Aston Villa 0 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur

Match info: Premier League at Villa Park

Date: 20/10/2013 KO: 16:00 Ref: Phil Dowd Att: 35,391

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

A Villa

0
vs
2

Tottenham

Andros Townsend 31
Roberto Soldado 69

FT (ht: 0-1)

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  • Spurs deservedly claim all three points without having to be at their best against Aston Villa. There was little between the sides in the first-half, but Andros Townsend's fluke opener gave Spurs a goal at a crucial time. Villa did not carry a threat until the arrival of Christian Benteke just past the hour, but Tottenham added a crucial second soon after through Roberto Soldado and it was a body blow that Villa never looked like recovering from.

  • Lennon is booked for bringing down Weimann as tempers threaten to boil over at the end.

    90+3
  • Delph is booked for cynically chopping down Townsend.

    90+2
  • We will have a minimum of four minutes added time.

    90
  • Dawson does well to get a foot in as Benteke looked to get in a shot. Luna then surges into the box and pulls the ball back for Weimann whose shot from eight yards is blocked.

    89
  • Benteke tries to muscle his way into the box but is penalised for a foul on Dembele.

    88
  • Walker is needlessly booked for not giving the bal back for a throw in.

    87
  • Villa continue to come forward to their credit but their earlier belief has now gone.

    86
  • Spurs make their final change with Defoe replacing Soldado.

    85
  • Weimann then finds Tonev on the edge of the box, but Dawson gets in a partial block which makes the save for Lloris a comfortable one.

    84
  • Tonev does well to get in a low cross which Weimann is just unable to get to at the far post.

    83
  • The home fans are heading for the exits now - they obviously don't think a comeback is on the cards.

    82
  • Paulinho takes it and Vertonghen gets in a looping header that Guzan easily gathers.

    81
  • Townsend is getting stronger as the game goes on and wins a corner after another jinking run.

    80
  • Townsend surges past Luna and whips in a low cross which Paulinho only has to touch home, but somehow it goes wide from close range.

    79
  • Villa make their final change with Tonev replacing Agbonlahor.

    78
  • Weimann tries an ambitious shot from 25 yards but it's high and wide into the Holte End.

    77
  • Spurs are now brimming with confidence and are keeping possession effortlessly - I can see them scoring again.

    76
  • The belief that had built around the introduction of Benteke was shattered by that second goal and apart from the Spurs section, Villa Park has gone quiet again.

    75
  • Spurs counter and Townsend cuts inside before unleashing a rasping drive that is just inches over.

    74

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