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Game #5268

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Attendance: 32,049


Premier League

16th (-1)

Tottenham Hotspur

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa score for the first time in six but lose a sixth consecutive game as Paul Lambert's reign continues to bring damaging failure to the club.

Aston Villa


Tottenham Hotspur

Assist(s) | Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | 16โ€™ |


Charles N'Zogbia struggles as Villa succumb to a sixth consecutive loss under Paul Lambert to leave them with 49 defeats in 98 games, Sunday, 2 November 2014.




โšฝ | 16โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Andreas Weimann, Assist by Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
๐ŸŸจ | 38โ€™ Booking, Aly Cissokho
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
๐ŸŸฅ | 65โ€™ Sending off, Christian Benteke
๐ŸŸจ | 70โ€™ Booking, Andreas Weimann
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia, Sub on, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿฅ… | 84โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Nacer Chadli
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Kieran Richardson
๐ŸŸจ | 89โ€™ Booking, Carlos Sรกnchez
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Harry Kane
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+3 Sub off, Aly Cissokho, Sub on, Darren Bent
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur


Paul Lambertโ€™s Villa lose their sixth Premier League game in succession.

As a result of this latest loss, Villa fell back to 16th in the table and had now lost 49 of the 98 games under Lambert.

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


Tottenham Hotspur

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


Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #11 |
League Game | #10 |
Manager Game | #98 |
Sunday, 2 November 2014


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: 4.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ


Referee: Neil Swarbrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston, 2005-2018 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 13 Jan 14, Villa 1-2 Arsenal (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Simon Long, Andy Halliday



๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Neil Swarbrick


Nathan Baker and Charles Nโ€™Zogbia replace Ciaran Clark and Gabriel Agbonlahor.


Starting XI Average Age
| 26.39 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.17 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 23.26 |



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

Mauricio Pochettino | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸฅ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Hugo Lloris | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Danny Rose | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Younรจs Kaboul | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Jan Vertonghen | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Kyle Naughton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Christian Eriksen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M ร‰tienne Capoue | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ryan Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Nacer Chadli | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Roberto Soldado | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Emmanuel Adebayor | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” CF Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 86โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 90+3โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | M Christian Eriksen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | (W ร‰rik Lamela | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | M ร‰tienne Capoue | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (W Andros Townsend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Emmanuel Adebayor | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (CF Harry Kane | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |)


GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Michel Vorm | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Federico Fazio | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Moussa Dembรฉlรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Benjamin Stambouli | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |


1st XI: ยฃ55.26m
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 : 4/11
Homegrown: 2/11

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 : 9/18
Homegrown: 5/18



Team Cost: ยฃ123.85m

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 : 3/11

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 : 5/18



Injury | 4 |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Philippe Senderos | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 10 |
CF Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Aalborg BK
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Kayseri Erciyesspor
LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hellas Verona
W Aleksandar Tonev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Celtic
RB Janoi Donacien | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ | Tranmere
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Brighton
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Brighton
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Bolton
LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Northampton
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Yeovil


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


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance




Possession F | 43%
Possession A | 57%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 0
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 11


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"Only the referee knows why Mason escaped similar punishment for putting his head into Bentekeโ€™s face in the lead-up to that incident โ€“ and the complexion of the game completely changed."

*The Guardian*
Sunday, 2 November 2014

For Aston Villa it was a cruel case of what might have been as the post-match inquest inevitably focused on the flashpoint midway through the second half when Christian Benteke raised a hand to the face of Ryan Mason and invited a red card. There was no real malice or physical force behind Bentekeโ€™s actions but the striker was playing with fire and the consequences for Villa were dire.

Neil Swarbrick had little option but to send the Villa striker off โ€“ only the referee knows why Mason escaped similar punishment for putting his head into Bentekeโ€™s face in the lead-up to that incident โ€“ and the complexion of the game completely changed.

Tottenham Hotspur, who were trailing to Andreas Weimannโ€™s first-half goal and looked desperately poor for long periods, accepted the lifeline and struck twice in the final six minutes, first through Nacer Chadli and then courtesy of their man of the moment.

Harry Kane, who has yet to start a Premier League game this season despite scoring eight times in cup football, came off the substitutesโ€™ bench to hit the winner and further endear himself to the travelling supporters who had been singing his name as early as the first half. ร‰rik Lamela must have fancied his chances when Spurs were awarded a free-kick 25 yards from goal in the 90th minute but Kane took charge of the situation and his right-footed shot deflected off Nathan Baker to leave Brad Guzan stranded.

There was no way back for Villa, who have now lost six consecutive league matches, their worst run since 1967. This latest defeat was particularly hard for Paul Lambert to stomach because of the way the match slipped through his playersโ€™ fingers as a result of the Benteke dismissal. The Villa manager said that while he understood Bentekeโ€™s reaction, given the striker had been provoked, he could not condone his playerโ€™s actions. A three-match suspension will now follow.

It was an incident that had been brewing in a match that became tetchy and fractious early in the second half as the challenges started to fly in and tempers boiled over. Jan Vertonghen incensed the Villa players with a two-footed tackle on Ashley Westwood that earned the Spurs defender a yellow card.

Not long afterwards came the Benteke red card. The Belgian was initially tangling for the ball with Lamela close to the touchline and there was some shoulder-barging going on before Mason got involved. The Spurs midfielder took exception to Bentekeโ€™s behaviour and squared up to him, going head to head. It was at that point that Benteke snapped, lifted his right hand and swiped Mason in the face. A mรชlรฉe ensued before Swarbrick eventually brought some order and dismissed Benteke.

Afterwards Mauricio Pochettino was asked whether he understood the expression โ€œto get out of jailโ€. The Spurs manager had done well to keep a straight face a few minutes earlier when he claimed that his team deserved to win. Vulnerable at the back, where Benteke caused Younรจs Kaboul no end of problems in the first half, devoid of ideas in midfield โ€“ Pochettino withdrew Christian Eriksen at half-time โ€“ and toothless up front before Kaneโ€™s introduction, Spurs have plenty of work to do on this evidence.

Villa had got off to the best possible start when Weimann scored in the 16th minute. It was Villaโ€™s first goal in nine hours and seven minutes of football and brought no little relief. Charles Nโ€™Zogbia rode a weak challenge from Danny Rose on the Villa right before delivering a low cross into the area that Weimann, sliding on a greasy surface, stuck out a leg to steer inside the near post.

Benteke had already gone close on two occasions. A diving header from the marauding Matt Lowtonโ€™s cross should have been buried but drifted wide and two minutes later Benteke struck a left-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area against the angle of crossbar and post. Later in the half he towered above Kaboul but headed Aly Cissokhoโ€™s deep free-kick over the bar.

Spurs, however, should have levelled when Emmanuel Adebayor sprinted clear in the 28th minute but the Togolese, who started alongside Roberto Soldado forthe first time this season, did not hit his shot with any conviction and Guzan got down low to his right to turn the ball behind.

Pochettino threw his water bottle down in disgust and Spurs fans made their own feelings known by calling for Kane.

Even with their numerical advantage, Spurs were struggling to make much impression but then came the breakthrough when Chadli arrived at the back post unattended to turn in Lamelaโ€™s corner. It was left to Kane to twist the knife with his deflected free-kick.