Tim Sherwood says Christian Benteke should aim higher than Liverpool if he is to leave Aston Villa. Photograph: PA

Christian Benteke goes into the FA Cup final on Saturday with Aston Villa’s manager, Tim Sherwood, telling him he should set his sights higher than Li(...)

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given celebrates the FA Cup semi-final win over Liverpool. The Republic of Ireland international in winning his fitness battle to play in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal. Photo: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given is winning his fitness fight to be ready for the FA Cup final. The Donegal man missed Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Burnley(...)

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(...)

Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game with team-mate Jack Grealish during the  Premier League match against QPR at Villa Park. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Aston Villa 3 QPR 3The Premier League title race may have run out of legs but this battle to avoid relegation is becoming increasingly compelling. Chr(...)

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis faces his old club Stoke City on the back of last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated)Arsenal (3) v West Ham (10) - Live on SetantaArsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces up to a month out with a hamstring in(...)

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(...)

 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 (...)

Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark celebrates scoring with team-mate Jores Okore during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

It has been a long time coming – and in more ways than one. Alan Hutton’s first goal in four years, and Aston Villa’s first in the Premier League i(...)

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(...)