Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 0 Aston Villa

Match info: Premier League at White Hart Lane

Date: 07/10/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: N Swarbrick Att: 35,802

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Steven Caulker 58
Aaron Lennon 67


A Villa

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  • FULL TIME. Tottenham 2 Aston Villa 0.

  • N'Zogbia gives up the chase against Adebayor, whose cross is claimed well by Guzan. Two minutes injury time to be played.

  • Bannan shows good endeavour to prevent a corner being conceded in a good challenge on Bale, but Spurs pick up possession instantly from Guzan's goal kick.

  • Dembele goes for the spectacular with a curling left-footed strike from 30 yards. It's high and wide though much to Guzan's relief.

  • Villa eventually find the run of Bent, but Spurs push them back with the visitors looking very lethargic now after a hard day's effort.

  • Clark carelesly gives the ball away and Spurs break, with Bale dreadfully unlucky as he cannons a shot off the post - via an excellent Guzan stop - before Bannan clears.

  • And that's the end of Lennon's man-of-the-match performance as he comes off for Townsend.

  • Lowton is found by Benteke but the magnificent Lennon makes the tackle to prevent a cross coming in.

  • Bannan heads away from Lennon's ball but 10-man Villa are really stretched as Spurs camp out in their half waiting to strike.

  • Benteke looks for Bent, and if the ball had have come off it would have been terrific but it lands straight at the feet of Caulker.

  • Second change of the game for Spurs as Dempsey comes off for Sigurdsson.

  • Bannan has been shifted to left-back as Villa look to hold on for the final few minutes. Bale rifles a shot away from range as Spurs look for a third but he drags his effort wide.

  • Adebayor takes aim but can only find the hands of Guzan with a looping shot from 20 yards.

  • N'Zogbia digs in but eventually is worn down by the numbers advantage and can't register a shot from the edge of the area.

  • Bennett comes off to an ovation from all over the ground, and Villa will play the rest of the game now with 10 men.

  • Vlaar makes another timely challenge on Adebayor, as without a left-back temporarily, Villa are suddenly much weaker on the left side.

  • The stretcher is on and this looks very bad indeed for the Villa man. Play resumes but it looks to be the end of Bennett's game.

  • Sadly for the Villa left-back, he's taken a knock in that collision and looks to be in some distress.

  • Bennett does brilliantly to force Bale to the byline, showing brilliant strength to not only prevent a cross coming in but earn a goal kick for his team.

  • Adebayor holds up play on the right, with Lennon's excellently cross incredibly headed wide by Dempsey inside the six-yard box!


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