Premier League

  • M. Dembélé 3’
  • D. Alli 45’
  • H. Kane 90’
  • 79’ J. Ayew
2 Half Time 0
Premier League
White Hart Lane
Attendance 34,882


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      G D. Alli Assist D. Rose
    • 45'
      TOTTENHAM DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! It's as opportunistic as it gets for Spurs who may have just put the game to bed at the stroke of half time! There's quite a bit of good fortune involved in the buildup as Lescott's clearance of Rose's cross falls perfectly for Alli who buries a composed finish into the
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      TOTTENHAM 2-0 ASTON VILLA. Goals at both ends of the first half from Dembele and Alli have Spurs comfortably in front at the break, as Remi Garde is issued a warning about the work his has cut out for him. To say it's an undeserved lead for Spurs would be harsh, but they have been largely underwhelm
    • 0'
      Remi Garde looks on from above as the players make their way out on the pitch. In what is a very one-sided matchup on paper, the bottom-table club have certainly stolen the headlines ahead of kick-off!
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      Micah Richards was handed a suspension just 90 minutes before kick-off for an incident in the tunnel following the team’s 2-1 defeat to Swansea last weekend. Joleon Lescott returns after missing the League Cup clash midweek through injury. It is a strange team put forth by the caretaker manager, how
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      Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli and Heung-min Son remain sidelined, but there are no fresh injury concerns for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino as he names an unchanged team following their 5-1 thrashing of Bournemouth last weekend. Harry Kane leads the lines and we will find out tonight if his hat-trick
    • 0'
      SUBS: Vertout, Ayew, Amavi, Gil, Bunn, Crespo, Gestede.
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      ASTON VILLA (4-2-3-1): Guzan; Hutton, Clark, Lescott, Richardson; Sanchez, Westwood; Bacuna, Grealish, Sinclair; Agbonlahor.
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      SUBS: Mason, Vorm, Trippier, Townsend, Fazio, Onomah, Davies.
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      TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Alli; Lamela, Dembele, Eriksen; Kane.
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    • 0'
      Aston Villa appointed Frenchman Remi Garde as their new manager earlier today, but the former Lyon coach will not make his touchline debut today, saving it until Sunday’s home date with Manchester City. This is the first chance for the Villans to impress their new manager, and it’s a doozy at White
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      Tim Sherwood may be watching on tonight from his living room, passionately sipping a cup of tea, but his influence on the match is not lost. Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Aston Villa starlet Jack Grealish were both given their Premier League debuts under Sherwood and have gone on to become househ
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      Hello football fans around the world and welcome to north London! White Hart Lane is our venue this evening as Tottenham attempt to break into the top five when they play host to an Aston Villa side looking for a positive start to the post-Tim Sherwood era. I am Alex Moretto and I will be your in-ga
    • 1'
      Underway at White Hart Lane!
    • 3'
      G M. Dembélé Assist D. Rose
    • 3'
      The assist came from D. Rose.
    • 3'
      DREAM START FOR TOTTENHAM! Ciaran Clark shakes in head in disgust as he's just simple over-powered by Mousa Dembele! The Belgian is able to bring down a simple pass, bully through his challenge into the area and beat Guzan from a tight angle! Nightmare opening for the Villans.
    • 5'
      This will be a huge test of Villa's resolve. With just one point from their last nine matches, how will they respond to falling behind this early, with their new manager watching on? They have to put it behind them and play with confidence, or this could turn into a long night for them.
    • 7'
      Tottenham completely in charge early on, dominating possession and parking themselves firmly in the Aston Villa half. This is a case of men against boys thus far and you wouldn't like to bet against Spurs from adding to their lead.
    • 9'
      STAT ATTACK: Tottenham have not lost in nine matches in the Premier League since falling to Manchester United on opening weekend, the longest current unbeaten run in the top flight (W4, D5).
    • 11'
      Delightful from Sinclair! Dazzling footwork from the winger who makes a terrific run down the left and escapes both Walker and Alli en route to the top of the area. He cuts it onto his right and unleashes a bullet towards the near post - but Lloris is able to beat it away with strong hands.
    • 13'
      Better from Villa as they start to find their legs going forward. They boast plenty of pace in attack in the form of Agbonlahor, Sinclair and Bacuna, and are starting to use it as they run at this stingy Tottenham defence. The hosts have dropped off a bit since their high-flying start, just allowing
    • 15'
      Guzan has to be on high alert as Lescott is a bit too relaxed in his own penalty area. The centre-half gives chase as a through ball is played in for Kane, but slows down as he expects his keeper to come out and claim - and it nearly proves a troubling decision.
    • 17'
      Inviting ball! Good movement shown by Villa on the counter and Hutton floats a teasing ball into the centre, where it bounces through the Tottenham defence and harmlessly behind. That is where the visitors will miss the presence of Rudy Gestede - on the bench to start this match.
    • 19'
      STAT ATTACK: If Aston Villa are unable to beat Tottenham it would ensure their worst start to a season in the top flight after 11 matches. They had seven points at the same juncture in 1919/20 (with points adjusted to current system).
    • 21'
      Spurs have created precious little through the opening 20 minutes, yet find themselves in the lead. It was a good individual effort from Dembele - coupled with dreadful defending from Clark - that allowed Tottenham to take an early lead, but they've been unable to test Guzan or the Villa back line s
    • 23'
      Villa aren't pressing high up the pitch as a cohesive unit, instead taking turns sending one player on a jaunt to chase the ball. As a result it's help make life very easy on Tottenham in possession, though they've still struggled to find the required creativity to add to their lead.
    • 25'
      CLOSE! Kane is played through into the left channel and he's able to cut easily onto his right as Clark slips in the area, but Hutton comes to the rescue as he slides in to deflect the striker's shot over the bar. It looks like Guzan got a slight touch on that as well.
    • 26'
      NEARLY TWO! Straight from the training ground is the ensuing corner kick as Eriksen sends a pass in to pick out the run of Rose atop the area, but the left-back lifts his first-time effort onto the roof of the goal!
    • 28'
      It's become a bit of a tense affair as the midfield third remains quite congested. The two creative catalysts, Eriksen and Grealish, are finding space hard to come by and it has hurt the flow of the match as a result. The lone chances in this half are coming via defensive miscues.
    • 30'
      STAT ATTACK: Tottenham have conceded just two goals in their last six matches against Aston Villa at White Hart Lane, scoring nine times themselves (W4, D1, L1).
    • 32'
      Aston Villa have done an excellent job of working themselves into the match after such a calamitous start. They've been spurned thus far, however, by the likes of Alderweireld and Vertonghen in defence. The ex-Ajax pairing have re-ignited their partnership this season in London and have become quite
    • 34'
      Westwood takes a nasty blow to the face from the elbow of Dembele and goes down in a heap. Mike Dean seemed to have a clear view of it, but doesn't bring play to a halt despite pretty clear rules from the FA regarding head injuries. Tottenham also continue to play on, refusing to put the ball out of
    • 36'
      This looks a bit of a bad injury for Westwood who takes some time to be helped off the pitch. With rules specifically put in place over the summer to give special attention to head injuries, it's a real puzzler as to how play was allowed to carry on there. The lengthy stoppage has done a great deal
    • 38'
      SI J. Ayew SO D. Rose
    • 38'
      Westwood is unable to carry on and on comes Jordan Ayew to replace him. The Ghanaian attacker is fresh off scoring his first Premier League goal last weekend and will set up camp on the right wing, with Bacuna dropping into the now vacant position in the centre.
    • 40'
      STAT ATTACK: Aston Villa have lost 20 of their 29 Premier League fixtures since the start of 2015, the most of any club in the top flight.
    • 42'
      Ayew already in trouble in Mike Dean's eyes as he struggles to get up to the pace of the match after coming on just minutes ago. He's caught in possession and a few moments later is late arriving at the feet of Vertonghen with a challenge, finding his name in the referee's book.
    • 44'
      Clumsy defending! Nearly a catastrophic end to the half for Villa as Kane's header following a set piece strikes the arm of Lescott, though it was attached to his body and he had no time to react. Sanchez's attempted clearance then smacks off his own player and back towards goal before Hutton cleans
    • 45'
      With the injury to Westwood taking up quite some time, it has been indicated that we will have three minutes of stoppage time added on to the end of the first half.
    • 46'
      SI R. Gestede SO D. Rose
    • 65'
      SI Carles Gil SO D. Rose
    • 69'
      SI R. Mason SO D. Rose
    • 79'
      G J. Ayew Assist D. Rose
    • 82'
      SI B. Davies SO D. Rose
    • 89'
      SI J. Onomah SO D. Rose
    • 45'
      HALF TIME!
    • 90'
      G H. Kane Assist D. Rose

    Line Up




    José Mourinho
    Dean Smith



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 6 15
    Yellow Cards 0 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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