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ASTON VILLA LOSE TO FOREST IN ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP

ASTON VILLA LOSE TO FOREST IN ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP

Former Premier League side Aston Villa lost their encounter against English Championship side Nottingham Forest 2-1 over the weekend, further denting their chances of regaining top flight status at the end of May.


Villa took the lead first but lost their edge, losing to the hosts with ten men on the pitch. Jonathan Kodjia curled a shot into the home team’s net in the 19th minute. However, the home team ensured they did not end the half without equalizing the scoreline.

Jamie Ward sent in a good effort that Villa shot stopper Sam Johnstone stopped but spilled allowing Britt Assombalonga tap in the equalizer three minutes from the end of the first half.

Villa manager Steve Bruce thought the game would end 1-1 as they held unto the scoreline after losing Jack Grealish in the 78th minute. He was obviously weakened by the late winner for Forest as 17-year-old Ben Brereton scored in injury time.  

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Steve Bruce Gives Invincible Feeling to the Team, Says Gardner

Steve Bruce Gives Invincible Feeling to the Team, Says Gardner

Aston Villa’s form has dramatically improved after the appointment of Steve Bruce as the replacement for Roberto di Matteo.


The former Hull City manager came to Villa Park after being out of the job since the start of the season. Bruce was the first candidate to replace di Matteo and it has not taken long for him to make an impact. The Championship outfit have been unbeaten since he came to the club in the recently registered a 1-1 draw with arch rivals Birmingham City at the St Andrews. Even though it is only a draw, it is a mightily important result for the team considering that it was against their rivals.

One of the struggles for Villa continue to be defending as they have kept only one clean sheet in the last four games. Still, Gary Gardner is extremely happy with the team has been functioning in the last two matches. He says that Bruce gives a lot of confidence to the players which was simply not existent before. Gardner says that Bruce differentiates himself from the predecessor by instilling believe that wins will eventually come and that defeats are almost impossible.

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Roberto Di Matteo says he knows how to fix the rule breakers

Roberto Di Matteo says he knows how to fix the rule breakers

Roberto Di Matteo says he knows how to fix the rule breakers and if any of the players try to go out of the line in his reign at Villa Park, it would be strictly looked into.

The previous season had some very unpleasant incidents indicating the players’ disregard to the club. One of the youngsters had been pictured in the celebration mood in disco hours after a huge loss on the Merseyside surprising as well as hurting the supporters.

Di Matteo believes past remains in past. He would not touch upon anything which might have occurred in past as he was not present at the club in any capacity and did not see anything first hand. Now that he is authorized as the head of the team, he will make a set of rules which he will suppose players to be ready to follow, not only the youngsters or any specific individuals, but, each and every one.

As per Di Matteo, he has been into ‘difficult’ camps before in his job and has never failed in settling such camps. So, he trusts himself to put the Lions together too.

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Riyad Mahrez is not for sale

Riyad Mahrez is not for sale

The Algerian winger of Leicester City, Riyad Mahrez has kicked off the new season of the Premier League in a superb form as he has scored 4 goals in 3 matches for his club and he has attracted the interest of Barcelona as the Spanish outfit want to sign him but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen as Claudio Ranieri stated that Riyad Mahrez is not for sale.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have also been linked with the Algerian and this is proof of just how much attention Riyad Mahrez has been attracting thanks to his impressive performers in these early stages of the season.

Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri shut down all the rumors involving Riyad Mahrez with a possible move to another club as the Italian manager told the media: “We don’t sell him so there is no price. We won’t sell him so it’s much better if other clubs don’t ask. I look at Riyad when we don’t have the ball; I’m trying to help him become a complete player and that is my job. I want to improve him in the offensive line. He is improving every day, it’s important for him because he can get better. He’s young and only 24’’

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Tim Sherwood generated Spark in Aston Villa Camp

Tim Sherwood generated Spark in Aston Villa Camp

Its amazing how Tim Sherwood has come in and generated spark in the Aston Villa camp.

Playing against Sunderland the other evening, Villa did not look like a team which had lost 9 out of their 13 away games in the season.

Within first half an hour in that game, they had slammed 4 goals, one after the other; as if they were keen to send a signal to the tournament that they were ready to play a different brand of Football under their new boss.

The sword is still hanging on Villa though as far as demotion is concerned. They are just one defeat away from getting back to that bottom zone again, but, that’s not a concern for Sherwood.

He wants his boys to be as attacking as they can without worrying about the consequences.

According to Sherwood, it’s very important to bring the wingers more into play and use the speed.

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