- End of 2nd Half
- 2nd Half
- GrealishDouglas Luiz73'
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- Reguilón (o.g.)20'
Tottenham Hotspur - Aston Villa
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Full-time: Tottenham are booed off by the returning fans as they fall to a damaging home loss to Aston Villa, and suddenly their top-six hopes are out of their own hands.
Villa hit the post! Chukwuemeka almost marks his debut with a stunning goal but his teasing shot from the edge of the box is denied by the post
- OffBertrand TraoréAston Villa
- OnJaden Philogene-BidaceAston Villa
Villa sub: 19-year-old Jaden Philogene-Bidace comes on for Traore.
Villa are threatening again on the counter-attack but their final decision is constantly letting them down, as Dier steals it from Traore.
Bale with a lovely piece of skill as he juggles the ball but launches his shot high into the sky. There will be SIX minutes of added time to play!
- OffMarvelous NakambaAston Villa
- OnCarney ChukwuemekaAston Villa
Villa sub: Carney Chukwuemeka comes on for his senior debut as he replaces Nakamba for the last few minutes.
Doherty fizzes in a low cross but it's cleared by the superb McGinn, who has to be the man of the match.
Bale has a shot - it's blocked - and Kane's floated cross is claimed by the Villa goalkeeper, who will take his time in releasing the ball.
Alli tracks back and makes an important intervention to deny Villa strengthening their lead on the counter-attack. Watkins failed to get his shot away when he had the chance.
Kane is left unmarked at the far post - but he isn't spotted and he can only be frustrated as Reguilon's low cross is scrambled behind for a corner.
Chance! It should be 3-1 to Villa! Luiz is afforded too much space on the left, he centres it for Traore, who slices his shot. It falls to Watkins but Dier makes a hugely important block.
- OffJaphet TangangaTottenham Hotspur
- OnMatt DohertyTottenham Hotspur
There is some concern over Tanganga, who requires a stretcher after a nasty looking ankle injury. He's applauded by the home fans as he's helped off the pitch and he'll be replaced by Doherty.
Villa are dropping deeper and deeper, inviting pressure. Can Spurs capitalise? News will be filtering through that Arsenal are now leading 1-0 at Crystal Palace leaving Arteta's men just a point behind their arch rivals.
Save on Kane! Bale and Kane link up effectively, with the latter squeezing in a shot from a tight angle after some tidy footwork, forcing Martinez into a routine save.
- OffHarry WinksTottenham Hotspur
- OnTanguy N'DombeleTottenham Hotspur
Spurs sub: Another change for the hosts as Tanguy Ndombele comes on for Winks.
- OffJack GrealishAston Villa
- OnDouglas LuizAston Villa
Villa sub: Grealish gets over 70 minutes under his belt and is replaced by Douglas Luiz.
- OffSteven BergwijnTottenham Hotspur
- OnGareth BaleTottenham Hotspur
Spurs sub: Bale comes on for the goalscorer Bergwijn.
Kane is back to fulfil his defensive duties as he heads a Villa corner clear at the near post.
Gareth Bale is stripped off and ready to come on.
Mings brings Alli to ground inside the penalty area, but the offside flag is up once again, as Villa get away with one.
A chance for Watkins! The Villa forward is presented with a glorious chance for his second as he runs through on goal, but he delays it shot and delays his shot, allowing Lloris to take the ball from his feet. His blushes are spared by the offside flag!
That yellow card he received in the first half is really playing on Hojbjerg's mind as he allows Traore to get away too easily, but Alderweireld comes to his rescue with an important block.
More sloppy play from Spurs as Winks squanders possession. Villa are back on the move offensively and Grealish forces a corner.
McGinn has been excellent today, and he leads another attack with a driving run through the middle. Traore curls a shot just wide of the far post.
McGinn spins away expertly from his marker to spark another Villa attack before Reguilon fouls Konsa. Grealish swings in the free-kick but Spurs do their job defensively.
Spurs look nervous every time Villa go on the attack. Their fans will be nervous, too, when they hear the news that Everton are now winning 1-0 against Wolves which means they move level on points with Tottenham, as it stands.
Over from Kane! Better from Spurs, who are showing much more intent since the restart. Reguilon's early cross picks out Kane at the far post, but his first-time shot is never troubling Martinez.
Just over! Villa are offering a threat every time they come forward on the counter-attack. El Ghazi finds a pocket of space but curls a shot just over the bar.
Much better from Spurs, as they force a number of corners. Villa defend resiliently though and now they've got something to hold onto they won't let it go easily.
Chance for Spurs! Alli's through ball for Son picks out Reguilon and it falls to Bergwijn. Only this time his powerful shot is kept out by Martinez!
Block! Spurs' defence is carved open all too easily as Villa start the second half on the front foot. McGinn releases El Ghazi but his angled shot is blocked by Alderweireld.
- 2nd Half
Kick-off! The second-half is underway!
- End of 1st Half
Half-time: Spurs are booed off by their 10,000 fans! It's Tottenham 1-2 Aston Villa at the break.
Villa chance! Spurs lose the ball in defence once more, Dier the culprit this time. Watkins is in again but his shot is saved by the feet of Lloris and the hosts scramble it behind for a corner!
Winks needs treatment after a challenge from McGinn, but he'll be fine to continue.
What a chance for Villa! Spurs are outnumbered defensively, it's 4vs3, Grealish rolls it to the unmarked El Ghazi who slices his shot well, well wide.
A promising Villa move ends in frustration as Traore takes a touch too many and Winks steals in.
Three minutes will be added on at the end of the first half.
Patient football from Spurs, they get to the penalty area but move the ball backwards. Bergwijn lays it off to Kane but he loses out to Mings.
As it stands, West Ham will move above Spurs with a point against West Brom later this evening, shoving Mason's side down to seventh. That would mean a place in the Europa Conference League for a club that could have been apart of the European Super League...
Yellow card! Things really aren't going Spurs' way and now Hojbjerg goes into the book for a silly foul on Grealish, hurting himself in the process.
- GoalOllie WatkinsAston Villa
GOAL! Tottenham 1-2 Aston Villa (Ollie Watkins): Villa are ahead for the first time in the game - but what a mess from Spurs. The finger of blame will again be pointed at Reguilon whose attempted clearance is closed down by Traore. It falls into the path of Watkins and he makes no mistake as he slots it past Lloris.
Targett's free-kick delivery picks out the unmarked Konsa, but the Villa defender gets his header all wrong.
Tanganga goes in hard on Grealish and although the Spurs full-back wins the ball the referee signals for the free-kick. Villa have a chance to deliver from the left flank.
It was McGinn's knee causing the problem but he's had it looked at and sprints back onto the pitch. He's fine, much to the relief of all Villa and Scotland fans.
McGinn, moments after blazing a shot over the bar, must go off for treatment after picking up a knock. Let's hope this isn't too serious - it doesn't seem to be.
Kane, desperate to grab this game by the scruff of the next, takes up a deep lying position and tries to pick out Son. It's cut out but McGinn loses the ball while trying to play out from the back. It's Mings to the rescue, however, as he blocks Hojbjerg's cross.
Picking up a position on the left, Kane gets away from his marker Hause but his cross is straight into the arms of Martinez. There was no one there to attack it.
Villa are doing their best to frustrate the home supporters. Bergwijn picks up a nice pass from Kane but runs into trouble on the edge of the penalty area.
Spurs are playing with a slow tempo. Everything is predictable. A vast improvement needed.
Close your eyes, Spurs fans...
Grealish is being afforded far too much space, he aims a shot at goal but it's fails to trouble the Spurs goalkeeper.
This is an important match for Spurs. A win would all-but secure their place in the top seven but anything else and West Ham and Everton will be breathing down their neck.
Double Villa chance! Grealish slides the ball down the channel for El Ghazi who crosses, Dier makes an important block to deny Watkins' shot from point-blank range. Villa keep it alive, the ball is worked to McGinn who curls his effort just over the bar.
It was all looking so rosy for Spurs...
Villa have been the better side since Spurs broke the deadlock and that has been coming. You just didn't expect it to happen like that.
- Own-goalSergio ReguilónTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! Tottenham 1-1 Aston Villa (Reguilon own goal): Oh my, what a horror show! Reguilon slashes at the ball from Nakamba's cross and it ends up in the back of his own net. He has his head in his hands - and any wonder!
Shot! Watkins gets a shot away, drilling the ball across the face of goal, but Traore can't react quickly enough to turn it home.
El Ghazi picks out Grealish on the overlap but his cross for Watkins has too much height.
Lovely one-touch football from Spurs, a cross is fizzed into the box, Bergwijn sticks out a leg and it falls to Reguilon whose first-time volley is blocked by the body of Traore.
No penalty! Dean Smith is convinced Villa should have a spot-kick but the referee Craig Pawson says no and VAR agrees. Grealish hit a ball forward and there's definitely contact from the onrushing Lloris on Watkins, who goes over, but it's not going to be given.
A long way to go of course, but as it stands Spurs would move three points clear of seventh-placed West Ham and move to within a point of Liverpool in fifth.
GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 Aston Villa (Steven Bergwijn): The home supporters have a goal to celebrate after just eight minutes - and what a goal it is! There's some indecision from Nakamba, Bergwijn steals it, holds off McGinn and smashes it home from the top of the boxwith a venomous shot that left Martinez with absolutely no chance.
Tanganga sprints out of defence to create the overlap on the right, but he's tracked all the way by El Ghazi who nips in and steals from Kane's pass.
Alli has the chance to get a shot away from the edge of the penalty area but instead opts to pass to Son and the attack is collapsed by the Villa defence.
Mings commits a foul on Tangana to give Spurs a free-kick on the right. Son's delivery is poor and fails to beat the first man Nakamba.
'He's one of our own', the home supporters sing to Harry Kane. He's certainly the fans' favourite here at Tottenham. Will he prove as popular here next season?
- 1st Half
Kick-off! Both teams take a knee before Spurs get us underway, and we have fans!
FIVE minutes until kick-off! It's Tottenham versus Aston Villa, it's LIVE and it's NEXT!
Opta stat: Aston Villa have lost 12 of their last 13 meetings with Tottenham in all competitions, winning the other in April 2015 under Tim Sherwood.
Dean Jones says that even a bid of £150m might not be enough for Spurs to cash in on Kane.
What a miss he would be to Spurs...
Dean Smith on the fans returning: "Everyone is looking forward to it. The last year has shown how important supporters are, they are the lifeblood. I watched the play-off semi finals last night and the atmosphere was great in both stadiums. We’ve all felt it. We made five new signings in the summer and their family and friends have never seen them play at Villa Park. For the players as well, it’s something they’ve been missing to play in front of their loved ones.”
It has been a difficult season for Spurs. The sacking of Jose Mourinho, the club's involvement in the European Super Club plans and those growing rumours about Harry Kane's future. But Ryan Mason believes the supporters will be firmly behind the team tonight. "Come and enjoy the match, come and support the team like they always do,” he said. "I know they will. I will be honest, the lucky ones that are coming into the stadium, I know they will be behind the team. That is an absolute fact. I am not worried, I feel confident they are going to help the team. The atmosphere will be amazing and we are looking forward to it.”
Great to have the supporters back, isn't it?
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has said the club "lost sight of some key priorities" in a message to fans. "We have not met our raised expectations on the pitch," said Levy. "We have been so focused on delivering the stadium and dealing with the impact of the pandemic that I feel we lost sight of some key priorities and what's truly in our DNA. We don't get everything right. It has never been because we don't care about or respect our fans - nothing could be further from the truth."
Did you know? Tottenham are looking to complete their seventh Premier League double over Aston Villa, something they've only done as many times in the competition against Everton (7) and Manchester City (8).
The big news for Villa is that Jack Grealish returns to the starting XI as Jacob Ramsey drops to the bench. In total, Dean Smith makes three changes from the side that lost 3-2 to Crystal Palace, with Ahmed Elmohamady and Douglas Luiz replaced by Marvelous Nakamba and Tyrone Mings.
With Gareth Bale struggling for fitness, Steven Bergwijn comes into the side in his place. Japhet Tanganga keeps his spot despite Serge Aurier recovering from injury. Harry Winks replaces Giovanni Lo Celso, who drops to the bench. Harry Kane makes his 400th career club appearance and possibly his last at home if he gets his way.
TEAM NEWS - Tottenham XI: Lloris, Tanganga, Dier, Alderweireld, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Winks, Alli, Son, Bergwijn, Kane.. subs: Hart, Doherty, Sanchez, Bale, Lamela, Lo Celso, Aurier, Moura, Ndombele. /// Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Hause, Mings, Targett, Nakamba, McGinn, Traore, El Ghazi, Grealish, Watkins.. subs: Steer, Taylor, Luiz, Wesley, Barkley, Elmohamady, Ramsey, Philogene-Bidace, Chukwuemeka.
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