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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini urges his troops on
Edin Dzeko directs Pablo Zabaleta's cross into the Villa goal to give City the lead

Manchester City 4 Aston Villa 0: City are going to win the Premier League title 'in style', says Manuel Pellegrini

Former Real Madrid manager happy with manner of City's rise to the top of the table

Manuel Pellegrini has respect for Arsène Wenger because ‘17 years in the same club is not easy’
Manchester City Manager Manuel directs his side during the recent win over Everton

Manchester City v Aston Villa: Manuel Pellegrini insists focus is on next game, not the Premier League title

A point against Aston Villa will take City back to the top of the table

Paul Lambert promises his side won't just make up the numbers

Manchester City v Aston Villa: Villa could help Liverpool says Paul Lambert, promising his side will 'try to win' at the Etihad

Liverpool need Manchester City drop points to have any chance of winning the league

Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on May 3, 2014

Premier League: Manchester City v Aston Villa match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at the Etihad Stadium

Yaya Toure celebrates

Yaya Toure says Manchester City 'definitely expect to win' against Aston Villa

Two wins in their final two games should secure Manchester City the Premier League title

Andreas Weimann celebrates putting Villa in front

Aston Villa 3 Hull City 1 match report: Andreas Weimann goals keep Villa alive but still fearful

Weimann struck twice in four minutes to give Villa a lead they never looked like relinquishing

Fabian Delph v Tom Huddlestone: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Aston Villa and Hull City

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Villa Park

Cardiff, Fulham, Norwich and Sunderland: Which teams could be relegated from the Premier League this weekend?

A look at the games remaining for those facing the drop

Aston Villa 0 Southampton 0 match report: Exactly what is going on at Villa?

Coaches suspended, takeover talk, a home draw with Southampton hailed like a win

Fabian Delph v Morgan Schneiderlin: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Aston Villa and Southampton

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players  ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Villa Park

Villa chairman Randy Lerner (r) takes his seat during the Barclays Premiership match between Aston villa and Tottenham

Aston Villa could face £200m American takeover providing they avoid Premier League relegation

Villa are already owned by American Randy Lerner but an American-based consortium is being linked with a big-money takeover

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert remonstrates on the sideline in front of his coaching staff

Aston Villa v Southampton: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Villa Park

Paul Lambert

Aston Villa: Paul Lambert credited for 'total loyalty' by owner Randy Lerner

Two high-profile members of staff were suspended this week

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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
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A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
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Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
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From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
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How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
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Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
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A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
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Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
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Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
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The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
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The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
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Britain as others see us

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How did our legends really begin?

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