Sport Hopefully Tomlinson will do better than during his last match

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

Last time Man United and Aston Villa ended up clashing, Man U stole a 3-2 victory
Matt Lowton celebrates after scoring a wonder goal for Aston Villa against Stoke

Relegation battle far from won admits Aston Villa defender Matt Lowton

Lowton effectively fired Villa to a vital win at Stoke on Saturday

Michael Kightly's goal for Stoke wasn't enough to keep his side afloat

Stoke 1 Aston Villa 3 match report: Matthew Lowton provides Villa with highlight to put Tony Pulis in deeper peril

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.

Aston Villa 1 Liverpool 2 match report: Steven Gerrard industry emphasises lack of experience at Villa

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.

Darren Bent

Dion Dublin labels Aston Villa season 'absolutely woeful' and says players must take responsibility

Paul Lambert's side are in real danger of being relegated

Paul Lambert watches his Aston Villa side lose 2-1 to Newcastle

Paul Lambert turns focus on Premier League survival for Aston Villa

Manager targeting '12 cup finals'

Paul Lambert watches his Aston Villa side lose 2-1 to Newcastle

Paul Lambert welcomes break for Aston Villa

The Villains are not in FA Cup action this weekend

Match Report: Marouane Fellaini double for Everton denies plucky Aston Villa

Everton 3 Aston Villa 3: Lambert's youngsters squander two-goal lead as Everton's European ambitions are stalled

Paul Lambert watches his Aston Villa side lose 2-1 to Newcastle
Christian Benteke celebrates with his teammates after his opening goal

Match Report: Peter Odenwingie puts dent in Paul Lambert’s recovery

West Bromwich Albion 2 Aston Villa 2

Christian Benteke

Premier League: West Brom v Aston Villa Preview

A look ahead to the weekend Premier League fixture at the Hawthornes

Paul Lambert is struggling with his Villa side

Villa on the brink as Bradford again rise to occasion

Not since 1911 have Bradford had a night like this, the last time they reached a major cup semi-final. Back then they beat Blackburn Rovers and went on to lift the FA Cup. This time, after beating Aston Villa last night in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final, they must do it all again to head for as unlikely a final appearance as you will find.

League Two Bradford celebrate victory over Arsenal

Capital One Cup: Bradford v Aston Villa match preview

A look ahead tonight’s Capital One Cup semi-final first leg at the Coral Windows Stadium

Match Report: Forgotten striker Darren Bent proves point to Paul Lambert as Aston Villa fight back to overcome Ipswich Town

Aston Villa 2 Ipswich Town 1: Weimann sends Villa through after England man emerges from shadows to show his sharpness

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee