skip to content

  • Date:07 Oct 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:White Hart Lane
  • Attendance:35,802
  • Caulker (57) Lennon (66)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:32 +3.32

Effort from outside the penalty area by Mousa Dembele goes wide left of the target.

92:43 +2.43

Andros Townsend sends in a cross, clearance by Matthew Lowton.

90:29 +0.29

Andros Townsend produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

89:36

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Ciaran Clark gets a block in.

87:10

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Bradley Guzan makes a save.

86:31

Charles N'Zogbia crosses the ball, clearance made by Raniere Sandro.

85:41

Andros Townsend comes on in place of Aaron Lennon.

84:51

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot.

81:30

Clint Dempsey leaves the field to be replaced by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

81:19

Shot from just outside the box by Gareth Bale misses to the right of the goal.

80:24

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Bradley Guzan makes a save.

78:30

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gareth Bale. Bradley Guzan takes the indirect free kick.

77:40

Corner taken by Gareth Bale, Matthew Lowton manages to make a clearance.

74:22

Clint Dempsey has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

73:48

Matthew Lowton takes a shot. William Gallas gets a block in.

72:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brett Holman by Kyle Walker. Booking for Kyle Walker. Brett Holman leaves the field to be replaced by Barry Bannan. Barry Bannan takes the indirect free kick.

71:53

Corner taken by Gareth Bale from the left by-line, clearance made by Christian Benteke.

71:42

Jan Vertonghen delivers the ball, Ciaran Clark makes a clearance.

70:52

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Emmanuel Adebayor gets a block in.

70:24

Gareth Bale produces a cross, Ciaran Clark makes a clearance.

70:00

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Blocked by Ciaran Clark.

69:11

Corner from right by-line crossed in by Gareth Bale, Ciaran Clark manages to make a clearance.

67:41

Emmanuel Adebayor on for Jermain Defoe.

66:30

Goal scored by Aaron Lennon from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Clint Dempsey.

65:03

Ron Vlaar fouled by Jan Vertonghen, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Bent joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marc Albrighton. Charles N'Zogbia on for Fabian Delph. Ron Vlaar restarts play with the free kick.

63:53

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save by Bradley Guzan.

63:44

A cross is delivered by Aaron Lennon, Ron Vlaar makes a clearance.

63:31

Jermain Defoe delivers the ball, Joe Bennett manages to make a clearance.

62:11

Gabriel Agbonlahor has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

61:47

Effort on goal by Jermain Defoe from just inside the area clears the bar.

57:08

Outswinging corner taken by Gareth Bale, Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Steven Caulker finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 Aston Villa.Assist by Jermain Defoe.

55:58

Karim El Ahmadi challenges Aaron Lennon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Karim El Ahmadi booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gareth Bale from right channel, clearance made by Ciaran Clark.

54:53

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jermain Defoe misses to the left of the target.

52:25

Ciaran Clark challenges Clint Dempsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Gareth Bale.

51:52

Christian Benteke has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

51:06

Jan Vertonghen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karim El Ahmadi. Centre by Matthew Lowton, Ron Vlaar takes a shot. Save made by Hugo Lloris.

50:30

The offside flag is raised against Christian Benteke. Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick.

49:40

The ball is sent over by Matthew Lowton, William Gallas manages to make a clearance.

48:27

Gareth Bale delivers the ball, Ron Vlaar makes a clearance.

48:12

Kyle Walker takes a shot. Ciaran Clark gets a block in.

47:26

Jan Vertonghen has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

47:03 +2.03

Raniere Sandro challenges Brett Holman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Lowton takes the free kick.

46:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon by Joe Bennett. Joe Bennett is given a yellow card. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

46:07

Christian Benteke takes a shot. Save by Hugo Lloris.

45:34

Clint Dempsey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark. Ron Vlaar restarts play with the free kick.

43:57

Mousa Dembele gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Lowton. Free kick crossed by Marc Albrighton, Hugo Lloris manages to make a clearance.

42:35

Unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon by Karim El Ahmadi results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

41:10

Unfair challenge on Christian Benteke by William Gallas results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Marc Albrighton from left channel, clearance by Steven Caulker.

39:08

Christian Benteke concedes a free kick for a foul on Raniere Sandro. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.

36:56

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Ron Vlaar gets a block in.

33:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Fabian Delph. The ball is crossed by Gareth Bale, Jan Vertonghen produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

31:51

Gareth Bale takes a corner.

31:14

Gareth Bale takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Christian Benteke.

30:45

Unfair challenge on Raniere Sandro by Christian Benteke results in a free kick. Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick.

30:31

The ball is crossed by William Gallas, Karim El Ahmadi makes a clearance.

29:39

Jermain Defoe produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

28:53

The official flags Christian Benteke offside. Hugo Lloris takes the indirect free kick.

26:00

Fabian Delph challenges Mousa Dembele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fabian Delph shown a yellow card. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gareth Bale, Christian Benteke makes a clearance.

22:49

Corner taken by Gareth Bale played to the near post, clearance by Karim El Ahmadi.

22:41

The ball is crossed by Gareth Bale, Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.

21:17

The ball is delivered by Marc Albrighton, clearance by William Gallas.

20:46

Christian Benteke takes a shot. Save made by Hugo Lloris.

18:49

The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, William Gallas manages to make a clearance.

18:19

Gabriel Agbonlahor produces a cross, Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

17:34

Aaron Lennon sends in a cross, Ron Vlaar makes a clearance.

16:11

Unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Fabian Delph results in a free kick. Mousa Dembele restarts play with the free kick.

14:11

Corner taken by Gareth Bale from the left by-line to the near post, Christian Benteke makes a clearance.

13:55

The ball is delivered by Fabian Delph, clearance by Jan Vertonghen.

12:21

Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Steven Caulker gets a block in.

11:07

Karim El Ahmadi has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

9:39

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Bradley Guzan makes a save.

6:26

The ball is delivered by Marc Albrighton, Kyle Walker makes a clearance.

5:05

Gareth Bale fouled by Matthew Lowton, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Bale crosses the ball in from the free kick.

3:32

The official flags Marc Albrighton offside. Jan Vertonghen restarts play with the free kick.

1:54

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermain Defoe. Free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.

0:24

Gareth Bale has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

Match Preview

I always had faith - AVB Andre Villas-Boas never doubted he would turn around Tottenham's season after their poor start. Many were shocked this summer when Spurs chairman Daniel Levy sacked Harry Redknapp and replaced him with Villas-Boas, who had just endured a torrid eight-month spell in charge of Chelsea. Villas-Boas' critics were given further ammunition when the 34-year-old's team failed to win any of their opening three games. Tottenham were booed off after throwing away leads against Norwich and West Brom, but the Portuguese has turned around the club's fortunes in recent weeks, winning three straight league games - the most notable of which came at Manchester United last weekend. Villas-Boas has a history of proving the doubters wrong - he won four trophies in his first season at Porto despite claims he was too inexperienced - and he never thought Spurs' early-season slump would drag on. "I have never doubted my abilities, I always trusted them," Villas-Boas said. "It's funny how things change so dramatically. "The Premier League is completely unpredictable. We started the season (badly). We are now fifth from the top. "You have to perform at this level. This is the early stages in the Premier League." Villas-Boas is not a man to rest on his laurels, however. He knows a lot still has to be done to achieve the top-four place Levy demanded of him when he signed a three-year contract at White Hart Lane in July. After last weekend's memorable win at Old Trafford, Tottenham's lack of ruthlessness reared its head again on Thursday night when they dominated their Europa League game against Panathinaikos but only came away with a point after the Greek hosts scored a late equaliser. The Spurs boss has been encouraged by his team's improved results in the Barclays Premier League, but he now wants them to maintain their push for Champions League qualification by beating Aston Villa on Sunday and Chelsea the following weekend. Villas-Boas is expected to recall 41-year-old goalkeeper Brad Friedel for the game against his former club despite a relatively solid performance from France captain Hugo Lloris against Panathinaikos. Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is available after recovering from a hamstring injury, but Villas-Boas is likely to stick with Jermain Defoe - on his 30th birthday - as his lone striker. Villa manager Paul Lambert is predicting "big careers" for his rookie defenders Matthew Lowton and Joe Bennett if they maintain their current rate of progress. Lowton and Bennett have made the step up from League One and the Championship after being signed in the summer from Sheffield United and Middlesbrough respectively. They are now Lambert's first-choice right-back and left-back and the Villa boss believes they are unfazed by the Premier League ahead of Sunday's visit to Tottenham. Lambert said: "People talk about them as hidden gems and you get great satisfaction from seeing them do well for themselves. The Norwich lads were exactly the same. "There was the opportunity there for the young lads to drive on in the game and it's the same here. "You wouldn't have thought they've just come from where they've come from, that's for sure. "If you are talking about Lowton and Bennett, they don't seem fazed at all. "They have played a lot of games with Sheffield United and Middlesbrough, so playing in front of big crowds will not faze them. "Be it Championship or League One football, these are tough leagues so they are battle-hardened. They know what it is like to play proper football. "They have earned the right to play at Tottenham and it is not something they should be frightened by. They should not go there with any trepidation." Lambert takes great satisfaction from up-and-coming players realising their potential. He said: "There is nothing better than seeing players hitting the heights you think they can achieve. "If they can keep going the way they are going, they will have really big careers. "I think they will learn from their mistakes and the type of players you come up against week in and week out are world-class players." Lambert has to decide whether to recall striker Darren Bent after he responded to being dropped with the equaliser as a substitute in the 1-1 home draw with Aston Villa. But he admitted: "I need everyone. I've always taken that stance. I've always been that way. I need not just the 18 lads but everyone at the football club to go the same way. "As an ex player, I know you have to do your utmost to get into the side. "But I trust everyone when they are on the field of play to perform and the lads have been great."

Formation:442Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Kyle Walker
  • William Gallas
  • Steven Caulker
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Mousa Dembele
  • Raniere Sandro
  • Gareth Bale
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Clint Dempsey
  • SUBS
  • Brad Friedel
  • Tom Huddlestone
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • Michael Dawson
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Yago Falque
  • Andros Townsend

Home

Away

Match Report

Form Guide

    LDDWWW
  • Tottenham
  • VS
  • Aston Villa
  • LLDWLD

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 28/11/2009

Top Scorers

Tottenham

  • J Defoe 4
  • G Bale 2
  • B Assou-Ekotto 1
  • CD Dempsey 1
  • M Dembele 1
  • J Vertonghen 1

Aston Villa

  • D Bent 2
  • K El Ahmadi 1
  • C Clark 1
  • M Lowton 1
  • C Benteke 1

Goals

Tottenham

    • Total goals 19
    • Goals per game 11
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 14
    • Goals per game 6
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


advertisement

advertisement

advertisment