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Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia fined by FA after outburst at referee

Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has been warned about his future conduct Thursday, October 12, 2017 Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has been fined £4,000 and warned about his future conduct by the Football Association after a tweet suggesting a referee was against the club.  The Chinese businessman criticised official Jeremy Simpson after Villa’s 1-0 win over Bolton last month and has admitted an FA misconduct charge.  Simpson sent off Neil Taylor in injury time, but still awarded Villa a penalty which Jonathan Kodjia scored to win the Championship game….

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Championship round-up: Cardiff beat Leeds in top-of-the-table clash, Aston Villa ease past Burton

talkSPORT’s review of Tuesday’s Championship action Cardiff City 3-1 Leeds United Cardiff replaced Leeds at the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 3-1 win over their Yorkshire visitors. Danish striker Kenneth Zohore ended his eight-game goal drought with a brace and Junior Hoilett added a beauty before Kemar Roofe gave 10-man Leeds hope midway through the second period. Leeds skipper Liam Cooper was sent off at the end of the first half for two bookable offences with Cardiff 2-0 ahead. The visitors actually played better after the break,…

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Graham Taylor 'warned of abuse' at Aston Villa

Ex-Aston Villa manager Graham Taylor was warned about the abuse of young players in the 1980s, the FA’s inquiry into sexual abuse has been told. One victim told the Victoria Derbyshire show he was advised to “sweep it under the carpet” and not tell the police. A new document appears to show paedophile Ted Langford worked as a scout for Villa almost two years after staff were first warned about him. A club spokesman said safeguarding was of “paramount importance”. Langford, who is now dead, was convicted in 2007 of…

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Bristol City 1-1 Aston Villa: Josh Onomah's long range strike cancels out Jamie Paterson's opener

Josh Onomah struck a 64th-minute equaliser to earn Aston Villa a point from a full-blooded Championship clash with Bristol City at Ashton Gate. The on-loan Tottenham midfielder’s well-struck shot from 25 yards took a deflection off Marlon Pack to leave City goalkeeper Frank Fielding grasping at thin air. Four minutes earlier the hosts had gone in front. Villa failed to clear a free-kick on the edge of their box, awarded for a foul by John Terry on Bobby Reid, and Jamie Paterson pounced to score with a low left-footed shot…

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Bristol City v Aston Villa live stream and confirmed lineups: EFL Championship coverage on 25 August 2017

CLICK HERE TO STREAM BRISTOL CITY V ASTON VILLA LIVE COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 19:45BST Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa travel to Bristol City fresh from picking up their first league win of the season against Norwich last weekend. After a troubled start to the Championship campaign, Villa will be keen to build on their league momentum and have been buoyed today with the announcement that Robert Snodgrass has joined on loan for the season from West Ham. Meanwhile Lee Johnson’s Bristol City are still adjusting to life without last season’s…

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Championship round-up: Aston Villa claim first victory of the season, Ipswich continue scoring streak

Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa have just one win from their first four games of the season Saturday, August 19, 2017 Aston Villa claimed their first win of the new Championship season thanks to a fine hat-trick from midfielder Conor Hourihane. The Irishman’s treble helped seal a thrilling 4-2 victory over Norwich City, who rallied in the second-half but just fell short of a possible share of the points. Villa dominated from the start. Hourihane opened the scoring in the first minute with a neat close-range finish and Andre Green then…

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'I'm the right one to turn it around' – Steve Bruce believes he is the man for Aston Villa and says John Terry's arrival got people carried away

Under fire Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce insists he is the man to turn the club’s fortunes around and believes John Terry’s signing got people carried away. Villa – who were touted as strong promotion favourites ahead of the season’s start – have had a tough start to the campaign after picking up just one point in their opening three games. Reading were the latest team to dispatch the Villans on Tuesday night, as they triumphed 2-1 at the Madjeski Stadium, and some fans are already starting to turn on…

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