Monday, April 02, 2012
When Martin O'Neill took charge of Aston Villa in August 2006, his first move in the transfer market was to recruit Stiliyan Petrov, a player he had worked with at previous club Celtic. The Bulgarian, then 27, had developed into one of the most influential players in the Scottish game, winning four league championships in his seven seasons at the club. Despite a slow start in the Premier League, his ceaseless industry garnered the respect of his team-mates and was rewarded with a steady improvement in his form. When it was announced on Friday that he had been diagnosed with acute leukaemia, he had become the captain of Alex McLeish's Villa side and one of the club's, and league's, most consistent performers.
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Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov is "upbeat" as he begins his treatment for acute leukaemia, according to former Celtic team-mate John Hartson. Hartson, a former cancer sufferer, spoke to Petrov on Sunday before he began treatment at a London hospital.
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The big story was Thierry Henry netting his first MLS hat trick, the Frenchman's trio punishing expansion Montreal. Goal.com recaps Saturday's MLS action.
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Few weekends will match the one that has just passed as nine Premier League matches yielded 33 goals. Whether it be Manchester City feeling the heart, Spurs back on song or Andy Carroll enduring the proverbial 'mare on his return to St James', there was something for everyone.
Aston Villa 2 - 4 Chelsea
Kevin Palmer at Villa Park
Russell Kempson at Villa Park
Manchester City 3 - 3 Sunderland
Daniel Taylor at the Etihad Stadium
Duncan White at the Etihad Stadium
Jamie Jackson at the Etihad Stadium
Five Reasons for City Slump
Queens Park Rangers 2 - 1 Arsenal
Amy Lawrence at Loftus Road
Wolves 2 - 3 Bolton
Phil McNulty at Molineux
Newcastle 2 - 0 Liverpool
Louise Taylor at St. James' Park
Luke Edwards at St. James' Park
Tottenham 3 - 1 Swansea City
Jason Burt at White Hart Lane
Dominic Fifield at White Hart Lane
Five Things We Learned
Michael Cox: Tactics
Garth Crook's Team of the Week
Team of the Week
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Real Madrid edged closer to their first La Liga title in four years when they trounced Osasuna 5-1 away on Saturday to maintain a six-point lead at the top with eight matches left. The Serie A title race could go down to the wire after leaders AC Milan were held to a 1-1 draw at Catania and second-placed Juventus cut the gap to two points with a 3-0 win over Napoli. Borussia Dortmund’s Bundesliga lead was cut to three points after they drew 4-4 in a thrilling game at home to VfB Stuttgart. Paris St Germain missed out on an opportunity to reclaim top spot when they lost 2-1 at Nancy, their first Ligue 1 defeat in four months.
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