Villa are still unbeaten in seven games since Bruce took charge, and their newly sturdy defence has certainly helped in that regard.
Liverpool beat Sunderland 2-0 at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
Celtic have made a brilliant start to the season, and could win their first trophy under Rodgers today.
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was a class act on Saturday.
Derby County fans had nothing but praise for manager Steve McClaren, the influential Bradley Johnson and the rejuvenated Darren Bent after the 1-0 Championship victory over Norwich City.
Lewis Hamilton snared pole for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but there was still a glint of destiny in the eyes of Nico Rosberg. Hamilton’s celebrations were more subdued than normal. Rosberg is the overwhelming championship favourite – the German needs to finish in the top three to secure his first title, as he has a lead of 12 points going into the last race of the year.
Aston Villa remain firmly in the hunt for a playoff spot in the Championship.
Should Manchester City-owned Patrick Roberts started for Celtic against Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup final this afternoon?
Mark Lawrenson has offered his prediction for Southampton v Everton.
Leeds moved back into the play-off places with a narrow victory over the Millers.
Labour will not win a general election if it lurches to the right to become “Ukip-lite”, Diane Abbott has said, as she called on her party to hold its nerve over the issue of immigration.
Ronald Koeman has said he hopes for respect from Southampton supporters when he returns to St Mary’s Stadium but is unafraid of any hostility that awaits.