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  • Aston Villa 1-2 Tottenham: Van der Vaart great-double, Defoe red-card

    Tottenham Hotspur for a while tracing the euro zone. That was achieved after adding three points thanks to a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa, while Spurs finished the game minus one player.

    A visit to Villa Park on Sunday (12/26/2010) , Spurs go home with full points thanks to a pair of goals from Rafael van der Vaart. The host himself was only able to reply only once by Marc Albrighton.

    Van der Vaart took the Spurs ahead on 23 minutes after kicking his left leg after receiving the cross from Alan Hutton successful nesting in the Villa goal.

    Catastrophe present to the visitors after Jermain Defoe red-carded at minute 27. Spurs had to play with ten players.

    A counter-attack on 67 minutes Spurs started the second goal. This time Aaron Lennon who gave the ball to Van der Vaart for later conversion he became a goal.

    Eight minutes before the normal time runs out, Albrighton succeeded in blowing up hope for Villa through his goal. In the remaining time Villa continued to press although no longer a goal that is created.

    With these results, Spurs position now lift-up into the top five Premier League standings - Europa League zone. Of the 18 games, the Spurs bagging 30 points.

    Team Line-up:

    Aston Villa:
    Friedel, Warnock, Collins, Cuellar, Lichaj, Downing, Delph (Pires '74), Hogg (Petrov '45), Albrighton, Heskey (Delfouneso '39), Agbonlahor

    Tottenham Hotspur:
    Gomes, Hutton, Kaboul, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon (Jenas '89), Palacios, Modric (Corluka 90), Bale, Van der Vaart (Crouch '75), Defoe


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