Branislav Ivanovic celebrates with his team mates after scoring Chelsea’s winner in their 2-1 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park. (Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 2Branislav Ivanovic’s rocket gave Chelsea a crucial 2-1 win at Aston Villa — despite the hosts ending their 11-hour goal drought(...)

Tottenham’s Harry Kane celebrates as his deflected free-kick put his side 2-1 ahead in the Premier League game against Aston Villa at Villa Park. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 For Aston Villa it was a case of what might have been and the inquest will inevitably focus on that moment, midway t(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero celebrates his goal against  Aston Villa  at Villa Park. Photograph: Kieran Galvin / EPA

Aston Villa 0 Manchester City 2 Yaya Toure sent a message to his critics as he and Sergio Aguero struck late to secure a 2-0 win for Manchester(...)

 Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s second against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Chelsea 3 Aston Villa 0 Diego Costa continued his remarkable start to life in the Premier League as Jose Mourinho celebrated his 250th match as(...)

Arsenal’s Mesut Özil (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring   against Aston Villa at Villa Park. Photograph: Darren Staples / Reuters

Mesut Özil helped Arsenal shake off the hangover of a midweek pounding in Germany with a starring role in a 3-0 victory at Aston Villa in the Premier(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Hull defender Michael Dawson closes down Aston Villa’s Andreas Weimann  during the  Premier League match  at Villa Park. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Aston Villa 2 Hull 1Aston Villa equalled their best start to a Premier League season as first-half goals from Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann e(...)

Yaya Touré: “I simply said it was nice to be a player who is quite coveted, and it would be an honour to play for PSG”. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Yaya Touré has defended his stance regarding his Manchester City future, stating his recent comments over a move to Paris Saint-Germain were taken “ou(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge (right) scores against Newcastle United during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield. Photograph:  Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 1: Liverpool rounded off their season with a narrow victory over nine-man Newcastle, but it was not enough to end the Anf(...)

West Bromwich Albion’s Victor Anichebe celebrates after scoring the equaliser. Photograph:  Darren Staples/Reuters

West Brom 1 Liverpool 1A horrendous error by defender Kolo Toure gave Liverpool’s top-four rivals renewed hope after they were held to a 1-1 draw at (...)