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Game #5048

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Attendance: 39,866

Drew

Premier League

6th (-1)

Tottenham Hotspur

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Despite taking an early lead Villa draw for the fifth time this season as they fall back to 6th place but they are unbeaten in the last three games.

Aston Villa

1-1

Tottenham Hotspur

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor, scored the opening goal but Tottenham hit back to hold Villa to another draw, Saturday, 28 November 2009.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 10โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Carlos Cuรฉllar
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Nigel Reo-Coker, Sub on, Steve Sidwell
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Emile Heskey
๐Ÿฅ… | 77โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Michael Dawson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

ON THIS DAY

Villa are unbeaten in seven Premier League matches but draw for the fourth time in five games and fall back to 6th place 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: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2009-10 |
Matchday | #18 |
League Game | #14 |
Manager Game | #156 |
Saturday, 28 November 2009

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Phil Dowd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Phil Dowd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 27 Oct 09, Villa p0-0 Sunderland (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mark Scholes, Scott Ledger

CARDS

Villa

None

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ

Phil Dowd

TEAM NEWS

Habib Bรจye and Nigel Reo-Coker replace Steve Sidwell and Stephen Warnock.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.91 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 38.56 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 23.14 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Harry Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Heurelho Gomes | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Benoรฎt Assou-Ekotto | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Sรฉbastien Bassong | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Michael Dawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Vedran ฤ†orluka | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Tom Huddlestone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Wilson Palacios | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Niko Kranjฤar | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Aaron Lennon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Peter Crouch (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Jermaine Defoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 75โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Wilson Palacios | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ | (M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Niko Kranjฤar | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | (F Robbie Keane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Ben Alnwick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Danny Rose | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W David Bentley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Gareth Bale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ 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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11

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
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 : 5/11

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 : 11/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 | 54%
Possession A | 46%
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 23
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 17
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 8

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWe played very well in the first half and tried to close them down as quickly as we could.

โ€œIn the second half they got to grips with the midfield but we also lost momentum and rhythm and couldnโ€™t get out of defence quickly enough.

โ€œBut overall I was pleased with our defenders considering we had to change it around.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 28 November 2009

*Michael Dawsonโ€™s late equaliser gave Tottenham a fully deserved point at Aston Villa in the battle between two sides with sights set on the Champions League places.*

Gabriel Agbonlahor scrambled home the opener for Villa in the 10th minute after Benoit Assou-Ekotto cleared Carlos Cuellarโ€™s header off the line.

But Spurs - who started sluggishly before dominating in the second half - crowned a period of sustained pressure on the Villa goal when Dawson fired an emphatic finish high past Brad Friedel with 13 minutes remaining.

Dawsonโ€™s goal was just reward for the supremacy shown by Spurs and Harry Redknapp will draw far more encouragement in the battle to gatecrash the Premier Leagueโ€™s established top four than his Villa counterpart Martin Oโ€™Neill.

Villa barely troubled Tottenham keeper Heurelho Gomes after the early exchanges, while Friedel twice saved well from Niko Kranjcar - and they also had a double escape in the first half when the keeper saved from Jermain Defoe and Cuellar cleared Dawsonโ€™s follow-up effort off the line.

The result keeps Spurs in third place ahead of Arsenalโ€™s meeting with Chelsea on Sunday and in the gameโ€™s closing stages it was the visitors, more adventurous and composed than Villa, who looked more likely to snatch all three points.

Villa boss Oโ€™Neill resisted the temptation to give a first start to summer signing Stewart Downing - leaving his ยฃ12m summer purchase from Middlesbrough on the bench after his brief appearance as a substitute at Burnley last Saturday.

Tottenham were first to threaten when Kranjcarโ€™s rising shot tested Friedel, but the Villa keeper was well positioned to turn his effort over the top in some comfort.

Villaโ€™s power in the air at set-pieces was going to pose an obvious problem for Spurs and it reaped a swift reward as they went ahead after only 10 minutes.

Assou-Ekotto scrambled Cuellarโ€™s header off the line and Agbonlahor reacted quicker than Wilson Palacios and Dawson to bundle the ball home.

The Londoners were slow to get into their stride, but twice came close to equalising within seconds after 20 minutes. Defoeโ€™s close-range effort was palmed away by Friedel and Cuellar was on hand to clear Dawsonโ€™s effort off the line from the rebound.

And as Spurs finally posed a threat, Tom Huddlestoneโ€™s shot brought another competent save from Friedel and Defoeโ€™s instinctive volley flew on to the roof of the net as Villa lived dangerously.

Villaโ€™s trademark pace and power were troubling Tottenham on the counter, but the visitors were carving out more chances and Kranjcar was once again denied by Friedel three minutes after the break when he dived to his left to save the Croatianโ€™s crisply struck drive.

Spurs boss Redknapp made a change after 65 minutes, sending on Jermaine Jenas for Palacios and counterpart Oโ€™Neill quickly followed suit as he replaced Nigel Reo-Coker with Steve Sidwell.

The midfielder almost made an instant impact with a shot that swerved wide - and seconds later the visitors saw their hopes of an equaliser dashed by referee Phil Dowd.

Defoe turned the ball in from six yards after Huddlestoneโ€™s effort bounced off Sidwell, but Dowd saw that the striker had handled before applying the crucial final touch.

Spurs did not have to wait long to deservedly draw level, and it came courtesy of a spectacular finish from defender Dawson, who chested the ball down before crashing a right-foot shot high past Friedel after Assou-Ekottoโ€™s cross was only partially cleared by Richard Dunne.

Villa substitute Emile Heskey almost gave them a victory they barely merited, but Defoe nearly did likewise as Tottenham came forward one last time with a low shot that fizzed inches wide.

*Aston Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œWe played very well in the first half and tried to close them down as quickly as we could.

โ€œIn the second half they got to grips with the midfield but we also lost momentum and rhythm and couldnโ€™t get out of defence quickly enough.

โ€œBut overall I was pleased with our defenders considering we had to change it around.โ€

*Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp:*

โ€œVilla are going to be up there (challenging for a top four place). The top two will probably be Chelsea and Manchester United, then
will come Arsenal and Liverpool.

โ€œThen it is Manchester City, Aston Villa and ourselves.

โ€œOne of us might break into the top four. Itโ€™s not impossible for us. Itโ€™ll be hard but we have very good players.โ€