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SPURS 2, VILLA 1

Posted on 26 December 2006  - 12:00

All the action from our 2-1 victory against Aston Villa at the Lane on Boxing Day.

All the action from our 2-1 victory against Aston Villa at the Lane on Boxing Day.

Martin Jol made one change from Newcastle with Jermain Defoe fit to take his place in the line-up. That meant Danny Murphy dropped down to the bench.

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THE KEY ACTION...

17.25: SAVE. Lee rolled in pass from the left, Berbatov stepped over to allowed onrushing Huddlestone to take over, took one touch and hit rising left-foot shot that Kiraly needed to touch over.

22.54: SAVE. Frantic spell of action where play went from one end to the other ended with Gardner having the chance to take aim from 30 yards, decent hit, dipping, Robinson held onto well.

44.25: SAVE. Huddlestone dinked delightful pass through to Berbatov, instant control and hit that Kiraly saved with legs.

Half-time: Spurs 0, Villa 0

57mins: GOAL - SPURS. Berbatov slid ball into Defoe, right channel of box, controlled and fired low into corner from 16 yards.
Spurs 1, Villa 0

76.56: GOAL - SPURS. Robinson clearance headed on by Berbatov into path of Defoe who hammered home with left foot from 18 yards.
Spurs 2, Villa 0

81mins: GOAL - VILLA. Agbonlahor flicked ball on, Barry bundled Chimbonda and Dawson off the ball and drove low into corner from eight yards.
Spurs 2, Villa 1

Full-time: Spurs 2, Villa 1

THE LINE-UPS

Spurs: Robinson, Chimbonda, YP Lee, Dawson, King, Malbranque, Zokora, Huddlestone, Ghaly, Defoe, Berbatov. Subs: Cerny, Davenport, Assou-Ekotto, Murphy, Ziegler.

Aston Villa: Kiraly, Mellberg, Barry, McCann, Baros, Petrov, Davis, Agbonlahor, Hughes, Cahill, Gardner. Subs: Olejnik, Angel, Bouma, Ridgewell, Osbourne.

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Mr U Rennie. Assistants: Mr J Holbrook, Mr P Kirkup. Fourth official: Mr S Bennett.

THE ATTENDANCE

35,293