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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.

Manchester City smash Aston Villa and take top spot in EPL

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Manchester City are within touching distance of the Premier League title after overwhelming Aston Villa 4-0 on Wednesday to close to within a point of the championship.

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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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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

Brett Holman.

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

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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.

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.

Ange Postecoglou recalls young and fringe players to give Socceroos depth before 2015 Asian Cup

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Dominic Bossi Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has made strengthening the national player pool his No.1 priority before the 2015 Asian Cup on home soil.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger facing test in Champions League qualifier against Besiktas

Let's get down to business: Two decades in charge hasn't dampened Arsene Wenger's enthusiasm.

Jeremy Wilson As Arsene Wenger prepared to sign a new contract that would take him into a third decade at Arsenal, he was asked what remaining ambition he still had after 1,012 games and now 6,532 days as the...

Manchester United stunned by Swansea City as Arsenal, Tottenham snatch late wins

Wayne Rooney (R) and Juan Mata discuss tactics.

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal found no instant fix as a new era dawned in dispiriting fashion at Old Trafford where Swansea City's 2-1 victory on the opening day of the Premier League...

Manchester City start Premiership campaign with win over Newcastle

Goal celebrations for Sergio Aguero after scoring against Newcastle in the season opener.

Josh Reich One moment of attacking brilliance and a late Sergio Aguero strike gave Premier League holders Manchester City a winning start to their title defence as they eased past Newcastle United 2-0 away on...

Premier League players go from zeroes to heroes

Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany.

Michael Lynch The English Premier League is set to kick off this weekend and so many of the players scorned for their performances in Manaus, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte are now being lionised and sold to...

English Premier League preview: New signing Diego Costa gives Jose Mourinho's Chelsea the edge

Got their man: Chelsea's new signing Diego Costa with Chelsea teammates Gary Cahill and John Terry.

Henry Winter It began as a plan, became a chant and is now a reality that could define a classic Premier League season.

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How every English Premier League club will rate this season

Can Manchester City relicate last season's success?

We look at Every English Premier League club's prospects for the 2014-15. Who they've signed and who they've released for the season, beginning Saturday August 16.

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Emmanuel Adebayor helps Tottenham to victory over Schalke ahead of Premier League opener

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Steven Griffiths Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor was on the scoresheet as Tottenham concluded their preparations for the new Premier League season with a 2-1 friendly win over Schalke on Saturday.

Old friends reunite for heavyweight title fight

Jose Mourinho outmanoeuvred Louis Van Gaal in the 2010 Champions League final when Inter Milan beat Bayern Munich.

Jason Burt Rivalry between master Louis Van Gaal and his former pupil Jose Mourinho spices up battle for Premier League

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Chris Herd returns to training, hopes to play in Asian Cup

Forgotten Socceroo prospect Chris Herd is back training and hopeful he can force himself into Ange Postecoglou's Asian Cup plans.

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Chelsea great Frank Lampard ends 13-year spell at club

Frank Lampard

Chelsea will have a massive void to fill in midfield next season after the club's all-time record goalscorer Frank Lampard announced on Monday he was ending his 13-year spell at Stamford Bridge.

New Roos The fresh faces

Dominic Bossi Massimo Luongo: The former APIA Leichhardt junior has had a breakout year with Swindon in League One where he has made 40 first-team appearances in all competitions, including 31 in the league.