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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

Villa’s suspended assistant manager, Ian Culverhouse, is thought to be unlikely to return to the club

Paul Lambert future at Aston Villa in doubt after allies are suspended

The club's assistant manager and head of football operations have been removed pending an internal investigation

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All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
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Paranoid parenting is on the rise

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The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

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We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

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The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

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