In Pictures: Tim Sherwood celebrates Aston Villa victory on return to Tottenham

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood claimed a 1-0 win over former club Tottenham on Saturday.

Aston Villa have given their survival hopes a real boost after a surprise 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Villa were struggling under Paul Lambert, but now they appear to be firing on all cylinders under new manager Tim Sherwood.

Striker Christian Benteke scored the winning goal, heading home a cross from the right hand side as Sherwood gets the best out of the Belgian.

Villa's win over Tottenham was Sherwood's first return to White Hart Lane since being sacked as Spurs manager almost a year ago.

At the final whistle, Sherwood couldn't hide his delight, celebrating in the dugout as Villa completed a real shock to leave Villa six points clear of the drop zone.

It was a frustrating afternoon for Spurs, who have now won just one of the last four Premier League games as their top four quest begins to falter.

In such a big game for many reasons, there were a number of key incidents and moments - here is a collection of the best images from the match.

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