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Posted on 14 October 2006  - 12:00

All the action from the 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at Villa Park in the Premiership on Saturday.

All the action from the 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at Villa Park in the Premiership on Saturday.

There was one change from the starting XI which began against Portsmouth nearly two weeks ago - Calum Davenport stepping in for Ledley King, absent with a knee injury.

Dimitar Berbatov and Jermain Defoe continued in attack with the returning Aaron Lennon and Robbie Keane named among the substitutes.


1min: Early worry as Davenport his kicked in the head - accidently - by Angel. Lengthy treatment to patch up bloody nose. Returned a couple of minutes later.

15mins: Clever dinked pass from McCann released Baros down right, low cross behind everyone.

16mins: SAVE. First effort on goal of game, Murphy into Defoe, left side of box, shifted ball onto his right foot and went for curler from 18 yards that Taylor palmed out diving to his left.

19mins: CHANCE. Angel won aerial ball and flicked to Baros, right side of box, pulled back for Angel who struck low shot straight at Robinson, routine save from 16 yards.

23mins: MISS/WOODWORK: Murphy curled in free-kick from left, Jenas flicked on and Dawson left with free header at far post, six yards out, tight-ish angle, hit post.

26mins: Jenas 30-yarder zipped well wide.

29mins: SAVE. Identical to free-kick that led to Dawson hitting woodwork, Murphy swung in again from left, this time Davenport flicked on and Ghaly, much tighter angle this time, struck volley into ground that Taylor did well to claw out.

33mins: CHANCE. Best move yet, Murphy in a tight spot squared to Zokora, he spread to Ghaly, ball came square into path of Berbatov who curled over from 20 yards.

35mins: SAVE. All about Defoe he charged down Hughes' attempted clearance in left-back spot, cut inside Hughes and Mellberg and shot low to Taylor's left from 18 yards, Taylor down well to parry out.

39mins: Defoe onto loose ball in central midfield, ran at Petrov and Ridgewell, cut onto right foot and managed to get shot off but always angling just wide.

42mins: Another crisp passing move, Murphy into feet of Jenas 30 yards out, control and instant hit that Taylor did well to hang on to as it bounce just in front of him.

44mins: Angel curler from 20 yards looked good but always too high.

Added time: Angel into box, looked dangerous for a second but he appeared to change his mind whether to shoot or cross and ended up doing neither.

Half-time: Aston Villa 0, Spurs 0

46mins: Early concern as Angel catches Dawson on the back of the head with his knee in an aerial challenge, again accidental. Dawson needs treatment but continues.

50mins: Not as good as we thought on Dawson, who looks decidedly worse than a couple of minutes ago and is helped off the pitch by our medical staff.

51mins: SUB - SPURS. Stalteri for Dawson. Stalteri to right-back, Chimbonda goes to centre-back.

52mins: McCann decent hit from 25 yards always rising.

53mins: YELLOW CARD. Ghaly for foul on Baros.

57mins: More injury worries as Ghaly waves over to the bench pointing at his right hamstring.

59mins: SUB - SPURS. Lennon for Ghaly.

64mins: SUB - VILLA. Agathe for Baros.

68mins: BLOCK/SAVE. Agathe good pace down the right and fine cross for Agbonlahor to attack at far post, got head to ball but Chimbonda did enough to take power off and Robinson palmed away.

69mins: CHANCE. Defoe darted into the box, side-stepped Mellberg but lashed high and wide with left foot from 14 yards.

73mins: PENALTY/RED CARD/MISS. Agbonlahor's pace got him beyond Davenport onto Angel's flick, Davenport looked what looked like a clean challenge but the referee awarded a penalty and sent him straight off. Angel took spot kick and missed, aiming for top right corner.

75mins: GOAL - SPURS. Defoe took corner from right, didn't get hold of it, but Angel managed to turn header into his own net from six yards.
Aston Villa 0, Spurs 1

75mins: SUB - SPURS. Davids for Berbatov.

76mins: SUB - VILLA. Berger for Davis.

78mins: Robinson clutched Angel's header from deep Agathe corner.

80mins: GOAL - VILLA. Barry picked up possession on left, cut inside Lennon, then Jenas, before curling into the top corner from 20 yards.
Aston Villa 1, Spurs 1

82mins: CHANCE. McCann's shot hit Angel in the area and bounced straight to the feet of Petrov, central, 12 yards out, screwed shot wide of target.

84mins: Unbelievable moment as Defoe, clean through on goal, is flagged for offside even though he was in his own half when the ball was played!

86mins: SAVE. Barry's cross from left, Angel controlled and hit volley from 12 yards, Robinson superb reactions to palm out.

Full-time: Aston Villa 1, Spurs 1

Aston Villa: Taylor, Mellberg, Barry, Hughes, Ridgewell, McCann, Davis (Berger, 76), Agbonlahor, Angel, Baros (Agathe, 64), Petrov. Subs: Olejnik, Laursen, Bouma.

Spurs: Robinson, Chimbonda, Assou-Ekotto, Dawson (Stalteri, 51), Davenport, Jenas, Ghaly (Lennon, 59), Zokora, Murphy, Defoe, Berbatov (Davids, 75). Subs: Cerny, Keane.

Referee: Mr M Atkinson. Assistants: Mr S Artis, Mr K Pike. Fourth official: Mr PMiller.