- The world’s papers hail Lionel Messi after he becomes the all-time Champions League top scorer
- Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere out for a minimum of 12 weeks, possibly four months [Sun & Mirror]
- Policewomen tried blackmailing Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard after she stole CCTV film of a brawl [Sun]
- Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers: ‘Steven Gerrard is the best player I’ve ever worked with’ [Video]
- Bacary Sagna post Man City 3 – Bayern 2: ‘The fans were magic’ [Video]
Houston Dynamo 0 – Aston Villa 1 [Official highlights]
Paul Lambert’s side took the lead just before the break when Joe Bennett rose highest in the box to head Andreas Weimann’s cross from the left past Tyler Deric.
Villa had other chances through Fabian Delph, Darren Bent and Gary Gardner, but the Midlanders failed to add any more goals.
Paul Lambert’s men have now won all three of their club friendlies, having accounted for Mansfield Town 3-1 and Dallas 2-0 in the United States on Wednesday.
- Updated: July 27, 2014