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Aston Villa staying up better than play-off win – Dean Smith

Aston Villa staying up better than play-off win – Dean Smith

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Media playback is not supported on this device Aston Villa's Premier League survival feels better than when they were promoted last season, says manager Dean Smith.A draw at West Ham was enough to keep Villa up with Watford and Bournemouth joining Norwich in the Championship.Villa were promoted via the Championship play-offs in May 2019, three years after being relegated. "I'm emotional, pleased, proud - all the adjectives to go with it. It's a magnificent achievement," said Smith. "My condolences go out to Hayden Mullins and Watford and Eddie Howe at Bournemouth. I ca...
Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero & Rodri goals secure third Carabao Cup in a row

Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero & Rodri goals secure third Carabao Cup in a row

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Manchester City secured their third League Cup win in succession - and their fourth in five years - with victory over Aston Villa at Wembley.Pep Guardiola's side won an historic treble of domestic trophies last season with the Premier League and FA Cup, and they thoroughly deserved their triumph despite a spirited effort from Aston Villa.Manchester City looked like they would stroll to victory when Sergio Aguero's strike and Rodri's header from a corner that was hotly contested by Villa put them in complete control inside 30 minutes. Villa, while strictly second best, offered themselves a lifeline when Mbwana Samatta headed in from Anwar El Ghazi's cross four minutes before the interval.City ...
Toby Alderweireld should have named new baby ‘Lucas’, Spurs received odd Champions League gifts and amazing celebrations vs Aston Villa

Toby Alderweireld should have named new baby ‘Lucas’, Spurs received odd Champions League gifts and amazing celebrations vs Aston Villa

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Good morning to everyone, especially Heung-Min Son. I don’t know about you folks, but I woke up with a massive smile on my face. Three points, last minute limbs and the gap to Chelsea is down to a point. You love to see it, you really do. Right, to Villa Park… VICTORY AT VILLA What a Sunday, eh? There is nothing better than a last minute winner. The absolute limbs in the away end were a treat to see, especially with new recruits Gedson Fernandes and Steven Bergwijn slap bang in the middle of them. My favourite part without a doubt was seeing Winksy just disappear into the away fans. Just looking at the table, boy did we need that. We now sit just a point behind Chelski and with a trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, that really could have huge repercussions for top four. Do you think we c
Aston Villa 1-6 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero becomes highest overseas scorer in Premier League history

Aston Villa 1-6 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero becomes highest overseas scorer in Premier League history

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Sergio Aguero scored his 12th hat-trick to become the highest overseas goalscorer in Premier League history in rampant Manchester City's six-goal hammering of struggling Aston Villa.The Argentine moved level - and then past - Thierry Henry, before joining Frank Lampard on 177 goals in England's top flight. Only three men - Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Andy Cole - are still ahead of him on the all-time Premier League list. Aguero's number of hat-tricks is a Premier League record. It was part of a merciless City performance as they took apart a Villa side who were suffering their worst defeat since Liverpool beat them at 6-0 at Villa Park in February 2016 and have dropped into the relegation ...
Premier League fixtures and results on talkSPORT sees coverage for Brighton, Tottenham, Aston Villa and West Ham

Premier League fixtures and results on talkSPORT sees coverage for Brighton, Tottenham, Aston Villa and West Ham

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Premier League games are coming thick and fast this week. No sooner have we had a festive feast, another round of fixtures are here – and that’s before the New Year spectacle! AFP or licensors Tottenham players celebrate Dele Alli’s winner against Brighton So onto Saturday where GameDay is upon us once again. Up first it’s: Brighton vs Bournemouth at 12:30pm on talkSPORT To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089. For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here Match facts Brighton are winless in their four Premier League matches with Bournemouth (D1 L3), losing this exact fixture 0-5 la