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Aston Villa earn breathing space after downing Norwich

Julian Guyer Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert was a happy man after his side came back from the shock of conceding an early goal to beat Norwich City 4-1 in the Premier League on Sunday.

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FA Cup: Arsenal beats Tottenham Hotspur, as Aston Villa beaten by third-tier Sheffield United

London Premier League leader Arsenal overcomes fierce rival Tottenham Hotspur.

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Aston Villa beats Arsenal in English Premier League opener

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger gestures during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates stadium in North London.

Arsenal endured a calamitous start to the English Premier League season after conceding two penalties and having Laurent Koscielny dismissed in a 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa.

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Herd plays as Aston Villa earn EPL safety

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Chris Herd's humbling week ended on a positive note as Aston Villa guaranteed their place in the English Premier League next season with a 1-1 draw against Tottenham.

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Newcastle down Aston Villa 2-1

London Senegal striker Papiss Demba Cisse enjoyed a dream debut for Newcastle as his second-half strike secured a 2-1 win against Aston Villa at St James' Park on Sunday.

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Holman signs with EPL club Aston Villa

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London Australian Brett Holman will join English Premier League club Aston Villa at the end of the current season.

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Mile Jedinak scores as Dylan Tombides honoured in EPL

Socceroo Mile Jedinak scored his first Premier League goal for Crystal Palace in a match in where fellow Australian Dylan Tombides was farewelled with a moving tribute.

Aston Villa up to fifth despite draw

Aston Villa leapfrogged Liverpool into fifth place in the English Premier League on Saturday despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home by Blackburn Rovers.

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Advantage Liverpool as Chelsea upset

Jubliant: Fabio Borini, centre, celebrates after scoring a penalty to secure Sunderland an upset win over Chelsea and, possibly, Premier League survival.

Tom Williams Sunderland condemned Chelsea to their first home Premier League defeat under Jose Mourinho with a stunning 2-1 victory on Saturday that took Liverpool a step closer to the title.

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Chelsea set sights on Swansea

Chelsea celebrates a goal.

Jose Mourinho's side will attempt to strengthen Premier League title challenge.

Everton go fourth, relegation battle heats up

Steven Naismith, Romelu Lukaku and James McCarthy of Everton celebrate after Brown scores an own goal.

Mike Collett Champions League football beckoned on the horizon for Everton on Saturday after a 1-0 victory over bottom club Sunderland hoisted them above Arsenal into fourth place in the Premier League.

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Can Liverpool handle the pressure to claim its first EPL title?

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Michael Lynch Just as punters look for horses who have won over a race's course and distance, and therefore give them an extra tick in their assessment, then football fans take comfort if their team is looking to...

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Chelsea back on top of the Premier League

Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard celebrates scoring his team's second goal.

Julian Guyer, London Chelsea returned to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win at home to Stoke on Saturday in a timely boost ahead of their do-or-die Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

Arsenal rule out sacking Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger.

Jeremy Wilson Arsene Wenger will be permitted to decide his future even if Arsenal fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 17 years and go a ninth consecutive season without silverware.

Manchester United manager David Moyes says Alex Ferguson would have had tough season

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Under fire Manchester United manager David Moyes has risked fresh controversy by suggesting his celebrated predecessor, Alex Ferguson, would have struggled with the squad he left his fellow Scot.

Arsenal keep City in check as Chelsea crash

Tight tussle: Samir Nasri of Manchester City escapes from Arsenal's Santi Cazorla.

Tom Williams Manchester City squandered an opportunity to replace Chelsea at the Premier League summit after being held to a 1-1 draw by an improved Arsenal side on Saturday.

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Moyes gives plane protest short shrift

Manchester United manager David Moyes.

Manchester United manager David Moyes has played down a fly-by protest against his stewardship after his side overcame Aston Villa 4-1 in the Premier League.

Chelsea holds top spot but Mourinho writes off title chance

London The Premier League's most unpredictable title race produced another surprise on Saturday as Chelsea lost at Crystal Palace for the first time since 1990.

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Sigurdsson winner caps superb Spurs fightback as Stoke crush Villa

Gylfi Sigurdsson scores the winner for Tottenham Hotspur.

Mike Collett Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a stoppage-time winner after Christian Eriksen's double as Tottenham Hotspur hit back from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2 in the Premier League on Sunday.

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Advantage City as nine-man Chelsea crash

Willian (bottom) of Chelsea receives the first of his two yellow cards for this foul on Karim El Ahmadi of Aston Villa. The striker was sent off in the second-half.

Tom Williams Chelsea lost two players, their manager, and the initiative in the Premier League title race after crashing to a damaging 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday.