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 goalkeeper Shay Given has played in every round of the FA Cup this season. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Shay Given is expected to be fit to play for Aston Villa in the FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday. The 39-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkee(...)

Southampton striker Shane Long  shoots and scores his second goal and their fifth during the  Premier League  match against Aston Villa at St Mary’s Stadium. Photo: Glyn Kirk/AFP

Sadio Mane netted the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history as Southampton boosted their hopes of European qualification with a remarkable victo(...)

Jack Grealish: “he’s got three very important games to take care of for Aston Villa. His concentration is fully on that”

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has said Jack Grealish has put his international future on hold because of the club’s Premier League relegation fight(...)

Martin O’Neill has left Jack Grealish out of his Ireland squad for June’s games against England and Scotland. Photograph: Getty 1:47

Jack Grealish has turned down the opportunity to be called into the Republic of Ireland squad for the games against England and Scotland with Martin (...)

 Riyad Mahrez scored twice for Leicester City in their 2-0 win over Southampton. Photograph: Afp

Leicester City 2 Southampton 0 Leicester continued their march towards Barclays Premier League survival against Southampton at the King Power S(...)

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-(...)

Liverpool’s Emre Can  chases Aston Villa  midfielder Jack Grealish during the FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Wembley stadium in London on Sunday. Photograph: Ben Stansall/Getty Images

Kevin Grealish, father of Republic of Ireland under-21 international winger Jack, has quelled concerns that his son might defect to England by confir(...)

Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool look set to finish the season outside of the top four and without silverware. Photograph: Epa

Losing “is all part of the journey of being a winner”, said Brendan Rodgers on Friday when he cited Phil Mickelson’s history at the Masters as golf’s (...)