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(...)

 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(...)

 Kevin Mirallas scores  Everton’s second goal during the  Premier League match against  Fulham at Craven Cottage in London. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Fulham 1 Everton 3: Flawed finishing undermined a vibrant Fulham performance and (...)

Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle  celebrates his  hat-trick . Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Fulham 1 Chelsea 3 German midfielder Andre Schurrle netted a second-(...)

Manchester United manager David Moyes  after the 2-2 draw with Fulham at Old Trafford. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Manchester United 2 Fulham 2For too long this appeared likely to be written up as the nadir of Manchester United’s most difficult of seasons.To lose w(...)