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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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker