Sport The Aston Villa Midweek Update: John McGinn, Wesley return, Hourihane plea
Karl Darlow Speaks Honestly Over Wolves Performance
Newcastle’s current number one goalkeeper Karl Darlow may have deputised for Martin Dubravka with success this term, however, the stopper was frank in his assessment of his own performance after the 1-1 draw against Wolves. Speaking in the dressing room, as reported by Chronicle Live, Darlow admitted he should have saved Raul Jimenez’s strike on Sunday: ”Yeah, I think I could have saved it. It happens.” The 30-year-old, who arrived at St James’ Park in 2014 from Nottingham Forest went on to say: “It’s one that I didn’t see until late and maybe could have gone with a different hand but we’ll work again at training this week and go again.
Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle, RESULT: Conor Hourihane and Anwar El Ghazi ease relegation fears for Dean Smith's side who get back to winning ways. Conor Hourihane opened Aston Villa scoring from free-kick in first half. Four minutes later, Anwar El Ghazi doubled lead following another set-piece.
Aston Villa are in talks with influential midfielder John McGinn over a new long-term deal. They have strengthened their squad by completing the signings of attacking midfielder Jota, winger Anwar El Ghazi, striker Wesley and defender Kortney Hause.
All eyes will be on Dean Smith’sthis weekend as they face Arsenal seeking to end a run of two consecutive defeats.
The Claret and Blue outfit had a superb start to the season, winning their first four four league games, but defeats to Leeds United and Southampton have seen them drop to eighth in the table.
Villa fans want Hourihane to face Arsenal
Danny Mills calls for John McGinn to receive new deal
Wesley closing in on Villa return
The post-match reaction to the defeat against the high-flying Saints saw Smith come under some scrutiny, something that kicked off the week in terms of news coming out of Villa Park.
Other news also features a potential upcoming return for Brazilian striker Wesley, whilst calls have been made for Conor Hourihane to feature against the Gunners at the weekend.
Looking back over the start of the week’s biggest talking points, we have provided fans with a midweek update, so sit back and read some of the latest Villa stories.
West Ham Among Host Of Clubs Offered Free-Agent Striker Ahmed Musa .
West Ham have been named as one of the clubs to be offered the services of former Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa, who is now a free agent. The report from TEAMtalk claims the Nigerian frontman is hoping to secure a move back to English football in the coming weeks after his contract with Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr expired recently. The 28-year-old reportedly still feels he can operate at the highest level, despite struggling to succeed at Leicester following his £16m move, a then club-record fee, in 2016.
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Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle, RESULT: Conor Hourihane and Anwar El Ghazi ease relegation fears for Dean Smith's side who get back to winning ways. Conor Hourihane opened Aston Villa scoring from free-kick in first half. Four minutes later, Anwar El Ghazi doubled lead following another set-piece. www.dailymail.co.uk
Aston Villa are in talks with influential midfielder John McGinn over a new long-term deal. They have strengthened their squad by completing the signings of attacking midfielder Jota, winger Anwar El Ghazi, striker Wesley and defender Kortney Hause. www.dailymail.co.uk
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