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  • Date:20 Oct 2013
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Villa Park
  • Attendance:35,391
  • Townsend (30) Soldado (68)
    Soldado (68)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

The referee brings the game to a close.

93mins

Unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann by Aaron Lennon results in a free kick.

92mins

Fabian Delph gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andros Townsend.

91mins

Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Dawson.

91mins

Antonio Luna crosses the ball.

89mins

Christian Benteke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mousa Dembele.

89mins

The referee shows Kyle Walker a yellow card for time wasting.

88mins

Clearance by Raniere Sandro.

87mins

Jermain Defoe replaces Roberto Soldado.

85mins

Aleksandar Tonev takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Hugo Lloris makes a block.

84mins

The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Tonev.

81mins

Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick.

81mins

Unfair challenge on Michael Dawson by Christian Benteke results in a free kick.

80mins

The ball is delivered by Andros Townsend.

80mins

Header at goal by Joe Paulo Paulinho to the left of the net.

79mins

(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Aleksandar Tonev coming on for Gabriel Agbonlahor.

78mins

Clearance made by Michael Dawson.

76mins

Shot by Andreas Weimann went wide left of the goal.

75mins

Andros Townsend takes a shot and cleared the bar.

74mins

Fabian Delph challenges Kyle Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick.

73mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Raniere Sandro on Christian Benteke.

73mins

(Spurs) makes a substitution, with Mousa Dembele coming on for Lewis Holtby.

72mins

(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Yacouba Sylla coming on for Karim El Ahmadi.

72mins

Andros Townsend has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

71mins

Chance falls to Joe Paulo Paulinho who heads at goal. Bradley Guzan catches the ball.

71mins

Centre by Lewis Holtby.

71mins

Nathan Baker makes a clearance.

69mins

Roberto Soldado scores a right footed goal. Aston Villa 0-2 Spurs.Joe Paulo Paulinho provided the assist for the goal.

68mins

Christian Benteke gets a header at goal. Hugo Lloris safely holds on.

68mins

Clearance made by Michael Dawson.

67mins

Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Aaron Lennon replaces Gylfi Sigurdsson.

66mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ashley Westwood.

65mins

The ball is delivered by Andreas Weimann.

65mins

Centre by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

63mins

Clearance made by Vlad Chiriches.

63mins

Andreas Weimann delivers the ball.

61mins

Christian Benteke comes on in place of Libor Kozak.

60mins

Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the right by-line.

60mins

Centre by Andros Townsend.

59mins

Michael Dawson takes the free kick.

58mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor is cautioned.

57mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor challenges Kyle Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick.

57mins

Clearance by Michael Dawson.

56mins

Nathan Baker manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Andros Townsend produces a cross.

53mins

Karim El Ahmadi has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

52mins

Michael Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Andreas Weimann.

51mins

Foul by Jan Vertonghen on Libor Kozak, free kick awarded.

51mins

Libor Kozak concedes a free kick for a foul on Vlad Chiriches.

50mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

50mins

Joe Paulo Paulinho takes a shot. Bradley Guzan parries the ball away.

49mins

Clearance made by Ron Vlaar.

48mins

Andros Townsend delivers the ball.

47mins

The game restarts for the second half.

47mins

Andros Townsend takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Bradley Guzan parries the effort to safety.

47mins

The half-time whistle blows.

47mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson delivers the ball.

47mins

Michael Dawson takes the free kick.

47mins

Fabian Delph challenges Joe Paulo Paulinho unfairly and gives away a free kick.

46mins

Lewis Holtby gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabian Delph.

46mins

Karim El Ahmadi takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Joe Paulo Paulinho.

46mins

Roberto Soldado manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Westwood.

41mins

Shot by Andreas Weimann went wide right of the post.

41mins

Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.

41mins

Antonio Luna sends in a cross.

41mins

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line.

40mins

Michael Dawson makes a clearance.

39mins

Clearance by Ron Vlaar.

39mins

Strike on goal comes in from Leandro Bacuna from the free kick and goes left of the post.

38mins

Joe Paulo Paulinho goes into the referee's book.

38mins

Foul by Joe Paulo Paulinho on Fabian Delph, free kick awarded.

37mins

Fabian Delph takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

35mins

Clearance by Leandro Bacuna.

35mins

Antonio Luna makes a clearance.

35mins

Andros Townsend takes a shot. Blocked by Nathan Baker.

33mins

Andreas Weimann takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

31mins

Andros Townsend scores with a left foot finish. Aston Villa 0-1 Spurs.Assist by Roberto Soldado.

30mins

Unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson by Karim El Ahmadi results in a free kick.

27mins

Nathan Baker manages to make a clearance.

26mins

Andreas Weimann takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

26mins

Lewis Holtby crosses the ball in from the free kick.

25mins

Foul by Fabian Delph on Raniere Sandro, free kick awarded.

23mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Westwood.

23mins

The ball is sent over by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

21mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabian Delph by Lewis Holtby.

20mins

Kyle Walker makes a clearance.

20mins

Free kick taken by Antonio Luna.

19mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabian Delph by Joe Paulo Paulinho.

19mins

Antonio Luna makes a clearance.

18mins

Karim El Ahmadi is adjudged to have handled the ball.

17mins

Shot by Raniere Sandro. Bradley Guzan safely holds on.

16mins

Foul by Karim El Ahmadi on Jan Vertonghen, free kick awarded.

16mins

Michael Dawson makes a clearance.

12mins

Free kick taken by Ron Vlaar.

12mins

Clearance by Ron Vlaar.

11mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

11mins

Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

9mins

Unfair challenge on Lewis Holtby by Ashley Westwood results in a free kick.

8mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vlad Chiriches on Gabriel Agbonlahor.

7mins

Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

7mins

A cross is delivered by Jan Vertonghen.

4mins

Nathan Baker concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Dawson.

4mins

Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

3mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabian Delph by Joe Paulo Paulinho.

2mins

Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.

1mins

The official flags Roberto Soldado offside.

The match gets underway.

Match Preview

Lambert sees value of World Cup Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert hopes the incentive of playing at next summer's World Cup will give his players extra motivation to do well in the claret and blue shirt. Some of Villa's key men can expect to be on the plane to Brazil with their respective nations next year, with the likes of Belgian striker Christian Benteke, Holland defender Ron Vlaar and American goalkeeper Brad Guzan all staples for their national teams. Villa also have a crop of emerging talent who have outside chances of sneaking in the back door and making it to the finals after Roy Hodgson's men secured qualification this week, including in-form Englishmen such as Gabriel Agbonlahor and Fabian Delph. Lambert knows it will be hard for outsiders to force their way into established squads in time for the tournament but admits the prospect of a World Cup does give players a spring in their step. "It's good for the lads who have qualified, first and foremost," he said. "It's good for any player to get to a World Cup. The lads that are in contention will hopefully stay fit and healthy and will go. "For their countries it's great and a great honour to go to the World Cup, especially in Brazil which I think will be a great tournament. "If the lads stay fit and healthy and give me a ticket for the games, I'm quite happy...and my flights - that's the least they can do!" Benteke, Guzan and Vlaar are Villa's three most established players expecting to go to Brazil and while the onus is on them to justify their place, Lambert himself has no doubt about their qualities. "They've got nothing to prove to me," he said. "They're experienced lads. In their own minds they might think 'this is a big year' but it was always going to be a big year for any player fighting to get into a World Cup squad. It's a massive year. "Even lads that haven't been that involved in the qualifying group, somebody will pop up from somewhere and sneak in. That's what happens in football." Lambert is assessing Benteke ahead of Villa's Barclays Premier League clash at home to Tottenham on Sunday after the striker's recent hip injury. Andre Villas-Boas has backed Christian Benteke to help Aston Villa challenge for a place in Europe this season. Tottenham will come up against the striker who was strongly linked with a move to White Hart Lane this summer. Benteke scored 23 goals in a blockbuster first season for the Midlands side, but he handed in a transfer request amid interest from Spurs and a number of top European clubs. Luckily for Villa, Benteke decided to stay and he has since gone on to score five goals in six matches this term. Villas-Boas took little notice of Benteke during a brief encounter when Porto played Genk three years ago, but the Tottenham manager now regards the striker as one of the best in the Barclays Premier League. "He is showing all his potential at the moment," Villas-Boas said. "We have seen how he acts as a direct striker for Villa and he is scoring goals. Villa with him in the team are a different proposition. "They see an increase in confidence up front of a great striker, who has great career ahead. The goals he's scored have shown that." Ever the master of detail and preparation, Villas-Boas says he has "information" that Benteke has recovered from his hip problem and will play in Sunday's game. Villa coped well without their star striker against Manchester City, but they looked blunt at Hull, where they drew 0-0. After a rollercoaster of a season last year, Villa have made a decent start this term, winning three of their opening seven matches. Villas-Boas believes Sunday's opponents have the potential to finish inside the top five. "Paul Lambert deserves credit for the amount of youngsters he is bringing through," the Portuguese added. "I see them stepping up and charging for European places in the end." Jan Vertonghen has spent the last two weeks training alongside Benteke with Belgium, but their friendship will be put on hold for 90 minutes on Sunday. The defender was part of the Tottenham team that put four past Villa in the Capital One Cup last month. However, with Benteke back, he expects to be in for a busier afternoon this time around. "He is so important for Villa," said Vertonghen, who somehow avoided a red card for pulling Nicklas Helenius' shorts down in the 4-0 win. "He is an unbelievable player so it will be a different Villa to the one we played in the Capital One Cup."

Formation:433Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

Formation: 4231Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Spurs

  • Bradley Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Nathan Baker
  • Antonio Luna
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Fabian Delph
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Libor Kozak
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • SUBS
  • Nicklas Helenius
  • Jed Steer
  • Yacouba Sylla
  • Christian Benteke
  • Jordan Bowery
  • Aleksandar Tonev
  • Matthew Lowton

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLLWWD
  • Aston Villa
  • VS
  • Spurs
  • WLWWDL

Last Meetings

  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 4
  • Spurs
  • 26/12/2012
  • Spurs
  • 2 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 07/10/2012
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 1
  • Spurs
  • 06/05/2012
  • Spurs
  • 2 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 21/11/2011
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 2
  • Spurs
  • 26/12/2010
  • Spurs
  • 2 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 02/10/2010

Top Scorers

Aston Villa

  • C Benteke 3
  • K El Ahmadi 1
  • A Weimann 1
  • L Kozak 1
  • L Bacuna 1
  • A Luna 1

Spurs

  • GT Sigurdsson 3
  • JB Paulinho 1

Goals

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 17
    • Goals per game 9
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Spurs

    • Total goals 14
    • Goals per game 6
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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