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Championship round-up: Newcastle draw, Brighton go top, Aston Villa finally win

27 Feb

Newcastle 2 Bristol City 2 While all around him, nerves are being shredded, hearts are pumping and anxiety reigns, Rafa Benitez wears the look of a man who’s seen it all before. When you’re losing 3-0 at half-time to a superior AC Milan side in the Champions League final, tackling a two-goal deficit to Bristol […]

Villa boss Steve Bruce: Leandro Bacuna ‘overstepped the mark’ in touchline clash

27 Feb

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce said Leandro Bacuna “overstepped the mark” when he confronted an assistant referee and was sent off in the 1-0 home win over Derby. Midfielder Bacuna appeared to make contact with the match official on the touchline, as he contested a decision, and referee Andrew Madley gave the 25-year-old his marching […]

Villa boss Steve Bruce: Leandro Bacuna ‘overstepped the mark’ in touchline clash

26 Feb

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce said Leandro Bacuna “overstepped the mark” when he confronted an assistant referee and was sent off in the 1-0 home win over Derby. Midfielder Bacuna appeared to make contact with the match official on the touchline, as he contested a decision, and referee Andrew Madley gave the 25-year-old his marching […]

Villa boss Steve Bruce: Leandro Bacuna ‘overstepped the mark’ in touchline clash

26 Feb

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce said Leandro Bacuna “overstepped the mark” when he confronted an assistant referee and was sent off in the 1-0 home win over Derby. Midfielder Bacuna appeared to make contact with the match official on the touchline, as he contested a decision, and referee Andrew Madley gave the 25-year-old his marching […]

Villa boss Steve Bruce: Leandro Bacuna ‘overstepped the mark’ in touchline clash

26 Feb

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce said Leandro Bacuna “overstepped the mark” when he confronted an assistant referee and was sent off in the 1-0 home win over Derby. Midfielder Bacuna appeared to make contact with the match official on the touchline, as he contested a decision, and referee Andrew Madley gave the 25-year-old his marching […]

Villa boss Steve Bruce: Leandro Bacuna ‘overstepped the mark’ in touchline clash

26 Feb

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce said Leandro Bacuna “overstepped the mark” when he confronted an assistant referee and was sent off in the 1-0 home win over Derby. Midfielder Bacuna appeared to make contact with the match official on the touchline, as he contested a decision, and referee Andrew Madley gave the 25-year-old his marching […]

Championship round-up: Bristol City dent Newcastle United’s title bid

25 Feb

Aston Villa 1-0 Derby County There was relief for Steve Bruce and his Villans a James Chester close range header gave them a slim win over the Rams in the Midlands. The goal, Chester’s first for the club, sees them move eight points clear of the relegation zone with eight games to play. Barnsley 1-1 […]

Aston Villa 1-0 Derby County

25 Feb

James Chester’s goal was his first since joining Aston Villa from West Brom in August Aston Villa won for the first time in 2017 as they beat Derby in a hard-fought Championship game at Villa Park. Centre-back James Chester scored the only goal when he nodded in Henri Lansbury’s corner from close range. Derby had […]

Villa boss Steve Bruce: Leandro Bacuna ‘overstepped the mark’ in touchline clash

25 Feb

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce said Leandro Bacuna “overstepped the mark” when he confronted an assistant referee and was sent off in the 1-0 home win over Derby. Midfielder Bacuna appeared to make contact with the match official on the touchline, as he contested a decision, and referee Andrew Madley gave the 25-year-old his marching […]

Claudio Ranieri: How Klopp, Conte and co reacted to his sacking by Leicester

25 Feb

The majority of the footballing world were appalled when it was announced that Ranieri had lost his job. The Foxes boss defied all the odds to guide his side to the title last season. But just months later, he now find himself unemployed. And football managers throughout the world have rallied behind Ranieri. Click through […]