Monday November 21, 2011 Day 12 Finished White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 0 Aston Villa

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  1. Adebayor double hands Harry winning return

    Adebayor double hands Harry winning return

    Emmanuel Adebayor gave Spurs boss Harry Redknapp a winning return to the dugout with a brace in a 2-0 Premier League win over Aston Villa. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • Aston Villa
    • 90+2' There goes the final whistle! An easy 2-0 win for Spurs. All too easy for the home side.
    • 89' Defoe clatters a shot over the bar. Two minutes to be added.
    • 88' Modric departs to be replaced by Sandro.
    • 87' Still time for Adebayor to get the hat-trick as Bannan overhits another pass looking for Adebayor.
    • 86' Parker drives a shot at goal from distance, but well wide of the goal. Disappointing finish from him in space.
    • 85' All so easy for Spurs. Villa set to make another change. Off goes Herd and on comes Fabian Delph.
    • 84' Petrov across to tackle Modric. Another corner comes Tottenham's way before Heskey launches the ball out of the park.
    • 83' Petrov tackles Bale late, and he going to be booked for that. Frustrating times for the Bulgarian midfielder.
    • 82' Parker's shot is deflected wide off Warnock. Another corner to the home side.
    • 81' Assou-Ekotto tries to join the party. Another lovely ball by Bale, but Dunne is on hand to clear Assou-Ekotto's cutback. Corner to Spurs.
    • 80' Collins heads out the delivery from Modric. Fine ball into the area, but met powerfully by Collins to clear the danger.
    • 79' Modric taken out late 30 yards or so from goal, and the home team have a free-kick chance. Will it be a shot or cross?
    • 78' Spurs content to keep the ball and the home fans content with what they are watching.
    • 77' Herd drives towards the home goal, but the move is undone by a poor ball into the area from Bannan. Sums up Villa's night.
    • 76' Given can't hold Modric's cross, but he is brave seconds later to save the shot by Adebayor. Solid keeping by the Irishman.
    • 75' Spurs will be third in the table with this win. One goal better off than Newcastle on 25 points.
    • 74' Agbonlahor drives the ball in from out wide, but too near Friedel, who dives to clasp the loose ball.
    • 73' Hutton on the dash down the wing, but can't reach the ball and Spurs have a goalkick to be launched down the park by the former Villa keeper Friedel.
    • 72' Redknapp looking in a relaxed mood in the technical area. Little wonder. Spurs utterly dominant.
    • 71' The home fans revelling in their side's performance as Modric picks up the ball in the midfield.
    • 70' King heads out the cross at the back post from Agbonlahor. A rare attacking move by Villa.
    • 69' Van der Vaart departs to be replaced by Jermaine Defoe.
    • 68' Bale with the cross to the back post. Superb cross, but Lennon can't convert the delivery. Another excellent move by Spurs.
    • 67' Bale wallops a shot at goal. Easy stop for Given in the Villa goal.
    • 66' Spurs with 16 shots on goal compared to three by the visiting side. Says it all really about how this night has unravelled.
    • 65' Warnock is down on the ground after taking a sore one in a challenge with Herd.
    • 64' Bale tries to play in Van der Vaart, who is just offside.
    • 63' Change for Villa as Barry Bannan replaces Cuellar.
    • 62' Spurs could and should be more than two goals clear. Lennon just offside from Modric's pass. This is all too easy for Tottenham.
    • 61' So close to the third from Adebayor. Stunning run by Bale before playing in the Togo forward. A foot wide of Given's goal with the shot.
    • 60' Parker unhappy after being penalisd for a tackle on Herd. A tireless effort from Parker tonight in the midfield.
    • 59' Adebayor claiming for a penalty after a challenge by Petrov just inside the box. Never a penalty as Spurs continue on the offensive.
    • 58' Ball breaks to Walker who rattles an effort wide of the Villa goal. Another eye-catching move by Spurs.
    • 57' Bale on the charge again, but Warnock gets back to make the tackle. A corner to the home side.
    • 56' Collins get back to deny Adebayor the chance of a shot at goal. A real rearguard action by Villa at the moment.
    • 55' Bale picks out Mordic. Villa being pinned back time after time. Lennon on a run before he goes to ground, but never a penalty.
    • 54' Van der Vaart tries to pick out Lennon, but too much pace on the pass. Sloppy play by Dunne as he has his pocket picked. Spurs continue to cut Villa open.
    • 53' Modric plays in Adebayor, but the forward slips the shot past a post with only Given to beat. Should have been the treble.
    • 52' Warnock throws over the dead ball, but no takers on hand as Friedel plucks the loose ball out of the air.
    • 51' Assou-Ekotto brings down Hutton, and Villa have a free-kick chance from 40 yards out.
    • 50' Dunne gets up with Collins to deny Adebayor the chance of a hat-trick. Another goal now would surely bury Villa.
    • 49' Villa earn a corner early in this second half. Ball met by Bent at the back post, but he can't direct the header at the home goal as the ball flies wide.
    • 48' Lovely play by Walker to pick out Van der Vaart. Shot is too close to Given from outside of the box. Villa keeper gathers the ball.
    • 47' Herd with the cross into the middle. Met by Bent, but too near Friedel, who takes the ball with some ease. Better move by Villa.
    • 46' Tottenham get the match off and running in this second period. No changes at the break.
    • 45+2' There goes the whistle for the break. A 2-0 lead for Spurs. An excellent effort from Harry Redknapp's side so far. Very enjoyable to watch.
    • 44' Two minutes to be added to the half.
    • 43' Herd takes out Bale with a late tackle, and he is going to be booked for that challenge. First booking of the night.
    • 42' Spurs so much in control. Impressive, impressive display. Tottenham with 70 percent of possession.
    • 41' Cuellar forced to make a fine tackle on Bale. He is giving Villa all sorts of problems at the moment.
    • 40' Spurs just content to keep the ball, and be patient. Modric picks out Walker.
    • 39' Redknapp off the bench applauding that move. Villa in real trouble now. Two goals down, and there could be more in this for Spurs.
    • 38' GOAL! Adebayor scores the second for Spurs. Not a huge surprise. Collins and Given miss Bale's cross and Adebayor is on hand to slot the second of the night.
    • 37' Villa struggling to keep the ball for any length of time. Modric picks out Bale, but he just fails to control the ball. Superb pass.
    • 36' Walker down on the deck and in need of a spot of treatment. Delay in the game at the moment. Pitch looking in decent condition for November.
    • 35' Tottenham have lost just one of their last 21 Premier League games at White Hart Lane, winning 12 and drawing eight.
    • 34' Adebayor appealing for a free-kick, but Dunne just stood in front of him. Looked like a free-kick, but the referee says no.
    • 33' Poor effort by Van der Vaart. Ball hits the first man. Agbonlahor tries to break, but Kaboul races back to make a fine sliding challenge.
    • 32' Dunne fouls Van der Vaart and the home team have a free-kick 35 yards out.
    • 31' Spurs continue to keep the ball before Parker fouls Bent. Free-kick to the visiting side.
    • 30' Villa almost in for the leveller. Heskey tries to play in Bent rather than fire a shot at goal. Ball runs behind the home goal. Was a decent move, but no equaliser.
    • 29' Adebayor plays in Van der Vaart. Tries the chip, but just over the ball. Fine run and shot.
    • 28' Bales speeds down a wing. His cross is cut out as Spurs earn another corner, but the move comes to nothing. Spurs well on top in this one.
    • 27' Heskey not happy about something or other as he departs for a spot of treatment.
    • 26' Superb ball by Van der Vaart to pick out Adebayor, but the striker just fails to connect properly with the volley. What a move that was.
    • 25' Hutton tries to sell Assou-Ekotto a dummy before Parker comes back to tackle Bent. Fine play by him.
    • 24' Van der Vaart thumps a shot into the side netting from 25 yards. Fine effort from a man high on confidence.
    • 23' Spurs on the ball. Parker spots the run of Walker, but Dunne keeps his eyes on the prize as he knocks the ball to safety.
    • 22' Collins out to make a timely tackle on Bale. Villa win the ball back. Kaboul takes no chances as he knocks the loose ball out of play.
    • 21' Strong run by Agbonlahor seconds later as Villa win their first corner of the night. Heskey nods over the bar, and Spurs have the goalkick.
    • 20' Given hammers the ball long down the pitch. But all a bit aimless. No chance for Agbonlahor to keep that in play.
    • 19' Lennon tries to pick out Modric, but Petrov gets back to make the interception. Petrov furious with his team-mates. Villa have to start playing out there.
    • 18' Heskey picks out Bent with a decent cross, but the flag was up. Tottenham can bring it out from the back.
    • 17' No chance really for Given in the visiting goal. Big ask now for Villa to come back from this as Bale just fails to keep the ball in out wide.
    • 16' GOAL! Adebayor swivels from six yards out to volley home Bale's shot. Awful defending by Villa, but Spurs have the lead. That goal had been coming.
    • 15' Van der Vaart swings the ball in before Kaboul's shot from the edge of the box is deflected inches wide. So close to the opening goal.
    • 14' Dunne tackles Adebayor and the home side have a corner-kick. Chance to get the big men up.
    • 13' Aston Villa have kept just one clean sheet in their last 25 Premier League away games.
    • 12' Collins well placed to head out the ball by Van der Vaart. Lennon with the cross, but Adebayor heads wide. Should have scored. Golden chance gone.
    • 11' Assou-Ekotto takes no chances in heading back to Friedel. Parker with the ball to the back post, but Warnock does just enough to clear the danger.
    • 10' Cuellar across to tackle Bale before Cuellar clears the danger seconds later. Harry Redknapp back on the touchline and sitting in the hotseat.
    • 9' Despite losing their first two games, this is Tottenham’s best ever start to a Premier League campaign with 22 points from their opening 10 matches.
    • 8' Offside flag goes up against Hutton as he bounded up the park. Hutton keen to impress against his old club.
    • 7' Hutton heads away Van der Vaart's delivery. Really bright start by both sides at the outset of this match. Spurs beginning to get on the ball.
    • 6' Bale drives a cross to the back post. Cleared by Warnock and Spurs have their first corner.
    • 5' Petrov takes out Modric with a late challenge, and Spurs have a free-kick deep in their own half.
    • 4' Lovely move by Spurs. Van der Vaart tries to pick out Adebayor, but just too much pace on the pass. Given happy to collect the loose ball.
    • 3' Bent flashes a shot wide of the target, but Villa have come to London in an attacking frame of mind.
    • 2' Petrov with a ball to the back post. Met by Heskey, but cleared by Kaboul. An excellent start by Villa in the opening seconds.
    • 1' Aston Villa get the match off and running. Villa with a 4-4-2 formation.
    • 1955 Teams on their way out and we are almost ready to go in this one.
    • 1950 Both meetings between Spurs and Villa last season ended 2-1 to the Londoners with Marc Albrighton scoring for the Midlanders and all four Tottenham goals by Rafael van der Vaart.
    • 1945 Aston Villa have dropped more points from winning positions than any other team in the Premier League so far this season (9), but have also recouped the joint-most (4).
    • 1940 Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish said: "Something that managers tend to ignore is their physical well-being. A lot of them work 24-7 and don't get enough chance to even exercise and things like that. I use the gym occasionally but not enough. I'd love to be in there more but time runs away. I texted Harry last week and he said he was fine."
    • 1935 Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is relishing returning to the technical area. He said: “I feel fine, I’ve got more energy than I had before. I’ll be on the bench for sure. Sometimes you don’t realise there’s something wrong. I feel better than I did three weeks ago.”
    • 1930 ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS: Villa boss Alex McLeish calls on striker Gabriel Agbonlahor after the England international missed the friendlies against Spain and Sweden with a hamstring problem. Skipper Stiliyan Petrov is also available again after a similar injury but on-loan midfielder Jermaine Jenas is ineligible to face his parent club.
    • 1925 TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS: Tottenham will welcome back Harry Redknapp after the manager underwent a heart procedure last month. Rafael van der Vaart recovers from a hamstring injury, but Tom Huddlestone and Michael Dawson are both out.
    • 1920 Teams: Tottenham: Friedel; Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Modric, Parker, Bale, Van der Vaart, Adebayor..subs: Cudicini, Bassong, Gallas, Giovani, Pienaar, Sandro, Defoe////Aston Villa: Given, Cuellar, Dunne, Collins, Warnock; Hutton, Petrov, Herd, Heskey; Agbonlahor, Bent..subs: N’Zogbia, Guzan, Ireland, Bannan, Delph, Clark, Weimann
    • 1915 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Tottenham Hotspur against Aston Villa in the Premier League.
  • Summary

    • 76' Given can't hold Modric's cross, but he is brave seconds later to save the shot by Adebayor. Solid keeping by the Irishman.
    • 61' So close to the third from Adebayor. Stunning run by Bale before playing in the Togo forward. A foot wide of Given's goal with the shot.
    • 58' Ball breaks to Walker who rattles an effort wide of the Villa goal. Another eye-catching move by Spurs.
    • 53' Modric plays in Adebayor, but the forward slips the shot past a post with only Given to beat. Should have been the treble.
    • 47' Herd with the cross into the middle. Met by Bent, but too near Friedel, who takes the ball with some ease. Better move by Villa.
    • 38' GOAL! Adebayor scores the second for Spurs. Not a huge surprise. Collins and Given miss Bale's cross and Adebayor is on hand to slot the second of the night.
    • 30' Villa almost in for the leveller. Heskey tries to play in Bent rather than fire a shot at goal. Ball runs behind the home goal. Was a decent move, but no equaliser.
    • 29' Adebayor plays in Van der Vaart. Tries the chip, but just over the ball. Fine run and shot.
    • 24' Van der Vaart thumps a shot into the side netting from 25 yards. Fine effort from a man high on confidence.
    • 16' GOAL! Adebayor swivels from six yards out to volley home Bale's shot. Awful defending by Villa, but Spurs have the lead. That goal had been coming.
    • 15' Van der Vaart swings the ball in before Kaboul's shot from the edge of the box is deflected inches wide. So close to the opening goal.
    • 12' Collins well placed to head out the ball by Van der Vaart. Lennon with the cross, but Adebayor heads wide. Should have scored. Golden chance gone.
    • 2' Petrov with a ball to the back post. Met by Heskey, but cleared by Kaboul. An excellent start by Villa in the opening seconds.
    • 1920 Teams: Tottenham: Friedel; Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Modric, Parker, Bale, Van der Vaart, Adebayor..subs: Cudicini, Bassong, Gallas, Giovani, Pienaar, Sandro, Defoe////Aston Villa: Given, Cuellar, Dunne, Collins, Warnock; Hutton, Petrov, Herd, Heskey; Agbonlahor, Bent..subs: N’Zogbia, Guzan, Ireland, Bannan, Delph, Clark, Weimann

Team Line-up & Ratings

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      7 7
      Defenders
      7.1 7
      6.7 8
      6.8 7
      6.9 7
      Midfielders
      7 8
      Substitution Out90′ 6.9 8
      6.5 7
      7.5 8
      Strikers
      Substitution Out70′ 6.9 8
      Goals ×2 7.7 8
      Subs
      Substitution In70′ 6.8 6
      Substitution In90′ 6.5 6
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      5.4 7
      Defenders
      Substitution Out64′ 4.6 5
      4.4 5
      4.8 5
      4.4 5
      Midfielders
      Yellow Card Substitution Out87′ 5.2 5
      Yellow Card 5.1 6
      4.7 5
      5.5 5
      Strikers
      5.6 6
      5.3 6
      Subs
      Substitution In87′ 4.8 6
      Substitution In64′ 3.7 5

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