As it happened: Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur  
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 21: Steven Bergwijn of Tottenham Hotspur clears the ball during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on March 21, 2021 in Birmingham, England. Sporting stadiums around England remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Keeton - Pool/Getty Images)

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22:27a month ago

That's all for tonight!

That's all from me tonight!

Thanks for following along with this Premier League encounter, Spurs needed that one.

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I've been Mitchell Fretton, goodnight!

 

22:23a month ago

Spurs bounce back!

That win takes Spurs back into the top six, just three points off Chelsea in fourth.

Lucas Moura deservedly picks up the Man of the March award, for an excellent performance. 

Kane becomes the first player this season to have 30 goal contributions in the league (17G, 13A).

22:21a month ago

Full-time - 0-2.

There's the full-time whistle. 

Villa started the game strongly but failed to capitalise.

Spurs were mediocre in the first half, but Vinicius got that all-important first goal.

Kane doubled the visitor's advantage from the spot after he was brought down by cash.

22:18a month ago

90' - Four minutes added on.

Spurs have been excellent in this second half. They have played with much more confidence.

 

Four minutes to go in this one.

22:17a month ago

89' - Good effort from Bergwijn

The Dutchman does well as he escapes a challenge from Cash. 

He travels the length of the pitch but just runs out of steam as he gets into the box.

22:14a month ago

86' - Lucas Moura has been brilliant tonight

What a game Lucas is having. 86 minutes in and still looks full of energy and pace.

He does well to get Spurs out of trouble with a neat roulette, before winning a foul on the half-way line.

22:11a month ago

84' - Excellent block from Tanganga

Ross Barkley looks like he's about to pull one back for Villa, but the young Englishman gets back to block the shot well.
22:08a month ago

81' - Spurs make their final change

Into the last ten minutes here. Tanguy Ndombele makes way for Moussa Sissoko.
22:07a month ago

79' - Villa make another change

Villa make their final change of the night, as Trezeguet is replaced by Keinan Davis.
22:06a month ago

78' - Almost from Spurs!

Spurs go close to a third! Bergwijn tees up Hojbjerg who thunders a shot into the palms of Martinez.

The Villa keeper parries it out to Vinicius who cant quite sort his feet out, and the danger passes.

22:02a month ago

74' - Mike Dean getting his cards out.

Lucas Moura does brilliantly to beat Cash to a loose ball. The forward is caught and Cash is booked.
22:00a month ago

73' - Villa pushing for a goal

Villa are turning it up a gear now. 
Trezeguet whips a ball just outside of the post.
21:55a month ago

68' - Kane scores!!

Kane buries the penalty. He sends Emiliano Martinez the wrong way. 

2-0 to Spurs.

21:55a month ago

67' - PENALTY FOR SPURS!

Harry Kane makes a mess of a through ball. Matty Cash slides in and catches Kane.

VAR will not overturn this one.

21:53a month ago

66' - Substitutions from both sides

Steven Bergwijn is coming on in place of Giovani Lo Celso for Spurs.

Morgan Sanson makes way for Ross Barkley for the home side.

21:49a month ago

61' - El Ghazi goes close

Chance for Villa, as El Ghazi unleashes a shot just wide of the Spurs goal.
21:47a month ago

60' - Villa substitution

Dean Smith makes his first change of the night.

Bertrand Traore is replaced by Anwar El Ghazi.

21:47a month ago

59' - Pressure mounting on Spurs

Villa have two chances in quick succession. 

Trezeguet has a shot blocked at point-blank before, John McGinn fires a shot safely into the hands of Hugo Lloris.

21:43a month ago

56' - Spurs substitution

Sergio Reguilon looks like he's picked up a knock on his ankle.

He is replaced by Ben Davies.

21:40a month ago

52' - Almost for Spurs

Some lovely play from Kane and Lucas.

Kane beats three men in the middle of the park, before releasing Lucas down the left-hand side. 

The Brazilian weaves in and out of the Villa back-line before attempting to play the ball across to Kane, but it is cut out well.

21:38a month ago

51' - Nearly for Villa

Lloris punches a ball into the box into the path of Traore.

He clips it to the back post, where Watkins heads into the six-yard box, but he is judged to have fouled Tanganga.

21:36a month ago

48' - CLOSE FROM KANE!

Reguilon is fouled but Mike Dean plays advantage. 

Kane drives into space and unleashed a shot that is deflected and just misses the outside of the post. Corner for Spurs.

21:32a month ago

46' - Second half is underway

Spurs kick-off the second half
21:32a month ago

Both sides unchanged at the break

Spurs and Villa remain unchanged after the half-time break.
21:26a month ago

Vini opens the scoring!

21:19a month ago

Half-time - 0-1

The half-time whistle sounds at Villa Park. 

Villa are yet to register an attempt on goal tonight, but their general play has been good.

Spurs got the goal they wanted, but Mourinho may not be happy with his player's performances. It has been slow, but clinical.

Villa will be frustrated and are sure to reload and go again in the second half.

21:15a month ago

45'

There will be 1 minute added on at the end of the first-half.
21:13a month ago

42' - Close from Ndombele

Successive corners for Spurs. Kane gets his head to the first, but it is put behind.

Ndombele hits a volley from the second, but it just about nestles on top of the roof of the net.

21:06a month ago

35' - Spurs soaking up the pressure

Villa have certainly responded since going behind. They had a half-chance from another free-kick conceded by Sanchez.

Spurs have to push on and look for that second.

21:01a month ago

29' - SPURS SCORE!

Vinicius gets his first Premier League goal!

Almost from nothing, Spurs score! Reguilon goes direct over the top, Vinicius chases, with Martinez forced to clear.

Lucas gets hold of the ball and plays a one-two with Kane. The Brazilian slides Vinicius in for a tap-in!

1-0 Spurs!

20:58a month ago

27' - Worrying signs for Spurs

Spurs had a five-minute spell in which they had a few decent attacks, but apart from that, they have been poor.

The same lack of intensity that let them down on Thursday is admittedly present again.

Right now, it's a question of when not if, Aston Villa will score.

20:52a month ago

21' - Huge chance for Villa

Villa almost open the scoring. Sanchez gives away a cheap foul. The delivery is cleared, but Villa recycled well. 

Targett is played in over the top, he tries to pull the ball back but it's once again blocked.

Spurs have been really poor for the last ten minutes.

20:49a month ago

18' - Great play from Traore

Bertrand Traore is having a great time down the right-hand side.

He gets the better of Reguilon but his cross is just stopped by Joe Rodon.

20:45a month ago

15' - Pressure from Villa

Ollie Watkins is getting the better of Davinson Sanchez currently.

He's nearly worked his way in behind on a couple of occasions now.

20:41a month ago

11' - Corner for Spurs

Spurs seemed to woken up. Some good play from Reguilon leads to the first corner of the match.
20:39a month ago

9' - Great move from Spurs

Harry Kane and Moura link up well on the counter-attack. Reguilon is played in, but his cross is cleared.
20:38a month ago

7' - Free-kick to Villa

Japhet Tanganga gives away a foul in a dangerous position for Villa.

Targett swings it in but Lucas Moura clears the danger

20:36a month ago

5' - Early shot from Kane

Kane finds himself in space on the edge of the box and opts to shoot. It's blocked well.
20:31a month ago

0' - Kick Off!

We are underway!
20:26a month ago

Here we go!

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20:21a month ago

Teams are out

The teams have emerged from the tunnel and kick-off is moments away!
20:16a month ago

History repeating itself?

Spurs have won nine and lost one of their last ten meetings with Aston Villa.

Spurs will be hoping that this tradition continues tonight.

20:11a month ago

15 minutes to go!

The players have been out finishing their warm-ups... can Spurs find a reaction to put them just three points off the top four?
20:06a month ago

Will Spurs turn it around?

Mourinho has made some significant changes to his Spurs squad tonight, they will be hoping to bounce back after what has been a horrid week for them
20:01a month ago

The Villa line-up is in!

19:56a month ago

Confirmed Spurs line-up

19:51a month ago

The boys have arrived!

19:46a month ago

Tonight's venue

19:41a month ago

Recent Form & Predictions

Spurs come into the game after some mixed form in the Premier League

Aston Villa have stuttered in recent games. They have not quite been able to emulate their early season form.

Spurs last five league games: LWWWL

Aston Villa last five league games: LWLDD

 

My prediction: I think this will be a tight game, and can see a score draw. 1-1.

19:36a month ago

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19:31a month ago

Will history repeat itself?

19:26a month ago

Aston Villa team news

The main piece of team news emerging from the Aston Villa camp is that Jack Grealish is set to miss the clash.

Grealish suffered a hamstring injury a few weeks ago and is expected to be out until after the international break.

19:21a month ago

Making a point

19:16a month ago

Tottenham team-news

As per Alasdair Gold, Jose Mourinho is expected to make several statement changes to the starting XI this evening. 

Heung-Min Son is likely to miss out after picking up an injury against Arsenal recently.

A reshuffle of the backline is to be expected, whilst we could see changes in the middle of the park.

Pierre Emile Hojbjerg is expected to come back in, as well as Sergio Reguilon, whilst Hugo Lloris is expected to retain his place in goal.

19:11a month ago

Covid Complications

This is the first time the two sides face each other this season. 

Villa were hit with a Covid-19 outbreak earlier in the season, and so their original meeting was postponed.

The two sides will meet at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in May, to play the reverse fixture.

19:06a month ago

Previous meeting

In their last meeting, just over a year ago, Spurs came out 2-3 victors at Villa Park.

 

A Toby Alderweireld own goal, and Bjorn Engels provided Villa's goals. 

Alderweireld made amends by netting an equaliser, before a Heung-Min Son brace, included a goal in injury time, secured the points for Spurs

19:01a month ago

Preview

This should be an interesting one. Jose Mourinho's Spurs make the trip to the Midlands to face Dean Smith and his free-flowing Villa.

Such is Spurs' form currently, it is hard to predict this one.

Villa will be hoping to boost their own European ambitions, whilst Spurs will be desperate for the win, in an effort to salvage anything from their dire season.

18:56a month ago

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