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Game #5647

Aston Villa

Sunday, 1 January 2023

Won

12th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 61,651

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Stadium

Villa bounce back from Boxing Day disappointment to take a well crafted and well deserved win at Spurs as Unai Emery celebrates his third win in four Premier League games.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Ollie Watkins | 50' | John McGinn | 73โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Douglas Luiz, imperious best

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 1 January 2023

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 50โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Emiliano Buendรญa, Assist by Ollie Watkins
๐ŸŸจ | 56โ€™ Booking, Tyrone Mings for a bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Matty Cash
๐ŸŸจ | 66โ€™ Booking, Ezri Konsa
โšฝ | 73โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Douglas Luiz, Assist by John McGinn
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, John McGinn (injury), Sub on, Philippe Coutinho
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Douglas Luiz (injury), Sub on, Jan Bednarek
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Emiliano Buendรญa, Sub on, Calum Chambers
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Ezri Konsa, Sub on, Danny Ings
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+3 Booking, Calum Chambers
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Super John McGinn makes his 160th start for the club since joining in 2018 as Ashley Young celebrates his 230th appearance.

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: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2022-23 |
Matchday | #19 |
League Game | #17 |
Manager Game | #5 |
Sunday, 1 January 2023
Attendance | 61,651 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย John Brooks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicestershire, 2016-
Kick off: 2.05pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 5 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 3 ๐ŸŸจ | 0 ๐ŸŸฅ 2 | 1.80

Career Form:

Top 4

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย John Brooks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicestershire, 2016-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 30 Apr 22, Villa 2-0 Norwich (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Neil Davies.
Fourth official: Anthony Taylor.
VAR: Jarred Gillett.
Assistant VAR: Steven Meredith.

Villa have won every game they have played that has been refereed by John Brooks (6), 2 Premier League games, 2 Championship matches and 2 EFL Cup ties.

John Brooks

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

World Cup and Golden Glove winner Emiliano Martรญnez returns to the squad but Robin Olsen retains his place despite conceding 14 goals in his first 3.5 appearances for Villa.

Jacob Ramsey is still injured and Leander Dendoncker isnโ€™t selected as Morgan Sanson returns to the squad.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.12 |
Bench Average Age: | 27.78 |
Squad Average Age: | 27.95 |
Subs Average Age: | 28.30 |
Oldest Starter: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.51 |
Youngest Starter: M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 23.12 |
Oldest Squad Player: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.51 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.08 |
Oldest Substitute: CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 30.82 |
Youngest Substitute: RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 25.42 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Antonio Conte | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฉ๏ธ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Hugo Lloris | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Ben Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Cristian Romero | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Matt Doherty | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Yves Bissouma | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Pierre-Emile Hรธjbjerg | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ivan Perisic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Bryan Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Heung-min Son | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Harry Kane | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | for M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 78โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Jan Bednarek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 82โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 82โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Ryan Sessegnon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Bryan Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Emerson Royal | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | for RB Matt Doherty | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 80โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Pape Matar Sarr | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | for M Yves Bissouma | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 80โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Oliver Skipp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Ivan Perisic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | 88โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Djed Spence | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Pierre-Emile Hรธjbjerg | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 88โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Fraser Forster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Davinson Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Eric Dier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Japhet Tanganga | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ174.06m
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 : 4/11
Homegrown: 0/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ58.66m
Team Cost: ยฃ232.72m
Squad Cost: ยฃ262.60m
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 : 8/20
Homegrown: 1/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | Loan |

CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ20.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Jan Bednarek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Loan |

M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ18.00m |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ14.22m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ34.56m |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |

CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ31.59m |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ27.72m |
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ127.10m
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 : 2/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ74.58m
Team Cost: ยฃ201.68m
Squad Cost: ยฃ243.98m
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 : 8/20
Homegrown: 3/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Hugo Lloris | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ11.34m |
GK Fraser Forster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

RB Emerson Royal | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ22.50m |
RB Matt Doherty | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ15.12m |
RB Djed Spence | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ12.94m |
LB Ben Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.11m |

CB Davinson Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ37.80m |
CB Eric Dier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.50m |
CB Japhet Tanganga | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Cristian Romero | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

M Yves Bissouma | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ25.64m |
M Pierre-Emile Hรธjbjerg | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ14.94m |
M Pape Matar Sarr | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ14.84m |
M Oliver Skipp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Ivan Perisic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

W Heung-min Son | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
W Ryan Sessegnon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ24.30m |
W Bryan Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ21.95m |

CF Harry Kane | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Achilles
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Achilles
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Thigh

Out On Loan | 11 |
M Finn Azaz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | MK Dons
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Levante
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cardiff
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Norwich
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Watford
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Basaksehir
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Watford
FB Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kilmarnock
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | QPR

Not Selected | 3 |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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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:

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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 | 41%
Possession A | 59%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 6
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 15

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWe are so happy. We competed very well.

โ€œWe struggled in the first half but they didnโ€™t create many chances.

โ€œWe scored one goal, which gave us confidence to move ahead in our mentality. We scored the second goal, which was amazing because in that moment we thought the three points were for us.

โ€œSpurs were pushing us and we had options in the attacking third, and that was good for our confidence. Adding three more points was fantastic.

โ€œLuiz and Kamara is a good combination. To mix both of them is fantastic. Their performance today was fantastic to help us to win.

โ€œEvery day when we are working, the players show me very good attitude and commitment.

โ€œNot only mentality, you have to defend away usually more than at home.

โ€œWe have to build a team thinking that we can control the game.

โ€œDefensively we were strong and together. We can be brilliant and then keep possession when we have chances to try to win the match. To try to improve different things tactically, I will do it.โ€

โ€œThey show today how they can run, be together, be disciplined together tactically and use our skills.โ€

Unai Emery.


โ€œItโ€™s an amazing win away. We needed to show everyone that we were capable of winning away, especially against a top team so we take the three points.

โ€œWe knew before the game that we had to suffer, be compact so everyone showed that character. We were ruthless in front of goal.

โ€As soon as [Unai Emeryโ€™s team] came here, they told us we needed to win more points away from home and playing a top side like Tottenham team away and winning, we are very happy.โ€

Emiliano Buendรญa.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 1 January 2023

**Manager Unai Emery praised his Aston Villa team after they increased the pressure on Tottenham boss Antonio Conte with a โ€œfantasticโ€ away win.**

An error by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in his first game back since the World Cup allowed Emiliano Buendia to score, before Douglas Luiz doubled the lead at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Villa have won back-to-back away league games as they improve under Emery.

โ€œWe are so happy. We competed very well,โ€ he said.

Lacklustre Spurs, who fell out of the Premier League top four on Saturday, have now won only two of their past seven matches.

France keeper Lloris endured a shocking moment in the 50th minute. He spilled Luizโ€™s long-range effort and Ollie Watkins squared the rebound for Buendia to slam home.

Luiz started and finished the move to make it 2-0, sliding a pass to John McGinn before racing on to receive the return and chipping cutely past Lloris.

Emery told the BBC: โ€œSpurs were pushing us and we had options in the attacking third, and that was good for our confidence. Adding three more points was fantastic.โ€

Spurs were booed off at the final whistle, while some fans directed angry chants towards chairman Daniel Levy.

Emery maintains strong record against Spurs

While Emeryโ€™s reign at Arsenal was not a success, he did manage to get the better of Tottenham, going unbeaten in three games against their local rivals.

He continued that trend on Sunday, a solid defensive performance justifying the decision to leave out a World Cup winner.

It appeared this contest would pit the two keepers who faced off in the 2022 World Cup final penalty shootout against each other, but Argentinaโ€™s spot-kick hero Emiliano Martinez had to settle for a place on the bench.

Robin Olsen kept his place in goal as Emery named an unchanged team from the side that lost to Liverpool on 26 December.

He was rewarded. Watkins and Buendia were bright to pounce on the opening Lloris handed them, while Luiz and Boubacar Kamara controlled midfield.

โ€œLuiz and Kamara is a good combination,โ€ said Emery. โ€œTo mix both of them is fantastic. Their performance today was fantastic to help us to win.โ€

Victory ensured Emery became the first Villa manager since John Gregory in 1998 to win his first two Premier League away matches.

โ€œEvery day when we are working, the players show me very good attitude and commitment,โ€ he said.

โ€œThey show today how they can run, be together, be disciplined together tactically and use our skills.โ€

Emery also set a record of 55 Premier League games in charge without being involved in a goalless draw, surpassing former Spurs boss Ossie Ardiles.

Leaky Tottenham continue to worry Conte

Having lost their place in the top four to Manchester United, the onus was on Tottenham to produce an improved performance.

While they did improve on their previous five games by not trailing at half-time, Spurs continue to look disjointed, exemplified after 18 minutes when Son Heung-min ripped off the protective mask he wore throughout the World Cup and threw it away in frustration.

Striker Harry Kane also cut an irritated figure, coming deep into midfield to get the ball after barely touching it in the early periods.

The England captain came closest to opening the scoring in the first half.

Ivan Perisic was played in over the top before being forced wide by keeper Robin Olsen, but he cleverly dinked a cross back over for Kane to head down. Ashley Young covered, having initially played Perisic onside, and managed to direct the effort behind for a corner.

Perisic should have scored shortly after Buendiaโ€™s opener when the ball fell kindly 15 yards out and he scooped over the bar.

However, Spurs set an unwanted club record of conceding at least two goals in seven successive Premier League fixtures.

They looked toothless in attack - Bryan Gil made his first league start in place of the injured Dejan Kulusevski, but was replaced just past the hour following an anonymous display - and Conte looked more miserable as his side slipped towards another worrying defeat.

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