Christian Benteke of Aston Villa scores their second goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Tim Sherwood looked to the heavens, clenched his fists and started to dance around on the pitch. It was the last of three minutes of injury time and C(...)

Shay Given produced a vintage display to keep Aston Villa level in the first half of their FA Cup fifth round tie with Leicester City. Photograph: Seán Dempsey/AFP Photo

Aston Villa 2 Leicester City 1Tim Sherwood made an instant impact at Aston Villa when he left his seat in the directors’ box to address the players a(...)

 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(...)

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud  lifts the ball over Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan  during the  Premier League  match  at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Arsenal 5 Aston Villa 0Another win for Arsenal and with it the growing sense that this will be another season in which they at the very least qualify (...)

Liverpools Italian striker Fabio Borini shoots to score the opening goal against  Aston Villa   at Villa Park. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images

Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 2 Fabio Borini scored his first Liverpool goal in almost two years as they comfortably despatched Aston Villa 2-0 in th(...)

Everton manager  Roberto Martinez gesticulates on the sidelines during the Premier League game against  Hull City  at KC Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Goals from Ahmed Elmohamady and Nikica Jelavic ensured Everton’s festive flop continued with a fourth straight defeat at stru(...)

 Christian Benteke of Aston Villa scores the opening goal of the Premier league clash against Manchester United at Villa Park. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal admits Manchester United’s draw at Aston Villa could end up costing them the title.Radamel Falcao cancelled out Christian Benteke’s ope(...)

Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao celebrates scoring his side’s  equalising goal in  the  Premier League match against Aston Villa at Villa Park. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Aston Villa 1 Manchester United 1Radamel Falcao clinched a 1-1 draw for Manchester United as 10-man Aston Villa ended their winning run.The Colombian (...)

 Christian Benteke of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the winner against Crystal Palace  at Selhurst Park. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Crystal Palace 0 Aston Villa 1How Paul Lambert and Aston Villa needed this, a first victory in 10 and a first goal for Christian Benteke since March. (...)

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert and assistant Roy Keane look on from the touchline during the match at Villa Park. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Aston Villa 1 Southampton 1 For long periods it looked like the form book would be turned on its head on a bitterly cold evening but Nathaniel (...)