Aston Villa beat Liverpool to reach FA Cup final

Fabian Delph scored one and set up another as Aston Villa stunned Liverpool to set up an FA Cup final showdown with Arsenal and spoil Steven Gerrard's fairytale birthday plans. Villa dominated throughout but fell behind through Philippe Coutinho’s deflected strike after half an hour, but Christian Benteke equalised almost immediately

Scott Marshall leaves Aston Villa

Aston Villa have announced that first-team coach Scott Marshall has left his post. The 41-year-old departs in the wake of the arrival of new manager Tim Sherwood, who was named as Paul Lambert’s permanent replacement on Saturday. A former full-back who played for Arsenal, Brentford and Scotland U21, among other teams, Marshall

FA Cup Quarter final draws

Manchester United has rewarded with a home quarter-final against holders Arsenal after the beat Preston North End in Monday Night's FA Cup clash. The draw took place shortly before kick-off at Deepdale, with the balls selected by England manager Sir Roy Hodgson and Brian Finney, son of the late, great Preston

Aston Villa through to FA Cup quarter finals

Scott Sinclair scored his first goal for Aston Villa in a 2-1 win over Leicester to send them through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Leandro Bacuna's fine effort in the 68th minute opened the scoring for the home side after a goalless first half, with new boss Tim Sherwood

Tim Sherwood is new Villa manager

Tim Sherwood has been appointed Aston Villa manager. The former Tottenham boss replaces Paul Lambert on a three-and-a-half-year contract and joins with the club in the Premier League's bottom three. United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann was also linked with the job, but Villa opened talks with Sherwood on Friday and a deal

Aston Villa in search of a permanent manager

Aston Villa will appoint a permanent successor to Paul Lambert and not an interim manager until the end of the season. Sources understand that the preference at Villa Park is to make a direct replacement for Lambert, who left the club on Tuesday, rather than bring in a coach to take

Juan Cuadrado was no panic buy – Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is adamant new signing Juan Cuadrado was not purchased out of transfer deadline panic. On Monday, the Londoners allowed World Cup winner Andre Schurrle to return to Germany in a £22m move to Wolfsburg, before announcing the arrival of Colombia winger Cuadrado. Mourinho's Premier League leaders paid Fiorentina

Alexis Sanchez out of Tottenham clash

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out of Saturday's game against Tottenham. Arsene Wenger will go into the north London derby at White Hart Lane without his side's top scorer, who is not fully recovered from a hamstring problem. "Alexis is not ready," Wenger told the Arsenal website. "He is not

Ryan Bertrand joins Southampton on a permanent basis

Southampton have completed the signing of Ryan Bertrand on a permanent deal from Chelsea. The 25-year-old full-back originally joined the Saints at the start of this campaign on a season-long loan, but he has now signed a four-and-a-half-year contract. Bertrand was sent off during Sunday’s 1-0 loss at home to Swansea for

Diego Costa banned for three matches

Diego Costa has lost his appeal against an FA violent conduct charge and has been given a three-match ban that will keep him out of Chelsea's clash with Manchester City. The Chelsea striker will miss his side's top-of-the-table Premier League clash against City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday after losing his