Live updates

Stoke sign Barcelona winger Moha El Ouriachi

Barcelona winger Moha El Ouriachi Credit: Phil Greig/Stoke City

Stoke City have announced the signing of winger Moha El Ouriachi from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee.

The nineteen-year-old has already represented Spain at youth level and has been called up by Morocco to their Under-23 squad.

He could make his first appearance for the Potters in their Asia Trophy game against Everton in Singapore today.

The Premier League side have not announced the length of El Ouriachi's contract.

Nightmare for Aston Villa 5 - 1 down after first half

Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (top) in action against Southampton's Toby Alderweireld during the Barclays Premier League match at St Mary's Credit: PA

Aston Villa have had a nightmare first half in their crucial game against Southampton as they fight to keep their place in the Premier League.

Southampton forward Sadio Mané scored three in less than three minutes, smashing Robbie Fowler's long-held record (4mins 33secs) for the fastest ever hat-trick scored in the Premier League.

Aston Villa's fans react to the second of three goals by Southampton's Sadio Mane Credit: PA

Despite Villa dominating possession, Shane Long slotted a fourth and fifth home for the hosts, leaving Tim Sherwood's 11 stunned. There was some consolation with Christian Benteke pulling one back for Villa in injury time.

Aston Villa are currently on 38 points and 14th in the table, closely followed by Leicester in 15th with 37 points.

But just 4 points separate Villa from Hull in 18th - the first relegation spot.


Midlands Matchday Live: Full-time results

Premier League:

  • Newcastle 1 - 0 Aston Villa
  • Stoke 1 - 0 Hull
  • West Bromwich Albion 1 - 0 Southampton


  • Birmingham 1 - 0 Brentford
  • Cardiff 0 - 1 Wolves
  • Fulham 2 - 0 Derby
  • Reading 0 - 3 Nottingham Forest

League One:

  • Chesterfield 3 - 0 Fleetwood
  • Coventry 2 - 1 MK Dons
  • Notts County 0 - 1 Port Vale
  • Walsall 0 - 2 Leyton Orient
  • Peterborough 2 - 0 Bradford

League Two:

  • Burton 0 - 1 Newport
  • Shrewsbury 1 - 2 Northampton
  • Mansfield 2 - 1 Dag & Red


2014/15 opening day fixtures for League One and Two

The 2014/15 season fixtures have been announced for both League One and League Two. The pick of the ties sees Chesterfield travel to Leyton Orient, who were both promoted last year, and Port Vale host near rivals Walsall.

League One opening day - 9 August 2014:

  • Bradford City v Coventry City
  • Leyton Orient v Chesterfield
  • Port Vale v Walsall
  • Preston North End v Notts County
  • Rochdale v Peterborough United

In League Two, beaten play-off finalists Burton Albion take on newly promoted Oxford, and Northampton Town are at home to Mansfield.

League Two opening day - 9 August 2014:

  • Wimbledon v Shrewsbury Town
  • Bury v Cheltenham Town
  • Northampton Town v Mansfield Town
  • Oxford United v Burton Albion

For all the fixtures, visit the Football League website

Load more updates