There was a surprising lack of self-entitlement from the Villa fans following Monday night's goalless draw - perhaps that's what a couple of seasons in the Second Division does for you. Enjoy the post-match gossip from central Birmingham in the latest edition of the OV...
West Ham United earned their first points of the season with a hard-fought win over Birmingham City at the Rush Green Stadium.
Declan Rice had a few choice words for team mate Arthur Masuaku after the latter's dismissal left the Hammers with only ten men against Aston Villa.
Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that he warned his players about making any rash challenges during the half time team talk.
"Mike Dean, it's all about you" sang the travelling West Ham fans after the oft-criticised referee left West Ham with just ten men for the final quarter of tonight's Premier League clash with Aston Villa.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith says that his Villa side are "tough to beat" - but are yet to show the Premier League what they are really capable of.
Manuel Pellegrini has told his squad that they need to return from Villa Park with all three points on Monday night if they are to fulfil their promise.
The General Manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited has admitted that West Ham should have been awarded a penalty in the ir 2-0 win against Norwich a fortnight ago.
Manuel Lanzini travelled halfway around the world last week in order to represent his country in friendly encounters against Chile and Mexico.
Declan Rice enjoyed the overwhelming support of most West Ham and England fans after responding to his critics following last night's match against Kosovo.