Aston Villa has apologised to West Bromwich Albion after a pitch invasion by fans during their FA Cup win.Read the full story ›
There are reports that Villa goalscorer Fabian Delph was bitten by fans during the pitch invasion, following today's FA Cup clash against West Bromwich Albion.
Fabian Delph says he was being bitten on the pitch at the end by 'over excited' fans.
According to the Telegraph, Delph said:
"My armband got nicked, someone got my left boot, but I could appreciate the relief the fans are feeling after a result like that. It was dangerous. Someone tried to take my boot off. People tried to kiss me and were biting me. It was scary."
Villa's Fabian Delph has spoken about the fans rushing on at the end of the match and admits he was concerned.
Press Association reporter Nick Mashiter said the goalscorer described the pitch invasion at the end as 'very, very scary'.
Victory for Aston Villa after a 2-0 win against fellow Midlands' side West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup Sixth Round.Read the full story ›
Tim Sherwood has called on Gabriel Agbonlahor to repeat his derby heroics and insisted he is crucial to Aston Villa's survival bid.
The forward scored just his fourth goal of the season in Villa's 2-1 win over West Brom on Tuesday, which lifted them out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone.
It's about this time when Gabby normally comes out and starts keeping this team in the league. I had a lot of chats with him, a lot of chats with Christian and every player. The strike partnership outside the top six, they've got to be the best two. But on paper doesn't make any difference, you have to go and prove it and go and do it. It shouldn't be ignored and I think it was appreciated by the fans the other night, they were singing his name, you can't imagine how much players grow from that. I've managed one of the hottest strikers in English football at the moment, Harry Kane, he had to win over those Tottenham fans.
Tony Pulis insists he has no problem with Tim Sherwood following the latter's comments about the size of the two Midlands' clubs.Read the full story ›
Aston Villa have claimed their first win under manager Tim Sherwood after an injury time penalty saw them beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at Villa Park.
Brown Ideye believes Tony Pulis has helped pull his West Bromwich Albion career back from the brink.
The Baggies' £10 million record signing was on the verge of leaving the club on transfer deadline day.
A £3.75 million move to Al-Gharafa in Qatar was in the pipeline, only for Ideye to stay after Albion missed out on West Ham's Carlton Cole.
Ideye has now scored twice in his last two games, including Wednesday's 2-0 win over Swansea, to double his tally for the season.
He struggled for form and fitness under ex-Albion head coach Alan Irvine following a summer switch from Dynamo Kiev but admitted Pulis has revived him.
I didn't really have that much time when Alan was here. This time is really different because I have more time and more of a role to play, holding the ball up is what I am good at. The way Tony wants me to play suits my game. Right now, I'm just in the right place.
West Bromwich Albion head coach Tony Pulis has been the victim of a prank phone call from a footballer pretending to be Neil Lennon.Read the full story ›
West Brom head coach Tony Pulis has not given up on his chase for Callum McManaman but insisted he does have other options.
The Baggies have made two bids for Wigan winger McManaman as Pulis looks to revamp his squad.
While Albion's second offer has not been officially rejected it is understood it will be turned down.
Pulis has also spoken to Manchester United's Darren Fletcher and remains hopeful over McManaman.
It is going on along with two or three others.
We are exploring the situation to see if we can bring him in.
We need to decide if it's a good deal for us or not and it has to be right for everyone.
The clubs have to agree but it's got to be right for the player as well.