THE last time Villa came back to the top flight after a spell away was in 1988. They returned to the old First Divison after winning promotion under Graham Taylor at the end of the 1987-88 season. Millwall came up too and the sides met at Villa Park on August 27 – the opening day of the season. Here’s what happened – and yes, Martin Tyler was commentating back then!
DOUGLAS Luiz has joined Villa from Manchester City in a £15million deal. And while he never played for Pep Guardiola’s side due to work permit issues, he was out on loan with Girona, so here is a glimpse of him in action in Italy