27 Aug 2010

Villa out of Europe

2:57 pm on 27 August 2010

The English Premier League football side Aston Villa have suffered another damaging setback, crashing out of the Europa League with Scottish hopes also suffering a triple wipeout.

Liverpool and Manchester City have been left as Britain's only representatives in Saturday's draw for the group stages of Europe's second tier tournament.

Liverpool beat Trabzonspor of Turkey, while City beat Timisoara of Romania.

Villa were beaten 3-2 by Rapid Vienna, giving the Austrians a 4-3 aggregate win.

Scottish trio Celtic, Dundee United and Motherwell were also eliminated.