Tevez, who replaced knee injury victim Sergio Aguero, broke the deadlock in first-half injury-time after a mistake by Villa defender Ciaran Clark. Victory again cut runaway leaders Manchester United’s advantage to a still formidable 12 points with only 10 games remaining. City goalkeeper Joe Hart was unconvincing when attempting to punch clear a cross from Joe Bennett while Matija Nastasic did well to deal with a cross from Gabriel Agbonlahor when under pressure from Christian Benteke. Benteke was causing plenty of problems in the air and climbed above the City defence to head over an Ashley Westwood corner before the champions were indebted to Tevez clearing a Benteke header off the line after 22 minutes from a Charles N’Zogbia centre. City regrouped and Jack Rodwell forced Villa keeper Brad Guzan to tip over a shot from a narrow angle. But it was his last contribution, with the former Everton player picking up some sort of injury in the Villa box and he was replaced by Edin Dzeko. Guzan then palmed a curling drive from Pablo Zabaleta on to a post. Tevez broke the deadlock in first-half injury-time with his 11th goal of the season. Clark was caught in possession by Dzeko when trying to be over-elaborate and appealed in vain for a foul as he threaded the ball through to Tevez, who kept calm and cut back inside the box before slotting past Guzan. Matthew Lowton cleared a shot on the turn from Tevez off the line after he had been teed up by Dzeko. Then Yaya Toure’s angled low shot hit the post and Dzeko had strayed offside before converting the rebound. Press Association Carlos Tevez kept alive Manchester City’s slim hopes of retaining their Barclays Premier League title with the only goal at relegation-threatened Aston Villa.
LaVar has widely been regarded as the decision-maker for Lonzo. But his friend Alan Foster, co-founder of the family’s Big Baller Brand, is alleged to have stolen $1.5 million from the brand, causing the 21-year-old to cut ties with his own company, which he owns 51 percent of. Ball parted ways with his agent Harrison Gaines on Thursday, but claims the Big Baller Brand scandal had nothing to do with the decision. Related News Lakers guard Lonzo Ball to sue co-founder of Big Baller Brand, report says Lonzo Ball is taking control of his NBA future.The Lakers guard told the L.A. Times on Thursday he will be selecting his own agent, dispelling rumors his father LaVar is involved. Gaines represented Lonzo and his two younger brothers, but a new group has emerged as the frontrunner to sign him. The well-established Creative Artists Agency is expected to be Ball’s top choice, according to a Yahoo Sports report.CAA represents notable athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo, Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning.Ball could could sign with CAA next, but he has to wait 15 days from the date he parted ways with Gaines before he can agree to a new deal, according to NBPA rules. He has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2018-19 season with an ankle injury. He hasn’t appeared in a game for Los Angeles since Jan. 19 and was averaging 9.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists before the injury.