Tom Cleverley and Christian Benteke were both on the scoresheet for Aston Villa as they beat Everton 3-2 at Villa Park. Photograph: PA

Aston Villa 3 Everton 2Christian Benteke’s brace inspired Aston Villa to a vital 3-2 victory over lacklustre Everton. The red hot striker scored his n(...)

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(...)

 Branislav Ivanovic celebrates with his team mates after scoring Chelsea’s winner in their 2-1 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park. (Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 2Branislav Ivanovic’s rocket gave Chelsea a crucial 2-1 win at Aston Villa — despite the hosts ending their 11-hour goal drought(...)

Liverpools Italian striker Fabio Borini shoots to score the opening goal against  Aston Villa   at Villa Park. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images

Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 2 Fabio Borini scored his first Liverpool goal in almost two years as they comfortably despatched Aston Villa 2-0 in 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 midfielder Tom Cleverley has played down any incident with Roy Keane. Photograph:     Michael Regan/Getty Images

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has confirmed his former assistant Roy Keane did turn up at midfielder Tom Cleverley’s house this week.However, the V(...)

Cesc Fabregas scores Chelsea’s opening goal  during the Champions League Group G match between Chelsea and FC Schalke 04 on September 17th  last at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Home has always been a portable concept in football, but it is still hard to recall a more complex collision of domestic loyalties than Cesc Fabregas(...)

Aston Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor scrambles home the winning goal during the Premier League against Liverpool at Anfield. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool 0 Aston Villa 1If Liverpool needed any needed a reminder how tough life will be without last season’s two leading goalscorers, it was provid(...)

Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley (left) hoping to set career back on track at Aston Villa. Photograph: Andrew Yates / Reuters

Aston Villa newcomer Tom Cleverley wants to “prove a few people wrong” as he begins a new chapter of his career following a sad exit from Manchester (...)