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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Aston Villa
Striker Christian Benteke scored twice as Aston Villa stormed back from a goal down to beat Norwich 4-1 on Sunday and move away from the Premier League relegation zone.
Starved of success for decades before the influx of Abu Dhabi cash in 2008, Manchester City collected a third trophy inside three years on Sunday. Exquisite goals from Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri in the space of two minutes during the second half enabled City to come from behind to beat Sunderland 3-1 and lift the League Cup.
Newcastle beat Aston Villa 1-0 with a last-minute winner from Loic Remy on Sunday, ending its four-game losing streak at home in the Premier League.
Cardiff remains in the Premier League relegation zone after drawing 0-0 at home to Aston Villa on Tuesday.
West Ham moved out of the relegation zone on Saturday following its 2-0 away win over Aston Villa in the Premier League
Fulham's miserable season reached a new low on Tuesday as the Premier League club was sensationally beaten 1-0 at home by League One struggler Sheffield United after extra time in an FA Cup fourth-round replay.
Manchester United lost 2-1 at relegation-threatened Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday, leaving the defending champions with a huge task to finish in position for the Champions League.
Late goals from Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas helped Everton bounce back from their Merseyside derby drubbing with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.
Manchester United slumped to a 2-1 loss at relegation-threatened Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday to puncture the optimism generated by Juan Mata's arrival and leave the reigning champions with a huge task to finish in the Champions League positions.
Christian Benteke settled a wild West Midlands derby with a second-half penalty to give Aston Villa a 4-3 win over West Bromwich Albion in a game that saw six goals scored in the first half.
High-scoring Manchester City moved into the Premier League lead, scoring four times in the second half to rout Tottenham 5-1 Wednesday night.
Liverpool came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday in the English Premier League.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says defender Ryan Bertrand will join Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season.
Aston Villa has boosted its striker options for the scrap for Premier League survival by signing Grant Holt on loan from second-tier Wigan, reuniting the burly forward with his former manager Paul Lambert.
Stephen Ireland has agreed on a permanent move to Stoke as the Premier League club also announced the arrival of striker John Guidetti on loan.