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

Live Commentary

94mins

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

93mins

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

91mins

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

90mins

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

88mins

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

87mins

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

86mins

Andros Townsend comes on in place of Aaron Lennon.

85mins

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot.

82mins

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

82mins

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

81mins

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

79mins

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

78mins

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

75mins

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

74mins

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

73mins

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.

72mins

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

72mins

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

71mins

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

71mins

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

70mins

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Blocked by Ciaran Clark.

70mins

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

68mins

Emmanuel Adebayor on for Jermain Defoe.

67mins

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.

66mins

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.

64mins

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save by Bradley Guzan.

64mins

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

64mins

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

63mins

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

62mins

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

58mins

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.

56mins

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.

55mins

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

53mins

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

52mins

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

52mins

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.

51mins

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

50mins

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

49mins

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

49mins

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

48mins

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

48mins

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

47mins

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.

47mins

Christian Benteke takes a shot. Save by Hugo Lloris.

46mins

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

44mins

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.

43mins

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

42mins

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.

40mins

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

37mins

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

34mins

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.

32mins

Gareth Bale takes a corner.

32mins

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

31mins

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

31mins

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

30mins

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

29mins

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

26mins

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.

23mins

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

23mins

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

22mins

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

21mins

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

19mins

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

19mins

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

18mins

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

17mins

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

15mins

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

14mins

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

13mins

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

12mins

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

10mins

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

7mins

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

6mins

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

4mins

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

2mins

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

1mins

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

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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

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