Trézéguet scores Aston Villa’s goal during the Premier League game against Arsenal at Villa Park. Photograph: Peter Powell/AFP via Getty Images

Aston Villa 1 Arsenal 0 Five days is a long time in football. Last Thursday, Aston Villa were left desolate when Theo Walcott’s equaliser at Goodison(...)

Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes scores  during the Premier League match against  Aston Villa at The King Power Stadium. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Leicester City 4 Aston Villa 0 If Leicester end up qualifying for the Champions League next season then Brendan Rodgers may be tempted to send his r(...)

Manchester City’s Catalan manager Pep Guardiola after winning the Carabao Cup final against Aston Villa. Photograph: EPA

Aston Villa 1 Manchester City 2 Manchester City had no time for the romance of Aston Villa’s Carabao Cup final story. Pep Guardiola and his players (...)

Aston Villa’s Trezeguet celebrates on the pitch after the match at Villa Park. Photograph: PA

Aston Villa 2 Leicester 1 (Villa win 3-2 on aggregate) Aston Villa reached the final of the Carabao Cup thanks to a wonderful stoppage-time volley by(...)

Raul Jimenez celebrates after scorng Wolves’ second against Aston Villa. Photograph: Marc Atkins/Getty

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Aston Villa 1 On Thursday Nuno Espírito Santo ordered Rúben Neves to do extra shooting practice after watching the midfield(...)

Tottenham manager  Mauricio Pochettino and Watford’s Quique Sanchez Flores look on during the match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Photo:  Getty Images

Dele Alli salvaged a point for Tottenham as Mauricio Pochettino’s men survived late VAR controversy to snatch a 1-1 draw against bottom club Watford. (...)

Wesley  celebrates after scoring Aston Villa’s goal during the Premier League match against  Everton  at Villa Park. Photograph: Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Aston Villa 2 Everton 0 It turns out that Dean Smith was right to call for calm and a sense of perspective. “What are we coming to if we’re judging (...)