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-(...)

Christian Benteke’s first half header gave Aston Villa a precious 1-0 win away at Spurs. Photograph: PA

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Aston Villa 1Christian Benteke scored his eighth goal in six games to hand Tim Sherwood a winning return to Tottenham and ease Ast(...)

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(...)

 Ron Vlaar could return for Aston Villa in the FA Cup this weekend. Photograph Clive Mason/Getty Images

Aston Villa have been handed a major boost off the back of last Tuesday’s crucial Premier League win with captain Ron Vlaar returning to contention fo(...)

Victor Moses celebrates after his late penalty gave Stoke a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, consigning Tim Sherwood to defeat in his first game as Villa boss. (Photograph: Reuters / Darren Staples)

Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 2Stoke dramatically spoiled Tim Sherwood’s debut as Aston Villa boss after Victor Moses’ injury-time penalty gave them a 2-1 (...)

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(...)

Shay Given rolled back the years with an outstanding save to deny Matty James during Aston Villa’s 2-1 FA Cup fifth round win over Leicester City. (Sean Dempsey/AFP/Getty Images)

Aston Villa 2 Leicester City 1This was supposed to be a watching brief for Tim Sherwood but the new Aston Villa manager was never going to be able to (...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

 Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring a goal in the  Premier League game against West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/EPA

Premier League round-up: Arsenal battled to a 2-1 win at West Ham to close in on the top four of the Premier League.The Irons, who had started the day(...)