Aston Villa 0 - 4 Tottenham Hotspur

Match info: Premier League at Villa Park

Date: 26/12/2012 KO: 17:30 Ref: M Clattenburg Att: 36,863

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

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Jermain Defoe 57
Gareth Bale 61,73,84

FT (ht: 0-0)

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  • FULL-TIME: A 22 minute second half hat-trick from Gareth Bale helped Tottenham to a comfortable 4-0 victory against Aston Villa in the Midlands. The north Londoners move back up to fourth in the Premier League table while Villa have a goal difference of minus 21, but remain in 16th position.

  • We're into three added minutes at Villa Park, which is almost empty, apart from the noisy Spurs fans housed in the Doug Ellis stand.

  • SUBSTITUTION: After his hat-trick goal, Gareth Bale was replaced by Andros Townsend and needless to say, he was given a standing ovation.

  • You Spurs fans must be a happy bunch after this second half blitz! Especially after dominating much of the play in the opening 45 minutes.

  • Marc Albrighton rifles his left-foot strike towards goal, but Hugo Lloris holds on tight.

  • Villa has kept three clean sheets in their last three home games, but they've conceded 12 goals in just two matches now.

  • Second career hat-trick for Bale and his 9th goal of the season. What a superb team effort too! Kyle Walker finds Gylfi Sigurdsson with a delicious pass and he picks out the Welshman who makes no mistake from close-range, firing the ball into the roof of the net.


  • A right old up and under from Brett Holman gets a big cheer from the Spurs fans in the corner.

  • Christian Benteke climbs high to meet the free-kick, but he fails to get enough power on the ball to trouble Hugo Lloris.

  • Two defeats in a row for Villa now which will worry Paul Lambert because they have a real 'six-pointer' against Wigan to come next weekend.

  • SUBSTITUTION: But that's his last action as the Togolese forward is replaced by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

  • The away side are coming forward in numbers now as Emmanuel Adebayor shows us a few tricks.

  • Things are looking bad for Villa now as the north London side look to add to their goal tally here, which is rather worrying for the home fans.

  • Kyle Walker picks out Jermain Defoe, but his sidefoot effort is still rising over the crossbar,

  • The Welshman is at it again as he bags his 8th Premier League goal of the season and such a simple one too! Aaron Lennon picks him out inside the area and he's allowed too much time to look up and slot his left-foot shot into the bottom corner.


  • Spurs have had 55% possession to Villa's 45% in this half. Although the hosts have played much better, it's the visitors who have taken their chances.

  • Marc Albrighton manages to get his right-foot cross into the box, but Jan Vertonghen clears long.


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