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xV: Aston Villa need to avoid a damaging transfer saga with Jack Grealish

There are clear parallels between Wilfried Zaha and Villa’s captain — the Claret and Blues need to avoid the type of saga Crystal Palace find themselves enveloped in.

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Holtecast #241 | Aston Villa Cling On To Clinch Premier League Survival

The sweet taste of Premier League survival is upon us! Join the Holtecast crew as they discuss the draw with West Ham, Premier League survival, and their favorite memories of the season... You can listen for FREE on Acast, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify - Enjoy!

West Ham United 1, Aston Villa 1: VILLA ARE SAFE!

Villa’s great escape is complete!

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West Ham United v Aston Villa: Match thread, live stream info and how to watch Premier League

90 minutes sit between Aston Villa and either survival or relegation. Which will it be?

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