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

A Villa



Jermain Defoe 57
Gareth Bale 61,73,84

FT (ht: 0-0)

  • Last Updated: December 24 2012, 12:02 GMT

Forward Clint Dempsey is a doubt for Tottenham's Boxing Day fixture at Aston Villa after he missed Saturday's draw against Stoke with a groin problem.

Clint Dempsey: Has a groin problem
Clint Dempsey: Has 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 injury.

Younes Kaboul is expected to return from his knee injury next month.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert will assess the fitness of striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, winger Charles N'Zogbia and captain Ron Vlaar.

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.


Aston Villa (from): Guzan, Given, Lowton, Herd, Clark, Vlaar, Lichaj, Baker, Stevens, Bennett, Ireland, Westwood, El Ahmadi, Bannan, Delph, Holman, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery, Weimann, Burke, Johnson, Williams, N'Zogbia.

Tottenham (from): Friedel, Lloris, Gomes, Cudicini, Walker, Naughton, Assou-Ekotto, Gallas, Caulker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Lennon, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Bale, Falque, Carroll, Mason, Livermore, Sandro, Huddlestone, Dembele, Parker, Dempsey, Adebayor, Defoe.

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