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  • Date:24 Sep 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Villa Park
  • Attendance:22,975
  • Defoe (45) Paulinho (48)
    Chadli (85)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee signals the end of the game.

90:56 +0.56

Leandro Bacuna restarts play with the free kick.

90:47 +0.47

Nicklas Helenius fouled by Raniere Sandro, the ref awards a free kick.

88:45

The ball is crossed by Matthew Lowton.

87:59

Shot by Lewis Holtby cleared the target.

85:58

Nacer Chadli scores with a left foot finish. Aston Villa 0-3 Spurs.Jermain Defoe provided the assist for the goal.

84:16

The ball is sent over by Callum Robinson.

81:27

Aleksandar Tonev goes off and Callum Robinson comes on.

80:47

The referee blows for offside.

79:12

Kyle Walker leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Dawson.

77:19

The ball is sent over by Aleksandar Tonev.

76:46

Corner taken by Leandro Bacuna.

76:18

Aleksandar Tonev takes a shot. Brad Friedel parries the ball away.

75:45

Erik Lamela concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Bennett.

74:11

Free kick taken by Joe Bennett.

74:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Erik Lamela.

73:23

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lewis Holtby.

72:36

Harry Kane leaves the field to be replaced by Nacer Chadli.

72:11

Marc Albrighton delivers the ball.

71:41

Jed Steer restarts play with the free kick.

71:18

Harry Kane concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Lowton.

70:12

A cross is delivered by Matthew Lowton.

67:55

Corner taken by Marc Albrighton from the left by-line.

67:42

The ball is swung over by Marc Albrighton.

64:40

Kyle Walker takes the free kick.

64:34

Joe Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Erik Lamela.

63:34

Mousa Dembele on for Joe Paulo Paulinho.

63:00

Corner taken by Lewis Holtby.

61:10

Marc Albrighton produces a cross.

52:50

Joe Bennett crosses the ball.

52:18

Joe Paulo Paulinho takes a shot.

48:02

Corner taken by Lewis Holtby from the right by-line.

48:02

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lewis Holtby. Joe Paulo Paulinho scores with their right foot. Aston Villa 0-2 Spurs.The assist for the goal came from Lewis Holtby.

The second half kicks off.

The ref blows to end the first period.

47:04 +2.04

Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick.

47:03

Leandro Bacuna concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Walker.

46:58 +1.58

Joe Bennett challenges Raniere Sandro unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:53

Jordan Bowery takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

45:36 +0.36

Jermain Defoe heads the ball into the goal. Aston Villa 0-1 Spurs.The assist for the goal came from Lewis Holtby.

45:01

Libor Kozak goes off and Nicklas Helenius comes on.

42:33

Jermain Defoe takes a shot.

38:42

Foul by Zeki Fryers on Marc Albrighton, free kick awarded.

38:22

Corner taken by Lewis Holtby from the right by-line.

37:56

Erik Lamela takes a shot.

36:40

Foul by Lewis Holtby on Joe Bennett, free kick awarded.

36:01

Free kick taken by Nathan Baker.

35:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Erik Lamela on Joe Bennett.

34:08

Free kick crossed by Joe Bennett.

33:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Libor Kozak by Vlad Chiriches.

29:47

The referee blows for offside.

28:14

Marc Albrighton takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

27:50

Free kick taken by Jed Steer.

26:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leandro Bacuna on Joe Paulo Paulinho.

25:59

Joe Paulo Paulinho restarts play with the free kick.

25:41

Karim El Ahmadi challenges Raniere Sandro unfairly and gives away a free kick.

24:26

Zeki Fryers restarts play with the free kick.

24:16

Karim El Ahmadi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raniere Sandro.

23:50

The assistant referee signals for offside against Libor Kozak.

19:11

Raniere Sandro takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

18:57

Jermain Defoe has an effort at goal.

15:28

Marc Albrighton has an effort at goal. Brad Friedel parries the ball away.

14:50

Shot by Jermain Defoe went wide right of the net.

13:42

Erik Lamela takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

7:39

Free kick taken by Zeki Fryers.

7:19

Karim El Ahmadi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Holtby.

6:00

Vlad Chiriches takes the free kick.

5:54

Leandro Bacuna challenges Vlad Chiriches unfairly and gives away a free kick.

4:21

Shot by Harry Kane. Blocked by Ron Vlaar.

3:30

Harry Kane restarts play with the free kick.

3:19

Unfair challenge on Harry Kane by Karim El Ahmadi results in a free kick.

2:30

Matthew Lowton restarts play with the free kick.

2:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Albrighton by Zeki Fryers.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Match Preview

Lambert prioritises Spurs clash Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has admitted Saturday's Barclays Premier League showdown with Manchester City is his priority as he prepares his side for Tuesday's Capital One Cup clash with Tottenham. Lambert is likely to rest a number of his star names for the knockout tie after a gruelling start to the season which is due to continue at the weekend against Manuel Pellegrini's in-form side. Christian Benteke is almost certain to sit out after suffering a shoulder injury in last Saturday's 1-0 win at Norwich, with his replacement and goalscorer Libor Kozak pushing for a start. Gabriel Agbonlahor and Antonio Luna could also be rested after returning from injury issues against the Canaries, with Lambert acknowledging his side's tough start to the season has taken its toll. Lambert told his club's official website: "We've played really hard teams in this opening spell - three teams you think will be round about there in Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, and now we've got two more tough ones. "The main one is Saturday but we'll do our best to get through the Tottenham tie." Lambert named a relatively strong side for the 3-0 win over Rotherham in the last round but is conscious of keeping his first-choice stars fresh with the big City game approaching. Other changes are expected to see Jed Steer once again replacing Brad Guzan in goal, while Nicklas Helenius and Yacouba Sylla could step into the starting-line up after being substitutes at the weekend. Of particular concern to Lambert will be the fitness of Agbonlahor and Luna, who played against the Canaries despite only training for part of last week, and are unlikely to be risked again so soon. Lambert added: "Gabby only trained for the latter part of the week, as did Antonio Luna. These are two big players for us, and they wanted to give it a go." Andre Villas-Boas believes his Tottenham side face an impossible task and that they have not been given a fair crack at the competition due to fixture congestion. Spurs travel to Villa Park on Tuesday for the third-round clash, barely 48 hours after their 1-0 Premier League win at Cardiff. The game will take place on Tuesday due to Birmingham and West Brom being at home to Swansea and Arsenal respectively on Wednesday, and concerns over the potential impact on crowd safety due to policing demands. Villas-Boas understands the reasoning, but it has done little to improve his mood. "This is an impossible game for us to play, but hopefully our team spirit and motivation can get us through," he said. "It (the Capital One Cup) is not our absolute number one priority but I don't think we have been given a fair chance to play in this competition this year. "It could be possible for the players who played against Cardiff to play this game, but I am not sure I want to risk the players who played getting a hamstring injury which could take them six weeks to recover from when the Premier League is more important. "This team has not experienced having to play again after just two days and we have not been given the same chance as the other teams. So we will have to rotate our squad as the players who played in Cardiff will not be involved. "We are struggling a little bit with injuries but we have great strength in depth, although it is not going to be easy." The Portuguese feels the extra 24 hours Villa have had to recover and prepare could prove decisive. "It is difficult, the ideal situation for us would have been to play Wednesday," he said. "I understand the situation for the police with a number of matches being played in Birmingham, but we do not have the same chance as other teams. "Villa will not have to do the same (in terms of squad rotation) as they played on Saturday, so they have had an extra day of recovery." One man who will definitely not play a part is defender Danny Rose, while striker Jermain Defoe is a doubt with a groin problem.

Formation:4231Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

Formation: 4231Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Spurs

  • Jed Steer
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Nathan Baker
  • Joe Bennett
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Yacouba Sylla
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Aleksandar Tonev
  • Libor Kozak
  • SUBS
  • Bradley Guzan
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Nicklas Helenius
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Jordan Bowery
  • Daniel Johnson
  • Callum Robinson

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