Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham: Townsend and Soldado shine for Spurs

Aston Villa 0 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur

  • 31" Andros Townsend
  • 69" Roberto Soldado

Ref: Phil Dowd
Attendance: 35,391

Villa Park 6

Tottenham Hotspur beat Aston Villa 2-0 at Villa Park this afternoon.

Goals from man-of-the-moment Andros Townsend and Roberto Soldado gave Tottenham a 2-0 win away to Aston Villa earlier today.

England's new wunderkind opened the scoring in the 31st minute when his cross was missed by both Soldado and Lewis Holtby and beat Villa 'keeper Brad Guzan.

Spurs doubled their lead when Spanish striker Soldado fired home, after the hosts had threatened to equalise following Christian Benteke's 61st-minute introduction.

The two sides had 28 shots between them, with the home side narrowly having the majority.  But the fact that only two of their 15 efforts tested Hugo Lloris suggests they will be working on shooting prior to their next match.

The result means Tottenham climb to fifth in the table, while Villa are 13th. 

Statistics

Aston Villa

Tottenham Hotspur

Possession

37.1%
62.9%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Aston Villa

  • Brad Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Nathan Baker
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Antonio Luna
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Fabian Delph
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Libor Kozák

Substitutes

  • Jordan Bowery
  • Jed Steer
  • Christian Benteke
  • Yacouba Sylla
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Nicklas Helenius
  • Aleksandar Tonev

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Vlad Chiriches
  • Michael Dawson
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Kyle Walker
  • Lewis Holtby
  • Andros Townsend
  • Paulinho
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Sandro
  • Roberto Soldado

Substitutes

  • Aaron Lennon
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Mousa Dembélé
  • Brad Friedel
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Erik Lamela
  • Kyle Naughton

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