty and Kevin De Bruyne's strike after the interval at the Etihad Stadium.

Premier League: Manchester City held by Southampton, Marcus Rashford lifts United into fourth
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Premier League: Manchester City held by Southampton, Marcus Rashford lifts United into fourth

Jonjo Shelvey's second-half free-kick clinched third-bottom Newcastle's much-needed 1-0 win at Leeds.

Premier League: Marcus Rashford sends Manchester United into top four; Gerrard's Villa rub salt into Everton wounds
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Premier League: Marcus Rashford sends Manchester United into top four; Gerrard's Villa rub salt into Everton wounds

Marcus Rashford struck with virtually the last kick of the game to take Manchester United into the Premier League top four at West Ham's expense with a 1-0 win on Saturday.

'I missed the Premier League' says Philippe Coutinho after dream Aston Villa debut
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'I missed the Premier League' says Philippe Coutinho after dream Aston Villa debut

Steven Gerrard's side were trailing by two goals in the closing stages at Villa Park before Coutinho worked his magic just days after arriving on loan from Barcelona.

Premier League: Manchester City sink Chelsea to close in on title, Coutinho denies Manchester Utd
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Premier League: Manchester City sink Chelsea to close in on title, Coutinho denies Manchester Utd

Kevin De Bruyne curled home a brilliant second-half goal to earn Manchester City a 1-0 win over Chelsea and a 13-point lead over its nearest rival in the Premier League.

Premier League: Aston Villa sign Lucas Digne from Everton
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Premier League: Aston Villa sign Lucas Digne from Everton

The left-back is manager Steven Gerrard's second signing in the January transfer window after Philippe Coutinho's loan arrival from Barcelona.

FA Cup: Manchester United ride luck to get some relief against Aston Villa
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FA Cup: Manchester United ride luck to get some relief against Aston Villa

Ralf Rangnick admitted Manchester United were far from perfect despite getting a much-needed 1-0 win over Aston Villa.

Premier League: Philippe Coutinho joins Aston Villa on loan from Barcelona
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Premier League: Philippe Coutinho joins Aston Villa on loan from Barcelona

The 29-year-old Brazil international moved to the Nou Camp from Liverpool in 2018 in a £142 million ($192 million) deal but struggled to establish himself and spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Bayern Munich.