Liverpool preparing bid for Benteke as Kolo, Wisdom extend contract
Liverpool preparing bid for Benteke as Kolo, Wisdom extend contract

English football club Liverpool is preparing to rope in Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke after the FA Cup final on Saturday, while their defenders Kolo Touré and Andre Wisdom have signed contract extensions despite having played very little football under manager Brendan Rodgers.

Aston Villa have found their genie in Tim Sherwood
Aston Villa have found their genie in Tim Sherwood

For a Premier League club that had been fighting for relegation safety alongside having the least goals scored in the division, the arrival of former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood casted a spell of new belief and fight for Aston Villa players. Suddenly there is a wave of positivity and transformation in the Villa camp which has been orchestrated by Sherwood.

Aston Villa end Steven Gerrard`s FA Cup dream
Aston Villa end Steven Gerrard`s FA Cup dream

Fabian Delph destroyed Steven Gerrard`s hopes of a fairytale Liverpool send-off by scoring the winner as Aston Villa reached the FA Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Sunday.

Christian Benteke not done yet, says Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood
Christian Benteke not done yet, says Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood

Tim Sherwood has insisted there is more to come from striker Christian Benteke after his Aston Villa side took a giant step towards Premier League survival with a 1-0 win victory away to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

EPL: Chritian Benteke gives Tim Sherwood a perfect return to White Hart Lane
EPL: Chritian Benteke gives Tim Sherwood a perfect return to White Hart Lane

Christian Benteke gave Tim Sherwood a winning return to Tottenham Hotspur as Aston Villa moved further away from the Premier League relegation zone with a 1-0 win on Saturday.

EPL: Aston Villa's Benteke nets hat-trick in 3-3 basement battle with QPR
EPL: Aston Villa's Benteke nets hat-trick in 3-3 basement battle with QPR

Christian Benteke`s superb hat-trick rescued a potentially priceless point for Aston Villa, who twice came back from a goal down to draw 3-3 on Tuesday with relegation rivals Queens Park Rangers. 

Marouane Fellaini double helps Belgium crush Cyprus
Marouane Fellaini double helps Belgium crush Cyprus

Marouane Fellaini struck twice as Belgium moved within three points of Euro 2016 Group B qualifying leaders Wales with a 5-0 thumping of Cyprus on Saturday.

EPL: Manchester City blow chance to pressure Chelsea as Burnley stun champs
EPL: Manchester City blow chance to pressure Chelsea as Burnley stun champs

Manchester City wasted a chance to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea as the champions crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat at struggling Burnley on Saturday.

Aston Villa run riot to pile pressure on Sunderland's Gus Poyet
Aston Villa run riot to pile pressure on Sunderland's Gus Poyet

Aston Villa`s Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor both scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Sunderland that left Black Cats boss Gus Poyet fighting to save his job on Saturday.

EPL: Last-gasp Christian Benteke gives Tim Sherwood first win at Aston Villa
EPL: Last-gasp Christian Benteke gives Tim Sherwood first win at Aston Villa

Christian Benteke scored a nerveless stoppage-time penalty as Aston Villa edged West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on Tuesday to earn new manager Tim Sherwood a precious first Premier League victory.

Radamel Falcao on target but Manchester United frustrated by 10-man Aston Villa
Radamel Falcao on target but Manchester United frustrated by 10-man Aston Villa

Manchester United`s slim hopes of reviving their Premier League title challenge were dealt a blow as they were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at 10-man Aston Villa on Saturday.

Christian Benteke breaks his duck as Villa stage Palace coup
Christian Benteke breaks his duck as Villa stage Palace coup

Christian Benteke marked his return from suspension by scoring his first goal of the season as Aston Villa ended their nine-game winless streak with a 1-0 victory away to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Tuesday.

Tottenham, Villa fined for indiscipline
Tottenham, Villa fined for indiscipline

Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur have both been fined 20,000 pounds ($31,852) for failing to control their players during their recent Premier League game, the Football Association said on Tuesday.

My daughter could hit harder than Christian Benteke, says Paul Lambert
My daughter could hit harder than Christian Benteke, says Paul Lambert

Christian Benteke`s red card signalled a late Aston Villa collapse against Tottenham Hotspur as they slumped to a sixth consecutive Premier League defeat but manager Paul Lambert refused to blame him.

Harry Kane's last-minute winner gives Spurs win at 10-man Villa
Harry Kane's last-minute winner gives Spurs win at 10-man Villa

Substitute Harry Kane`s last-minute winner, his seventh goal in as many games, completed Tottenham Hotspur`s come-from behind 2-1 victory at 10-man Aston Villa on Sunday as the visitors soared up the Premier League table.

Paul Lambert should address Aston Villa's shocking horror spell
Paul Lambert should address Aston Villa's shocking horror spell

Five losses in five successive Premier League games is not what Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert would have thought after a positive start in the current campaign. Monday night's kick-off against relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers, resulted in 2-0 loss for Villa. Lambert was cut a sorry figure still searching for answers to address the current slump.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Jose Mourinho seeks to douse Villa uprising
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Jose Mourinho seeks to douse Villa uprising

Jose Mourinho`s Chelsea will aim to extend their unbeaten start to the Premier League season and inconvenience one of their early rivals when Aston Villa visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Villa striker Christian Benteke to miss World Cup in Brazil following leg injury

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke will reportedly miss out the FIFA World Cup this summer in Brazil as he has been ruled out for a minimum of six months with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Belgium`s Benteke to miss World Cup with injury

Belgium`s Christian Benteke will miss the World Cup after Aston Villa confirmed their star striker has suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Four-star Stoke leapfrog Villa

Stoke City came from a goal behind to beat Aston Villa 4-1 on Sunday and so leapfrog their opponents into 10th place in the Premier League table.