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Game #5105

Aston Villa

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Lost

15th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 39,411

Tottenham Hotspur

Villa Park

Villa lose for the fourth time in five Premier League games to make it three wins in twelve under Gรฉrard Houllier as they slump back to 15th in the table.

Aston Villa

1-2

Tottenham Hotspur

Assist(s) | Stephen Warnock | 82โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Eric Lichaj and Villa try to hold off ten-man Tottenham but are beaten for the fourth time in five under Gรฉrard Houllier to leave them with just three wins in their last twelve Premier League games, Sunday, 26 December 2010.

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Sunday, 26 December 2010

๐Ÿฅ… | 23โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Rafael van der Vaart
๐ŸŸฅ | 27โ€™ Sending off, (Tottenham Hotspur), Jermaine Defoe
๐ŸŸจ | 35โ€™ Booking, Jonathan Hogg
๐Ÿ” | 39โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, Nathan Delfouneso
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Jonathan Hogg, Sub on, Stiliyan Petrov
๐ŸŸจ | 56โ€™ Booking, Fabian Delph
๐Ÿฅ… | 67โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Rafael van der Vaart
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off Fabian Delph, Sub on, Robert Pirรจs
โšฝ | 82โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Marc Albrighton, Assist by Stephen Warnock
๐ŸŸจ | 88โ€™ Booking, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

ON THIS DAY

Villa return to losing ways under Gรฉrard Houllier as Tottenham, with a man less for over an hour, easily beat Villa as Jonathan Hogg made his final appearance for Villa aged 22 before moving on to Watford on a free transfer in August 2011. Hogg had made his debut earlier in the season and in total made 7 appearances during his 4 months in first team contention.

Whilst the defeat was chastening what was more concerning was that the gap of 15 days since the last game - Villaโ€™s victory over Albion, which in itself was overshadowed by Houllierโ€™s idiotic Liverpool comments - had been filled with further acrimony within the squad towards the manager.

17 December 2010

โ€œIโ€™ve read about dissent in the squad over training methods but it is not true.

โ€œI know it is different to what it was before but it is not true and the players will adapt gradually.

โ€œWe do a lot of work with the ball, we play a lot of games, we do some tactics as well.

โ€œDo people have to adapt to a new manager and methods? In a way, yes. You adapt or you die. We are changing a lot of things and that upsets the comfort of some players.

โ€œI am not going to talk about the players who are dissenting and not happy. Any manager who runs a team knows the players who are playing are happy, and the players who are not playing are not happy.

โ€œThey think the methods are not good and they think the manager is not the right person but we have to live with that.

โ€œWe know that we are changing things, we know that sometimes people are whingeing and moaning but they have a fantastic job.

โ€œThey are paid high wages to play and enjoy football. This is a fantastic job and sometimes you forget that.โ€ Gรฉrard Houllier

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: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #23 |
League Game | #18 |
Manager Game | #16 |
Sunday, 26 December 2010

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Thรฉrouanne, 2010-2011
Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 22 Aug 10, Villa 0-6 Newcastle (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Peter Kirkup, Patrick Keane

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Martin Atkinson

TEAM NEWS

Gรฉrard Houllier's infamous 'bomb squad' of first team players not to be considered for duty gets a new member as Richard Dunne joins Stephen Ireland, Habib Bรจye and Moustapha Salifou in the twilight zone.

Meanwhile, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Fabian Delph (first start of the season following injury) replace Ashley Young and Barry Bannan.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.86 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.64 |

Youngest Player |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.11 |

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Jonathan Hogg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Heurelho Gomes | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Benoรฎt Assou-Ekotto | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Younรจs Kaboul | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Michael Dawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Rafael van der Vaart | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Wilson Palacios | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Luka Modriฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Gareth Bale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
W Aaron Lennon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jermaine Defoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 39โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | for M Jonathan Hogg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Robert Pirรจs | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Rafael van der Vaart | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (CF Peter Crouch (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Luka Modriฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CB Vedran ฤ†orluka | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | W Aaron Lennon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Carlo Cudicini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Sรฉbastien Bassong | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
M Niko Kranjcar | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Roman Pavlyuchenko | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ48.06m
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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 4/11

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: 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ143.51m

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 : 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 4 |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Bomb Squad | 4 |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Out on Loan | 1 |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester

UNAVAILABLE

Not Reported

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

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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 | 63%
Possession A | 37%
Shots F | 26
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 15
Shots on Target A | 8
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 11

TABLE

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