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Game #4983

Monday, 15 September 2008

Attendance: 36,075

Won

Premier League

4th (+3)

Tottenham Hotspur

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

White Hart Lane

Villa make it two wins from four as they beat Spurs at White Hart Lane with an early Reo-Coker strike before future Villa man Darren Bent scores a consolation.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | John Carew | 5โ€™ | Gareth Barry | 54โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Nigel Reo-Coker celebrates his goal on 4' to set Villa on course for victory at White Hart Lane, Monday, 15 September 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 5โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Nigel Reo-Coker, Assist by John Carew
๐ŸŸจ | 21โ€™ Booking, Nicky Shorey
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 51โ€™ Booking, John Carew
โšฝ | 54โ€™ Goal, 2-0, John Carew, Assist by Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, James Milner
๐ŸŸจ | 84โ€™ Booking, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ” | 84โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
๐Ÿฅ… | 87โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Darren Bent
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Nicky Shorey, Sub on, Craig Gardner
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+3 Booking, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa win their second League game of the season and have now taken points off top 6 rivals Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham to move to 4th in the table.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Tottenham Hotspur

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2007-08

FIXTURE HISTORY

Tottenham Hotspur

Previous 5 vs. Spurs: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Game | #4 |
Manager Game | #91 |
Monday, 15 September 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 12 Mar 08, Villa 1-1 Middlesbrough (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Ian Gosling, Peter Kirkup

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ

Steve Bennett

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up with Carlos Cuรฉllar joining the squad for the first time.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.69 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 37.36 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.94 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Juande Ramos | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Nicky Shorey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Heurelho Gomes | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Michael Dawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Vedran ฤ†orluka | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Jonathan Woodgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Didier Zokora | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Tom Huddlestone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Luka Modriฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Aaron Lennon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Gareth Bale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
F Roman Pavlyuchenko | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 84โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Nicky Shorey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Michael Dawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | (F Giovani dos Santos | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Didier Zokora | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | (M David Bentley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Luka Modriฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Wayne Routledge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Cรฉsar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Gilberto | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Jamie O'Hara | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Fraizer Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 7/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/18
Homegrown: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 38%
Possession A | 62%
Shots F | 15
Shots A | 20
Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 12
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 17

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œIโ€™m not wildly interested in what Fabio (Capello, England boss) does. Iโ€™m sure heโ€™s basking in the glory of a wonderful performance and that is great.

โ€œWith Ashley Young and Gabby Agbonlahor, their time will come. Iโ€™m really selfish about this and want them to be on the fringe of the internationals but not actually play.

โ€œIโ€™d hope that would continue for another eight years!โ€

Martin O'Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Monday, 15 September 2008

*Aston Villa condemned Tottenham to their worst start to a Premier League campaign with a victory that leaves Spurs winless and bottom of the table.*

Villa took the lead after just four minutes as Tottenham failed to cut out a Gabriel Agbonlahor cross which Nigel Reo-Coker converted with ease.

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes inexplicably let Ashley Youngโ€™s weak 54th-minute shot slip under his body.

Darren Bentโ€™s late goal was little consolation for angry Spurs fans.

While the two Uefa Cup participants, who drew 4-4 in last seasonโ€™s pulsating corresponding fixture, spent heavily in the summer, they have made distinctly contrasting starts to the season.

While Villa appear ever more settled under manager Martin Oโ€™Neill, Spurs are struggling to cope from the recent sale of star strikers Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane.

Spurs boss Juande Ramos handed debuts to ยฃ14m forward Roman Pavlyuchenko and ยฃ8.5m Croatian left-back Vedran Corluka, but his team could not have got off to a worse start.

After just four minutes, Young was allowed space on the left to feed Agbonlahor who cut a low cross behind the static Spurs defence.

John Carew flicked on with his heel leaving Reo-Coker with a simple first-time finish which Gomes could not get near.

Villa nearly went two up four minutes later when Reo-Cokerโ€™s cross from the right took a wicked deflection and crashed back out into play off Gomesโ€™ upright.

Spurs slowly started to wrestle some possession from Villa and, in the 21st minute, Pavlyuchenko turned superbly in the box to lash in a shot which unluckily cannoned off the forehead of Curtis Davies.

Gomes was soon called upon to make an outstanding save on his line from Gareth Barryโ€™s well-placed header, before he followed it up with more heroics to deny Agbonlahor, though the Villa striker should have scored.

Jermaine Jenas replaced the injured Luka Modric in central midfield but, despite the threat of Gareth Bale with dead balls, they still looked like a side who are still getting to know one another.

Ramos brought England midfielder David Bentley on for Didier Zokora at half-time to add some passing precision, and his impact was immediate.

In the 48th minute, he neatly laid the ball off to winger Aaron Lennon to fire a shot just below Brad Friedelโ€™s bar, but the Villa keeper stretched to tip it over.

Spurs conceded again in the 54th minute due a shocking error from Gomes, as the Brazilian undid all his previous good work.

After Barry had fed Young on the half-way line, he dragged Dawson in then rounded the Spurs defender before shooting weakly at the centre of goal.

But the Spurs keeper let the ball slip under his body as groans of anger rang out round White Hart Lane.
Dawson, who let Young pass far too easily, was soon replaced by Mexican forward Giovanni dos Santos, who showed significant promise and ambition on the ball.

With chances few and far between, Bale managed put in a dangerous cross which Bent should have done better than to head high and wide.

Small consolation came for Spurs in the 86th minute when Jenas lashed a speculative shot on the volley towards goal after Villa had attempted to clear, which Bent turned into the net from 10 yards.

Spurs pushed for a late equaliser, but their frenzied efforts betrayed a side who were in the process of making the clubโ€™s worst start to a season for 34 years.

*Aston Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œIโ€™m not wildly interested in what Fabio (Capello, England boss) does. Iโ€™m sure heโ€™s basking in the glory of a wonderful performance and that is great.

โ€œWith Ashley Young and Gabby Agbonlahor, their time will come. Iโ€™m really selfish about this and want them to be on the fringe of the internationals but not actually play.

โ€œIโ€™d hope that would continue for another eight years!โ€