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Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa: Gunners retain FA Cup in emphatic style at Wembley


Arsenal retained the FA Cup and became the most successful club in the competition’s history with a four-goal demolition of Aston Villa at Wembley. The Gunners deservedly went ahead against an insipid Villa side through Theo Walcott’s fine volley, before Alexis Sanchez’s sumptuous effort doubled the lead just after half time. Per Mertesacker was awarded the freedom of the Villa ...

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Sinclair makes Villa move permanent

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 21: during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Swansea City at Villa Park on March 21, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images) *** Local caption ***

Aston Villa have signed Manchester City midfielder Scott Sinclair on a four-year contract after a successful loan spell, the Premier league club said on Tuesday. The 26-year-old former Chelsea and Swansea City player, who has been at Villa Park since January, has committed his long-term future to the FA Cup finalists, who are now free of relegation worries and can ...

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Brad Friedel: Tottenham keeper to retire at end of season


Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel will retire at the end of the season. Friedel, 43, moved to England to join Liverpool in 1997 and has also played for Blackburn, Aston Villa and Spurs. If the American plays in either of Spurs’ last two league games this season he will become the oldest player in Premier League history. “I’m incredibly proud of ...

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Aston Villa subject of £150m takeover from ex-Chelsea director

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Aston Villa are the subject of a takeover bid by a group of investors led by former Chelsea business director Paul Smith. The bid to current owner Randy Lerner is believed to be for around £150m. It is understood that ex-Arsenal player Tony Adams would be brought in to work on football matters if the takeover is successful but would ...

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Aston Villa stun Liverpool in FA Cup semi-final


Aston Villa will meet Arsenal in the FA Cup final after a thoroughly deserved win over a desperately disappointing Liverpool at Wembley. Villa’s win was a triumph for manager Tim Sherwood as his side produced a performance of style, composure and grit to come from behind and reach their first FA Cup final since their loss to Chelsea in 2000. ...

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Premier League round-up: Kane hits hat-trick as Spurs beat Leicester in thriller, and Arsenal win again

Man of the Moment: Harry Kane

Harry Kane celebrated winning an England call-up by hitting his first Premier League hat-trick in a thrilling 4-3 victory for Tottenham against Leicester. The 21-year-old striker, named in Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions squad for the first time earlier this week, scored twice inside 13 minutes to put Spurs in control at White Hart Lane. The Foxes fought back to level ...

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Aston Villa: Paul Lambert sacked as manager

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Aston Villa have sacked manager Paul Lambert after dropping into the Premier League relegation zone. Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to fellow strugglers Hull City was the West Midlands club’s 10th league game without a win. They have also managed just 12 league goals from 25 games – the lowest in Premier League history. First-team coach Scott Marshall and goalkeeping coach Andy ...

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