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Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur Match History 1896-2013


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Aston Villa host Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on Tuesday 24th September 2013 (KO 19:45) in the third round of 2013-14 Football League (Capital One) Cup.

Villa beat Rotherham United 3-0 at home in the second round with goals from Andreas Weimann, Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph, while Spurs had a bye due to European commitments. This is the first domestic cup tie contested between Villa and Spurs in 19 years.

The match at will be the 165th time the two teams 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 21 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 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.

Tuesday's game at Villa Park will be the 165th match played between the two clubs and Spurs have the edge with 66 wins to Villa's 59 with 39 matches having been drawn.


Full History of Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur Matches 1896-2013


They Played for Villa & Spurs...

Darren Bent
Guðni Bergsson (Villa trialist)
Danny Blanchflower
Mark Burke (Spurs trialist)
Colin Calderwood
Jimmy Cantrell
Billy Cook
Peter Crouch
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


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

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



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What a magnificent post MyFootballFacts.


Despite the result, our 2-0 defeat to Tottenham in the 1971 League Cup Final still remains one of my all time favourite Villa Spurs games. If only Andy Lochhead had put that golden chance away things could so well have turned out mighty differently no question.


This game, along with the magnificent 2 legged semi final 3-2 aggregate victory over Man Utd (1-1 at Old Trafford & 2-1 at Villa Park) sent out the signal to the whole footballing world that Aston Villa, the sleeping Giant of English football, was finally awake & stirring. The Villa fans at Wembley were just simply magnificent from start to finish.


I cried my eyes out inconsolably when Martin Chivers scored those late Spurs goals but at least we had proven what a fantastic footballing institution Aston Villa would always remain.


That was a very proud day in the history of Aston Villa FC.

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Thanks - much appreciated!


Martin Chivers was my favourite Spurs player when I was a lad and there was a period in the early 1970s when he was arguably one of the world's most lethal strikers.


Spurs are now on a very good run but I would expect AVB to make plenty of changes to the team which beat Cardiff on Sunday.


That should still mean that Spurs will have a pretty strong line-up at Villa Park but the League Cup is certainly the least important of the four competitions Tottenham are participating in this season.

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