As it happened: Tottenham 1-2 Aston Villa in the Premier League
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa scores their side's second goal past Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur whilst under pressure from Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 19, 2021 in London, England. A limited number of fans will be allowed into Premier League stadiums as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in the UK. (Photo by Paul Childs - Pool/Getty Images)


19:5925 days ago

Thats all from me!

Villa were more than deserving of the three points today. They played well and took their chances. 

Spurs were dreadful, a team of mediocre players and mediocre ambitions.

Thats all from us at VAVEL, enjoy the rest of your week. I have been Mitchell Fretton, and thank you for following along.

19:5725 days ago

Awful display.

Spurs were shocking today, they deserved nothing and they got nothing, their performance epitomized why Harry Kane is so desperate to get out.
19:5725 days ago

Bottlejob Spurs

Spurs let their early lead slip, and now they will be lucky to get Europa League football.
19:5625 days ago

Full time

Villa take all three points.
19:5525 days ago


Kane tries to make something happen and no one attacks it, shocking.
19:5325 days ago


Villa hit the post
19:5225 days ago


Traore is replaced by Bidace
19:5025 days ago


McGinn picks up a booking.
19:5025 days ago


McGinn picks up a booking.
19:4925 days ago


6 minutes added on.
19:4725 days ago


Villa make another change. Nakamba makes way for Chukwuemka
19:4625 days ago


A few tame efforts on goal for Spurs, but nothing too menacing.
19:4325 days ago


Matt Doherty replaces Tanganga.
19:4125 days ago


Tanganga is being stretchered off, he looks in some point.
19:3425 days ago


Kane stings the palms of Martinez
19:3325 days ago


Harry Winks makes way for Tanguy Ndombele.
19:3125 days ago


Bergwijn makes way for Bale. 

Jack Grealish also makes way for Douglas Luiz

19:2825 days ago


Bale is coming on for Spurs
19:2725 days ago


The Spurs fans are getting restless and rightfully so. This has been awful.
19:2025 days ago


Traore dances his way into the penalty box and curls his effort just wide.
19:1325 days ago


Kane fires a volley over, Spurs have ramped it up during the second half.
19:1025 days ago

51' - Another chance for Bergwijn

Bergwijn puts another shot straight at Martinez
19:0725 days ago

48' - CLOSE!

So close for Spurs, Dele plays Son through who flicks it back for Bergwijn, but Martinez is equal to his shot.
19:0425 days ago


Underway for the second half. No changes from either side.
18:4925 days ago


The half-time whistle sounds. Awful from Spurs.
18:4925 days ago


Eric Dier with more shocking play and Villa should score again.
18:4725 days ago


Villa have a chance to make it three but El Ghazi scuffs his shot.
18:3925 days ago

39' - Goal for Villa

Another comical moment for Reguilon as he fails to clear his lines. Watkins tucks it away.
18:3825 days ago


Konsa has a free header at the back post but puts it way over.
18:3325 days ago


Spurs press the Villa backline well and win the ball, but Pierre Emile Hobjerg cannot find any of the numerous white shirts in the box.
18:3025 days ago


Good ball in behind from Harry Kane, but Bergwijn can't get control of it.
18:2325 days ago

24' - Blazed over by McGinn

John McGinn fires a shot from range over, Spurs really need to get hold of this midfield.
18:2025 days ago

20' - Goal for Villa

A horrible moment for Sergio Reguilon, who swipes at a clearance, and it curls into the far corner of his own net.
18:1925 days ago


Villa are putting some pressure on Spurs who cant seem to get out of their own half at the moment.
18:1725 days ago

17' - Grealish and Watkins linking well

Some nice attacking play from Grealish who finds Watkins, but he drags his shot wide.
18:1425 days ago


Some lovely football from Spurs as they work it nicely around Villa - nothing comes from it however.
18:1225 days ago

12' - Villa have a shout for a penalty

Hugo Lloris seems to clip Ollie Watkins in the box, VAR says no penalty.
18:0825 days ago


What a strike from Steven Bergwijn! He wins the ball back in the Villa half before smashing the ball into the top corner on the half volley!
18:0325 days ago

3' - The fans are making themselves heard

Chants of 'Harry Kane, he's one of our own' ring around the stadium.
17:5925 days ago

1' - Kick off

Underway here in London, the hosts get us started.
17:5425 days ago


I am going to go for a score draw tonight.


2-2 - Kane x 2, Grealish x1, Watkins x1

17:5325 days ago

Less than 10 minutes to go!

The teams are almost ready to make their way out onto the pitch!
17:0125 days ago

Confirmed Villa XI

17:0025 days ago

Confirmed Spurs XI

16:12a month ago

The home team have arrived!


16:06a month ago

Less than two hours to go!

Kick-off is fast approaching. Stay tuned for team news at 17:00 BST
15:35a month ago

Last time out....

In their last meeting, Spurs emerged 0-2 victors thanks to goals from Carlos Vinicius and a Harry Kane penalty.
15:30a month ago

Stat attack

Spurs have won all five of their previous games against Aston Villa, and would set a new club record should they win tonight. 

Villa have lost all five of their Premier League matches played on a Wednesday this season.

Spurs boss Ryan Mason is the first manager at the club to win his opening three home games in charge since Harry Redknapp in 2008.

Harry Kane has scored seven goals in his past six appearances against Aston Villa in the league.

Villa are looking to set a new club top-flight record of nine away clean sheets in a season. 

15:25a month ago

Spurs are ready for the fans!

15:20a month ago

Form guide

Spurs last five games: DWWLW

Villa's last five games: DWLDL

15:15a month ago

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15:10a month ago

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15:05a month ago

Dean Smith on the return of fans to stadiums

“Everyone is looking forward to it,” said Smith.

“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.”

15:00a month ago

Ryan Mason on Spurs fans

"I'm not sure I entirely agree with you in terms of the friction with fans. Our fans will support us [against Aston Villa], I'm know that. I know a few fans had an opinion and they made it heard but they weren't speaking for every Tottenham fan," he said.

"Fans will be excited, they're back in the stadium, supporting the team, but also they've got an academy graduate representing the football club. So I'm not sure I agree with that."

14:55a month ago

Predicted line-up - Aston Villa

Martinez, Mohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey, Traore, Watkins, Grealish (C) (4-3-3)
14:50a month ago

Predicted line-up - Tottenham Hotspur

Lloris (C); Tanganga, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Lucas, Dele, Son, Kane (4-2-3-1)
14:45a month ago

Team news - Aston Villa

Captain Jack Grealish could make his first start since February having featured off the bench in Villa's previous two games. 

Tyrone Mings was a late fitness doubt but is expected to feature in the squad. 

Matty Cash and Morgan Sanson are both out for the game, and Smith confirmed they will miss the final game of the season on top of that.

14:40a month ago

Team news - Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane is expected to lead the line in what could end up being his final home game for Spurs, as reports claim that he is seeking a move away from his boyhood club this summer. 

Gareth Bale is a doubt for the game having picked up a muscular injury during the week, whilst Welsh international teammate Ben Davies also misses out. 

Serge Aurier has recovered from a groin injury but it is unclear as to whether he will start, as his future with the club is also in doubt. 

14:35a month ago

History for Villa?

Villa boss Dean Smith will be looking to end a run of five straight defeats to the London side, as they look to build on their highest Premier League points tally since the 2009-10 season. 
14:30a month ago

The fans return

Spurs will be welcoming 10,000 fans back into the stadium for the first time in months as restrictions regarding COVID-19 ease. 

In the penultimate game of the season, Spurs will be looking to cement their place in the Europa League next season.

14:30a month ago

Kick-off time

Spurs v Aston Villa will be played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, in London, England.


The kick-off is scheduled at 18:00 BST.