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  • Date:26 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Villa Park
  • Attendance:36,863
  • Defoe (56) Bale (60)
    Bale (72) Bale (83)
Goal!

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92:42 +2.42

The ball is crossed by Matthew Lowton.

90:18 +0.18

The ball is sent over by Marc Albrighton, Kyle Naughton gets a block in.

89:35

Effort on goal by Gylfi Sigurdsson from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

86:50

Marc Albrighton takes a shot. Save made by Hugo Lloris.

85:34

The ball is sent over by Marc Albrighton.

83:25

A goal is scored by Gareth Bale from deep inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham.Assist by Gylfi Sigurdsson. Andros Townsend replaces Gareth Bale.

82:31

Gareth Bale sends in a cross, Ciaran Clark manages to make a clearance.

81:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson on Fabian Delph. Marc Albrighton delivers the ball, Christian Benteke takes a shot. Hugo Lloris makes a comfortable save.

78:38

Unfair challenge on Brett Holman by Kyle Walker results in a free kick. Gylfi Sigurdsson replaces Emmanuel Adebayor. Joe Bennett takes the free kick.

75:31

The ball is swung over by Gareth Bale, clearance by Chris Herd.

74:55

Shot from inside the area by Jermain Defoe clears the bar.

72:11

Gareth Bale finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aston Villa 0-3 Tottenham.The assist for the goal came from Aaron Lennon.

71:11

Gareth Bale produces a cross, clearance made by Chris Herd.

70:30

The ball is crossed by Marc Albrighton, clearance by Jan Vertonghen.

69:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabian Delph by Emmanuel Adebayor. Fabian Delph restarts play with the free kick.

68:26

Gareth Bale fouled by Fabian Delph, the ref awards a free kick. Fabian Delph is booked. Kyle Walker takes the direct free kick.

67:30

The ball is swung over by Stephen Ireland. Corner taken right-footed by Marc Albrighton to the near post, Gareth Bale manages to make a clearance.

65:54

Scott Parker comes on in place of Mousa Dembele.

62:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ciaran Clark on Aaron Lennon. Strike comes in from Gareth Bale from the free kick.

60:26

Gareth Bale finds the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham.

58:37

The ball is crossed by Brett Holman.

56:59

Jermain Defoe fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aston Villa 0-1 Tottenham.Assist on the goal came from Kyle Naughton.

54:56

Stephen Ireland crosses the ball. The assistant referee flags for offside against Christian Benteke. Hugo Lloris restarts play with the free kick.

54:04

The referee blows for offside. Jan Vertonghen restarts play with the free kick.

52:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kyle Walker, clearance by Christian Benteke.

50:31

Emmanuel Adebayor concedes a free kick for a foul on Ciaran Clark. Karim El Ahmadi takes the direct free kick.

48:16

Foul by Brett Holman on Kyle Walker, free kick awarded. Mousa Dembele takes the direct free kick. Foul by Mousa Dembele on Karim El Ahmadi, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Fabian Delph. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raniere Sandro by Karim El Ahmadi. Jan Vertonghen takes the direct free kick.

47:36 +2.36

Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood, save by Hugo Lloris.

47:24 +2.24

The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett, blocked by Mousa Dembele.

46:22

Shot from just outside the area by Matthew Lowton misses to the left of the target.

46:18 +1.18

The referee blows for offside. Raniere Sandro takes the free kick.

45:44

The ball is swung over by Marc Albrighton, clearance made by William Gallas.

45:30

The ball is swung over by Marc Albrighton, blocked by Kyle Naughton.

45:21

A cross is delivered by Marc Albrighton, clearance made by William Gallas.

45:01

Ashley Westwood goes off and Marc Albrighton comes on.

44:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Lowton on Kyle Naughton. Nathan Baker leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Ireland. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gareth Bale.

43:36

The offside flag is raised against Christian Benteke. William Gallas takes the indirect free kick.

41:22

Kyle Walker sends in a cross, Nathan Baker gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, Close range header by Emmanuel Adebayor goes wide of the left-hand post.

40:00

Drilled left-footed shot by Gareth Bale. Save by Bradley Guzan. Short corner taken by Kyle Naughton from the left by-line.

39:22

A cross is delivered by Kyle Walker, Ashley Westwood gets a block in.

38:58

The ball is sent over by Gareth Bale, Fabian Delph manages to make a clearance.

37:23

Foul by Karim El Ahmadi on Aaron Lennon, free kick awarded. Gareth Bale crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Bradley Guzan.

36:56

Handball by Brett Holman. William Gallas takes the direct free kick.

35:31

Gareth Bale takes the outswinging corner, Aaron Lennon takes a shot. Blocked by Ciaran Clark. Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Bale from the right by-line, Jan Vertonghen has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

35:16

Gareth Bale crosses the ball, Ashley Westwood makes a clearance.

34:33

Matthew Lowton sends in a cross, Close range strike by Brett Holman goes over the bar.

33:34

Gareth Bale produces a cross, Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Blocked by Nathan Baker. Corner taken by Gareth Bale from the left by-line.

32:28

The official flags Emmanuel Adebayor offside. Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.

30:33

The ball is swung over by Raniere Sandro, clearance made by Matthew Lowton. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gareth Bale, Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Save made by Bradley Guzan.

29:06

The ball is delivered by Ashley Westwood. Joe Bennett crosses the ball.

24:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Lowton on Mousa Dembele. Free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.

24:12

Corner from right by-line taken by Kyle Walker.

23:44

Outswinging corner taken by Gareth Bale.

23:21

Lobbed right-footed shot by Jermain Defoe. Bradley Guzan makes a save.

22:08

A cross is delivered by Aaron Lennon, clearance made by Chris Herd. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kyle Walker played to the near post, William Gallas takes a shot. Bradley Guzan makes a save.

18:46

Gareth Bale produces a cross, save by Bradley Guzan.

17:44

Emmanuel Adebayor concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Baker. Nathan Baker takes the free kick.

17:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Lennon on Joe Bennett. Bradley Guzan takes the direct free kick.

15:32

Corner taken right-footed by Kyle Walker to the near post, clearance by Chris Herd.

15:17

A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, Matthew Lowton gets a block in.

12:49

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kyle Walker, Ciaran Clark makes a clearance.

12:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mousa Dembele by Karim El Ahmadi. Free kick taken by Mousa Dembele.

11:22

Unfair challenge on Jermain Defoe by Ashley Westwood results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Kyle Walker, Ciaran Clark makes a clearance.

9:24

Gareth Bale produces a cross, clearance made by Ciaran Clark. Kyle Walker produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net. Corner from right by-line taken by Kyle Walker. Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Ashley Westwood gets a block in. Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save by Bradley Guzan. Kyle Walker takes the outswinging corner, Christian Benteke manages to make a clearance.

5:40

Chris Herd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermain Defoe. Gareth Bale shoots direct from the free kick. Inswinging corner taken by Kyle Walker from the left by-line.

5:19

Kyle Walker takes a shot. Blocked by Ciaran Clark.

4:59

Gareth Bale crosses the ball, blocked by Fabian Delph.

3:23

Kyle Walker takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

3:06

Centre by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Ciaran Clark.

2:06

Fabian Delph gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on William Gallas. Jan Vertonghen takes the free kick.

1:32

A cross is delivered by Kyle Naughton, clearance by Joe Bennett.

Match Preview

Lambert to check on fitness of trio Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert will assess the fitness of striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, winger Charles N'Zogbia and captain Ron Vlaar ahead of the home Barclays Premier League Boxing Day encounter with Tottenham. Agbonlahor (thigh) and Vlaar (calf) have missed three and six games respectively while N'Zogbia suffered a knee injury in training ahead of Sunday's 8-0 mauling at Chelsea. Striker Darren Bent is again ruled out with a hamstring injury while centre-back Richard Dunne will undergo rehab work after a third groin operation. Lambert has challenged his players to bounce back quickly from their Chelsea humiliation. Villa's six-game unbeaten run in all competitions was ended in emphatic fashion as they suffered their heaviest defeat in the Premier League. It brought back painful memories of another Stamford Bridge drubbing - 7-1 during Martin O'Neill's final season in charge two and a half years ago. But Lambert knows Villa cannot dwell on the events of Sunday as they prepare for the meeting with Andre Villas-Boas' side. The Scot said: "It can happen. I've been on the end of it before and I'm pretty sure some of their lads would have been on the end of heavy defeats. "But you have to bounce back and it's about how we react. You can't dwell on it and start feeling sorry sorry for yourselves. "As a footballer, if you start feeling sorry for yourselves, there is only one place you are going to go. "It is important that we try and bounce back very quickly. We just never turned up on Sunday and that is the harsh reality of football. "It's a result that hurts players and fans, absolutely. I don't think anyone saw that coming, "If you are on not on your mettle, especially at places like Chelsea, then that is what can happen." But Lambert stressed: "You can't let one game blight what has happened of late. "I've said all along that I never get too high when I win and I never get too low when we lose. "We'd been in really fine form since the game at Sunderland a while back now and our only defeats in 11-12 games before Chelsea had been against the two Manchester clubs. "Fixtures come thick and fast this time of the year and we only have two days to mull over it and have to go again against Tottenham on Wednesday. "I am sure whoever plays on Wednesday will atone for that." Forward Clint Dempsey is a doubt for Tottenham after he missed Saturday's draw against Stoke with a groin problem. Benoit Assou-Ekotto may make his long-awaited comeback from a knee injury while Scott Parker could also make his first start of the season after coming off the bench in the last two games following his recovery from an Achilles problem. Younes Kaboul is expected to return from his knee injury next month. Tottenham's draw against Stoke at the weekend meant they lost the initiative in the battle for Champions League qualification. After missing a chance to temporarily move in to third, the Londoners now find themselves in sixth position as they approach the halfway point of the season. Villas-Boas remains convinced his team can put themselves back in the hunt for Champions League qualification in the next couple of weeks, however, as he embarks on a packed festive schedule that also includes games against Sunderland, Reading and QPR. "There is still a long way to go," the 35-year-old said. "The festive period is very important. Whenever there is a midweek fixture in the Premier League teams can drop points."

Formation:532Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

Formation: 442Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham

  • Bradley Guzan
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Chris Herd
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Nathan Baker
  • Joe Bennett
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Fabian Delph
  • Brett Holman
  • Christian Benteke
  • SUBS
  • Shay Given
  • Stephen Ireland
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Jordan Bowery
  • Barry Bannan
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Samir Carruthers

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Form Guide

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  • Aston Villa
  • VS
  • Tottenham
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Last Meetings

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

Top Scorers

Aston Villa

  • C Benteke 5
  • A Weimann 3
  • D Bent 2
  • B Holman 1
  • G Agbonlahor 1
  • K El Ahmadi 1
  • C Clark 1
  • M Lowton 1

Tottenham

  • J Defoe 9
  • G Bale 6
  • CD Dempsey 3
  • A Lennon 2
  • S Caulker 2
  • W Gallas 1
  • E Adebayor 1
  • B Assou-Ekotto 1
  • M Dembele 1
  • J Vertonghen 1
  • RG Sandro 1

Goals

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 47
    • Goals per game 15
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Tottenham

    • Total goals 62
    • Goals per game 30
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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