Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke is not taking the club’s Premier League safety for granted. Photo: John Walton/PA

Christian Benteke insists it is “risky” to consider Aston Villa safe and urged them not to relax ahead of the FA Cup semi-final.The in-form striker is(...)

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(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney will be hoping United can continue their fine form and regain some bragging rights. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP

Wayne Rooney wants to put a smile back on the faces of Manchester United fans by claiming victory in Sunday’s derby against City at Old Trafford.Roone(...)

Liam Brady is reunited with his former manager and stereo repair man Giovanni Trapattoni. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sporting life is a funny old thing: the highs stratospheric, the lows subterranean. Take Bobby Zamora. Time was he was serenaded, to the tune of That’(...)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: “A big team always has the mentality that it wants to win all its matches.” Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Manchester City visit Crystal Palace tonight for the first of what Manuel Pellegrini has termed the eight cup finals for which his team must raise the(...)

Ander Herrera celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal in Manchester United’s win against Aston Villa. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Manchester United 3 Aston Villa 1 Manchester United temporarily climbed above their ‘noisy neighbours’ into third position thanks to a 3-1 win (...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal after his side’s victory at Anfield. The Dutchman is concentrating on the Aston Villa match rather than next week’s derby. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Louis Van Gaal believes Manchester United have Manchester City in their sights and is confident that overhauling the champions to finish in second pla(...)

Craftsmen were busy in 1868 constructing a pair of villas: Somerton and Medina on Terenure Road West. Medina is immortalised in James Joyce’s Ulyss(...)

Shay Given is looking to reclaim the Ireland number one shirt from David Forde Photograph: Inpho

Shay Given insists that his aim is to displace David Forde rather than just help to prepare him for the Republic of Ireland’s vital European champions(...)

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish: was named under-21 player of the year at the 3-sponsored FAI International awards. Photograph: Reuters

Jack Grealish has signalled his intention to make himself available for the Republic of Ireland at the start of next season. Asked about his positi(...)