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Game #5179

Aston Villa

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Lost

16th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur

Attendance: 35,802

White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

The shortest permanent managerial tenure in history was in order but stasis and incompetence in the boardroom meant Paul Lambert survived despite one win and four defeats in seven Premier League games as the dour manager's reign was allowed to continue.

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor cannot make a breakthrough as Villa lose for the fourth time in seven Premier League game under Paul Lambert, Sunday, 7 October 2012.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 7 October 2012

๐ŸŸจ | 27โ€™ Booking, Fabian Delph
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 47โ€™ Booking, Joe Bennett
๐ŸŸจ | 57โ€™ Booking, Karim El Ahmadi
๐Ÿฅ… | 58โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Steven Caulker
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Marc Albrighton, Sub on, Darren Bent
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Fabian Delph, Sub on, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
๐Ÿฅ… | 67โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Aaron Lennon
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Brett Holman, Sub on, Barry Bannan
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 77โ€™ Player retires from field of play injured, Joe Bennett
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert's Villa lose their fourth game in seven Premier League matches and it is not too soon to call time on his reign.

Sadly much of the fan base and certainly the board had drunk too much of the 'kool-aid' and were taken in by the nonsense being spouted on an almost daily basis.

Alex McLeish had been heavily maligned but one of the contributions he had made was to bring the squad together and operate a policy of inclusion.

Within days of his arrival Lambert had ripped this approach apart and it was little surprise to see the effect manifest itself on the pitch.

Indeed had McLeish or his predecessor Houllier delivered the results that Lambert had done since his appointment there is no doubt whatsoever that action would have been taken.

That though was never going to happen with Lambert, as it would, of course, necessitate a massive and unpalatable climbdown on the part of a supporter base who had demanded Lambertโ€™s appointment and the newly parsimonious Randy Lerner was hardly in a move to pay up a contract just a few weeks into its existence.

Yet the warning signs werenโ€™t just there, they were screaming from every angle.

Lambertโ€™s should have been the shortest reign of any permanent manager in Villaโ€™s history but a confluence of unfortunate and mutually self interested events kept him in post and Villa on course for inevitable relegation. It was just a question of when.

Hindsight? No. Just stark reality.

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 ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #9 |
Sunday, 7 October 2012

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Neil Swarbrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston, 2005-2018
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 9 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 3 ๐ŸŸจ | 2 ๐ŸŸฅ 4 | 1.22

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Neil Swarbrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston, 2005-2018
Matches Officiated: 4
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 3
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 1 Feb 12, Villa 2-2 QPR (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Andy Garratt, Gary Beswick

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Paul Lambert names an unchanged line up from the team that laboured to a draw with Albion and retains Brad Guzan ahead of Shay Given as Darren Bent is kept out of the line up for the third successive match despite two goals in as many League games.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.97 |

Oldest Player |
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 28.55 |

Youngest Player |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 21.86 |

MANAGER

Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | โžก๏ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ”
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Andrรฉ Villas-Boas | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

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Tottenham Hotspur

GK Hugo Lloris | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Jan Vertonghen | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB William Gallas | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Steven Caulker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
RB Kyle Walker (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mousa Dembรฉlรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Sandro | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Aaron Lennon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Gareth Bale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Clint Dempsey | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jermaine Defoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 73โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Aaron Lennon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | W Andros Townsend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Clint Dempsey | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | (M Gylfi Sigurรฐsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Jermaine Defoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Emmanuel Adebayor | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Michael Dawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tom Huddlestone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Iago Falque | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ58.60m
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: 3/11

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 : 8/18
Homegrown: 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ98.82m

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 : 8/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Illness | 1 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

Bomb Squad | 1 |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 3 |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Stade Rennais
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Blackpool
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bolton

UNAVAILABLE

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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 | 42%
Possession A | 58%
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 23
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 11
Corners F | 0
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 7

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œWe were well in the game, and had two brilliant chances through Christian Benteke. He has to score one of the two of them, especially away from home; he has to hit the target from the header. โ€œIโ€™ve said that to him you have to score those at this level but heโ€™s a young player and he will learn every day.โ€ Paul Lambert throws his youngest player under the bus, Sunday, 7 October 2012.

MATCH REPORT