Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is challenged by James Collins of West Ham during the Premier League match at Villa Park. Photo: Stu Forster

Martin O’Neill will be in Dublin on Tuesday to name what is expected to be an extended initial squad for next month’s games against England and Scot(...)

“It’s not nice and you feel like you’ve let people down . . . it is terrible to go through and you just have to accept it,” says Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, who has been relegated three times in his career. Photograph: Getty. 1:11

Preparing to leave Burnley’s Gawthorpe Hall training ground after another morning workout, Stephen Ward flashes a wide grin having shared a joke with (...)

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish battles for possession with Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Emre Can during the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters/Livepic

Aston Villa 2 Liverpool 1The restorative powers of Tim Sherwood know no bounds. A first FA Cup final in 15 years awaits an Aston Villa side that was i(...)

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 (...)

Harry Arter of Bournemouth has been included in the Ireland squad. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named uncapped Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter in his squad for the visit of Poland in the upcoming European Cha(...)

 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(...)

Carles Gil of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the FA Cup fourth-round match against Bournemouth at Villa Park. Photograph:    Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Aston Villa 2 Bournemouth 1Before the events of a seismic Saturday on which Chelsea and Manchester City were each knocked out this tie had appeared th(...)

Leicester City’s Matty James and Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark have to be seperated before both being sent off during the Barclays Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Aston Villa’s total fines for poor discipline this season have topped €130,000 after the Premier League club were punished for a fracas against Leice(...)

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(...)

Steven Naismith #14 (2nd right) of Everheads the equaliser against Manchester City  at Goodison Park. Photograph:   Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Steven Naismith’s equaliser for Everton against Manchester City meant the champions fell two points behind Chelsea at the top of the Premier League ta(...)