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The singer will make his debut for the reserves after signing a non-playing contract last August

Steven Gerrard scores from the penalty spot against Villa

Steven Gerrard will remain in new 'Andrea Pirlo role', says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

The England captain has returned from injury in a deep lying position

Luis Suarez was at the centre of a diving row following the 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Aston Villa

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Two of the four ambulance workers that helped Theo Walcott were Tottenham fans

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The England international is being backed to make a full recovery

Theo Walcott lies injured on the pitch in Arsenal's FA Cup victory over Tottenham

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The Gunners are continuing to defy expectations that they will fall away in the Premier League title race despite a merry-go-round of injuries and knocks to key players

Tomas Rosicky receives treatment after catching a stray elbow off Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor during Arsenal's 2-1 victory

Aston Villa 1 Arsenal 2: Tomas Rosicky suffers suspected broken nose during short appearance

Arsene Wenger confirms he does not know if Rosicky broke his nose in a clash with Gabriel Agbonlahor and also confirms that Nacho Monreal may have broken a metatarsal in his foot

Arsene Wenger was delighted with the way his Arsenal side showed they are 'mentally ready for a fight' in the 2-1 win at Aston Villa

Aston Villa 1 Arsenal 2: Arsene Wenger delighted with victory that demonstrates Gunners are 'mentally ready' for title challenge

Arsenal held on to win despite a nervy final 10 minutes and Wenger has credited his defence for soaking up the Villa pressure

Paul Lambert believes most Premier League managers would rather not play in the FA Cup

Aston Villa v Arsenal: Paul Lambert sends out rallying call to fans to 'stick with it' and lift the side when they take on the Gunners

Premier League leaders Arsenal visit Villa Park on Monday night and Lambert wants his side to bounce back from their shock FA Cup exit to Sheffield United last time out

Paul Lambert says he still has confidence in his players despite a fourth straight defeat which saw them get booed off after the 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace
Jason Puncheon (L) and Matthew Lowton (R) compete for the ball during the match between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace

Aston Villa 0 Crystal Palace 1 match report: Gayle force sends hapless Villa into freefall

Palace fans were sent into jubilation late-on after Dwight Gayle came off the bench to net what could be a crucial winning goal

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has not scored since October with pundit Jamie Redknapp claiming he is

Stoke City v Aston Villa: Paul Lambert backs misfiring striker Christian Benteke to prove critics wrong after 'pussycat' jibe

Jamie Redknapp said Benteke was 'playing like a pussycat' which led to much harsher remarks about his recent form coming from his native Belgium

Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov celebrates after scoring a penalty against Aston Villa

Fulham 2 Aston Villa 0: Dimitar Berbatov has full backing from Rene Meulensteen despite exit rumours

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

Paul Lambert and Gus Poyet look on during the Aston Villa v Sunderland Premier League encounter

Aston Villa 0 Sunderland 0 match report: Royalty watches Antonio Giaccherini’s open-goal miss

Villa miss chance to capitalise in front of Prince William

Paul Lambert insists Aston Villa should still be regarded as a bigger club than their neighbours

West Brom v Aston Villa: Confident Paul Lambert insists Villa still overshadow Albion

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.

Christian Benteke

Aston Villa v Cardiff City: Christian Benteke backed to return to goal trail soon

The Belgian has not scored since mid-September

Yannick Sagbo of Hull is tackled by Fabien Delph and Ciaran Clark of Aston Villa

Hull 0 Aston Villa 0 match report: Stalemate makes for a frustrating trip to Hull and back for Villa

Both managers will be satisfied with the result but encounter fails to break out into a classic

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