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Game #5063

Aston Villa

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Drew

7th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 35,899

Tottenham Hotspur

White Hart Lane

Villa remain unbeaten in the League in 2010 but draw for the third time in four games having only scored twice.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Brad Friedel, double save

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 6 February 2010

๐Ÿ” | 21โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, John Carew
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Stewart Downing, Sub on, Steve Sidwell
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa remain unbeaten in 2010 in a run that extends to eight games and have just two defeats in the last eighteen matches as Martin O'Neill's side continue to fight for a top four spot, are in the League Cup final, and looking to progress in the FA Cup.

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 ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2009-10 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Game | #24 |
Manager Game | #171 |
Saturday, 6 February 2010

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 24 May 09, Villa 1-0 Newcastle (h)
Cards: None
Assistants: Philip Sharp, Martin Yerby

CARDS

Villa

None

Tottenham Hotspur

None

Chris Foy

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up for the second successive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.64 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 38.75 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 23.33 |

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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 |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Heurelho Gomes | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Michael Dawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Vedran ฤ†orluka | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Ledley King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Bentley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tom Huddlestone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Wilson Palacios | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Luka Modriฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Gareth Bale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ 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” CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Ben Alnwick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Sรฉbastien Bassong | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Younรจs Kaboul | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Kyle Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Niko Kranjcar | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Eidur Gudjohnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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: 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 : 11/18
Homegrown: 2/18

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 : 7/11

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

Injury | 2 |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

โ€‹

Match Symbols:

โ€‹

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 47%
Possession A | 53%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 28
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 15
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 12
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 10

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œIโ€™m delighted with my defenders. They also appreciate the players in front of them as well.

โ€œIn the second half, at times it was every man to the pump. But itโ€™s been a great effort and against a very strong Tottenham side.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 6 February 2010

*Tottenham and Aston Villa were unable to boost their hopes of a Champions League spot in a frustrating stalemate.*

The hosts dominated the first half with goalkeeper Brad Friedel twice denying Ledley King, and a 30-yard thunderbolt from midfielder Tom Huddlestone.

Tottenham keeper Heurelho Gomes also impressed as he made a double save from James Milner and Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Spurs pushed for a winner with Peter Crouchโ€™s deflected shot going wide and Jermain Defoe denied a late penalty.

The Tottenham players were left screaming for a spot-kick after a tackle from Stilian Petrov but the Bulgarianโ€™s challenge was deemed to be fair by referee Chris Foy.

Both teams continue to boast an impressive array of statistics. Villa are unbeaten in eight and Spurs with five successive clean sheets at White Hart Lane, but one point is a prize neither team will fully appreciate.

After Liverpoolโ€™s earlier victory in the battle of Merseyside, it was crucial for Spurs and Villa, starting the clash in fifth and seventh respectively, to crank up the pressure on their rivals.

Despite having the leagueโ€™s meanest defence, Villa, unchanged from the side that beat Fulham, began in shaky fashion with a rejuvenated David Bentley enjoying freedom on the right wing.

The England midfielder almost created an early opener with the recalled King towering high to head the corner straight into the arms of Friedel.

Villaโ€™s attacking force was dealt a blow on 21 minutes when Emile Heskey limped off after a challenge with Wilson Palacios and was replaced by John Carew, in the squad again having missed the previous four games with a knee injury.

But it was Tottenham, eyeing only their second league win in 2010, who looked the hungrier and again went close when defender Richard Dunne and Friedel combined to shut out Crouchโ€™s toe-poke after a cute throughball from Luka Modric.

American Friedel was again on hand to push away a blistering 30-yard strike from Huddlestone, and just before the half-hour, it was time for Tottenhamโ€™s number one to be called into action.

The Brazilianโ€™s reactions were instinctive as he smothered Milnerโ€™s low shot before getting up to save from Agbonlahor with his legs.

Much of the battles continued in the middle as Villaโ€™s brilliant Dunne led from the back to keep the opponents at bay, but Spurs gave one big push before the break and almost grabbed the vital strike.

Bentley floated in a free-kick for Crouch to twist in mid-air and nod down for King, whose prod was well saved by Friedel before Defoe pounced to stab the ball over the bar.

Neither boss introduced any changes for the second half, and the defenders continued to dominate with Villa restricted to a pair of free-kicks from Stewart Downing and Ashley Young flying horribly over.

With 10 minutes remaining, Modric burst forward to set up Crouch, whose shot from outside the box was deflected narrowly wide by Dunne.

Oโ€™Neill, looking determined to avoid defeat, urged his players to drop back, but it was a dangerous policy and Tottenham came agonisingly close to a winner three times in the dying minutes.

Defoe and Crouch had more chances but Villaโ€™s defence stood firm to clinch a hard-earned draw.

*Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp:*

โ€œEvery time we pulled the trigger it seemed to take a deflection or hit somebody, but overall I thought we were terrific.

โ€œItโ€™s going to be tight for fourth place, itโ€™s going to go all the way.

โ€œLiverpool are in good form, itโ€™s one defeat in 12 games for us, so weโ€™ve been in great form, Manchester City are going to be right there and so are Villa.

โ€œThere are four teams battling for that fourth spot and maybe even third, who knows? If somebody has a run, anything could happen.โ€

*Aston Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œIโ€™m delighted with my defenders. They also appreciate the players in front of them as well.

โ€œIn the second half, at times it was every man to the pump. But itโ€™s been a great effort and against a very strong Tottenham side.โ€