The contrast between past and present couldn't be more stark at Aston Villa. With cruel -- some might say comedic timing -- Monday night's 1-1 draw against Southampton coincided with the club's 140th anniversary.
That is a landmark to be celebrated, and it was. A three metre recreation of the gas lamp that the founders of Villa gathered under, in November 1874, to discuss the formation of a new football club was unveiled before the game. Villa has a rich heritage, a glorious history, and a permanent...
Paul Lambert, celebrating his 100th game in charge of Aston Villa, paid tribute to his players for fighting to get a 1-1 draw from in-form Southampton on Monday night.
Since joining the club from Norwich in 2012, he has won just 30 of his 100 games so far, losing 48 and drawing 22. But the Scot praised his side, who are without a win in their last eight matches, collecting just two points in the process.
He said: "I thought we played well. We had six players out -- three centre-backs and [Christian]...
Nathaniel Clyne rescued a point for Southampton as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.
The England defender smashed in a late leveller just as Villa were ready to clinch a first win in eight games.
Fraser Forster's clanger had gifted Gabby Agbonlahor the opener with the Saints rarely at their fluid best.
They dominated possession but failed to regularly test goalkeeper Brad Guzan while Villa were left to rue Andi Weimann's glaring miss at 1-0.
The point did at least lift Villa, who are without...