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Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur Match History 1896-2014


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Tottenham Hotspur host Aston Villa at White Hart Lane on Sunday 11th May 2014 (KO 15:00) in the 38th and final round of the 2013-14 Premier League.
 
Spurs come into the match in 6th place in the Table on 66 points with Villa in 14th place on 38 points. The match at will be the 167th time the two clubs have met.

Tottenham Hotspur first played Aston Villa on 11th April 1896 when Spurs were still in the Southern League. The friendly match played at Tottenham Marshes ended with a 3-1 win for Aston Villa. Three more friendlies were played until the clubs met in anger for the first time in the old Third Round of the FA Cup (today's 5th Round) in March 1903 with Villa winning 3-2.

The first Football League meeting came on 20th November 1909 in the First Division after Spurs had been promoted after their first season of League football. Villa once again won 3-2.

There have been two Wembley matches played between the two clubs. The first was in the 1971 Football League Cup Final which Spurs won 2-0 with two goals from Martin Chivers - Aston Villa were in the Third Division at the time.

The second game at Wembley came in the 1981 Charity Shield with FA Cup Winners Spurs drawing 2-2 with Football League Champions Aston Villa. Mark Falco scored both Spurs goals and Peter Withe did likewise for Villa.

The last time the two clubs met in a domestic cup tie was in the 5th Round of the League Cup in January 1994 with Villa winning 2-1.

Both Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur were founder-members of the Premier League in 1992-93 and the two clubs, along with Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United are among the only seven ever-present clubs during the competition's 22 season history.

Spurs did the 'double' over Villa in 2010-11 winning both matches 2-1 with Rafael van der Vaart scoring all of Tottenham's four goals. Villa's two goals both came from Marc Albrighton at White Hart Lane in October and Villa Park in December, after Spurs had been reduced to ten men after Jermain Defoe's red card after 27 minutes.

Spurs signed former Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel during the summer of 2011 on a free transfer. Alan Hutton made a move in the opposite direction and Jermaine Jenas joined Villa on a season's loan.

The 2011-12 match at White Hart Lane last season took place on Monday 21st November and resulted in a 2-0 win for Tottenham. Two first half goals from Emmanuel Adebayor after 14 and 40 minutes were enough to see Spurs take all three points in a game marked by Harry Redknapp's return after undergoing minor heart surgery. In January 2012 former Spurs striker Robbie Keane had a loan spell with Aston Villa scoring 3 times in 7 appearances. The match at Villa Park in April 2012 finished 1-1 with Ciaran Clark putting Villa ahead with a 25-yard shot that deflected off William Gallas and Emmanuel Adebayor scoring a 62nd minute penalty to level the proceedings.

This  fixture at White Hart Lane in October 2012 resulted in a 2-0 win for Spurs. After a goalless first half, Steven Caulker put Spurs ahead after 58 minutes when he deflected-in Jermain Defoe's close range shot and Aaron Lennon added a second in the 67th minute with
a powerful shot into the far corner of the net. Villa were in a very generous mood when they hosted Spurs on Boxing Day 2012 with Spurs coming away with all three points after a 4-0 win. Jermain Defoe opened the scoring and Gareth Bale added a hat-trick.

The clubs met in the Football League (Capital One) Cup in September 2013 with Spurs coming away from the 3rd Round match at Villa Park with another 4-0 win, thanks to two goals from Jermain Defoe and goals from Paulinho and Nacer Chadli.

Spurs continued their fine run (eight wins and three draws in the last 11 matches) against Villa with a 2-0 Premier League victory in October 2013 at Villa Park. Goals in each half from Andros Townsend and Roberto Soldado secured the three points for Tottenham.

Sunday's game at the Lane will be the 167th match played between the two clubs and Spurs have the edge with 68 wins to Villa's 59 with 39 matches having been drawn.



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Full Record of Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa Matches 1896-2014

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They Played for Spurs & Villa....

Darren Bent
Guðni Bergsson (Villa trialist)
Danny Blanchflower
Mark Burke (Spurs trialist)
Colin Calderwood
Jimmy Cantrell
Billy Cook
Peter Crouch
Simon Dawkins
Ronnie Dix
Brad Friedel
David Ginola

George Graham (Villa player, Spurs manager)
Andy Gray
James Gray
Steve Hodge
Alan Hutton
Bob Iverson (Spurs junior)
Jermaine Jenas
Robbie Keane
Oyvind Leonhardsen

Ernie Phypers
Vic Potts
Wayne Routledge
Gordon Smith

Cyril Spiers
Tom Tebb
Jack Treasadern (Spurs manager, Villa scout)
Kyle Walker
Frank Wilson
Luke Young



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Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Player's Squad Numbers 1993-94 to 2013-14

Aston Villa Premier League Player's Squad Numbers 1993-94 to 2013-14

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Very thorough! A nice read, thank you. 

 

Much though I enjoy mocking Spurs - and I do - they're a big club and they generally play pretty entertaining football. They have to be favourites for this one, but we could sneak it. Mostly thankful it doesn't matter!

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I'm happy Villa retained their Premier League status for 2014-15 - there's only seven of us who are ever-present.

 

It looks like Sherwood is on the way out, so I wouldn't be surprised if he gives some of our younger squad players a run-out next Sunday.

 

With nothing to play for of any note for either team, let's hope we'll see an open entertaining game of football.

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I'm happy Villa retained their Premier League status for 2014-15 - there's only seven of us who are ever-present.

 

It looks like Sherwood is on the way out, so I wouldn't be surprised if he gives some of our younger squad players a run-out next Sunday.

 

With nothing to play for of any note for either team, let's hope we'll see an open entertaining game of football.

 

 

Actually, the fact that we are 'ever-present' matters more than you would think. We've been hanging on by the skin of our teeth for a couple of seasons now and for those of us with long memories it does'nt sit well.

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The best & possibly most significant ever Villa Spurs game was the 1971 League Cup Final at Wembley when Villa we're in the old 3rd division & Spurs riding high in the then 1st Division..

 

Those two Martin Chiver's  goals certainly broke our hearts that day but not our indomitable spirit & every football fan outside of Villa Park realised that the sleeping giant had awoken once more & that the lion was about to roar it's way back to the top again.

 

If only Andy Lochhead had put us 1-0 up.

 

To this day no fans have ever graced Wembley greater than the Villa fans who attended that day.

 

As the great & famous old Spurs player Alan Gilzean observed & confirmed, "The Villa fan's we're simply amazing."

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The best & possibly most significant ever Villa Spurs game was the 1971 League Cup Final at Wembley when Villa we're in the old 3rd division & Spurs riding high in the then 1st Division..

 

Those two Martin Chiver's  goals certainly broke our hearts that day but not our indomitable spirit & every football fan outside of Villa Park realised that the sleeping giant had awoken once more & that the lion was about to roar it's way back to the top again.

 

If only Andy Lochhead had put us 1-0 up.

 

To this day no fans have ever graced Wembley greater than the Villa fans who attended that day.

 

As the great & famous old Spurs player Alan Gilzean observed & confirmed, "The Villa fan's we're simply amazing."

 

Bloody Perryman. Oh well we came back three years later as a second division club and won it. 

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The last time the two clubs met in a domestic cup tie was in the 5th Round of the League Cup in January 1994 with Villa winning 2-1.

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The clubs met in the Football League (Capital One) Cup in September 2013 with Spurs coming away from the 3rd Round match at Villa Park with another 4-0 win, thanks to two goals from Jermain Defoe and goals from Paulinho and Nacer Chadli.

Oops. Can't both be true. Sadly, second one trumps the first.

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