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Game #5295

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Attendance: 35,687

Won

Premier League

15th (+1)

Tottenham Hotspur

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

White Hart Lane

Villa deliver a shock result as they comprehensively beat Tottenham at White Hart Lane to provide critical breathing space under Tim Sherwood as the new boss makes it three wins in eight Premier League games.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Leandro Bacuna | 35โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Fabian Delph stars at White Hart Lane as Christian Benteke once again scores the winner, having scored Villa's last six to lift them to 15th in the table under Tim Sherwood, Saturday, 11 April 2015

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ” | 18โ€™ Sub off, Ciaran Clark, Sub on, Nathan Baker
โšฝ | 35โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Christian Benteke, Assist by Leandro Bacuna
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 58โ€™ Booking, Carlos Sรกnchez
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Jack Grealish, Sub on, Andreas Weimann ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Joe Cole
๐ŸŸจ | 81โ€™ Booking, Christian Benteke
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+4 Booking, Carlos Sรกnchez
๐ŸŸฅ | 90โ€™+4 Sending off, Carlos Sรกnchez
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+6 Booking, Kieran Richardson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Tim Sherwood's Villa win their third Premier League game in eight and climb to 15th place in the table, six points clear of the drop zone, as a result.

Tim Sherwoodโ€™s arrival had coincided with an upturn in form for Christian Benteke who had now scored Villaโ€™s last six goals in a more positive and attack minded team bringing his total to eight in eight under Sherwood.

Villa were however still susceptible defensively as their patchy, though generally improved, results showed.

Meanwhile, Andreas Weimann made his final appearance for Villa aged 23 before moving on to Derby County for a fee of ยฃ3,420,000 in July 2015. Weimann had joined Villa as a 15 year old from Rapid Wien in 2007 and went on to make 129 appearances, 38 as substitute and scoring 24 goals.

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

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Game | #33 |
Manager Game | #9 |
Saturday, 11 April 2015

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tim Sherwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Borehamwood, 2015
Referee: Lee Probert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2003-2019
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Lee Probert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2003-2019
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 29 Apr 13, Villa 6-1 Sunderland (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Ron Ganfield, Edward Smart

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Tim Sherwood names an unchanged line up for the first time.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.66 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.61 |

Youngest Player |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.60 |

MANAGER

Tim Sherwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Mauricio Pochettino | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Michel Vorm | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Danny Rose | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Vlad ChiricheลŸ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Eric Dier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Federico Fazio | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Christian Eriksen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Ryan Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nabil Bentaleb | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Andros Townsend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Nacer Chadli | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Harry Kane | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 18โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ”ด | for M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Vlad ChiricheลŸ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | (RB DeAndre Yedlin | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Andros Townsend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W ร‰rik Lamela | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Nacer Chadli | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | (CF Roberto Soldado | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Ben Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Paulinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Benjamin Stambouli | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ28.12m
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: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ104.50m

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 : 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 6 |
CB Philippe Senderos | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Out on Loan | 11 |
CF Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Aalborg BK
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Kayseri Erciyesspor
W Aleksandar Tonev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Celtic
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Brighton
LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Doncaster
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Derby
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Forest
LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Spezia Calcio
RB Janoi Donacien | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ | Tranmere
F Graham Burke | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Notts County
LB Lewis Kinsella | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Luton

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

F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 43%
Possession A | 57%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 11

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€Itโ€™s a fantastic result - we carried on from the good performance in the 3-3 draw against QPR. We thought we could have a good go and we did. I thought we deserved to win.

โ€œTottenham chairman Daniel Levy made the decision [to sack me] based on what he thought was the right thing to do. Mauricio Pochettino is doing a good job. Without Spurs giving me the job last year, I wouldnโ€™t have been here today to enjoy this win.

โ€œWeโ€™ve got some tough games. No-one gave us a chance here or at Manchester City in the next league game. Weโ€™re within touching distance. On the downside we picked up a few injuries.

โ€œItโ€™s a fantastic result for me and Aston Villa.โ€

Tim Sherwood, Saturday, 11 April 2015.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 11 April 2015

*In-form Christian Benteke scored the only goal as Aston Villa beat Tottenham to move six points above the relegation zone.*

Benteke headed in Leandro Bacunaโ€™s cross as Villa boss Tim Sherwood got the better of his former club.

Villa deserved their victory and almost had a second when Gabby Agbonlahor hit the post from Bentekeโ€™s flick-on.

They had to see it out with 10 men after Carlos Sanchez was sent off for a second booking late on.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane struggled to get into the game, as did most of his team-mates.

If Sherwood keeps Villa up, he will owe much of it to Benteke, who is the top scorer in the Premier League since the managerโ€™s appointment.

The Belgian has scored eight in his last six Premier League matches, having scored two in the 16 before his arrival.

As well as moving closer to Premier League safety, it will be doubly sweet for Sherwood against the club who sacked him as manager in May.

Sherwood gave Kane his first top-flight start last season and claimed last month he stopped the club selling the striker.

Kane, alongside Benteke, is one of the in-form strikers in England - having scored 11 in his previous nine league appearances. And he perhaps repaid his old manager with a quiet performance at White Hart Lane.

Kane was aiming to score the goal that would make him the first Tottenham striker to reach 30 in a season since Gary Lineker in 1991-92.

He had a few half chances but failed with a 30-yard snapshot in the first half, and a curling effort over the crossbar after the break.

His frustrations in front of goal were echoed by team-mate Christian Eriksen, who has now not scored in 12 games having netted 11 in the first 30 of the season.

The signs were ominous for Villa when they lost defender Ciaran Clark to injury in the first half, and Bacuna looked like he was going to have to go off with a knock of his own.

But the Dutch full-back played on and had a role in the gameโ€™s deciding moment, whipping in a cross as Benteke beat defender Federico Fazio to head home off the post.

Agbonlahor almost wrapped up the win just before the break when he hit the post from the edge of the box after Benteke flicked a header onto him.

Spurs brought on ยฃ60m pair Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado but Villa defended well and Fabian Delph almost scored a second late on with Michel Vorm having to deny the midfielder.

Sanchez made things more difficult for his side at the end when he was shown a second yellow card for a late tackle on Danny Rose, but they held on.