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Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:49

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Aston Villa host Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on Sunday 6th May 2012 (KO 14:00) in the 37th round of 2011-12 Premier League matches.

Villa come into the game in 15th place in the table on 37 points after their 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion, while Spurs are in 4th place with 65 points after their 4-1 away win at Bolton Wanderers.

The match at will be the 162nd time the two teams have met.

Tottenham Hotspur first met 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.

There have been no Domestic Cup meetings between the two teams during the last 16 years.

The last time they met 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 20 season history.

Last season, Spurs did the 'double' over Villa 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 on a free transfer. Alan Hutton made a move in the opposite direction and Jermaine Jenas joined Villa on a season's loan.

The reverse fixture at White Hart Lane earlier this 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.

Sunday's game at Villa Park will be the 162nd match played between the two clubs and Spurs have the edge with 64 wins to Villa's 59 with 38 matches having been drawn.

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Full History of Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa Matches 1896-2012

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They Played for Spurs & Villa....


Darren Bent
Gundi 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
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

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Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Player's Squad Numbers 1993-94 to 2011-12

Aston Villa Premier League Player's Squad Numbers 1993-94 to 2011-12

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