Aston Villa Promoted to Premier League

BY BBC  Aston Villa held off a late fightback from Derby County to win promotion back to the Premier League with a 2-1 victory in the Championship play-off final. Villa, beaten by Fulham in last season's final, seemed to be cruising to victory when John McGinn added to Anwar El Ghazi's first-half

Villa Appoint di Mateo, Monk to Lead Leeds

Former Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has been appointed the new manager of Aston Villa. The Italian succeeds Remi Garde, who was sacked in March before the club's relegation from the Premier League. Di Matteo, who won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012, will be assisted by former

Aston Villa Relegated from English Topflight

  Aston Villa were relegated to English football's second tier for the first time since 1987 after defeat at Manchester United. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal, sweeping Antonio Valencia's cut-back past goalkeeper Brad Guzan. Villa were second best for much of the game, although Rudy Gestede's volley did hit

Aston Villa’s Relegation All but Confirmed

Aston Villa are all but relegated after a 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth - their eighth in a row - left them 15 points from safety with five games left. Steve Cook's close-range finish set the visitors on their way before Joshua King scored after a defensive mix-up. Jordan Ayew

Wanyama Scores in Southampton Romp

Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama was among the scorers as Southampton eased to a comfortable 3-1 win over desperate Newcastle, who edge closer to Premier League relegation. The Magpies were woeful and conceded in the fourth minute when Shane Long ran past a hapless defence and slotted in. Graziano Pelle

Ex-Arsenal Star Pires Retires from Football

After a senior career that started in 1993, former France international, Robert Pires has announced his retirement from football aged 42. The 1998 World Cup winner has been a free agent since being released by Indian side Goa in March 2015. The former Arsenal star becomes the last of France's 1998

Former Villa Boss Confirmed at Zamalek

Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish has agreed to coach Zamalek, the Egyptian club have announced. The 57-year-old will take over from former Tottenham striker Mido, who was sacked two weeks ago. A statement on Zamalek's official website said: "Murtaza Mansour, chairman of the club, has confirmed that Alex McLeish

Aston Villa Sack Manager Sherwood

Aston Villa have sacked manager Tim Sherwood after eight months in charge, with the club 19th in the Premier League table. The move follows a 2-1 defeat by Swansea on Saturday - Villa's sixth straight loss in the league. The club said in a statement: "The board believes the

Mourinho Sent off as Chelsea Hammered

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands while midfielder Nemanja Matic also received his marching orders as the Blues pitiable start to the season continued in a 2-1 defeat away to West Ham United. Mourinho was sent to the stands after an incident with the match officials

Chelsea Win, Leicester Peg Back Southampton

The returning Diego Costa played a key role as Chelsea earned a much-needed win over struggling Aston Villa. The striker tapped in Willian's pass midway through the first half after defender Joleon Lescott's mis-control gifted the ball to the home side. It was a welcome break for the Blues,