6.4.12

McLeish has faith in Aston Villa staying in Premier League Division

Even whit the bad results of the current season and Aston Villa's position in the table, Alex McLeish remains optimistic.

Actually, the team is only five points against relegation, but that is not an extreme situation according to McLeish. Even when they are about to face Liverpool. "We have tremendous challenges in the next eight games, but we have the capacity to earn points" he said.

Fans in London are praying for his words to become true.

17.4.11

Gabriel Agbonlahor scores last-minute goal in Villa's win over West Ham

Aston Villa achieved a huge result in their duel against West Ham United at the Upton Park Stadium. Houllier's team got a 1-2 victory with a dramatic goal in the last minute.

West Ham started the game with great energy and scored the opener just two minutes after the kick-off. Robbie Keane recieved the ball after a defensive mistake of Aston Villa and blasted on Friedel.

But Aston Villa's efforts were rewarded when Darren Bent scored the equalizer with a precise head shoot. The most exciting moment would come at the very last minute of the game, when substitue Gabriel Agbonlahor header enter West Ham's goal.

9.4.11

Robert Pires backs Gerard Houllier's work

French midfielder Robert Pires stated that Gerard Houllier is a World-class coach, and that he is the "perfect coach for Aston Villa".

"I understand the frustration of our supporters because of the bad position in the tournament, but I must say that Houllier makes an excellent job at the club, and the players are with him 100%" said Pires.

"Fans are not used to seeing our team close to the danger zone, but we need their support now. We must work together to be stronger" the French player concluded.

3.4.11

Villa fans to bring scarves: Original initiative was born in Facebook


Aston Villa fans have some surprises for the next game against Newcastle. Some supporters created a group in Facebook to spread the idea of using scarves with the colors of the club in that match.

Comments of other fans and users clearly show that the initiative has been well received by most fans. A big wave of claret and blue scarves will be seen in the next match. Even the official site of Aston Villa has supported the idea.

Everton's Baines rescued a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa

Darren Bent proved to be an efficient striker by scoring two goals against Everton. That was Aston Villa's reaction to Leon Osman opener. But Leighton Baines would laugh louder at the end: he netted a penalty kick at 83' and the match finished 2-2.

The game played at the Goodison Park Stadium was really tough for both teams, and the referee had to show his yellow card up to five times.

With this result, Everton remains in the 7th position of the Premier League with 41 points, while Aston Villa ranks 16 with 34 points.

2.2.11

Inspired Wayne Rooney lead Manchester United to victory over Aston Villa

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was the absolute hero of the game. His offensive power and precision killed Aston Villa just in the first half, with two superb goals scored in the very first and the very last minute of that period. The match took place at the Old Traffor Stadium, a pitch where Rooney feels really comfortable.

Darren Bent scored for Aston Villa in the second half and some Villa fans though that the equalizer was possible. But five minutes later, Nemanja Vidic netted the third and last for United and crushed the visitors' hope.

After the match, coach Gerard Houllier expressed that Rooney was a key factor for this result. "Wayne was the different player today. However, we have helped his confidence and that should not happen... all he needed was a goal. We gave him one. He took it very well."

Aston Villa squad is now in the 14th place of the Barclays Premier League with 28 points, while Manchester United remain as strong leaders with 54 pts.