Sport Tromsoe's Remi Johansen in duel with Tottenham's Nacer Chadli

Tottenham’s manager, Andre Villas-Boas, believes his players are ready to take on Manchester United after a disappointing display in northern Norway – and says the Premier League champions could be the perfect opponents for his side.

Villa maintain impressive home record

Aston Villa 0 Chelsea 0

Van der Vaart keeps up his flying start for Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Aston Villa 1

Heskey's renaissance continues under his old ally Houllier

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Aston Villa 2

Martinez calls for N'Zogbia to show dedication after Wigan near exit

Wigan's manager Roberto Martinez has warned the winger Charles N'Zogbia he has to prove himself to his team-mates after almost leaving last week.

Aston Villa re-sign goalkeeper Marshall

Aston Villa have re-signed veteran goalkeeper Andy Marshall on a one-year deal.

Milner caps a storming start for MacDonald

Aston Villa 3 West Ham United 0

Friedel puts faith in O'Neill and Lerner

Brad Friedel is backing the Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill and the club's owner Randy Lerner to come up with the formula to clinch a Champions League spot at the end of next season.

Friedel rejects retirement talk

Veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel insists he has no intention of hanging up his gloves even though he will turn 40 next year.

Agbonlahor and Milner put Villa on course for Europe

Hull City 0 Aston Villa 2

Delfouneso keeps Villa dream alive

Portsmouth 1 Aston Villa 2

Villa keep European hopes alive with win over Pompey

Portsmouth 1 Aston Villa 2

Caldwell needs victory lift

Wigan centre-half seeks three points from derby with brother Steven's Burnley side

Milner fires Villa's top four hopes

Wigan Athletic 1 Aston Villa 2

Carew closes the book on Reading

Reading 2 Aston Villa 4: Villa striker's hat-trick the fruit of second-half fightback after struggling Championship side throw away 2-0 half-time advantage

United collect valuable point against Villa

Aston Villa 1 Manchester United 1
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