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Burnley climb out of bottom three with precious point at Aston Villa

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And then there were two. Burnley picked up a precious point at Aston Villa to head into the final day outside the relegation zone and, crucially, with the upper hand on Leeds, who must better Burnley’s result on Sunda...

Aston Villa seal €20m signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona

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Aston Villa have announced the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona after his successful loan spell, with the fee understood to be €20m (£17.2m). Coutinho has been with Villa since January and the opportunity t...

Sadio Mané completes comeback at Aston Villa to keep Liverpool in title race

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Jürgen Klopp had performed his triple fist pump in front of the travelling Liverpool support. The manager’s pulse was still racing but the emotion was elation now – perhaps a bit of relief – rather than high stress. A...

West Ham target summer move for Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins

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West Ham’s search for a new striker has led to David Moyes identifying Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins as a key target this summer. Moyes is desperate to add more quality to his attack and Watkins has impressed since leav...

Booking.com demanded an extra €5,000 for our villa

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Last May, 12 of us used Booking.com to rent a Greek villa for a fortnight in August. We paid the €4,435 cost in full and booked flights and hire cars. Recently Booking.com informed us that there had been a pricing er...

Norwich relegated after Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings secure Aston Villa win

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Dean Smith took a moment, as he left the pitch after his first relegation as a manager, to return the applause coming from all four corners of Villa Park. The moment came just after Norwich’s sixth demotion from the P...

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka makes the difference against Aston Villa

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This was a test Arsenal needed to pass and they did so with conviction, even if the margin of victory was narrow. They had lost here in their previous two visits but this time a similar outcome was never on: a fluent ...

Activists occupy luxury Biarritz villa owned by Putin’s ex-son-in-law

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Two Russian activists have broken into and occupied a luxury villa in Biarritz owned by Vladimir Putin’s former son-in-law. Pierre Haffner, of the Svoboda Liberté Association, whose blog appears on the Mediapart news ...

Andriy Yarmolenko’s tears eclipse West Ham’s win against Aston Villa

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Andriy Yarmolenko sank to his knees, arms out, less in celebration it seemed than in exhaustion. His teammates surrounded him, their reaction less of joy than of something more profound. When the Ukrainian got to his ...

Chelsea’s Sam Kerr breaks Aston Villa at the last to boost WSL title tilt

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In a week laced with drama and turmoil off the pitch, Chelsea were able to do what they needed to in their pursuit of Arsenal, thanks to a 92nd-minute goal from the talismanic Sam Kerr. Zecira Musovic in Chelsea’s goa...

Magical misfit Philippe Coutinho may have found unlikely home at Aston Villa

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Philippe Coutinho has played 598 minutes for Aston Villa, in which time he has scored four goals and set up three more. Victory at Leeds on Thursday meant Villa have won three league games in a row for the first time ...

Gordon Lee, former Everton manager and Aston Villa defender, dies aged 87

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The former Everton manager Gordon Lee has died at the age of 87. Lee held the job from 1977 to 1981, leading the team to a League Cup final, two FA Cup semi-finals and two top-four finishes in the First Division. Born...

Friends lose £6,000 after Ibiza villa owner ‘disappears’

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A group of friends who lost more than £6,000 after the owner of the luxury Ibiza villa they had booked on Vrbo “disappeared” say the company’s “book with confidence guarantee” turned out to be hopeless. Elaine Forth, ...

Trippier’s free-kick against Aston Villa earns third straight win for Newcastle

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As Eddie Howe ran out of Newcastle players to embrace and, wreathed in smiles, finally walked off the pitch, he looked up towards the directors’ box and blew his wife a kiss. If she had not already realised it, this w...

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