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 (...)

New Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has said Christian Benteke is vital to his side’s hopes of Premier League survival. (Photograph: Reuters / Alex Morton)

Tim Sherwood has described taking the Aston Villa job as “a no brainer” and admitted that rebuilding Christian Benteke’s confidence will be key to kee(...)

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 (...)

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud  lifts the ball over Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan  during the  Premier League  match  at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Arsenal 5 Aston Villa 0Another win for Arsenal and with it the growing sense that this will be another season in which they at the very least qualify (...)

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 unveil new signing Gabriel at London Colney. Photograph Stuart MacFarlane/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s protracted move for Gabriel Paulista has been completed, with the Brazilian defender arriving in a deal which will see Joel Campbell complet(...)

Manchester City have been offered Monaco striker Radamel Falcao for around €70 million. Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Manchester City have been offered Monaco’s Radamel Falcao for around €70 million and are trying to make the deal happen within the constraints of Uefa(...)

Robbie Brady of the Republic of Ireland and Hull City is expected to face Crystal Palace this weekend. Photograph:   Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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Saturday 23rd November Arsenal (1) v Southampton (3) Arsenal will have forward Theo Walcott back from two months out following abdominal surgery. Germ(...)

Republic of Ireland training at the Rhein Energie Stadium, Cologne. Wes Hoolahan (front), Anthony Pilkington (middle) and Paul Green. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Arsenal (1) v Norwich (18)Arsenal expect Mesut Ozil to have recovered from a knee injury. Fellow midfielder Santi Cazorla could also return for the (...)