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Berbatov's agent has claimed that the Bulgarian wants to leave in January but he remained calm to convert a penalty during crucial win for Cottagers
Villa miss chance to capitalise in front of Prince William
West Bromwich Albion may have finished higher in the Premier League than Aston Villa in the last two seasons but Paul Lambert, the latter’s manager, insists his side should still be regarded as a bigger club than their neighbours.
The Belgian has not scored since mid-September
The striker is due to be out for up to six weeks
The Belgian striker has continued his fine form from last term
Ricky van Wolfswinkel penalty miss increases pressure on Canaries boss Chris Hughton after poor start to season
Christian Benteke's header had appeared to salvage a draw after Ben Arfa opened the scoring
Paul Lambert bemoaned Kevin Friend's 'game-changing' refereeing after Aston Villa lost 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, saying that his team “never deserved” to have two crucial second-half decisions go against them.
Ron Vlaar is not expecting a repeat of last season's 8-0 thrashing
Arsene Wenger is angered by referee's decisions as Villa make his 10-man side pay the penalty
Aston Villa end season in 15th thanks to draw
Lowton effectively fired Villa to a vital win at Stoke on Saturday
Aston Villa will probably not want to release a DVD to commemorate this season. There are, after all, only so many times you can ask your supporters to watch being denied a place in a Wembley final by Bradford City. However, if they did, the goal from Matthew Lowton that decided this match would certainly be the highlight.
Go back a few years and Aston Villa have a glorious history, the presence of their under-19s in today’s NextGen Series final in Italy suggests they have a promising future, but the present? That is a worry.
Paul Lambert's side are in real danger of being relegated