A lookahead to tonight's big local derby at the Hawthorns between West Brom and Aston Villa
Aston Villa manager, Paul Lambert has added extra spice to Monday’s derby with West Bromwich Albion, by insisting his club are bigger.
The Duke of Cambridge has vowed to take Prince George to watch his beloved football team, Aston Villa, at Villa Park in the future.
Two men arrested after a flare hit a linesman during a Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park have been released on bail.
West Midlands Police have said on Twitter:
Two men arrested on suspicion of throwing a smoke-bomb at yesterday's Villa v Spurs game have been bailed with strict conditions.
Two men have been arrested after assistant referee, David Bryan, was hit by a flare during Aston Villa's Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park.
The men, aged 25 and 47, are both believed to have been sat in the section of the stand housing the travelling Tottenham supporters.
The incident held up play while the linesman recovered, but he was not injured, and was able to continue.
According to West Midlands Police, an Aston Villa fan was also arrested for making an offensive salute, during the match which finished 2-0 to Spurs.
Two men have been arrested after a lit flare was thrown onto the pitch at Villa Park, hitting a linesman.
Aston Villa footballer Gabriel Agbonlahor will be at the RSA Academy school in Tipton today to support a campaign that aims to promote home-grown talent in the region.
The grassroots initiative, which is supported by almost 2,000 schools and 100,000 children, is part of a new PlayStation partnership with the English Schools' Football Association that hopes to provide more opportunities for boys and girls who play in the under 12 to under 15 categories.
Agbonlahor, who himself came through the academy system at Villa, will chat with pupils at the school before hosting a training session.
Tom Hanks started supporting Aston Villa "because it sounds like a lovely little place... it sounds like a spa". Erm, yes. #beautifulAston
Tom Hanks is believed to have started supporting Aston Villa because of the name of the club. According to a tweet by Sky News' Becky Johnson, it is because he thought it "sounds like a lovely little place...it sounds like a spa."
Tom Hanks has tweeted that it would be his "dream" to see his favourite football team Aston Villa play in Birmingham.
In a Twitter chat through Sony pictures he said he had seen the team play in the United states, but had never been to Birmingham, in the UK.
.@sazav1874 saw them in a friendly in the US. Never been to Bir'ham! that's my dream! Hanx
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is hopeful a number of his key players will return for Saturday's Premier League match at home to Manchester City.
Read more on the ITV Sport website.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has confirmed Christian Benteke will be out for up to six weeks with a hip injury.
Villa lost at home 4-0 to Tottenham last night in the Capital One Cup.
Read more on Benteke's injury on the ITV Sport website.
Aston Villa's new £4million signing Jores Okore has said he was "shattered" by news that a knee injury will keep him benched for the rest of the season.
The 21-year-old defender went down in the club's Premier League defeat to Newcastle earlier this month.
Doctors have now ended hopes he would be back on the pitch within weeks after tests revealed he ruptured his cruciate ligaments.
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, he said: "I was really down and sad the first couple of days. At the beginning I just thought it was a minor injury and that I would be out for a couple of weeks.
"It was really a big blow when I was told about the serious injury."
However, he said he would not let the injury defeat him and vowed to fight back to strength and return better than ever.