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Emile Smith Rowe excels as Arsenal sweep aside uninspired Aston Villa

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Take a look at what you could have won. During the summer Aston Villa felt sure enough of their station to make two bids for Emile Smith Rowe and, although they were rejected out of hand, it might have spoken volumes ...

Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa: Premier League – as it happened

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Arsenal dominated from the off and were deserved winners against an Aston Villa side who got their tactics all wrong

Boris Johnson’s holiday villa linked to offshore tax havens, documents suggest

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With its two swimming pools, organic farm and private woodland, it may have seemed the ideal place to escape for a prime minister hoping to get away from it all. But the sprawling Marbella estate where Boris Johnson h...

Matt Targett gets his aim wrong to hand Spurs nervy win over Aston Villa

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For Tottenham, the rot has stopped and that for now is perhaps the most important thing. After three successive league defeats, culminating in the embarrassment at Arsenal, any win is a good win – this one delivered w...

Chelsea v Aston Villa: Premier League – live!

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Women’s Super League previews 2021-22 No 2: Aston Villa

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The recruitment of manager Carla Ward from their city rivals Birmingham was an astute move by Aston Villa. Ward worked miracles with the Blues after joining the club two weeks before last season began and with just ei...

From a villa of bees to a £7 onion: online deliveries take a strange turn

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Most online deliveries do not come with a health warning from the delivery driver but David Smith received one from a relieved courier who, on handing over Smith’s buzzing box, suggested the bees inside were “a bit an...

Sarr and Dennis inspire Watford to sparkling win over Aston Villa

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If this was a portent for life after Jack Grealish, then Aston Villa could be in for a very long season. A scintillating first-half performance from Ismaïla Sarr on the day that tributes were paid by both clubs to Gra...

Jack Grealish poised to join Manchester City from Aston Villa in £100m deal

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Jack Grealish is close to joining Manchester City from Aston Villa on a five-year contract. Talks are in their final stages and, barring an unexpected hitch, the playmaker will move for about £100m. Villa have tried h...

‘Great pace and creativity’: Aston Villa sign Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen

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Aston Villa have completed the signing of Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen for a reported £30m. The forward, who will be 24 next week, has a contract to 2025. “Leon is a hugely exciting young striker with great pace ...

Premier League 2021-22 preview No 2: Aston Villa

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Guardian writers’ predicted position: 11th (NB: this is not necessarily Paul Doyle’s prediction but the average of our writers’ tips) Last season’s position: 11th Odds to win the league (via Oddschecker): 150-1 Aston...

Manchester City open Jack Grealish transfer talks with Aston Villa

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Manchester City have stepped up their pursuit of Jack Grealish by opening negotiations with Aston Villa. The England playmaker is a key target for City, along with Tottenham’s Harry Kane, and a decision on whether a d...

Manchester City want Jack Grealish but Aston Villa intend to stand firm

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Manchester City have expressed strong interest in Jack Grealish but Aston Villa are determined not to sell and have opened talks with the forward over a new contract. Grealish, who set up England’s winning goal again...

Ashley Young returns to Aston Villa on free transfer from Internazionale

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Ashley Young has rejoined Aston Villa on a free from Internazionale. The versatile 35-year-old, who scored 38 goals in 190 appearances for Villa between 2007 and 2011, has signed a one-year contract. “It feels amazing...

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