The Duke of Cambridge has vowed to take Prince George to watch his beloved football team, Aston Villa, at Villa Park in the future.
A gallery of the key moments in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final
Bradford City can become the first team from English football's fourth tier to reach the League Cup final if they beat Aston Villa tonight.
Bradford City have become the first League 2 side to reach a major Wembley final.
They overcame a nervy final ten minutes to beat Aston Villa 4-3 on aggregate.
James Hanson's headed goal leaves Bradford City level at 1-1 in the second leg of their Capital One Cup semi final against Aston Villa.
Currently 4-2 up on aggregate, the Bantams are minutes away from an historic Wembley final.
Bradford City have scored their first goal in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final at Villa Park. The pressure is now back on Aston Villa.
The topsy-turvy history of Bradford City has been a mixture of success, financial crises and even tragedy. But tonight the League Two side could secure their place in the Capital One cup final if they prevail at Aston Villa.
- The club was formed in 1903
- Nicknamed ‘The Bantams’
- Play their home games at Valley Parade, which has a capacity of 25,136
- 56 supporters died when a fire ripped through the main stand on 11 May 1985 in one of British football's worst disasters
- Promoted to the Premier League in May 1999
- Relegated in 2001 and then slipped into League Two, where they have been since 2004
- Currently managed by Phil Parkinson, the 44th manager in the club's history
Paul Lambert is the new manager of Aston Villa, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.
"The Board of Aston Villa are delighted to confirm that Paul Lambert has been appointed Villa manager," said a statement on the club's website.
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Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given has tweeted about Alex McLeish's sacking from the club:
Sorry to see Mc Leish go as he is a good man. But the fans wishes have been granted so we need to respect them as they are the soul of club
Aston Villa have sacked manager Alex McLeish after one season in charge of the club.
Villa chairman Randy Lerner said: "We need to be clear and candid with ourselves and with supporters about what we have lacked in recent years. Compelling play and results that instil a sense of confidence that Villa is on the right track have been plainly absent.
"The most immediate action that we can take is to look carefully at our options in terms of bringing in a new manager who sees the club's potential and embraces our collective expectations."
Alex McLeish is set to be sacked as manager of Aston Villa after club owner Randy Lerner flew in from America for crisis talks.
Following a 2-0 defeat to Norwich yesterday, sections of fans again called for the former Birmingham boss to be axed as Villa ended the campaign just two points clear of the bottom three.
McLeish has had to contend with slashing the wage bill, which he described as "astronomical", and was deprived of several key players through injury or illness.
Villa also encountered their worst season in their history in terms of their home record in registering just four wins.