Adnan januzaj’s first half goal gave Manchester United all three points away at Aston Villa. Photograph: EPA

Aston Villa 0 Manchester United 1 Louis van Gaal has talked about how away victories can be the cornerstone of Manchester United’s success this season(...)

Rudy Gestede opened his Aston Villa account as Tim Sherwood’s side started the season with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth. Photograph: Getty

Bournemouth 0 Aston Villa 1 Rudy Gestede scored 13 minutes into his Aston Villa debut to secure a 1-0 victory at newly-promoted Bournemouth. (...)

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given has played in every round of the FA Cup this season. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Shay Given is expected to be fit to play for Aston Villa in the FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday. The 39-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkee(...)

Tom Cleverley and Christian Benteke were both on the scoresheet for Aston Villa as they beat Everton 3-2 at Villa Park. Photograph: PA

Aston Villa 3 Everton 2Christian Benteke’s brace inspired Aston Villa to a vital 3-2 victory over lacklustre Everton. The red hot striker scored his n(...)

Manchester City players celebrate during the English Premier League football match against Aston Villa at the Etihad stadium. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP

Manchester City 3 Aston Villa 2Substitute Fernandinho struck a late winner as Manchester City killed off an Aston Villa comeback to claim a frantic 3-(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

With a cup run and an international recall under his belt, Martin O’Neill has suggested that Shay Given is serious about cementing his comeback next (...)

Ander Herrera celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal in Manchester United’s win against Aston Villa. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Manchester United 3 Aston Villa 1 Manchester United temporarily climbed above their ‘noisy neighbours’ into third position thanks to a 3-1 win (...)

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(...)