#Aston Villa

.Birmingham, UK
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish celebrates with teammate Bertrand Traore.(Photo Credit: Twitter/ @JackGrealish)

  • Victory at Villa Park saw the Birmingham club move up to eighth place in the table
  • This was Newcastle's fourth league defeat in a row
  • Newcastle find themselves in sixteenth place, seven points clear of the relegation zone

.Manchester, UK
Bernardo Silva (left) scored his first Premier League goal since July last year. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ManCity)

  • Manchester City jumped to the top rung of the table for the first time since July, 2019
  • Kevin De Bryune came off during the second half with a possible injury 
  • City are now riding on a 16-match unbeaten run 

.Crawley, UK
League Two side Crawley stunned Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@JackPowell4)

  • Crawley as they cruised to a stunning 3-0 win against Leeds
  • Tottenham crushed Marine 5-0 in the third round of FA Cup
  • Marine's romantic adventure was cut short by Carlos Vinicius's hat-trick

.Birmingham, UK
Nine players from Aston Villa have tested positive for COVID-19 (Picture Credits: Twitter @LFC)

  • Four of Aston Villa's players in the latest match were born after 2002
  • A total of 14 members of Aston Villa, players and staff, have tested positive
  • Liverpool's possesion was 83% in the first half of the match 

With infection numbers growing across Britain, there are concerns whether the Premier League season can be completed on schedule. (Photo: Twitter/@AVFCOfficial)

  • Aston Villa were forced to close their training ground on Thursday
  • under-23s coach Mark Delaney is expected to oversee a side made up of under-18 and under-23 players
  • Villa are due to face Tottenham on Wednesday and are then up against Everton on January 16

.Birmingham, UK
Villa captain Jack Grealish was fined two weeks' wages by the club for a breach of the protocols last year. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@JackGrealish)

  • Aston Villa became the fourth Premier League club to suffer a coronavirus outbreak
  • Villa were forced to close their training ground and cancel training after multiple positive cases
  • The club's FA Cup third-round tie against Liverpool is now at risk of being postponed

.Manchester, UK
Manchester United have started to mount a serious title challenge after a rocky start of the season.(Photo Credit:Twitter/@ManUtd)

  • Red Devils have now taken 26 from a possible 30 points in last 10 games to mount an unexpected title challenge
  • Villa were on a five-game unbeaten run
  • Jack Grealish was again at the heart of all the visitors' best work going forward

.London, UK
Pressure on Frank Lampard is mounting after a string of bad results. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ChelseaFC)

  • A 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday had ensured the Blues go down to eighth in the table at the start of the day
  • Lampard made six changes from the side beaten at the Emirates
  • Olivier Giroud scored his ninth goal of the season for Chelsea