• 2nd Half
  • Aston Villa
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • BergwijnVertonghen
  • Son
  • Nakamba
  • Guilbert
  • SamattaBaston
  • AlliFernandes
  • El GhaziTrezeguet
  • DierLo Celso
  • DrinkwaterNakamba
  • Engels
  • 1st Half
  • Aston Villa
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Son
  • Alderweireld
  • Alderweireld (o.g.)

Aston Villa - Tottenham Hotspur

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Jan Vertonghen comes on to waste a few seconds for Spurs, as Bergwijn comes off. The whistle blows literally seconds later. You've got to feel bad for Engels. Spurs win 3-2.


GOAL! Son goes on a magnificent run for Spurs after Engels gifts him the ball. A horrible way forVilla to end the match. 3-2 to Spurs.


Nakamba is shown a yellow card for a foul on Bergwijn, and Spurs have a free kick in a dangerous position, about 25 yards out.


Lo Celso has a shot and Reina is on it, but the threat frm Spurs is increasing here.


We have four minutes of added time to play which could be enough to swing it - certabily Spurs want to have a go.


Engels has had a smash in the face and play has been stopped - much to the ire of SSpurs players - so medics can check him over.


CLOSE! Son has a good shot there and drills the ball at the net. The angle isn't great for him but nonetheless it's a good save by Reina. Son doubles up with another shot but the outcome is the same. Reina has had a good game, today.


Dele Alli is to be replaced by Gedson Fernandes for Spurs now, while Borga Baston replaces Samatta for Villa - the last subs of the match.


Trezeguet takes a shot, rather than pass to Luiz who does not have two Spurs defenders on him. You can guess the outcome.


We're still 2-2 as both sides look for the winner. A moment of quiet here at Villa Park.


A wonderful save by Pepe Reina who stands tall as he plucks the ball from a rampant Dele Alli.


Grealish has a bit of space here and players on either side of him, he takes the shot but it's Alderweireld with the block.


Bergwijn looks frustrated as he just struggles to find the net at the climax of a period of pressure by the visitors.


El Ghazi is off now, to be replaced by Trezeguet.


El Ghazi is down after feeling the full force of Alderweireld's head.


Lloris is forced to save again as Grealish puts a really good ball in from a corner, recieved by Engels, again.


Substitutions for both sides now as Danndy Drinkwater is replaced by Marvelous Nakamba for Villa, meanwhile Eric Dier is coming off to be replaced by Giovani Lo Celso.


This has been pretty entertaining end to end stuff, and El Ghazi breaks free with the ball now. The cross in is poor, however.


GOAL! This game really is one of redemption as Bjorn Engels takes advantage of a great ball by Grealish and terrible defence by Spurs, as he heads it in the net.


Grealish is getting a bit of a hammering today with Lucas Moura bringing him down, this time.


Welcome back, where the second half of today's league clash between Aston Villa and Spurs is underway. We go into the secon dhalf 2-1 to Spurs.


We've three minutes of added time to play though we are through it now, that's the whistle and we finish the first half 2-1 to Spurs.


GOAL! Son takes the penalty on the stroke of halftime. Reina SAVES the penalty but the reaction by Spurs is too quick for Villa who are not on hand to stop Son's goal from the deflection.


PENALTY! VAR says the penalty will be given.


And again to VAR we go as Engels brings down Bergwijn, who is travelling at pace towards the Villa goal.


VAR decides... No handball. I have to say, didn't really look like it.


Nice shot by Dele Alli inally, but there are too many Villa bodies in the box. Was there a handball by ENgels, though? VAR will be the judge, we are told.


Dele Alli tries to bend the ball in at a tight angle, he could've passed back. alas he does not and indeed, he's wide.


A flurry of corners in for Villa there, but basically all amout to the same.


A good ball in for Villa from a corner and there is a crush in the box there as Villa players scrabble too get to it before Lloris eventually claws it away.


Eric Dier looks to have taken a ball in the proverbials. He’ll have to walk that off.


GOAL! Alderweireld cancels out his earlier own goal as he turns and swings at the goal, it’s a tight angle – he’s done well there.


Alderweireld is on the deck but the ref plays on.


CLOSE! Grealish carries the ball seemlessly into the box and Douglas Luiz fires, but a great block by Ben Davies saves the day.


Spurs obviously immediately bring the challege as soon as I type this. Dele Alli shoots and Villa do well to clear it. Defence is not Villa's strong suit, so they need to avoid those.


Spurs obviously immediately bring the challege as soon as I type this. Dele Alli shoots and Villa do well to clear it. Defence is not Villa's strong suit, so they need to avoid those.


Villa have a corner although the delivery of it is pretty poor. That said, Villa are running rings around Spurs so far this match. The visitors have barely had a look in.


Aurier gives away another free kick, again, no further action is taken.


That's an absolute shocker for Spurs, and Grealish wants to inflict more misery. The ball is wide, though looks like it probably was a deflection off Eric Dier, but no corner is given.


GOAL! Villa take the lead almost accidentally, well, it's Alderweireld going on the scoresheet thanks to a deflection so it is, really.


Now Danny Drinkwater gives a free kick away thanks to a challenge on Harry Winks.


Aurier has just had another go at Grealish and the Villa side don't look happy about it. The ref is having a word but no action is taken. Not sure about that one, didn't look liek a strictly speaking kosher challenge to me - he's a bit late to the Villa man.


Villa crack on again, but Grealish is brought down by Serge Aurier which gifts them a free kick about 25 yards out.


Villa crack on again, but Grealish is brought down by Serge Aurier which gifts them a free kick about 25 yards out.


We're off and Villa are straight out of the box. But Son is a dab hand with the counter-attack and that threat is subdued pretty quickly.


The players are in the tunnel and we'll be off very soon.


Bit of a blow for Villa to be without Tyrone Mings today, but Jack Grealish will be - as always - the man to watch from Spurs' perspective. Rumours as to Grealish's future abound, but for today at least, he could cause the North Londoners problems.


Villa will need to keep that consistency today against Spurs, who haven't been at their best of late but manage to win games and take home points nonethless. But there could always be a way in for Villa.


Villa's last outing was a 2-1 Premier League defeat by Bournemouth, though their last few results prior to that had been OK, with wins against Leicester and Watford, and a draw against Brighton.

Manager Dean Smith says his team is becoming more consistent.

He said: "As everybody knows, we had a big turnaround [of players] in the summer and they're starting to gel.

"For the first time we've had a mini break and we've seen a positive side to it. It gave everybody a chance to have some time away from the place, and to clear their heads."


Just FYI...


The smart money will be on Tottenham, today, coming off the back of a decent set of results including a 2-0 win over Man City in their last Premier League outing. So it's all eye on them, and indeed, manager Jose Mourinho's new haricut...


Spurs are sixth in the league but would shift above Sheffield Wednesday if they win today. Not quite the top four spot they'd probably like, but they'd be snapping at Chelsea's heels, for now.


Now, let's have a look at the league table, shall we?

Home side Villa are having a pretty rough time of it, hovering just above the drop zone with 25 points - just one more than 18th place West Ham. A win today would shift them up to a far more respectable 15th.


For Aston Villa, Dean Smith also makes two changes. Tyrone Mings is out due to an injury in training this week and Marvelous Nakamba is back on the bench. Bjorn Engels and Danny Drinkwater step into the breach.


Two changes for Jose Mourinho's side today as Giovani Lo Celso and Japhet Tanganga drop back to the bench to make way for Eric Dier and Ben Davies.



Aston Villa: Reina, Konsa, Engels, Hause, Guilbert, Drinkwater, Douglas Luiz, Targett, El Ghazi, Samatta, Grealish. Subs: Nyland, Elmohamady, Taylor, Nakamba, Hourihane, Trezeguet, Baston // Tottenham: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Dier, Winks, Dele, Bergwijn, Son, Lucas. Subs: Gazzaniga, Vertonghen, Tanganga, Skipp, Ndombele, Gedson, Lo Celso.


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