LONDON (AP) — Ukrainian forward Andriy Yarmolenko scored the opening goal to help West Ham beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the Premier League and keep up its push for a top-four finish.
Yarmolenko was back in the Hammers squad for the first time since being granted compassionate leave due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and was in tears after celebrating his 70th-minute goal, dropping to his knees with both arms pointing up to the sky as he was mobbed by his teammates.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Philippe Coutinho scored one goal and set up two others for Aston Villa in its 3-3 draw with Leeds in an end-to-end encounter in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Leeds fought back from 3-1 down to salvage a point at Villa Park, with center back Diego Llorente the unlikely scorer of the second-half equalizer.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Philippe Coutinho came off the bench to score a late equalizer on his debut for Aston Villa in a 2-2 draw against Manchester United in the English Premier League on Saturday.
NORWICH, England (AP) — With four wins now in six games as manager, Steven Gerrard is transforming Aston Villa’s fortunes.
The former Liverpool captain’s latest success was getting the better of the manager he replaced at Villa last month as Dean Smith’s new team, Norwich, was beaten 2-0 on Tuesday.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Ezri Konsa scored twice as Aston Villa rallied to beat Leicester 2-1 in the Premier League on Sunday and continue its revival under Steven Gerrard.
The defender’s first goals in 13 months — in front of watching England coach Gareth Southgate — came after Harvey Barnes opened the scoring in the 14th minute.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Steven Gerrard made a winning start as Aston Villa manager with a 2-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday in the Premier League.
Gerrard left Rangers during the international break to replace Dean Smith, who was fired following five successive Premier League defeats.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal delivered its best performance of the season to beat Aston Villa 3-1 in the Premier League on Friday.
Arsenal was completely dominant for most of the game and built a 3-0 lead before Jacob Ramsey pulled a late goal back for Villa, which then pressured for the last 10 minutes without coming closer.