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Leeds United 1-1 Aston Villa: Henri Lansbury strikes to share spoils at Elland Road

Henri Lansbury came off the bench to earn Aston Villa a 1-1 draw from a hard-fought Championship clash with Leeds at Elland Road. The midfielder had not featured since mid-September due to injury and he made up for lost time by firing in his first goal for the midlands club 19 minutes from time. Leeds had taken an early lead through Pontus Jansson’s header but they could not match their first-half intensity and had to settle for a point. United had earned a much-needed victory over Middlesbrough last time out…

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Preston North End 0-2 Aston Villa: In-form Villa move up to fifth in Championship table

Aston Villa moved up to fifth in the Championship table with a comfortable 2-0 win over Preston. First-half goals from James Chester and Robert Snodgrass earned Steve Bruce his first managerial victory at Deepdale and means Villa have won six of their last eight league games. Preston remain 10th having lost their last three league matches, conceding eight goals in the process. Villa had a chance to take the lead inside the opening minute but Snodgrass sliced his effort from 12 yards onto the roof of the net after getting…

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Birmingham City v Aston Villa live stream and confirmed line-ups: Championship

Birmingham manager Steve Cotterill and Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce Sunday, October 29, 2017 Birmingham v Aston Villa is a 12pm kick-off and can be streamed here. Birmingham have not won in 10 league derby meetings against Villa, their joint-longest winless run since the first 10 meetings between the two clubs, between 1894 and 1905. Will they fix that at St Andrew’s today? Kick off is at 12pm and can be streamed right here. CONFIRMED LINE-UPSBirmingham: Kuszczak, Colin, Morrison, Roberts, Grounds, Davis, Kieftenbeld, Jota, N’Doye, Adams, VassellSubs: Gardner, Jutkiewicz, Dean,…

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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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