Spurs v Aston Villa match reports
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26.11.2023 Premier League     Home     Lost     1-2     For a match report, click here.
13.05.2023 Premier League     Away     Lost     1-2     For a match report, click here.
01.01.2023 Premier League     Home     Lost     0-2     For a match report, click here.
09.04.2022 Premier League     Away     Won     4-0     For a match report, click here.
03.10.2021 Premier League     Home     Won     2-1     For a match report, click here.
19.05.2021 Premier League     Home     Lost     1-2     For a match report, click here.
21.03.2021 Premier League     Away     Won     2-0     For a match report, click here.
16.02.2020 Premier League     Away     Won     3-2     For a match report, click here.
10.08.2019 Premier League     Home     Won     3-1     For a match report, click here.
08.01.2017 FA Cup  Third Round     Home     Won     2-0     For a match report, click here.
13.03.2016 Premier League     Away     Won     2-0     For a match report, click here.
02.11.2015 Premier League     Home     Won     3-1     For a match report, click here.
11.04.2015 Premier League     Home     Lost     0-1     For a match report, click here.
02.11.2014 Premier League     Away     Won     2-1     For a match report, click here.
11.05.2014 Premier League     Home     Won     3-0     For a match report, click here.
20.10.2013 Premier League     Away     Won     2-0     For a match report, click here.
24.09.2013 League Cup  Third Round    Away     Won     4-0     For a match report, click here.
26.12.2012 Premier League     Away     Won     4-0     For a match report, click here.
07.10.2012 Premier League     Home     Won     2-0     For a match report, click here.
06.05.2012 Premier League     Away     Drew     1-1     For a match report, click here.
21.11.2011 Premier League     Home     Won     2-0     For a match report, click here.
26.12.2010 Premier League     Away     Won     2-1     For a match report, click here.
02.10.2010 Premier League     Home     Won     2-1     For a match report, click here.
06.02.2010 Premier League     Home     Drew     0-0     For a match report, click here.
28.11.2009 Premier League     Away     Drew     1-1     For a match report, click here.
15.03.2009 Premier League     Away     Won     2-1     For a match report, click here.
15.09.2008 Premier League     Home     Lost     1-2     For a match report, click here.
01.01.2008 Premier League     Away     Lost     1-2     For a match report, click here.
01.10.2007 Premier League     Home     Drew     4-4     For a match report, click here.
26.12.2006 Premier League     Home     Won     2-1     For a match report, click here.
14.10.2006 Premier League     Away     Drew     1-1     For a match report, click here.
21.01.2006 Premier League     Home     Drew     0-0     For a match report, click here.
17.09.2005 Premier League     Away     Drew     1-1     For a match report, click here.
01.05.2005 Premier League     Home     Won     5-1     For a match report, click here.
23.11.2004 Premier League     Away     Lost     0-1     For a match report, click here.
02.05.2004 Premier League     Away     Lost     0-1     For a match report, click here.
23.11.2003 Premier League     Home     Won     2-1     For a match report, click here.
18.01.2003 Premier League     Away     Won     1-0     For a match report, click here.
24.08.2002 Premier League     Home     Won     1-0     For a match report, click here.
29.12.2001 Premier League     Away     Drew     1-1     For a match report, click here.
18.08.2001 Premier League     Home     Drew     0-0     For a match report, click here.
28.04.2001 Premier League     Home     Drew     0-0     For a match report, click here.
11.11.2000 Premier League     Away     Lost     0-2     For a match report, click here.
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15.04.2000 Premier League     Home     Lost     2-4

Would it sound strange to say that Tottenham played better today than they did when beating Southampton 7-2 ?  Would it sound strange to say that Rob Harris awarded a dubious penalty on the word of a linesman, ran to the spot, ran back to his linesman, pulled Stephen Clemence by the shirt, then failed to book anyone for allegedly stopping a handball that stopped a goal?  Would it sound strange to say that the referee and the officials had an awful second half in which they failed to be consistent (even with their first half performance) and inattentive when serious injuries were sustained?  Would it be strange to say that Aston Villa were completely outplayed for two thirds of this match? Well, strange as it may seem all the above are true in my opinion.

Spurs started brightly and although Armstrong missed a tough chance and Carr’s cross went untouched across the face of goal, there was an air of seriousness about Tottenham’s play today.  The first goal came about when an early cross from Ginola found Iversen at the near post to beat Ehiogu to the ball and head past James.  Within moments, the ideal chance to make it 2-0 came along when Carr’s through ball found Armstrong advancing on James, but his attempted lob fell gently, straight into the Villa keeper’s midriff.  Villa tried to respond with a long range drive from Merson going wide and Thompson’s long shot was deflected off Merson’s back, forcing Walker to grab the ball as he back peddled and held well to thwart the onrushing Dublin.  Armstrong almost did make it two with an opportunist overhead kick, which landed on top of the bar.  Spurs were playing much better than in recent games, but that was soon to change.

Fresh into the second half, Spurs pressed forward.  Carr clipped a ball behind the Villa defence to a suspiciously looking offside Armstrong.  As James rushed out, Armo lifted the ball over him and just made it to the ball before it went out of play.  He slipped it into the net, just as Ehiogu came in to try and clear, but it was 2-0 now.  It all looked fairly comfortable, as Villa had rarely threatened, but on the hour, madness prevailed.  Taricco was booked for bad mouthing a linesman and from the resulting corner, a blatant push on a Spurs defender was ignored, but the ball was lashed toward goal and a handball was claimed.  Harris played on, but with the linesman holding his flag across his chest, he went over to consult and gave a penalty.  He ran into the area pursued by Spurs players and something must have been said to make him reconsider, as he turned to go back to consult with the assistant referee again.  Then he ran back to the spot, Ehiogu pushed Taricco over, the ref manhandled Clem and pulled his shirt, but the alleged handball perpetrator (who I thought was Iversen) was not yellow carded for the misdemeanour. The whole of the incident left a nasty taste and although Dublin scored, it was the next few minutes that left Spurs reeling.

Following a quickly taken Ginola free-kick, the visitors broke away and a cross from the right was met with a twisting volley from Carbone’s cross by the ex-Coventry striker, who had paired up with Stephen Carr and Villa were level.  Within a minute, Carbone latched onto a half-clearance and lashed an unstoppable shot over Walker to give them the lead, which was extended in similar fashion.  Wright hitting a screamer off the underside of the bar after Campbell’s header (while he had Dublin backing in on him) fell into his path.  The game was not over, as Ginola hit a low shot that skidded off the turf and slipped through James’ grasp, but the keeper grabbed the ball before it crossed the line (or so the officials said).  Only James’ right hand denied a super chip by Clemence late on.

In truth, Villa were not two goals better than Spurs on the day, but had a golden spell when everything went for them.  On another day, it could have gone our way, but today it didn’t.  More “Sugar Out” cries, but looking at it coldly, the team did little wrong apart from not convert the opportunities they made early on. Yet another loss by two goals and all for a few missed chances – again.

MEHSTG TOP MAN : – STEPHEN CARR

Pete Stachio

  Tottenham 2  Aston Villa 4                                 By David Hart

So off we set for another stab at `football`. We all bundle into the car and speed off down to the Rising Sun. As we jog along, we hear yet again that we need a forward. A forward huh ?  It’s not just a forward that we need, it’s two centre of midfields as well and if Campbell goes we’ll be needing another centre back. All last season, through the summer and half way through this season we’ve been waiting and waiting for `the right player’ so David Pleat tells us. So, who is this player ?  Oh yes, it’s Wimbledon’s star striker, the man who’s going to bang us in 25 goals a season, John Hartson. Oh come on. Surely we can do better than that. So we get to the pub all knowing what we expect of this tough match between us and Villa. We step inside the pub to find that our quiet hide away has been found by other fellow supporters. Great. After a few drinks we head for the ground. We take our time as the kick off isn’t until six minutes past three. We stand as the referee blows his whistle for a minutes respect to those who died at Hillsborough. He blows it again and the crowd erupts with chants of pleasure and hope towards the game. He blows it to start the game and Villa are already on the attack. For the first fifteen minutes of the game Villa have a lot of possession and look to be on top. Spurs slowly get back into it after a Steffen Iversen goal. A few bits of magic from Ginola but still not the same man as last season. Where passes should be made he carries the ball too far and loses it. We were basically playing three in the centre of midfield, so when Ginola didn’t get back Clemence would drop into his place. Chris Armstrong placed a one on one chance with David James straight into his hands. Dear oh dear. A fine save from Ian Walker kept the score at 1-0.  With minutes left in the half Paul Merson shouted out in rage {he probably needed a drink!} and smacked the ball against the track side adverts, which the Spurs fans enjoyed. As the half time whistle blew and the players jogged in the feeling in the crowd was a good one. During half time I heard an interesting fact about Chris Perry, who has made the most winning tackles in the Premiership this season. 

And so the players come out on to the pitch to a great roar from the crowd. As they kick off it looks promising and just 90 seconds into this half Chris Armstrong puts away a great goal. A superb ball from Steve Carr who turned out to be man of the match in my opinion. Not long after there was an alleged hand ball. Not that the referee, who was standing on the penalty spot, saw it. No, he gave a goal kick, but the linesman who was 30 yards away from it did. The ref. also didn’t see the push in the back on a Spurs player. It still took the referee and the linesman eight minutes to decide if it was a penalty or not. They decided it was. Dion Dublin stepped up to take it. 2-1. That tore the game apart. Our heads went down and so did our game. Sol man went up for a corner and when we lost it and they attacked, he had a little trot back leaving his man, Dion Dublin unmarked. They got in a cross, Sol still trotting back and Dublin with what was a great over head kick putting it straight into the corner. 

2-2. Oh damn. We’re in trouble now. Within 11 minutes we were 4-2 down, a good goal, from Carbone, even though Campbell should have stopped the header back from Dublin which set up Carbone for the goal and a scorcher from Wright which was unstoppable. Even though we absolutely collapsed, I still had this old guy next to me going on about how great Ginola is and if he was with a good team he’d win all their games for them. Ginola is a great talent but he is not Spurs. He isn’t a team player. He plays for Ginola, but when he turns it on he is a great asset to the side. Going home I still heard that we need a striker. “Yeah” I said, “a striker, that’s what we need”, and I leaned back and read my programme.

Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Mauricio Taricco  , Steffen Freund, Sol Campbell  , Chris Perry  , Darren Anderton  , Stephen Clemence, David Ginola, Steffen Iversen, Chris Armstrong
Subs not used : –  Espen Baardsen, Matthew Etherington, Willem Korsten, Luke Young, John Scales
Aston Villa : – David James, Steve Watson (Mark Delaney 46 [Jonathan Bewers 90]), Alan Wright, Gareth Barry, Ugo Ehiogu, George Boateng, JLloyd Samuel, Benito Carbone, Dion Dublin, Paul Merson, Alan Thompson 
Subs not used : –  Peter Enckelman, Ian Taylor, Najwan Ghrayib
Crowd : – 35,304
Ref : – Rob Harris (-)

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29.12.1999 Premier League     Away     Drew     1-1

Tottenham were supposedly trying to take their good home form on the road today and although they were under pressure for long periods, they could easily have taken all three points from this visit to the Midlands.  The early efforts came from the home side,  the Spurs keeper had already pushed a header from Joachim over the bar before he denied the same player with his arse and the incident was cleaned up by Carr’s clearance from Taylor’s follow-up in front of the goal .  For all their pressure, Villa created few direct chances and those they did were foiled by an on song Ian Walker.  His save from Southgate in the second half probably earned Spurs a point as did his catch at the end of the match, when Vassell burst into the Spurs box.  The former Leicester City forward, Joachim, was causing Spurs most problems and his header just before Spurs scored was well pushed aside by Walks.  It was in the final minute of the first half that David Ginola played a simple square ball inside to Tim Sherwood.  The midfielder was 32 yards out and let fly with a shot that ripped past James in the home goal.  It was a cracking goal and although really against the run of play, Tim was allowed so much room that he had an open invitation to score.

The second half saw Spurs up the pace of the game and Iversen had two chances, one with his feet and one with his head, but both found James equal to the efforts. Merson was having a good match and although he engineered a good position for himself, his shooting did not match the build-up play. He did create the equaliser though, with a low ball into the six yard box that Taylor got in front of Sherwood to poke high past Walker.  It was all that Villa had deserved as they were more attacking throughout and Walker still had to be on his toes to thwart Joachim’s shot towards the end.

An uninspiring performance by Spurs, but a battling one, which earned a point against a Villa side on the roll after two wins.  The need to start at a high pace is exacting, but one which has earned points already this season.  To do it away and put the home side on the back foot early on could make sense, but it could leave us open at the back.  Would GG be brave enough to try such an option ??  If only against some of the lesser lights in the League, it could be a tactic that works.  Anyway, the end of the century and we’re in sixth – not great, but hey, better than the position we have found ourselves in at the end of other years recently past.

MEHSTG TOP MAN : – CHRIS PERRY

East Stan

Teams : –
Aston Villa : –  David James, Gareth Southgate, Steve Watson, Ugo Ehiogu, Gareth Barry, Alan Wright (Steve Stone 74), George Boateng, Paul Merson, Ian Taylor  , Benito Carbone (Darius Vassell 66), Julian Joachim
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Sol Campbell, Chris Perry, Mauricio Taricco, Stephen Clemence, David Ginola, Allan Nielsen (Luke Young 85), Tim Sherwood, Chris Armstrong, Steffen Iversen 
Crowd : –   39,217
Referee : – Graham Barber (Surrey).

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13.03.1999 Premier League     Home     Won     1-0     

Unfortunately, the referee managed to spoil a pretty poor game. I would have said he lost it in the first five minutes, but I don’t think he ever has it to start with. Within six minutes of the kick off, Tottenham should have had a penalty when Les was sent sprawling in the box and Walker should have been dismissed when he charged out to fell Thompson as he approached the penalty area. From then on the ref just went from one error to another mistake. He failed to play on when there was an advantage and let play go when there was no clear possession. Even into the second half, when Ferdinand was again pushed over by Scimeca, he ran away with his arms firmly by his sides. The fact that Tottenham got the three points they deserved from this match was due to maintaining their efforts on goal and no thanks to the men in charge. From the outset, Les had the aerial power to upset the Villa centre-halves. His low header was smothered by Bosnich (roundly booed every time he went near the ball/crowd/ref/one of our players/etc) and his second powerful header from Ginola’s perfect cross was only just over the bar. 

Among other first half chances, Sol swung and missed as the ball fell from a corner, Ginola forced Bosnich to save his shot, Armstrong saw an effort fly wide and everyone missed the ball as it fizzed across the penalty area. All Ian had to do was gather a Thompson free-kick that was hit straight at him. There appeared to be an edge to Villa’s play that no doubt arose from frustration. Hendrie, Draper and Stone (for persistent fouls on Ginola – no surprise there then) all received cautions and Merson laid Taricco out off the ball (but then he was a Gooner). A scoreless first half was a surprise to anyone watching the match. The only thing that was a surprise was the song “You’re mad and you know you are”, which was a nice invention from the Paxton.

The second looked as though it might be a repeat of the Derby County match. Sleepy from the restart, Villa had their best spell, but even then were unable to force Walker to break sweat and make a save. At the other end, Tottenham were struggling to make decent chances, with the final ball too often being misdirected. Anderton was having an off day in the middle of midfield, Nielsen (who took a nasty clattering in the first half) seemed to be a little bit off the pace and I’m afraid that Les and Chris do not seem to link that well together. There was one incident when a low cross by Carr caused confusion in the box and the ball came out wide right for another cross, which evaded all the Spurs men attacking the ball. 

It was only after GG’s triple substitution that Tottenham got the goal they deserved. Steffen Iversen came on and received the ball outside the box, lining up a shot. His drive was only parried away by the Villa keeper and Sherwood was on hand to tuck away the rebound. But, no. His diving header hit the post, bounced across the goal to where he saw Bosnich block his next effort. Then it fell to Wright, who tried to hack it clear only to hit Tim and then be scrambled into the net. Not the prettiest goal we will score this season, but a welcome three points and well earned against a Villa side, who made it difficult for Spurs, but rarely showed the form which saw them head the Premier League for so long. One more win now and we should be safe from relegation.

MEHSTG TOP MAN : – SOL CAMPBELL (Had the madman in his pocket)

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Sol Campbell, Ramon Vega, Mauricio Taricco (Andy Sinton 79), Darren Anderton, David Ginola (Steffen Iversen 79), Allan Nielsen, Tim Sherwood, Chris Armstrong (Jose Dominguez 79), Les Ferdinand
Aston Villa : –  Mark Bosnich, Gareth Southgate, Gareth Barry, Riccy Scimeca, Alan Wright, Mark Draper, Lee Hendrie, Paul Merson (Julian Joachim), Steve Stone, Alan Thompson, Stan Collymore
Referee : – Peter Jones  (-)

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07.11.1998 Premier League     Away     Lost     2-3     

If George Graham was looking for confirmation of where the weakness are in the Spurs team, then this game certainly provided it. For 30 minutes there was little to choose between the teams although Dublin signalled his intentions in the second minute receiving a yellow card for leading with the arm against Scales.  Spurs had the first real chance when Ginola rampaged down the left cut in and hit a shot which Oakes did well to parry. The rebound fell to Iversen who sliced the ball wide with Anderton in a better position to score just behind him.  The Spurs defence then resorted to type and contrived to present Villa with two goals both from mistakes. The first from a corner which was allowed to drop into the middle of the area, where it rebounded off John Scales’ leg to the fortunate Dublin two yards out and he gleefully volleyed home. I cannot explain why Scales was not watching the ball when it hit him! The second goal was an even bigger ‘cock up’. Nielsen played a short ball back to Scales some 40 yards out. Scales thought Anderton was going to clear and left it for him.. Anderton thought Scales was going to clear and left it for him!! Dublin seized upon such uncertainty, stole the ball and charged through to score past a helpless Baardsen. What a miserable first half by Tottenham.

Half Time 2-0.

During half time we were entertained again by a three girl group called 21st Century all wearing incredibly short/tight dresses, but not too tight to prevent them giving a display of cartwheels and flashing their knickers. Oh and Vega was also warming up!

George made two changes at half time bringing on Vega and Sinton for Fox and Edinburgh and resorting to playing three at the back plus Carr and Sinton as wing backs. Three minutes after the restart, Collymore scored his usual goal against Spurs capitalising on our failure to clear the ball again and hammering home. 3-0 down, our thoughts turned to last Boxing Day and the 4-1 thrashing. But gradually Spurs started to ease their way into the game again and Anderton hit a 25 yard screamer which cannoned off the bar before Oakes could move.  This seemed to shake Villa and when Ginola advanced into the box from the left he was brought down by the outstretched leg of Ehiogu. To the Spurs fans it was a surprise a penalty was awarded; the first in the league for over a year. Who was to take such responsibility bearing in mind Ginola fluffed his penalty at Northampton. ‘Cometh the hour cometh the man’ and up stepped Darren to smack it home. Villa rallied and Dublin ‘scored’ . How delightful to see him posing to the cameras in front of the travelling contingent and then suddenly discovering he was offside.  Back came Spurs and from a left wing corner the merest of touches took the ball to Vega who scored off his shin. Villa wobbled, Spurs battled but the equaliser could not be found. So defeat by Villa who stay top of the Premier. A battling fight back but there is not enough quality in the Spurs team. In the post match interview George said Spurs have too many players who are good when we have the ball but poor when we lose possession. He is right. We badly need a combative midfielder to win the ball and a second decent Centre Back to help out Sol. (Scales had a very poor game.) The left back slot should be filled shortly. Then we need to get our strikers fully fit. Oh and please George don’t renew Fox’s contract he is out of his depth. Now to Highbury where they could all redeem themselves by beating the Gooners.

 

MEHSTG TOP MAN : – Darren Anderton.

Eric the Viking


Dion Dublin was booked after just 80 seconds for a foul, but he ended up the Villa hero with two goals on his debut that helped his side to a 3-2 home win.

Half an hour had gone when Spurs failed to effectively clear a corner and the ball was knocked into Dublin’s path by John Scales.  The Villa striker buried the chance from close range.

His second goal was even more embarrassing.  There was 34 minutes on the clock when a pass was made to a Spurs player who was tying up his boot.  The two players left the ball for each other, so Dublin took the opportunity and slid the ball past Baardsen from inside the box.

Steffen Iversen had Tottenham’s two best chances, but two minutes into the second half, Stan Collymore got a yard on Sol Campbell and powered home Lee Hendrie’s cross to make it 3-0.

It looked a question of how many as Spurs were very slack, but a stretching challenge by Ugo Ehiogu on David Ginola on the hour earned Tottenham a penalty.  Darren Anderton stuck it away an fifteen minutes later, Iversen flicked on a corner for substitute Ramon Vega to prod home from close range to give the score-line a much more respectable look.

Villa almost extended their lead when Dublin looked like he had sealed a hat-trick, but the lineman’s flag denied him as he had been off-side.

Aston Villa : –  Michael Oakes, Alan Wright, Gareth Southgate, Ugo Ehiogu  , Steve Watson, Ian Taylor  , Stan Collymore, Paul Merson, Dion Dublin    1 (Mark Draper 81), Gareth Barry, Lee Hendrie
Unused subs. : –  Adam Rachel, Alan Thompson, Julian Joachim, Simon Grayson
Manager : – John Gregory
Spurs –  Baardsen, Carr, Scales, Edinburgh, Campbell, Clemence (Rory Allen 82), Fox (Sinton 46), Nielsen, Anderton, Iversen, Ginola 
Subs Not used : –  Walker, Dominguez
Manager : –  George Graham
Ref. : –  Rob Harris ()
Linesmen : –
Attendance :  39,241

Match sponsor : –  Kenco Coffee

Scorers – Dublin 31, 35, Collymore 48; Anderton (pen) 65, Vega 76.
Weather ; Cold / Dry

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26.12.1997 Premier League     Away     Lost     1-4     

Spurs crashed to a 4-1 Premiership defeat to end Christmas with a whimper.  Two goals each from Mark Draper and Stan Collymore outdid Colin Calderwood’s goal to see the Villa side through to a comfortable home win.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Mark Bosnich, Fernando Nelson, Steve Staunton, Ugo Ehiogu  , Simon Grayson, Riccy Scimeca, Alan Wright, Mark Draper, Ian Taylor, Stan Collymore, Savo Milosevic
Subs Not used : –
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Sol Campbell, Gary Mabbutt (Stephen Clemence 26), Clive Wilson (Rory Allen 74), Colin Calderwood, Allan Nielsen, Andy Sinton (Darren Anderton 74), Ruel Fox, Steffen Iversen, David Ginola
Subs Not used : –  Espen Baardsen, Jose Dominguez
Ref : –  Alan Wilkie (Durham)
Attendance : –  38,644

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27.08.1997 Premier League    Home     Won     3-2

Les Ferdinand shot Spurs into the lead in this Premier League match within five minutes of the start, hitting an angled shot into the net from Ruel Fox’s pass, but Villa hit back with Steve Staunton’s free-kick rebounding off the underside of the crossbar a minute later.  Walker stopped Collymore’s curling shot with a very good one-handed stop and Bosnich had to race from goal to dive at Les Ferdinand’s feet after a slide-rule pass from Andy Sinton.  Ferdinand had another effort go too high before Dwight Yorke tied things up in the 27th minute on the break.  

Into the second half, Stan Collymore put Villa ahead in the 57th minute with a rasping shot after Walker had denied Draper and Yorke, but a determined comeback from Spurs earned them three points.  With 65 minutes on the clock, Ferdinand scored a second when he headed home Fox’s cross and Fox himself hit a shot into the Villa net for the winner in the 76th minute, after Ferdinand turned provider, heading down Sinton’s cross into the winger’s path.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, John Scales, Colin Calderwood, Justin Edinburgh (Gary Mabbutt 59), David Howells, Andy Sinton, Stephen Clemence, Ruel Fox, Steffen Iversen, Les Ferdinand (Neale Fenn 83)
Subs Not used : –  Espen Baardsen, Jamie Clapham, Allan Nielsen
Aston Villa –   Mark Bosnich, Gary Charles, Steve Staunton, Gareth Southgate, Ugo Ehiogu (Sasa Curcic 86), Riccy Scimeca, Andy Townsend, Ian Taylor, Mark Draper, Dwight Yorke, Stan Collymore
Subs Not used : –
Ref : –  Mike Riley (Leeds)
Linesmen : – Mr. K. D. Hill (Herts); Mr. A. J. Martin (Staffs)
Reserve Official : – Mr. R. Gorrie (Essex)
Attendance : –  26,317
Match Sponsor : – Hewlett Packard

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19.04.1997 Premier League     Away     Drew     1-1

Villa celebrated 100 years of football at Villa Park with an equaliser nine minutes from time to earn a Premier League point.

Savo Milosevic and Dwight Yorke missed opportunities that were carved out and Mark Draper hit a 25-yard drive that Walker did well to tip over the top.  Ramon Vega had already gone close from a Howells free-kick, before he headed home a cross from Sheringham to give Tottenham a 54th minute lead with his first Tottenham goal.  However, Yorke snatched a leveller, seizing on a rebound after Walker saved from Staunton, as it looked as though Spurs might leave will the three points.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Michael Oakes, Fernando Nelson  , Gareth Southgate (David Hughes 46), Steve Staunton, Ugo Ehiogu, Alan Wright, Mark Draper (Sasa Curcic 66), Ian Taylor, Andy Townsend, Dwight Yorke, Savo Milosevic
Subs Not used : –
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Dean Austin, Ramon Vega, Sol Campbell, Colin Calderwood, Justin Edinburgh  , David Howells (Stuart Nethercott 89), Jason Dozzell, Andy Sinton, Teddy Sheringham, Paul McVeigh (Neale Fenn 82)

Ref : – Martin Bodenham (Cornwall)
Attendance : –  39,339

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12.10.1996 Premier League    Home     Won     1-0     

Allan Nielsen’s first Spurs goal was all that separated the two sides in this Premier League match.

Spurs had early openings through Fox and Sheringham, while Walker saved well from Sasa Curcic and Ugo Ehiogu shot over when well placed.  David Howells hit a fine volley that was kept out, then, on the hour, Ruel Fox put in a good cross for Nielsen to shoot home.  Spurs had some late defending to do to keep out Curcic twice and Steve Staunton drove inches wide at the end of the game, but it was Nielsen’s 61st minute goal that decided the game.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Clive Wilson, Colin Calderwood, Sol Campbell, Stephen Carr, Ruel Fox, David Howells, Andy Sinton, Allan Nielsen (Stuart Nethercott 90), Teddy Sheringham, Chris Armstrong
Subs Not used : –   Espen Baardsen, Dean Austin, Justin Edinburgh, Neale Fenn
Aston Villa –   Mark Bosnich, Alan Wright, Steve Staunton, Ugo Ehiogu, Fernando Nelson, Andy Townsend (Carl Tiler 79), Sasa Curcic, Ian Taylor, Mark Draper (Tommy Johnson 79), Savo Milosevic (Julian Joachim 79), Dwight Yorke
Subs Not used : –   Michael Oakes, Gareth Farrelly
Ref : –  Peter Jones ()
Attendance : –  32,847

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21.01.1996 Premier League     Away     Lost     1-2

Spurs slipped to a Premier League defeat as Villa ran out 2-1 winners.

Central defender Paul McGrath scored in the 23rd minute to give the visitors the lead, but Ruel Fox fired in a shot off McGrath’s ankle to beat Mark Bosnich in the Villa goal to make it 1-1.   However, the points were sealed when Dwight Yorke ran through in the 79th minute to beat Walker for the winner.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Dean Austin, Colin Calderwood, Sol Campbell, Stuart Nethercott, Justin Edinburgh, Darren Caskey, Ruel Fox, Chris Armstrong, Ronny Rosenthal, Teddy Sheringham
Sub. not used : –
Aston Villa –   Mark Bosnich, Gary Charles, Gareth Southgate, Ugo Ehiogu, Paul McGrath, Alan Wright, Mark Draper, Andy Townsend, Tommy Johnson (Ian Taylor), Savo Milosevic, Dwight Yorke
Sub. not used : –
Ref : –  Graham Poll (Herts)
Attendance : –   35,666

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23.08.1995 Premier League     Home     Lost     0-1.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Dean Austin    34, Colin Calderwood, David Kerslake (Gerry McMahon 63), Gary Mabbutt, Justin Edinburgh, David Howells, Chris Armstrong    58, Ilie Dumitrescu, Ronny Rosenthal, Teddy Sheringham
Sub. not used : –  Erik Thorstvedt, Kevin Scott
Aston Villa – Mark Bosnich, Gary Charles, Ugo Ehiogu, Gareth Southgate, Paul McGrath, Alan Wright, Mark Draper, Ian Taylor, Andy Townsend    67, Savo MIlosevic, Dwight Yorke
Sub. not used : –  Nigel Spink, Ricardo Scimeca, Tommy Johnson
Ref : –  Steve Dunn (Bristol)
Attendance : –   26,598

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25.01.1995 Premier League     Away     Lost     0-1

An 18th minute goal from Dean Saunders was the only goal of this match at Villa Park.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Mark Bosnich, Earl Barrett, Steve Staunton, Ugo Ehiogu, Shaun Teale, Paul McGrath, Ian Taylor, Andy Townsend, Tommy Johnston (Ray Houghton 79), Dean Saunders, Dwight Yorke (Gary Charles 86)
Sub. not used : –  Nigel Spink
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Dean Austin, Colin Calderwood, Sol Campbell, Gheorghe Popescu, Gary Mabbutt, Justin Edinburgh, Darren Anderton, Nick Barmby, Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann (Darren Caskey 76)
Sub. not used : –  Chris Day, Stuart Nethercott
Ref : –  Robbie Hart (-)
Attendance : –   40,017

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19.11.1994 Premier League     Home     Lost     3-4

Gerry Francis’ first match in charge saw Tottenham lose out in a high scoring match.

Villa went 3-0 up with goals from Dalian Atkinson (9 minutes) and two Graham Fenton goals between the 20th and 26th minutes.  Teddy Sheringham got a goal back for Spurs five minutes before half-time to get Tottenham back into the game, with Jurgen Klinsmann converting a penalty in the 52nd minute to make it 2-3.  

A great comeback was complete in the 73rd minute, when Jurgen netted, although the goal was later attributed to Mark Bosnich in the Villa goal.  Just when it looked like Spurs had salvaged a draw, Dean Saunders popped up in the third minute of injury time to net a winner for the Villains.

Teams :
Spurs – Ian Walker, Colin Calderwood, Sol Campbell, David Kerslake (Stuart Nethercott 46), Gheorghe Popescu, Gary Mabbutt, Darren Anderton, Darren Caskey (Nick Barmby 46), David Howells, Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann
Unused sub : – Chris Day.
Aston Villa –  Mark Bosnich, Earl Barrett, Phil King, Ugo Ehiogu, Paul McGrath, Ray Houghton, Garry Parker, Kevin Richardson, Dalian Atkinson (Nii Lamptey 53), Graham Fenton, Dean Saunders
Unused sub : –  Nigel Spink, Chris Boden
Ref. : – Paul Durkin (Dorset)
Attendance : –  26,899.

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02.03.1994 Premier League     Home     Drew     1-1

Spurs conceded an early goal, when Garry Parker raced through to beat Ian Walker, but battled back to earn a point with a determined effort.

It looked as though Bosnich would keep Spurs at bay, having made a fine close range stop from Dozzell and kept out an Anderton penalty, awarded for a foul on Barmby.  That seemed even more likely when Barmby had his spot-kick (given when Bosnich tripped Anderton) saved six minutes into the second half and the Villa goalie stopped efforts from Sedgley and Scott, but Ronnie Rosenthal’s header from Barmby’s deep cross, 20 minutes from time, gave Spurs a leveller and the team pushed on to search for the winner.  That was only denied them by another outstanding stop from Bosnich when Anderton’s shot in the dying moments was turned away.

Teams :
Spurs –   Ian Walker, Dean Austin, Sol Campbell, Kevin Scott, Vinny Samways, Gary Mabbutt (c), Steve Sedgley, Jason Dozzell, Darren Anderton, Nicky Barmby, Ronny Rosenthal
Unused subs. : –  Chris Day, Darren Caskey, Andy Gray
Aston Villa –  Mark Bosnich, Earl Barrett, Neil Cox (Stefan Bielich 54), Shaun Teale, Paul McGrath, Steve Froggatt, Garry Parker, Kevin Richardson, Dalian Atkinson, Tony Daley, Dean Saunders
Unused subs. : –  Nigel Spink, Dwight Yorke,
Ref : –  Kelvin Morton (Suffolk)
Attendance : –  17,452

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12.01.1994 League Cup Fifth Round     Home     Lost     1-2

Ray Houghton shot Villa ahead in the 56th minute of this Fifth Round League Cup tie, but Spurs drew level seven minutes later when Darren Anderton set up Darren Caskey to power his shot past Bosnich.  It was a goal from defender Earl Barrett, who got in front of Erik Thorstvedt and headed home Garry Parker’s in-swinging corner.

Tottenham pressed for an equaliser in the remaining 22 minutes, but John Hendry was unlucky to see his shot bounce back off the crossbar and Nick Barmby narrowly missed with an overhead kick, but Villa hung on to progress in the competition.

Teams :
Spurs –  Erik Thorstvedt, David Kerslake, Sol Campbell (John Hendry), Colin Calderwood, Justin Edinburgh, Vinny Samways, Steve Sedgley, Jason Dozzell, Darren Caskey, Darren Anderton, Nicky Barmby
Unused subs. : –  Ian Walker, Dean Austin
Aston Villa –  Mark Bosnich, Earl Barrett, Steve Staunton, Shaun Teale, Paul McGrath, Garry Parker, Ray Houghton, Kevin Richardson, Andy Townsend, Dean Saunders, Dalian Atkinson
Unused subs. : –
Ref : –  Terry Holbrook ()
Attendance : –  31,408

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28.08.1993 Premier League     Away     Lost     0-1

A penalty winner from Steve Staunton was the difference between the two sides in this Premier League encounter.  Dean Austin’s foul on Kevin Richardson resulted in the spot-kick that earned Villa the three points.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Spink, Earl Barrett, Steve Staunton    86, Shaun Teale, Paul McGrath, Kevin Richardson, Ray Houghton, Garry Parker, Tony Daley (Guy Whittingham 81), Dean Saunders, Dalian Atkinson.
Subs. not used : – Mark Bosnich, Neil Cox
Spurs –  Erik Thorstvedt, Dean Austin, Sol Campbell, Colin Calderwood, Gary Mabbutt (c), Vinny Samways, Steve Sedgley, Teddy Sheringham    20, David Howells (Darren Caskey  58 [Darren Anderton  69]), Jason Dozzell, Gordon Durie
Sub. not used : –  Ian Walker
Ref : –  Keith Cooper (Pontypridd)
Attendance : –  32,498

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10.03.1993 Premier League     Away     Drew     0-0

Justin Edinburgh’s spectacular goal-line clearance resulted in stalemate in this Premier League match.  Villa dominated the game and Dean Saunders’ effort looked goal-bound until Edinburgh took off and hooked the ball away with his foot swinging head-high to clear the ball off the line.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Mark Bosnich, Earl Barrett, Steve Staunton, Shaun Teale, Paul McGrath, Kevin Richardson, Ray Houghton, Garry Parker, Tony Daley (Cyrille Regis 85), Dean Saunders, Dwight Yorke
Sub. not used : – Nigel Spink, Neil Cox
Manager : – Ron Atkinson
Spurs –  Erik Thorstvedt, Dean Austin, Steve Sedgley    17, Justin Edinburgh, Neil Ruddock, Gary Mabbutt (c), Vinny Samways, Darren Anderton, Andy Gray (Andy Turner 72), Nayim, Teddy Sheringham
Sub. not used : –  Ian Walker, Pat van den Hauwe
Manager : – Doug Livermore
Ref : –  Keith Hackett (Sheffield)
Attendance : –  37,727
Kick off : –  19.45

21.11.1992 Premier League     Home     Drew     0-0

Teams :
Spurs –  Erik Thorstvedt, Justin Edinburgh, Neil Ruddock, Gary Mabbutt (c), Dean Austin, Vinny Samways, David Howells, Nayim, Paul Allen (Jason Cundy 79), Teddy Sheringham, Gordon Durie (Nicky Barmby 46)
Sub. not used : –  Ian Walker
Aston Villa –   Nigel Spink, Earl Barrett, Steve Staunton, Shaun Teale (Ugo Ehiogu 71), Paul McGrath, Kevin Richardson, Ray Houghton, Garry Parker (Cyrille Regis 85), Dean Saunders, Dalian Atkinson, Bryan Small
Sub. not used : – Bosnich
Ref : –  K. Morton (Bury St. Edmunds)
Attendance : –  32,852

04.04.1992 Division 1     Home     Lost     2-5

Teams :
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Gudni Bergsson, Jason Cundy, Gary Mabbutt (c), Justin Edinburgh, Paul Allen, Andy Gray, David Howells, Nayim, Gordon Durie (Paul Walsh), Gary Lineker
Sub. not used : –
Aston Villa –  Nigel Spink, Earl Barrett, Steve Staunton, Shaun Teale, Paul McGrath, Matthias Breitkreutz (Tony Daley), Garry Parker, Kevin Richardson, Ian Olney, Cyrille Regis, Dwight Yorke (Neil Cox)
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –  26,870

14.01.1992 FA Cup Round 3 replay     Home     Lost     0-1

Teams :
Spurs –  Erik Thorstvedt, Terry Fenwick (Gudni Bergsson), Steve Sedgley, Pat van den Hauwe, Gary Mabbutt (c), Paul Allen, Vinny Samways, Paul Stewart, Gordon Durie (Nayim), Gary Lineker, Paul Walsh
Aston Villa –  Les Sealey, Dariusz Kubicki, Steve Staunton, Shaun Teale, Paul McGrath, Bryan Small, Garry Parker, Kevin Richardson, Tony Daley, Cyrille Regis, Dwight Yorke
Sub. not used : –
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –  25,462

05.01.1992 FA Cup Round 3     Away     Drew     0-0

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Les Sealey, Dariusz Kubicki, Steve Staunton (Ugo Ehiogu), Shaun Teale, Paul McGrath, Mark Blake, Garry Parker, Kevin Richardson, Tony Daley, Cyrille Regis, Dwight Yorke
Sub. not used : –
Manager : – Ron Atkinson
Spurs – Erik Thorstvedt, Terry Fenwick, Steve Sedgley, Pat van den Hauwe, Gary Mabbutt (c), Paul Allen, David Howells, Vinny Samways, Paul Stewart, Gary Lineker, Paul Walsh
Sub. not used : –
Ref : –  Mr. J. B. Worrall  (Warrington, Cheshire)
Linesmen : –  Mr. G. T. Pearson (Red trim); Mr. R. J. Harris (Yellow trim)
Fourth official :  Mr. N. B. Green
Attendance : –  29,316

Match ball sponsor : –  Heads and Threads
Match sponsor : – Karcher

07.09.1991 Division One     Away     Drew     0-0.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Spink, Dariusz Kubicki, Steve Staunton, Shaun Teale, Paul McGrath, Gordon Cowans, Paul Mortimer, Kevin Richardson, Tony Daley, Cyrille Regis, Dwight Yorke
Sub. not used : –  Ian Olney, Kent Nielsen
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Gudni Bergsson, Terry Fenwick, Pat van den Hauwe, Gary Mabbutt, David Howells, Nayim, Vinny Samways, Paul Stewart, Gordon Durie, Gary Lineker
Sub. not used : –
Ref : – Keith Hackett  (Sheffield)
Attendance : –  33,096

16.03.1991 Division One     Away     Lost     2-3

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Spink, Derek Mountfield, Kent Nielsen, Chris Price, Kevin Gage, Paul McGrath, Gordon Cowans, David Platt, Tony Cascarino, Gary Penrice, Dwight Yorke (Ian Olney)
Sub. not used : –
Spurs –  Erik Thorstvedt, Steve Sedgley, Pat van den Hauwe, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Justin Edinburgh (Ian Hendon), John Moncur, Vinny Samways, Paul Allen, Paul Stewart, Gary Lineker (Phil Gray)
Ref : –  John Martin (Hants)
Attendance : –  32,638

NOTE : – Ian Hendon makes his Spurs debut.

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29.09.1990 Division 1    Home     Won     2-1

Tottenham had to come from behind in this Division One meeting to take the three points.

Gordon Cowans floated free-kick was headed home in the 33rd minute by David Platt, but on half-time Nayim’s corner was thundered against the post by Gary Mabbutt’s header and Gary Lineker dived full length to head home the rebound.

Spurs had to wait until eight minutes from time before netting the winner when Paul Walsh passed through the Villa defence for Paul Allen to drill past Nigel Spink.

Teams :
Spurs –  Erik Thorstvedt, Gudni Bergsson (Paul Walsh 46), Steve Sedgley, Pat van den Hauwe, Gary Mabbutt, David Howells (Mitchell Thomas 46), Nayim, Paul Gascoigne, Paul Allen, Paul Stewart, Gary Lineker
Sub. not used : –
Aston Villa –  Nigel Spink, Derek Mountfield, Kent Nielsen, Chris Price, Stuart Gray, Paul McGrath, Paul Birch, Gordon Cowans, David Platt, Tony Daley, Ian Olney (Ian Ormondroyd)
Sub. not used : –
Ref : –  Bob Hamer ()
Attendance : –  34,939

21.02.1990 Division 1     Home     Lost     0-2.

Teams :
Spurs –  Erik Thorstvedt, Chris Hughton, Steve Sedgley, Pat van den Hauwe, John Polston, Gary Mabbutt (c), Paul Gascoigne (John Moncur), David Howells, Nayim (Paul Moran), Gary Lineker, Paul Walsh
Aston Villa –  Nigel Spink, Derek Mountfield, Kent Nielsen, Chris Price, Kevin Gage, Paul McGrath, Gordon Cowans, David Platt, Tony Daley, Ian Olney, Ian Ormondroyd
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   32,472

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09.09.1989 Division 1      Away     Lost     0-2

Two early Ian Olney goals, resulting from Spurs defensive errors, gave Tottenham a hill to climb.  Despite an improved second half performance, Spurs could not pull back the advantage the home side had and they took the points.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Spink, Derek Mountfield, Chris Price, Kevin Gage, Stuart Gray, Paul McGrath, Bernard Gallacher, David Platt, Adrian Heath, Ian Olney, Nigel Callaghan
Spurs –  Erik Thorstvedt, Guy Butters (Gary Stevens), Pat van den Hauwe, Terry Fenwick, David Howells, Gary Mabbutt (c), Vinny Samways (Paul Walsh), Paul Gascoigne, Paul Stewart, Gary Lineker, Paul Allen
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   24,769

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01.03.1989 Division 1     Home     Won     2-0.

Chris Waddle’s two goals earned Spurs the win over Villa in this First Division match at the Lane.

In a rich vein of scoring form, Waddle scored for the third game running.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Spink, Martin Keown, Derek Mountfield, Chris Price, Kevin Gage, Stuart Gray, Gordon Cowans, David Platt, Ian Ormondroyd, Nigel Callaghan
Spurs –  Erik Thorstvedt, Chris Fairclough, Terry Fenwick, Chris Hughton, Guy Butters, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Nayim, Mark Robson, Chris Waddle, Paul Walsh
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –  19,090

NOTE : –  Chris Fairclough’s last appearance for Tottenham.

29.10.1988 Division 1    Away     Lost     1-2.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Spink, Allan Evans, Martin Keown, Derek Mountfield, Chris Price, Kevin Gage, Stuart Gray, Gordon Cowans, David Platt, Tony Daley, Alan McInally
Spurs –  Bobby Mimms, Chris Fairclough, Terry Fenwick, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Gary Stevens, Paul Allen (John Moncur), Paul Gascoigne, David Howells (Mark Stimson), Chris Waddle, Paul Stewart
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   26,238

28.10.1987 League Cup Third Round     Away     Lost     1-2.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Spink, Martin Keown, Steve Sims, Kevin Gage, Bernard Gallacher, Warren Aspinall, Paul Birch, David Hunt, Alan McInally, Mark Walters, Mark Lillis
Spurs –  Tony Parks, Chris Fairclough, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Gary Stevens, Paul Allen, Ossie Ardiles, Nico Claesen, Johnny Metgod (Chris Hughton), Vinny Samways (Paul Moran), Clive Allen
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   29,114

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24.01.1987 Division 1     Home     Won     3-0.

It was an impressive match for Steve Hodge, who score twice against his old side in this First Division match.

He converted a great solo run in the 16th minute, after he left three Villa players trailing in his wake and he added a second goal in the 49th minute with a header from Glenn Hoddle’s corner.  Hoddle was also instrumental in the third, picking out a Nico Claesen run for the Belgian striker to net with 20 minutes to go.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Richard Gough, Danny Thomas, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Nico Claesen (Tony Galvin), Glenn Hoddle, Clive Allen, Mark Falco, Chris Waddle (Paul Allen), , Steve Hodge
Aston Villa –  Nigel Spink, Neale Cooper (Tony Daley), Allan Evans, Martin Keown, Gary Williams, Tony Dorigo, Paul Birch, Andy Gray, Garry Thompson, Mark Walters, Steve Hunt
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –  19,121

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23.08.1986 Division 1     Away     Won     3-0.

With Thomas and Gough making their debuts, Clive Allen’s hat-trick was the perfect start to the season for Spurs.  His third was his 100th League career goal.

Teams :
Aston Villa – Kevin Poole, Allan Evans, Gary Williams, Paul Elliott, Tony Dorigo, Andy Blair, Steve Hodge, Tony Daley, Simon Stainrod, Garry Thompson, Steve Hunt
Spurs – Ray Clemence, Gary Stevens, Mitchell Thomas, Graham Roberts, Richard Gough, Gary Mabbutt, Clive Allen, Mark Falco, Chris Waddle, Glenn Hoddle (Paul Allen), Tony Galvin
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –  24,712

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03.05.1986 Division 1     Home     Won     4-2.

A mid-table Division One clash saw Spurs ease past Villa despite going a goal behind in three minutes to a Simon Stainrod shot after Mark Walters had provided a low cross.  Tony Galvin created a shooting chance for Mark Falco that put Spurs level a minute later, with another headed in from a 50th minute Graham Roberts long throw to give Tottenham the lead.  

Strike partner Clive Allen hit the Spurs third after Glenn Hoddle’s shot rebounded off the post and then made it 4-2, as Paul Elliott had headed Villa’s second in between his two goals.  The match was played out in front of the lowest crowd for a match between the two sides at White Hart Lane.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Danny Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle, Mark Falco, Clive Allen
Sub. not used : –
Aston Villa –  Kevin Poole, Allan Evans, David Norton, Gary Williams, Paul Elliott, Paul Birch, Andy Blair, Gary Shaw, Simon Stainrod, Mark Walters, Steve Hunt
Sub. not used : –  Dean Glover
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –  14,854

30.11.1985 Division 1     Away     Won     2-1.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Spink, David Norton, Tony Dorigo, Allan Evans, Dean Glover, Darren Bradley, Paul Birch, Simon Stainrod, Gary Shaw (Tony Daley), Steve Hodge, Mark Walters
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Graham Roberts, Gary Mabbutt, Steve Perryman, Gary Stevens, Paul Allen, Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle, Clive Allen, Mark Falco
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   14,099

30.03.1985 Division 1     Home     Lost     0-2.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Mark Bowen, Paul Miller, Danny Thomas, Steve Perryman, Ossie Ardiles (Garry Brooke), Ian Crook, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Garth Crooks, Mark Falco.
Aston Villa –  Kevin Poole, Dean Glover, Colin Gibson, Gary Williams, Brendan Ormsby, Tony Dorigo (Ray Walker), Steve McMahon, Paul Rideout, Didier Six, Mark Walters, Peter Withe
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   27,971

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22.09.1984 Division 1     Away     Won     1-0.

A goal from John Chiedozie won this match for Spurs away at Aston Villa and helped the side continue their good early season form that saw them top the Canon League after this game.  The Nigerian winger came when Crooks took the ball off Tony Dorigo and ran forward to square for Chiedozie to hit a shot past former Orient team-mate Mervyn Day in the Villa goal.

Spurs were without Glenn Hoddle, Graham Roberts, Osvaldo Ardiles and Clive Allen, but Mike Hazard fired in a 25 yard drive that shook the crossbar and knocked the raindrops, from an earlier shower, flying from it.  Tottenham’s win was preserved by Steve Perryman’s athletic clearance from the goal-line denied Gordon Cowans what looked like a certain goal.

Teams :
Aston Villa –   Mervyn Day, Allan Evans, Steve Foster, Gary Williams, Colin Gibson, Tony Dorigo, Paul Birch, Gordon Cowans, Steve McMahon, Paul Rideout, Mark Walters
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Gary Mabbutt, Steve Perryman (c), Tony Galvin, Micky Hazard, Garth Crooks, Mark Falco, John Chiedozie.
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –  22,409

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18.04.1984 Division 1     Home     Won     2-1.

Spurs edged Aston Villa in this game at the Lane, with a 2-1 win.

Tottenham moved into a 2-0 lead over Villa in the first half thanks to a Gary Mabbutt penalty and a goal from Graham Roberts.  Mark Walters got a goal back for Villa, but Spurs held out to record the win.

Teams :
Spurs –  Tony Parks, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Danny Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Steve Perryman (c), Tony Galvin, Micky Hazard (Gary Stevens), Steve Archibald, Mark Falco
Aston Villa –  Mervyn Day, Allan Evans, Steve Foster, Gary Williams, Colin Gibson, Paul Birch, Andy Blair, Steve McMahon, Dennis Mortimer, Mark Walters, Peter Withe.
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Ref : –   ()
Linesmen : –
Attendance : –   18,668

27.12.1983 Division 1     Away     Drew     0-0.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Spink, Allan Evans, Brendan Ormsby, Gary Williams (Ray Walker), Eamonn Deacy, Alan Curbishley, Steve McMahon, Dennis Mortimer, Paul Rideout, Mark Walters, Peter Withe.
Spurs – Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Graham Roberts, Danny Thomas, Gary O’Reilly, Steve Perryman (c), Gary Stevens, Tony Galvin (Mark Falco), Glenn Hoddle, Steve Archibald, Alan Brazil.
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   30,125

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23.03.1983 Division 1     Home     Won     2-0.

Tottenham came out on top when they played Aston Villa in a midweek match at White Hart Lane.

Spurs were soon on the attack and Gary O’Reilly forced Nigel Spink into a sharp save, but the keeper had no chance when Mark Falco gave Tottenham the lead in the 34th minute.  Just after half-time Falco fired narrowly over the top and Aston Villa went close to levelling the score when Mark Walters’ shot went across goal and wide.  Dogged play by substitute Terry Gibson held off challenges from the opposing players allowing him to cross to allow Falco to head home the second Spurs goal with five minutes to go.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Gary O’Reilly, Graham Roberts, Paul Miller, Steve Perryman (c), Gary Mabbutt, Alan Brazil, Mark Falco, Glenn Hoddle (Terry Gibson 80), Tony Galvin
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Aston Villa –  Nigel Spink, Allan Evans, Gary Williams, Ken McNaught, Colin Gibson, Des Bremner, Gordon Cowans, Dennis Mortimer, Gary Shaw (Tony Morley), Mark Walters, Peter Withe
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   22,455

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30.10.1982 Division One     Away     Lost     0-4

Spurs suffered a heavy defeat at Villa Park in this First Division game with two goals from Gordon Cowans and one each from Gary Shaw and Tony Morley.

Gordon Cowans had already put Villa ahead from the penalty spot when Gary Shaw got the ball halfway inside the Spurs half, he played it outside him to the right and when it came back in, Cowans’ run hadn’t been tracked and he drove a low shot past Ray Clemence from 20 yards out at the Holte End for his second of the match.

Dennis Mortimer shrugged off Micky Hazard in a midfield tussle, taking the ball away down the left.  He lifted a cross into the middle and Gary Shaw threw himself horizontal to bury his header past Clemence, who was moving back across his goal.  Tony Morley added another goal and Tottenham’s best opportunity came out of nothing when Hoddle produced a 30 yard thunderbolt that rattled the crossbar.

Teams :
Aston Villa –   Jimmy Rimmer, Allan Evans, Gary Williams, Ken McNaught, Colin Gibson, Des Bremner, Gordon Cowans, Tony Morley, Dennis Mortimer, Gary Shaw, Peter Withe.
Spurs –   Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, John Lacy, Paul Price, Gary Mabbutt, Garry Brooke, Micky Hazard, Ricky Villa, Garth Crooks, Mark Falco
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –  25,992

17.02.1982 Division One     Away     Drew     1-1.

Teams :
Aston Villa – Jimmy Rimmer, Kenny Swain, Allan Evans, Gary Williams, Ken McNaught, Des Bremner, Gordon Cowans, Tony Morley, Dennis Mortimer (c), Gary Shaw, Peter Withe
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Paul Price, Graham Roberts (Steve Archibald), Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles, Micky Hazard, Glenn Hoddle, Garth Crooks, Mark Falco
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   23,877

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13.02.1982 FA Cup Fifth Round     Home     Won     1-0

With Ron Saunders resigning five days before this Fifth Round FA Cup tie at White Hart Lane, Tony Barton slipped into the hot seat as Villa put in a determined effort, but were knocked out by Spurs by the only goal of the game.

Allan Evans headed a left wing free-kick inches over the bar early on and when Ossie Ardiles was robbed of the ball just inside the Villa half, Dennis Mortimer went forward with it before playing it to his left, where Tony Morley took the ball on to fire a 25 yard effort over the left angle of post and crossbar of Ray Clemence’s goal. Gordon Cowans’ late foul on Graham Roberts brought a free-kick that was worked down the left wing between Ardiles and Chris Hughton, with the full-back striking a powerful shot from 18 yards out that Rimmer did well to divert over the bar.  The goal for Tottenham came when Price burst forwar don the left, played a one-two with Ardiles and although brought down, still won a tackle, with the ball running to Garth Crooks.  The striker put in a cross to the far post, where Mark Falco threw himself at the ball and headed it low out of reach to Rimmer’s left to give Spurs a 33rd minute lead from ten yards out.

Roberts surged forward and hit a bobbling shot from 25 yards out that Rimmer had to scramble to push wide to the left of his goal, but from the corner, Villa broke away and Hughton did well to hold up Des Bremner to avert the danger.  Morley’s left wing run ended with a cross that found David Geddes unmarked, but he put a header well wide of the goal. 

Into the second half, Tottenham worked a good shooting chance, with Hughton and Falco setting up Ardiles to hit a shot from just outside the box that Rimmer held on to diving up to his right.  As the pitch cut up and became more slippery, the Midlanders started to gain more possession and the defence stood up well against an aerial onslaught, which brought out the best in Ray Clemence, with some good saves after the break.  He flopped to his right to hold a low deflected shot from Cowans and dealt with a lot of crosses into the area confidently to keep a clean sheet and see Spurs through to the quarter-finals.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton  , Paul Miller, Paul Price, Graham Roberts, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Garth Crooks (Steve Archibald), Mark Falco
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Colours : – White shirts with one Navy blue line in V-neck and cuffs, Navy blue shorts, White socks with one Navy blue line around turnover
Kit Supplier : – Le Coq Sportif
Aston Villa –  Jimmy Rimmer, Kenny Swain, Allan Evans, Gary Williams, Ken McNaught, Des Bremner, Gordon Cowans, Tony Morley, Dennis Mortimer (c), David Geddis, Peter Withe.
Manager : – Tony Barton
Colours : – Claret shirts with light blue sleeves and light blue collar with two claret lines around collar and cuffs, White shorts, Light blue socks with one white and one claret line around turnover
Kit Supplier : – Le Coq Sportif
Ref : –  Keith Hackett (Sheffield)
Linesmen : – Mr. R. Logan (Middlesex) – Red flag; Mr. D. J. Simmons (Surrey) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –   43,419

Aston Villa kicked off attacking the Park Lane end

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05.09.1981 Division 1   Home     Lost    1-3.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Paul Miller (John Lacy), Graham Roberts, Steve Perryman (c), Gordon Smith, Ossie Ardiles, Garry Brooke, Glenn Hoddle, Ricky Villa, Mark Falco, Chris Jones
Colours : – White shirts with one Navy blue line in V-neck and cuffs, Navy Blue shorts, White socks with one Navy blue line around turnover
Kit Supplier : – Le Coq Sportif
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Aston Villa –  Jimmy Rimmer, Kenny Swain, Allan Evans, Brandan Ormsby, Colin Gibson, Des Bremner, Gordon Cowans, Tony Morley, Dennis Mortimer, Terry Donovan, Peter Withe
Unused sub. : –
Colours : – Claret shirts with light blue sleeves and V-neck with two thin claret lines, White shorts, Light blue socks with two Claret lines around turnover
Kit Supplier : – Le Coq Sportif
Manager : – Ron Saunders
Ref : – Brian Hill  (Northants)
Linesmen : –  Mr. L. E. Archer (Bucks) – Red flag; Mr. P. J. North (Essex) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –   31,265

22.08.1981 FA Charity Shield     Wembley     Drew     2-2.

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Teams :
Aston Villa –  Jimmy Rimmer, Kenny Swain, Colin Gibson, Allan Evans, Ken McNaught, Dennis Mortimer (c) (Andy Blair 50),  Des Bremner, David Geddis, Peter Withe, Gordon Cowans, Tony Morley
Unused subs : –  ,
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Ricky Villa, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles, Steve Archibald, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Mark Falco
Unused subs : –  Milija Aleksic, Gordon Smith, Paul Price, Garry Brooke, Chris Jones
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Ref : –  Alf Grey  (Great Yarmouth)
Attendance : –   92,500

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21.03.1981 Division One     Home     Won     2-0

Tottenham were well worth their 2-0 home win over Aston Villa.

Garth Crooks gave Spurs the lead, when he broke into the penalty area and unleashed a left foot shot that beat Jimmy Rimmer on his right side at the Park Lane end.  Steve Archibald scored Tottenham’s second.

Teams :
Spurs –  Milija Aleksic, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles, Garry Brooke, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Archibald, Garth Crooks
Colours : – White shirts with one Navy blue line in V-neck and cuffs, Navy blue shorts, White socks with one Navy blue line around turnover
Kit supplier : – Le Coq Sportif

Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Aston Villa –  Jimmy Rimmer, Kenny Swain, Allan Evans, Gary Williams, Ken McNaught, Des Bremner, Gordon Cowans, Tony Morley, Dennis Mortimer, David Geddis, Gary Shaw
Colours : – Claret shirts with light blue sleeves, light blue collar with three claret stripes and two claret stripes around cuff; White shorts with one light blue and one claret stripe down each side; Light blue socks with onw white and one claret stripe around turnover
Kit Supplier :- Umbro
Manager : –
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   35,091

18.10.1980 Division 1     Away     Lost     0-3.

Teams :
Aston Villa – Jimmy Rimmer, Kenny Swain, Allan Evans, Ken McNaught, Colin Gibson, Des Bremner, Gary Shaw, Dennis Mortimer, Gordon Cowans, Peter Withe, Tony Morley
Spurs –  Barry Daines, Chris Hughton, John Lacy, Steve Perryman (c), Gordon Smith, Glenn Hoddle, Terry Yorath (Gerry Armstrong), Peter Taylor, Ricky Villa, Steve Archibald, Garth Crooks
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   30,940

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26.04.1980 Division One     Away     Lost     0-1

A piece of determination by Gordon Cowans won this Division One game for Villa.

With an attack seemingly having broken down, the ball was rolling out of play, but Cowans chased it down in the 67th minute and seeing Daines at his near post, produced a chip that beat the Spurs keeper for the only goal of the match.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Jimmy Rimmer, Kenny Swain, Colin Gibson, Noel Blake, Brendan Ormsby, Pat Heard, Des Bremner, Gary Shaw, David Geddis, Gordon Cowans, Ivor Linton
Unused sub : –
Spurs –  Barry Daines, Chris Hughton, Don McAllister, Steve Perryman (c), Paul Miller, Terry Yorath, Ossie Ardiles, Tony Galvin, Chris Jones, Glenn Hoddle, Gerry Armstrong (Mark Falco 64)
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Ref : –  Kevin McNally (South Wirral)
Attendance : –  29,549

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15.12.1979 Division One     Home     Lost     1-2

David Geddis marked his debut with a goal and then got carried off in an eventful first match in Division One for Villa.  

Gordon Cowans put Geddis in on the edge of the penalty area and the young striker fired a shot into the roof of the net on 21 minutes to give the away side the lead.  Geddis had been involved in a penalty shout prior to this and he fell a bit too easily when rounding Daines and getting half-tripped.  The Spurs keeper was not so lucky later on, when he brought down Little, who had intercepted Perryman’s back-pass and Cowans converted the spot-kick to give the visitors a two goal cushion.

It was one they needed, as Keith Burkinshaw’s team roared back and got a goal back from Ossie Ardiles in the 76th minute and then Chris Hughton lobbed Jimmy Rimmer only to see his effort hit the inside of the post and roll along the goal-line before it was hacked away, thus preserving Villa’s advantage.

Teams :
Spurs –  Barry Daines, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, John Pratt, Gordon Smith, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles, Chris Jones, Glenn Hoddle, Colin Lee, Ricky Villa
Sub. not used : –
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Aston Villa –  Jimmy Rimmer, Kenny Swain, Colin Gibson, Ken McNaught, Brendan Ormsby, Terry Bullivant, Kevin Bremner, Gary Shaw, David Geddis (Eamonn Deacy 80), Gordon Cowans, Brian Little
Manager : – Ron Saunders
Ref : –  Brian Hill (Kettering)
Linesmen : –  Mr. L. E. Archer (Bucks) – Red flag; Mr. M. E. Jermey (Surrey) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –  30,555
Match sponsored by H R Owen

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24.03.1979 Division 1     Away     Won     3-2.

A first half that saw Spurs trail 0-2 was turned around in the second period to win the points against Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Goals from John Gidman with a penalty and Andy Gray had seen the teams turn around with Spurs behind, but in the final 12 minutes, Glenn Hoddle scored twice and Chris Jones once to give Tottenham a great 3-2 comeback win.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Jimmy Rimmer, John Gidman, Kenny Swain, Allan Evans, Gary Williams, Gordon Cowans, Tommy Craig, John Gregory, Dennis Mortimer, Andy Gray, Brian Little
Manager : –
Spurs –  Mark Kendall, Jimmy Holmes, Don McAllister, Terry Naylor, John Lacy, Steve  Perryman, Ossie Ardiles, Glenn Hoddle, John Pratt, Ricky Villa, Chris Jones
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   35,486

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23.08.1978 Division One     Home     Lost     1-4

With the Tottenham crowd looking forward to the arrival of Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa in their first home game, it was Villa who spoiled the party with a 4-1 win.  Goals from Evans, Gregory, Little and Shelton brought Tottenham back down to earth after the summer signings of the two Argentinians.

Glenn Hoddle’s penalty was the only plus for Tottenham on a disappointing night that saw Ian Moores make his final Spurs appearance.

Teams :
Spurs –  Barry Daines, Don McAllister, John Lacy, Steve Perryman (c), John Gorman, Ossie Ardiles, Glenn Hoddle, Peter Taylor, Ricky Villa, Gerry Armstrong, Ian Moores
Unused sub. : – Colin Lee
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Aston Villa –  Jimmy Rimmer, John Gidman, Allan Evans, Ken McNaught, Gordon Smith, Gordon Cowans, John Gregory, Dennis Mortimer, Gary Shelton, Brian Little, Frank Carrodus
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –  47,892

30.04.1977 Division One     Home     Won     3-1

Spurs beat Aston Villa 3-1 when the Midlanders came to White Hart Lane for this First Division match.

Teams :
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Terry Naylor, Keith Osgood, Steve Perryman, Micky Stead, Ralph Coates, Glenn Hoddle, John Pratt, Gerry Armstrong, Chris Jones, Ian Moores (Peter Taylor)
Aston Villa –  John Burridge, Leighton Phillips, Charlie Young, John Robson, Gordon Smith, Gordon Cowans, Alex Cropley, David Hughes, John Deehan, Andy Gray, Brian Little
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   30,690

20.04.1977 Division One     Away     Lost     1-2

Tottenham’s visit to Villa Park ended in a 2-1 win for Aston Villa, with Gerry Armstrong scoring the Spurs goal.

Teams :
Aston Villa – John Burridge, Leighton Phillips, Chris Nicholl (Charlie Young), John Robson, Gordon Smith, Gordon Cowans, Alex Cropley, Dennis Mortimer, John Deehan, Brian Little, Ray Graydon
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Terry Naylor, Keith Osgood, Steve Perryman, Micky Stead, Ralph Coates, Glenn Hoddle, John Pratt, Peter Taylor (Gerry Armstrong), Chris Jones, Ian Moores
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   42,047

13.03.1976 Division One     Home     Won     5-2.

Teams :
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Don McAllister, Terry Naylor, Keith Osgood, Willie Young, Steve Perryman, Noel Brotherston (Martin Robinson), Ralph Coates, Glenn Hoddle, Martin Chivers, John Duncan
Aston Villa –  John Burridge, John Gidman, Chris Nicholl, Leighton Phillips, Ian Ross, John Robson, Dennis Mortimer, Andy Gray (Chico Hamilton), Brian Little, Frank Carrodus, Ray Graydon
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   23,169

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11.10.1975 Division 1     Away     Drew      1-1

Although Tottenham were reduced to ten men, they battled to the end to return home from Villa Park with a point.

A tightly fought first half brought no goals, but seven minutes into the second half, Villa’s new Scottish signing Andy Gray headed in Ray Graydon’s cross to give the home side the lead.  An off the ball incident between Terry Naylor and Villa’s Leighton Phillips saw both players enter the referee’s book and in the 66th minute a second booking saw Naylor dismissed.  Eight minutes from the end of the match, Jimmy Neighbour crossed for John Pratt to head a late equaliser for Tottenham.

Teams :
Aston Villa – John Burridge, John Gidman, Chris Nicholl, Leighton Phillips, Ian Ross, Charlie Aitken, Dennis Mortimer, Chico Hamilton, Andy Gray, Brian Little, Frank Carrodus, Ray Graydon
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Don McAllister, Terry Naylor, Keith Osgood, Willie Young, Steve Perryman, Alfie Conn, Jimmy Neighbour, John Pratt, Martin Chivers, John Duncan (Chris Jones)
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   40,048

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27.02.1971 League Cup Final     Wembley     Won     2-0

Tottenham overcame Third Division Aston Villa 2-0 in thLeague Cup Final, with Martin Chivers netting both goals in the latter stages of the match, as the Midlands side put up stubborn resistance to defy Spurs.

Goals in the 78th and 82nd minutes handed Tottenham the trophy, but that doesn’t tell the whole story of the game.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  John Dunn, Keith Bradley, Charlie Aitken, Brian Godfrey (c), Fred Turnbull, Brian Tiler, Pat McMahon, Bruce Rioch, Andy Lochhead, Ian “Chico” Hamilton, Willie Anderson
Unused sub. : – Dave Gibson
Manager : –  Vic Crowe
Spurs –   Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery, Peter Collins, Phil Beal, Alan Gilzean, Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers, Martin Peters, Jimmy Neighbour (Jimmy Pearce)
Manager : – Bill Nicholson
Ref : –  Jim Finney (Hereford)
Attendance : –   100,000

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12.02.1969 FA Cup Fifth Round     Home    Won     3-2

Goals from Mike England and Jimmy Greaves (2) edged Spurs through this FA Cup Fifth Round tie at White Hart Lane 3-2 against Aston Villa.

The first half ended goal-less, but shortly after the second half started, Mick Wright brought down Jimmy Pearce in the area and Jimmy Greaves slotted home the resulting spot-kick.  Barrie Hole scored for Villa to make it 1-1, but Mike England found the net and Greaves scored his second to put Tottenham 3-1 ahead. Peter Broadbent made for a nervous finish when he scored for Villa to need a single goal to force a replay, but Spurs held out to go through to the Sixth Round.

Teams :
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Phil Beal, Mike England, Cyril Knowles, Peter Collins, Alan Mullery, Jimmy Pearce, Terry Venables, Alan Gilzean (David Jenkins), Jimmy Greaves, Neil Johnson
Aston Villa –  John Dunn, Mick Wright, Dick Edwards, Charlie Aitken (Keith Bradley), Fred Turnbull, Barrie Hole, Lionel Martin, Willie Anderson, Dave Rudge, Peter Broadbent, Brian Godfrey
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   49,986

04.09.1968 League Cup Second Round     Away     Won      4-1.

Teams :
Aston Villa – John Dunn, Mick Wright, Dick Edwards, Charlie Aitken, Fred Turnbull, Mike Ferguson, Lionel Martin, Tommy Mitchinson, Alan Deakin, Willie Anderson (Bobby Park), John Woodward
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Phil Beal, Mike England, Cyril Knowles, Dennis Bond, Alan Mullery, Martin Chivers, Alan Gilzean, Jimmy Greaves, Cliff Jones
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   24,775

04.03.1967 Division 1     Away     Drew     3-3.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Colin Withers, Mick Wright, Charlie Aitken, John Sleeuwenhoek, Lew Chatterley (Keith Bradley), Dave Poutney, Mike Tindall, Willie Anderson, Johnny MacLeod, Barry Stobart, Peter Broadbent
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Mike England, Cyril Knowles, Dave Mackay, Alan Mullery, Terry Venables, Alan Gilzean, Frank Saul, Cliff Jones, Jimmy Robertson
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   31,718

29.10.1966 Division 1     Home     Lost     0-1.

Teams :
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Phil Beal, Mike England, Cyril Knowles, Dave Mackay, Alan Mullery, Terry Venables, Alan Gilzean, Jimmy Greaves, Frank Saul, Jimmy Robertson
Aston Villa – Colin Withers, Mick Wright, Keith Bradley, Charlie Aitken, John Sleeuwenhoek, Lew Chatterley (Tony Scott), Alan Deakin, Mike Tindall, Johnny MacLeod, David Roberts, Will Hamilton
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   31,014

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19.03.1966 Division One     Home     Drew     5-5

An incredible match at White Hart Lane saw Spurs and Aston Villa share ten goals.

Tottenham raced into a 3-0 lead in the first half through goals from Alan Gilzean, Jimmy Greaves and Frank Saul, but Tony Hateley grabbed a goal back for Villa only to see Laurie Brown give Spurs a 4-1 lead by half-time.

Jimmy Robertson extended the Tottenham lead  to 5-1, but Villa staged a remarkable comeback, with three goals between the 53rd and 58th minutes from Alan Deakin and then two from Hateley completing his hat-trick.  In the 79th minute Hateley scored his fourth to make it 5-5 and with three minutes left, Villa almost nicked the points going close with a late chance

Teams :
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Alan Mullery, Cyril Knowles, Laurie Brown, Eddie Clayton, Jimmy Robertson, Jimmy Greaves, Frank Saul, Alan Gilzean, Derek Possee
Aston Villa –  Colin Withers, Mick Wright, Charlie Aitken, John Sleeuwenhoek, Alan Deakin, Dave Poutney, Mike Tindall, Jimmy MacEwan, Tony Hateley, Alan Baker, Will Hamilton
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   28,371

25.09.1965 Division 1     Away     Lost     2-3.

Teams :
Aston Villa – Colin Withers, Mick Wright, Charlie Aitken, John Sleeuwenhoek, Bobby Park, Dave Poutney, Mike Tindall, Johnny MacLeod, Tony Hateley (Graham Parker), Will Hamilton, Phil Woosname
Spurs –  Bill Brown, Cyril Knowles, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Laurie Brown, Alan Mullery, Keith Weller, Alan Gilzean, Jimmy Greaves, Jimmy Robertson, Eddie Clayton
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   29,856

03.04.1965 Division 1     Away     Lost     0-1.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Colin Withers, Mick Wright, Charlie Aitken, Lew Chatterley, Alan Deakin, Dave Poutney, Johnny MacLeod, Tony Hateley, Alan Baker, Phil Woosnam, Ron Wylie.
Spurs –  Bill Brown, Cyril Knowles, Maurice Norman, Ron Henry, Laurie Brown, Alan Mullery, Keith Weller, Les Allen, Alan Gilzean, Jimmy Greaves, Derek Possee
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   25,025

NOTE : – Les Allen played for Tottenham for the last time.

21.11.1964 Division 1      Home     Won     4-0.

Teams :
Spurs –  Bill Brown, Cyril Knowles, Maurice Norman, Ron Henry, Alan Mullery, Tony Marchi, Terry Dyson, Frank Saul, Jimmy Greaves, Cliff Jones, Jimmy Robertson.
Aston Villa –  Colin Withers, Gordon Lee, Charlie Aitken, John Sleeuwenhoek, Dave Poutney, Mike Tindall, Harry Burrows, Johnny MacLeod, Tony Hateley, Barry Stobart, Ron Wylie.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    29,724

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25.01.1964 Division One     Home     Won     3-1

Derek Possee enjoyed a dream debut with a goal with his first shot, a well-placed left-footed effort that beat the keeper in the 16th minute.  The second goal was scored in the 25th minute, when Les Allen made a shooting opportunity for Terry Dyson and a third Spurs goal came in the 63rd minute through the ace goal-scorer Jimmy Greaves.

A penalty for Villa in the 83rd minute saw Harry Burrows reduce the deficit, but Spurs ran out 3-1 winners

Teams :
Spurs –  John Hollowbread, Phil Beal, Peter Baker, Mel Hopkins, Maurice Norman, Tony Marchi, Terry Dyson, Les Allen, Derek Possee, Jimmy Greaves, John White
Aston Villa –  Geoff Sidebottom, Mick Wright, Charlie Aitken, John Sleeuwenhoek, Dave Poutney, Alan Deakin, Harry Burrows, Tony Hateley, Jimmy MacEwan, Phil Woosnam, Ron Wylie
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   36,394

16.09.1963 Division 1      Away     Won     4-2.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Sims, Gordon Lee, Mick Wright, John Sleeuwenhoek, Vic Crowe, Alan Deakin, Harry Burrows, Tony Hateley, Jimmy MacEwan, Phil Woosnam, Alan Baker.
Spurs –  Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Phil Beal, Les Allen, John White, Cliff Jones, Jimmy Greaves, Terry Dyson.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –   36,170

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29.08.1962 Division One     Home     Won     4-2

A frustrating start with Villa playing an offside trap, made Spurs wait until the 21st minute for John White to score the opening goal.

Two goals in twelve first half minutes from Jimmy Greaves took Spurs into a 3-0 lead at the break, but Derek Dougan and Alan Deakin brought the visitors right back into the game.  Bill Brown kept Villa out with a great display in goal and Cliff Jones wrapped up the game for Tottenham with a goal two minutes from the end.

Teams :
Spurs –  Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Danny Blanchflower, Les Allen, John White, Cliff Jones, Jimmy Greaves, Terry Medwin
Aston Villa –  Nigel Sims, Gordon Lee, Charlie Aitken, John Sleeuwenhoek, Vic Crowe, Alan Deakin, Harry Burrows, Bobby Thomson, Jimmy MacEwan, Derek Dougan, Alan Baker
Ref : –  Mr. R. T. E. Langdale (Durham)
Linesmen : – Mr. J. Reid (Surrey) – Red flag; Mr. B. S. Setchell (Beds) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –   55,650
Wednesday
Kick off : – 19.30

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20.08.1962 Division One     Away     Lost     1-2

Spurs lost this First Division clash at Villa Park even though Terry Medwin gave them a 25th minute lead.  Two goals in two minutes just after the interval gave Villa the win and Derek Dougan notched both goals to end a run of 22 games against Spurs without a win stretching back to 1938.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Sims, Gordon Lee, Charlie Aitken, John Sleeuwenhoek, Vic Crowe, Alan Deakin, Harry Burrows, Bobby Thomson, Jimmy MacEwan, Derek Dougan, Alan Baker
Spurs –   Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Danny Blanchflower, Jimmy Greaves, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, Cliff Jones, John White
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –   32,527
Wednesday night  –  Kick off : – 19.30

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10.03.1962 FA Cup Quarter final     Home     Won     2-0

Although the pitch was slippery underfoot, both side performed well to make the FA Cup tie and exciting spectacle, but Tottenham came out 2-0 winners at White Hart Lane.

It needed a low 25-yarder from Danny Blanchflower that took a slight touch off a Villa player on it’s way in to put Tottenham ahead and it was only a minute later that Cliff Jones headed in Jimmy Greaves’ cross to make it 2-0 to put Spurs through to the FA Cup semi-final. 

Teams :
Spurs –  Bill Brown, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower, Jimmy Greaves, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, Cliff Jones, John White.
Aston Villa –  Nigel Sims, Gordon Lee, Charlie Aitken, John Sleeuwenhoek, Vic Crowe, Alan Deakin, Mike Tindall, Harry Burrows, Jimmy MacEwan, Derek Dougan, Ron Wylie.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –  63,479

21.02.1962 Division One     Away     Drew     0-0.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  .
Spurs –  Bill Brown, Ron Henry, Dave Mackay, Peter Baker, Tony Marchi, Danny Blanchflower, Terry Dyson, Jimmy Greaves, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, John White.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    49,892

30.09.1961 Division One     Home     Won     1-0.

Teams :
Spurs –  Bill Brown, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower, Terry Dyson, Les Allen, Bobby Smith, Cliff Jones, John White.
Aston Villa –  Geoff Sidebottom, John Neal, Charlie Aitken, John Sleeuwenhoek, Vic Crowe, Alan Deakin, Mike Tindall, Harry Burrows, Norman Ashe, Peter McParland, Ron Wylie.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    37,920

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18.02.1961 FA Cup Fifth Round     Away     Won     2-0

It was Villa’s left back John Neal who scored the winning goal in this Fifth Round FA Cup tie at Villa Park … but not for his own side.

Cliff Jones’ drive deflected off the unfortunate Neal to deceive his keeper and give Spurs the lead, with Jones adding a second with a fierce drive from 20 yards that Geoff Sidebottom was helpless to stop.  The second 45 minutes was much tighter and the Tottenham defence had to work hard as Villa tried to salvage the tie.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Geoff Sidebottom, Stan Lynn, John Neal, Jimmy Dugdale, Vic Crowe, Bobby Thomson, Jimmy MacEwan, Gerry Hitchens, Peter McParland, Alan O’Neill, Ron Wylie.
Spurs –  Bill Brown, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower, Terry Dyson, Les Allen, Bobby Smith, Cliff Jones, John White.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –   65,474

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11.02.1961 Division One     Away     Won     2-1

Spurs took two points away from Villa Park in a really good game between two sides, who failed to score in the first half.

Tottenham broke the deadlock shortly after the interval when Les Allen’s right wing run produced a cross for Bobby Smith to head home.  Ten minutes later, a right wing cross was crashed home on the volley by Terry Dyson.  Villa’s Stan Lynn put a penalty past Brown to narrow the gap, but Mackay and Blanchflower held firm in defence to keep the home side out.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Sims, Stan Lynn, John Neal, Jimmy Dugdale, Vic Crowe, Alan Deakin, Jimmy MacEwan, Gerry Hitchens, Ron Wylie, Peter McParland, Alan O’Neill.
Spurs –  Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower (c), Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Cliff Jones, John White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Terry Dyson
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –   50,786 

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24.09.1960 Division One     Home     Won     6-2

A win in this match gave Tottenham a Football League record of ten successive wins at the start of the season.

Two John White goals put Spurs in a commanding position at half-time, as Spurs scorched to a 4-0 half-time lead.  With the other goals coming from Bobby Smith, Terry Dyson, Les Allen and Dave Mackay, the game ended 6-2 with Gerry Hitchens and Jimmy MacEwan replying for Villa.

Teams :
Spurs –  Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower (c), Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Cliff Jones, John White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Terry Dyson
Aston Villa –  Nigel Sims, John Neal, Doug Winton, Vic Crowe, Terry Morrall, Alan Deakin, Jimmy MacEwan, Bobby Thomson, Gerry Hitchens, Ron Wylie, Harry Burrows
Ref : – L. J. Hamer (Lancs)
Attendance : –  61,356

NOTE : –  This win gave Tottenham a new top-flight record of 10 consecutive wins from the start of the season. There was one more to add to this total before a draw ended the sequence.

30.03.1959 Division One     Away     Drew     1-1.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Sims, Peter Aldis, Doug Winton, Jimmy Dugdale, Vic Crowe, Les Smith, Gerry Hitchens, Peter McPartland, Johnny Dixon, Jackie Sewell, Billy Myerscough.
Spurs –  John Hollowbread, Mel Hopkins, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Peter Baker, Danny Blanchflower, Terry Dyson, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, Johnny Brooks, Tommy Harmer.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    34,354

27.03.1959 Division One     Home     Won     3-2.

Teams :
Spurs –  John Hollowbread, Mel Hopkins, Maurice Norman, Peter Baker, Danny Blanchflower, Jim Iley, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, Cliff Jones, Johnny Brooks, Tommy Harmer.
Aston Villa –  Nigel Sims, Peter Aldis, Doug Winton, Jimmy Dugdale, Vic Crowe, Les Smith, Gerry Hitchens, Peter McPartland, Johnny Dixon, Jackie Sewell, Ron Wylie.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    45,059

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29.03.1958 Division One     Home     Won     6-2

Spurs recorded a big home win with a 6-2 score-line, with only Bobby Smith and Terry Medwin hitting the net for Tottenham.

Jackie Sewell and Peter McParland scored for Villa, but Smith’s four goals and a brace from Medwin ensured the visitors returned to the Midlands empty handed.

Teams :
Spurs –   Ted Ditchburn, Maurice Norman, Johnny Hills, Ron Henry, John Ryden, Danny Blanchflower, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, Cliff Jones, Johnny Brooks, Tommy Harmer.
Aston Villa –  Nigel Sims, Peter Aldis, Stan Lynn, Jimmy Dugdale, Vic Crowe, Pat Saward, Les Smith, Gerry Hitchens, Peter McPartland, Walter Hazelden, Jackie Sewell.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    34,102

16.11.1957 Division One     Away     Drew     1-1.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Arthur Sabin, Stan Lynn, George Ashfield, Jimmy Dugdale, Stan Crowther, Pat Saward, Ken Roberts, Derek Pace, Peter McParland, Tommy Southern, Jackie Sewell.
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Mel Hopkins, Maurice Norman, Peter Baker, Danny Blanchflower, John Ryden, Terry Medwin, Tommy Harmer, Bobby Smith, Johnny Brooks, George Robb.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    28,390

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19.01.1957 Division One     Home     Won     3-0

It took Spurs 65 minutes to break down a determined Villa defence, but once Alfie Stokes had converted the keeper Keith Jones’ save from George Robb’s shot, the following goals came easier.  Ten minutes later, Bobby Smith side-footed Terry Dyson’s cross home and the same player created a third for Stokes on 79 minutes, after good work from Harmer and Blanchflower. 

The score-line could have been bigger had Tommy Harmer scored from the penalty spot just after half-time, but his effort hit the inside of the post and bounced into the grateful arms of Jones.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Peter Baker, Mel Hopkins, Danny Blanchflower, John Ryden, Tony Marchi, Terry Dyson, Tommy Harmer, Bobby Smith, Alfie Stokes, George Robb.
Aston Villa –  Keith Jones, Stan Lynn, Peter Aldis, Crowther, Jimmy Dugdale, Pat Saward, Les Smith, Jackie Sewell, Derek Pace, Johnny Dixon, Tommy Southern.
Ref : –  Mr. E. T. Meaden (Wiltshire)
Attendance : –   38,934

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15.09.1956 Division One     Away     Won     4-2

Spurs won the encounter with the Midlands side at Villa Park with a 4-2 score-line.

Derek Pace and Johnny Dixon went close to giving the home side the lead, but they were both denied by excellent saves from Ted Ditchburn.  However, the Spurs keeper was helpless when Peter McPartland smashed a shot from the left hand side of the area and then the lead was doubled just two minutes later, when Pace seized on a poor defensive clearance.

With ten minutes to half-time, Bobby Smith headed in George Robb’s corner and then had to retreat to a wing position, as a nail in his boot had to be dealt with, while Bobby played on with one boot !  A clash between Ditchburn and Jackie Sewell left the Villa man needing treatment and the home supporters behind the goal threw paper balls at the Spurs goalie.  There was still time for Robb to provide the cross from another corner to find Tommy Harmer, who met it with expert timing to find the net and make it 2-2 at the break.

In the 48th minute, Robb finished a solo run with a good shot to give Tottenham the lead and then the crossbar came to Spurs’ aid when Pace’s header bounce away off the woodwork.  Terry Medwin drove in a a shot in the 54th minute, but it was blocked, although only as far as Alfie Stokes, who netted the loose ball to make it 4-2 to Spurs.  it was a lead they held to the end, with Bill Baxter suffering concussion with 20 minutes to go and leaving the home side with only ten fit men.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Sims, Peter Aldis, Ray Hogg, Jimmy Dugdale, Bill Baxter, Les Smith, Derek Pace, Peter McPartland, Johnny Dixon, Jackie Sewell.
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Mel Hopkins, Peter Baker, Harry Clarke, Danny Blanchflower, Tony Marchi, George Robb, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, Tommy Harmer, Alfie Stokes.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    43,947

07.04.1956 Division One     Home     Won     4-3.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Nigel Sims, Peter Aldis, Ray Hogg, Jimmy Dugdale, Bill Baxter, Vic Crowe, Norman Lockhart, Les Smith, Derek Pace, Tommy Southren, Johnny Dixon.
Spurs –  Ron Reynolds, Mel Hopkins, Maurice Norman, John Ryden, Danny Blanchflower, Tony Marchi, George Robb, Bobby Smith, Johnny Brooks, Tommy Harmer, Sid McClellan.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    36,235

26.11.1955 Division One     Away     Won     2-0.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Keith Jones, Peter Aldis, Stan Lynn, Con Martin, Bill Baxter, Vic Crowe, Derek Pace, Peter McParland, Tommy Southren, Johnny Dixon, Eddie Follan.
Spurs –  Ron Reynolds, Mel Hopkins, Maurice Norman, Harry Clarke, Danny Blanchflower, Tony Marchi, George Robb, Dave Dunmore, Johnny Brooks, Sid McClellan, Eddie Baily.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    23,836

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18.12.1954 Division One     Home     Drew     1-1

An early strike by Eddie Baily was cancelled out by a first-half Villa equaliser at the Lane in this First Division meeting.

Baily’s seventh minute goal was the difference between the sides for 18 minutes until John Dixon levelled for the Villains, which could have been the goal to give them the lead had Stan Lynn not hit the bar with a penalty between the goals.  Equally, Alf Ramsey could have changed the score, but put his penalty wide of the right hand post to leave the honours share din a match which saw Danny Blanchflower make his debut against the side he had just signed from for £30,000.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ron Reynolds, Mel Hopkins, Alf Ramsey, Harry Clarke, Danny Blanchflower, Tony Marchi, George Robb, Johnny Gavin, Dave Dunmore, Johnny Brooks, Eddie Baily.
Aston Villa –  Keith Jones, Peter Aldis, Stan Lynn, Frank Moss, Vic Crowe, Amos Moss, Norman Lockhart, Peter McParland, Johnny Dixon, Eddie Follan, Tommy Thompson.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    28,131

21.08.1954 Division One     Away     Won     4-2.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Keith Jones, Peter Aldis, Harry Parkes, Frank Moss, Danny Blanchflower, Bill Baxter, Ken Roberts, Derek Pace, Peter McParland, Johnny Dixon, Tommy Thompson.
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Charlie Withers, Harry Clarke, Colin Brittan, Ralph Wetton, George Robb, Dickie Dowsett, Dave Dunmore, Les Bennett, Eddie Baily.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    44,193

12.12.1953 Division One     Away     Won     2-1.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Keith Jones, Peter Aldis, Stan Lynn, Frank Moss, Danny Blanchflower, Amos Moss, Norman Lockhart, Colin Gibson, David Walsh, Johnny Dixon, Tommy Thompson.
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Charlie Withers, Harry Clarke, Colin Brittan, Bill Nicholson, George Robb, Len Duquemin, Sonny Walters, Les Bennett, Eddie Baily.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    27,480

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15.08.1953 Division One     Home     Won     1-0

George Robb made a sparkling first appearance as a professional, but it was a Villa player who scored the winner … for Spurs !!

The debutant made a fine run and when the ball was played into the area, Harry Parkes headed past his own keeper, Dennis Parsons to win the game for Tottenham in the 38th minute.

Teams :
Spurs –   Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Charlie Withers, Harry Clarke, Ron Burgess, Tony Marchi, George Robb, Len Duquemin, Sonny Walters, Les Bennett, Eddie Baily
Aston Villa –  Dennis Parsons, Peter Aldis, Harry Parkes, Frank Moss, Danny Blanchflower, Amos Moss, Colin Gibson, Herbert Smith, David Walsh, Johnny Dixon, Tommy Thompson
Ref : –   ()
Attendance : –  50,202

11.04.1953 Division 1     Home     Drew     1-1.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Charlie Withers, Derek King, Bill Nicholson, Ron Burgess, Len Duquemin, Sonny Walters, Tommy Harmer, Sid McClellan, Alfie Stokes.
Aston Villa –  Dennis Parsons, Peter Aldis, Harry Parkes, Larry Canning, Frank Moss, Danny Blanchflower, Amos Moss, Colin Gibson, David Walsh, Johnny Dixon, Tommy Thompson.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    39,217

22.11.1952 Division 1     Away     Won     3-0.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Keith Jones, Stan Lynn, Harry Parkes, Frank Moss, Danny Blanchflower, Norman Lockhart, David Walsh, Johnny Dixon, Ken Roberts, Tommy Thompson, Dickie Dorsett.
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Arthur Willis, Harry Clarke, Bill Nicholson, Ron Burgess, Les Dicker, Len Duquemin, Sonny Walters, Les Bennett, Tommy Harmer.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    32,265

08.03.1952 Division 1     Away     Won     3-0.

Teams :
Aston Villa –   Keith Jones, Stan Lynn, Harry Parkes, Frank Moss, Danny Blanchflower, Colin Gibson, David Walsh, Billy Goffin, Johnny Dixon, Tommy Thompson, Dickie Dorsett.
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Charlie Withers, Harry Clarke, Bill Nicholson, Ron Burgess, Chris Adams, Len Duquemin, Sonny Walters, Les Bennett, Eddie Baily.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    56,475

20.10.1951 Division 1     Home     Won     2-0.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Arthur Willis, Charlie Withers, Harry Clarke, Bill Nicholson, Ralph Wetton, Len Duquemin, Peter Murphy, Sonny Walters, Les Bennett, Tommy Harmer.
Aston Villa –  Graham Cordell, Peter Aldis, Harry Parkes, Frank Moss, Danny Blanchflower, Les Smith, Herbert Smith, Derek Pace, Billy Goffin, Johnny Dixon, Dickie Dorsett.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    49,247

NOTE : – Ralph Wetton made his Tottenham debut.

17.02.1951 Division 1     Home     Won     3-2.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Arthur Willis, Harry Clarke, Colin Brittan, Ron Burgess, Les Medley, Peter Murphy, Sonny Walters, Sid McClellan, Eddie Baily.
Aston Villa –  Joe Rutherford, Stan Lynn, Harry Parkes, Larry Canning, Frank Moss, Con Martin, Colin Gibson, Ron Jeffries, Johnny Dixon, Tommy Thompson, Dickie Dorsett.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –   47,842

30.09.1950 Division 1     Away     Won     3-2.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  John Hindle, Harry Parkes, Frank Moss, Con Martin, Ivor Powell, Les Smith, Colin Gibson, Trevor Ford, Miller Craddock, Tommy Thompson, Dickie Dorsett.
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Arthur Willis, Harry Clarke, Ron Burgess, Bill Nicholson, Les Medley, Len Duquemin, Peter Murphy, Sonny Walters, Eddie Baily.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    36,538

20.02.1946 Football League South     Away     Won     3-0.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Wakeman, Potts, Cummings (c), Parkin, Callaghan, Loves, Kerr, Brown, Beresford, Bob Iverson, Smith.
Spurs –  Archie Hughes, Arthur Willis, Vic Buckingham, Roy White, Fred Hall, Ron Burgess, Albert Hall, Jimmy Skinner, Jimmy Jinks, Eddie Baily, Charlie Whitchurch
Ref : –  Mr. G. V. Searle (-)
Linesmen : –  Mr. W. T. Black – Blue and White flag; Mr. A. V. Booker – Red and White flag
Attendance : –    19,300

Kick off 15.00

NOTE : –  This was Jimmy Jinks’ only Spurs appearance, in which he scored twice.

02.02.1946 Football League South     Away     Lost     1-5.

Teams :
Aston Villa –   .
Spurs –  Jack Hall, Ralph Ward, Arthur Willis, George Ludford, Vic Buckingham, Ron Burgess, Colin Lyman, Jimmy Skinner, Harry Fletcher, Ronnie Dix, Charlie Whitchurch.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    19,300

Kick off 15.00

NOTE : –  Harry Fletcher made his only Tottenham appearance.

16.04.1938 Division 2     Away     Lost     0-2.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Fred Biddlestone, Ernie Callaghan, George Cummings, James Allen, Alex Massie, Eric Houghton, Jackie Maund, Frank Broome, Freddie Haycock, Ronnie Starling, Bob Iverson.
Spurs –  Percy Hooper, Ralph Ward, Vic Buckingham, Bill Whatley, Joe Meek, Albert Page, Isaac Spelman, Colin Lyman, Fred Sargent, Jack Gibbons, Johnny Morrison.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    53,730

04.12.1937 Division 2     Home     Won     2-1.

Teams :
Spurs –  Percy Hooper, Ralph Ward, Bill Whatley, Les Howe, Albert Page, Frank Grice, Colin Lyman, Fred Sargent, Jack Gibbons, Johnny Morrison, Willie Hall.
Aston Villa –  Fred Biddlestone, Ernie Callaghan, Jeff Barker, George Cummings, James Allen, Alex Massie, Eric Houghton, Frank Broome, James Clayton, Ronnie Starling, Bob Iverson.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    37,238

13.03.1937 Division 2     Home     Drew     2-2.

Teams :
Spurs –  Jack Hall, Vic Buckingham, Bill Whatley, Joe Meek, Albert Page, Frank Grice, Les Miller, Jimmy McCormick, George Hunt, Bert Ringrose, Andy Duncan.
Aston Villa –  Fred Biddlestone, Ernie Callaghan, William Cobley, Alex Massie, Tom Griffiths, Eric Houghton, Jackie Maund, Frank Broome, Freddie Haycock, Ronnie Starling, Bob Iverson.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –   35,652

07.11.1936 Division 2     Away     Drew     1-1.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Harry Morton, William Cobley, James Allen, Tom Gardner, Alex Massie, Tom Griffiths, Eric Houghton, Jackie Maund, Frank Broome, Dai Astley, Matthew Moralee.
Spurs –   Jack Hall, Ralph Ward, Bill Whatley, Les Howe, Jimmy Blyth, Jimmy Brown, Frank Grice, Willie Evans, Jimmy McCormick, Johnny Morrison, Willie Hall.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –   37,220

NOTE : – The last appearances in a Spur shirt for Jimmy Brown and Willie Evans.

02.02.1935 Division 1     Away     Lost     0-1.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Harry Morton, George Beeson, Danny Blair, James Allen, Tom Gardner, Billy Kingdon, Arthur Cunliffe, Eric Houghton, Dai Astley, Joe Beresford, Ronnie Dix.
Spurs –  Allan Taylor, Fred Channell, Bill Whatley, David Levene, Wally Alsford, Tom Evans, Willie Evans, Jimmy McCormick, Fred Burgon, Eugene O’Callaghan, Almer Hall.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    36,973

NOTE : – Fred Burgon made his Spurs debut.

22.09.1934 Division 1     Home     Lost     0-2.

Teams :
Spurs –  Joe Nicholls, Fred Channell, Eddie King, Arthur Rowe, Tom Evans, Alf Day, Willie Evans, Jimmy McCormick, Jimmy Brain, Willie Hall, Eugene O’Callaghan.
Aston Villa –  Harry Morton, Danny Blair, Frederick Butcher, James Allen, William Simpson, Tom Gardner, Eric Houghton, Arthur Watkin, Pongo Waring, Dai Astley, Joe Beresford.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    42,088

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17.02.1934 FA Cup Fifth Round     Home     Lost     0-1

Centre-forward Dai Astley’s goal won this FA Cup Fifth Round tie at White Hart Lane for Aston Villa.

Spurs had battled back in the second half, with Harry Morton’s performance in the Villa goal keeping Tottenham out and seeing the Midlanders through to the quarter-final.

Teams :
Spurs –  Joe Nicholls, Fred Channell, Bill Whatley, Davie Colquhoun, Les Howe, Arthur Rowe, Wally Alsford, Willie Evans, Jimmy McCormick, George Hunt, Willie Hall.
Aston Villa –  Harry Morton, Danny Blair, Joe Nibloe, Alec Talbot, Tommy Wood, Billy Kingdon, Arthur Cunliffe, Eric Houghton, Dai Astley, Joe Beresford, Ronnie Dix.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    44,365

06.01.1934 Division 1     Away     Won     5-1.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Harry Morton, Danny Blair, Tommy Mort, James Gibson, Tommy Wood, Billy Kingdon, Eric Houghton, John Mandley, Pongo Waring, Dai Astley, Ronnie Dix.
Spurs –  Joe Nicholls, Fred Channell, Bill Whatley, Davie Colquhoun, Les Howe, Arthur Rowe, Tommy Meads, Willie Evans, Jimmy McCormick, George Hunt, Willie Hall.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    35,296

02.09.1933 Division 1     Home     Won     3-2.

Teams :
Spurs –  Joe Nicholls, Bill Felton, Bill Whatley, Arthur Rowe, Tommy Meads, Tom Evans, Willie Evans, Jimmy McCormick, George Hunt, Willie Hall, Eugene O’Callaghan.
Aston Villa –  Harry Morton, Danny Blair, Joe Nibloe, Alec Talbot, James Gibson, Billy Kingdon, Arthur Cunliffe, Eric Houghton, Pongo Waring, Dai Astley, Ronnie Dix.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    44,974

24.03.1928 Division 1     Home     Won     2-1.

Teams :
Spurs –  Cyril Spiers, Matthew Forster, Cecil Poynton, Arthur Lowdell, Harry Skitt, Arthur Grimsdell, Jimmy Dimmock, Alex Lindsay, Fred Barnett, Eugene O’Callaghan, Charlie Handley.
Aston Villa –  Ben Olney, Teddy Bowen, Tommy Smart, Victor Milne, Billy Kingdon, Frank Moss, Arthur Dorrell, Frederick Tully, Len Capewell, Billy Walker, George Cook.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    21,537

12.11.1927 Division 1     Away      Won     2-1.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Tommy Jackson, Teddy Bowen, Tommy Smart, Victor Milne, James Gibson, Frank Moss, Arthur Dorrell, Richard York, Joe Beresford, Billy Walker, George Cook.
Spurs –  Jock Britton, Matthew Forster, John Richardson, Arthur Lowdell, Harry Skitt, Arthur Grimsdell, Jimmy Dimmock, Frank Osborne, Eugene O’Callaghan, Charlie Handley, Bert Elkes.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    30,759

26.03.1927 Division 1     Home     Lost     0-1.

Teams :
Spurs –  Jock Britton, Matthew Forster, Cecil Poynton, Harry Skitt, Jimmy Dimmock, Alex Lindsay, Arthur Sanders, Frank Osborne, Andy Thompson, Eugene O’Callaghan, Bert Elkes.
Aston Villa –  Tommy Jackson, Teddy Bowen, Tommy Smart, Alec Talbot, Billy Kingdon, Frank Moss, Arthur Dorrell, Richard York, George Stephenson, Billy Walker, George Cook.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    30,614

06.11.1926 Division 1      Away      Won      3-2.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Tommy Jackson, Tommy Smart, Tommy Mort, Victor Milne, Billy Kingdon, Frank Moss, Arthur Dorrell, Richard York, Walter Harris, George Stephenson, Billy Walker.
Spurs –  Jimmy Smith, Tommy Clay, Cecil Poynton, Bert Smith, Jimmy Dimmock, Alex Lindsay, John Blair, Frank Osborne, Andy Thompson, Jimmy Seed, Bert Elkes.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    19,496

17.04.1926 Division 1     Away      Lost      0-3.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Tommy Jackson, Teddy Bowen, Tommy Smart, Victor Milne, Frank Moss, Arthur Dorrell, Richard York, John Johnstone, Len Capewell, Frederick Norris, George Stephenson.
Spurs –  Jock Britton, Bill Bann, Matthew Forster, Harry Skitt, Bert Smith, Jimmy Dimmock, Alex Lindsay, Frank Osborne, Tommy Roe, Andy Thompson, Jimmy Seed.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    11,774

05.12.1925 Division 1     Home     Drew     2-2.

Teams :
Spurs –  Bill Kaine, Tommy Clay, Matthew Forster, Harry Skitt, Jimmy Skinner, Bert Smith, Jimmy Dimmock, Frank Osborne, Andy Thompson, Jimmy Seed, Bert Elkes.
Aston Villa –  Tommy Jackson, Tommy Smart, Tommy Mort, Alec Talbot, Frank Moss, Arthur Dorrell, Richard York, John Johnstone, Len Capewell, George Stephenson, Billy Walker.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    28,821

07.03.1925 Division 1     Away      Won      1-0.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Tommy Jackson, Cecil Harris, Tommy Mort, Victor Milne, Thomas Muldoon, Arthur Dorrell, Richard York, John Johnstone, George Stephenson, Albert Surtees, Billy Kirton.
Spurs –  Bill Hinton, Tommy Clay, Bob McDonald, Harry Skitt, Arthur Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Jimmy Dimmock, Bill Lane, Andy Thompson, Jimmy Seed, Bert Elkes.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    25,000

01.11.1924 Division 1     Home     Lost     1-3.

Teams :
Spurs –  Bill Hinton, Matthew Forster, Cecil Poynton, Harry Skitt, Jimmy Skinner, Bert Smith, Frank Osborne, Jimmy Seed, Charlie Handley, Harry Hargreaves, Bert Elkes.
Aston Villa –  Cyril Spiers, Cecil Harris, Alec Talbot, George Blackburn, Frank Moss, Arthur Dorrell, Richard York, Len Capewell, George Stephenson, Billy Walker, Billy Kirton.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    40,000

22.03.1924 Division 1     Home     Lost      2-3.

Teams :
Spurs –  George Maddison, Tommy Clay, Matt Forster, Arthur Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Jimmy Dimmock, Alex Lindsay, Jimmy Cantrell, Willie Sage, Fanny Walden, Frank Osborne, Bert Elkes.
Aston Villa –  Tommy Jackson, Tommy Smart, Tommy Mort, Victor Milne, George Blackburn, Frank Moss, Arthur Dorrell, William Armfield, Len Capewell, Billy Walker, Billy Kirton.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    30,000

15.03.1924 Division 1     Away     Drew     0-0.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Herbert Singleton, Archie Campbell, Tommy Smart, Tommy Mort, George Blackburn, Arthur Dorrell, John Johnstone, William Armfield, Len Capewell, Billy Walker, Billy Kirton.
Spurs –  George Maddison, Tommy Clay, Matt Forster, Cecil Poynton, Bert Smith, Jimmy Dimmock, Alex Lindsay, Jimmy Cantrell, Willie Sage, Frank Osborne, Andy Thompson, Bert Elkes.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    30,000

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14.10.1922 Division 1     Home     Lost     1-2

Spurs were undone by goals from Ian Dickson and Billy Walker as Aston Villa ran out 2-1 winners at White Hart Lane.

Jimmy Seed scored Tottenham’s sole goal in this match.

Teams :
Spurs – Herbert Blake, Tommy Clay, Bob McDonald, Charlie Walters, Arthur Grimsdell, Jimmy Skinner, Sammy Brooks, Jimmy Dimmock, Alex Lindsay, Jimmy Cantrell, Jimmy Seed.
Aston Villa –  Cyril Spiers, Tommy Ball, Tommy Smart, Tommy Mort, George Blackburn, Frank Moss, Richard York, Ian Dickson, George Stephenson, Billy Walker, Billy Kirton.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –   50,000

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07.10.1922 Division 1     Away     Lost     0-2

Arthur Dorrell’s two goals gave Aston Villa a victory on their own turf against Spurs.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Cyril Spiers, Tommy Ball, Tommy Smart, Tommy Mort, George Blackburn, Frank Moss, Arthur Dorrell, Richard York, Ian Dickson, George Stephenson, Billy Walker.
Spurs –  Herbert Blake, Tommy Clay, Bob McDonald, Charlie Walters, Arthur Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Sammy Brooks, Jimmy Dimmock, Alex Lindsay, Charlie Wilson, Jimmy Seed.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    40,000

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01.10.1921 Division 1     Away     Lost     1-2.

Aston Villa put Spurs under a lot of pressure in this meeting at Villa Park, with Billy Kirton handing them the lead after 15 minutes.  Spurs responded by controlling the next hour of the game, but only had Jimmy Dimmock’s goal to show for it when he cut inside to drill a low shot past the Villa keeper Tommy Jackson.  Spurs keeper Alex Hunter was pivotal in keeping Tottenham in the game, with a series of saves, but he was helpless when a Villa corner was cleared by Tommy Clay, but it hit Ian Dickson and ended up in the Spurs net to hand the points to the home team 2-1.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Tommy Jackson, Tommy Smart, Tommy Weston, Frank Barson, George Blackburn, Frank Moss, Arthur Dorrell, Richard York, Ian Dickson, Walter Boyman, Billy Kirton.
Spurs –  Alex Hunter, Tommy Clay, Bob McDonald, Jimmy Archibald, Charlie Walters, Arthur Grimsdell, Jimmy Dimmock, Fanny Walden, Charlie Wilson, Jimmy Seed, Bert Bliss.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –   40,000

24.09.1921 Division 1     Home     Won     3-1.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Tommy Jackson, Tommy Ball, Tommy Smart, Tommy Weston, George Blackburn, Frank Moss, Arthur Dorrell, Richard York, Ian Dickson, Arthur Davis, Billy Walker.
Spurs –  Alex Hunter, Tommy Clay, Bob McDonald, Jimmy Archibald, Charlie Walters, Arthur Grimsdell, Jimmy Dimmock, Jimmy Banks, Charlie Wilson, Jimmy Seed, Bert Bliss.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    47,017

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05.03.1921 FA Cup Quarter-final     Home     Won     1-0

A Jimmy Banks goal was enough to see Tottenham through to the FA Cup semi-final at White Hart Lane.

Following in the footsteps of the previous season’s FA Cup tie, this was a scintillating game and a pacy run from Jimmy Dimmock created the only goal of the game for Jimmy Banks to settle the tie in Tottenham’s favour.

Teams :
Spurs –  Alex Hunter, Tommy Clay, Bob McDonald, Charlie Walters, Arthur Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Jimmy Dimmock, Jimmy Cantrell, Jimmy Banks, Jimmy Seed, Bert Bliss.
Aston Villa –  Sam Hardy, James Thompson, Tommy Smart, Frank Barson, Jim Harrop, Andrew Ducat, Arthur Dorrell, James Stephenson, Clem Stephenson, Billy Walker, Billy Kirton.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    51,991

18.09.1920 Division 1     Home     Lost     1-2.

Teams :
Spurs –  Bill Jacques, Bob McDonald, John Pearson, Charlie Rance, Arthur Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Jimmy Dimmock, Fanny Walden, Jimmy Cantrell, Jimmy Seed, Bert Bliss.
Aston Villa –  Sam Hardy, Tommy Ball, Tommy Smart, Tommy Weston, Jim Harrop, Andrew Ducat, Arthur Dorrell, James Stephenson, Billy Walker, Billy Kirton, Andrew Young.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    45,000

11.09.1920 Division 1     Away     Lost     2-4.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Sam Hardy, Tommy Smart, Tommy Weston, Frank Barson, Andrew Ducat, Frank Moss, Arthur Dorrell, James Stephenson, Clem Stephenson, Billy Walker, Billy Kirton.
Spurs –  Bill Jacques, Bob McDonald, John Pearson, Charlie Rance, Arthur Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Jimmy Dimmock, Fanny Walden, Jimmy Cantrell, Jimmy Seed, Bert Bliss.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    55,000

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06.03.1920 Division 2     Home    Lost    0-1

Spurs lost to Aston Villa by a single goal at White Hart Lane, unfortunately scored by Tommy Clay putting the ball into his own net.

With a 12 point lead at the top of the Second Division, Tottenham came into the match with no inferiority complex by the visit of the First Division Villa side and probably deserved to win on the balance of play, but the deciding goal came when Clay, trying to clear a cross, sliced the ball into his own goal at the Park Lane end.

Teams :
Spurs –  Bill Jacques, Tommy Clay, Bob Brown, Jimmy Archibald, Arthur Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Jimmy Dimmock, Fanny Walden, Jimmy Cantrell, Jimmy Banks, Bert Bliss.
Aston Villa –  Sam Hardy, Tommy Smart, James Lawrence, Frank Barson, Jim Harrop, Andrew Ducat, Harold Edgley, Charlie Wallace, Clem Stephenson, Billy Walker, Billy Kirton.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    52,179

27.02.1915 Division 1      Away      Lost      1-3.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Sam Hardy, Bill Littlewood, Jim Harrop, Andrew Ducat, William Morris, Jimmy Leach, Harold Edgley, Harry Hampton, Joe Bache, Charlie Wallace, Clem Stephenson.
Spurs –  John Eadon, Tommy Clay, Fred Webster, Findlay Weir, Bobby Steel, Ed Lightfoot, Fanny Walden, Jimmy Cantrell, Billy Minter, Bert Middlemiss, Bert Bliss.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    13,000

24.10.1914 Division 1      Home      Lost      0-2.

Teams :
Spurs –  Bill Jacques, Tommy Clay, Fred Webster, Charlie Rance, Bobby Steel, Ed Lightfoot, Fanny Walden, Jimmy Cantrell, Harry Sparrow, Bert Middlemiss, Bert Bliss.
Aston Villa –  Sam Hardy, Bill Littlewood, Tommy Lyons, Jim Harrop, Tommy Barber, Andrew Ducat, Jimmy Leach, Harold Edgley, James Stephenson, Joe Bache, Clem Stephenson.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    30,000

18.04.1914 Division 1      Home      Lost      0-2.

Teams :
Spurs –  John Joyce, Tommy Clay, Fred Webster, Findlay Weir, Bobby Steel, Arthur Grimsdell, Walter Tattersall, Jimmy Cantrell, Jimmy Banks, Bert Middlemiss, Bert Bliss.
Aston Villa –  Leonard Richards, Tommy Lyons, Tommy Weston, Jim Harrop, William Morris, Jimmy Leach, Harold Edgley, Harry Hampton, Charlie Wallace, John MacLachlan, Clem Stephenson.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    22,000

13.12.1913 Division 1     Away     Drew      3-3.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Sam Hardy, Tommy Lyons, Tommy Weston, Jim Harrop, William Morris, Tommy Barber, Harry Hampton, Joe Bache, Samuel Whittaker, Charlie Wallace, Clem Stephenson.
Spurs –  Arthur King, Bill Cartwright, Fred Webster, Findlay Weir, Bobby Steel, Arthur Grimsdell, Bill Oliver, Fanny Walden, Jimmy Cantrell, Jimmy Fleming, Bert Bliss.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    24,500

01.03.1913 Division 1     Away     Lost      0-1.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Sam Hardy, Tommy Lyons, Tommy Weston, Jim Harrop, Tommy Barber, Albert Hall, Harry Hampton, Joe Bache, Samuel Whittaker, John MacLachlan, Clem Stephenson.
Spurs –   John Joyce, Charlie Brittan, Fred Webster, Findlay Weir, Charlie Rance, Arthur Grimsdell, Walter Tattersall, Jimmy Elliott, Billy Minter, Bert Middlemiss, Bert Bliss.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    27,000

26.10.1912 Division 1     Home     Drew     3-3.

Teams :
Spurs –  Tommy Lunn, Tom Collins, Fred Webster, Findlay Weir, Charlie Rance, Bobby Steel, Ed Lightfoot, Walter Tattersall, Jimmy Cantrell, Billy Minter, Bert Middlemiss.
Aston Villa –  Sam Hardy, Tommy Lyons, Tommy Weston, Jim Harrop, William Morris, Joe Bache, Samuel Whittaker, Harold Halse, John MacLachlan, Clem Stephenson.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    18,000

23.03.1912 Division 1     Home     Won      2-1.

Teams :
Spurs –  Tommy Lunn, Charlie Brittan, Tom Collins, Danny Steel, Bobby Steel, Ed Lightfoot, Jabez Darnell, John McTavish, Billy Minter, Ernie Newman, Bert Middlemiss.
Aston Villa –  Albert Lindon, Tommy Lyons, Tommy Weston, George Tranter, Christopher Buckley, Harold Edgley, Harry Hampton, Joe Bache, Samuel Whittaker, Charlie Wallace, Clem Stephenson.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    19,000

18.11.1911 Division 1     Away     Drew     2-2.

Teams :
Aston Villa –   Brendel Anstey, James Logan, Tommy Lyons, Freddie Miles, Christopher Buckley, Harry Hampton, Joe Bache, Joseph Walters, Samuel Whittaker, Charlie Wallace, Bert Goode.
Spurs –  Tommy Lunn, Charlie Brittan, Tom Collins, Danny Steel, Bobby Steel, Ed Lightfoot, Jabez Darnell, John McTavish, Billy Minter, Ernie Newman, Bert Middlemiss.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    30,000

25.02.1911 Division 1     Away     Lost     0-4.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Billy George, John Kearns, Freddie Miles, George Tranter, Christopher Buckley, George Hunter, Harry Hampton, Joe Bache, Horace Henshall, Charlie Wallace, Clem Stephenson.
Spurs –  Tommy Lunn, Tom Collins, Fred Wilkes, Frank Bentley, Danny Steel, Bobby Steel, Jabez Darnell, Albert Gosnell, Percy Humphreys, Billy Minter, John McTavish.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    17,000

19.11.1910 Division 1     Home     Lost     1-2.

Teams :
Spurs –  Tommy Lunn, Bert Elkin, Ed Bulling, Frank Bentley, Danny Steel, Bobby Steel, Jabez Darnell, John Curtis, Percy Humphreys, Billy Minter, Bert Middlemiss.
Aston Villa –  Arthur Cartlidge, Tommy Lyons, Freddie Miles, George Tranter, Christopher Buckley, George Hunter, Edmund Eyre, Harry Hampton, Joe Bache, Joseph Walters, Charlie Wallace.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    25,000

02.04.1910 Division 1     Home     Drew     1-1.

Teams :
Spurs –  John Joyce, Ernie Coquet, Frank Bentley, Tom Morris, Danny Steel, Bobby Steel, Tom Leslie, John Curtis, Percy Humphreys, Billy Minter, Bert Middlemiss.
Aston Villa –  Arthur Cartlidge, John Kearns, Tommy Lyons, George Tranter, Christopher Buckley, George Hunter, Albert Hall, Harry Hampton, Joe Bache, Joseph Walters, Charlie Wallace.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    35,000

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20.11.1909 Division One     Away     Lost     2-3

Aston Villa won by the odd goal in five at Villa Park.

Goals from Billy Gerrish, Joe Bache and Harry Hampton saw off Tottenham, who scored through Billy Minter and Bobby Steel.

Teams :
Aston Villa – Arthur Cartildge, James Logan, Tommy Lyons, Freddie Miles, George Tranter, Christopher Buckley, Albert Hall, Harry Hampton, Joe Bache, Billy Gerrish, Charlie Wallace.
Spurs –  Fred Boreham, Fred Wilkes, Bill Harris, Tom Morris, Danny Steel, Jabez Darnell, John Curtis, Billy Minter, Ivor Brown, Bobby Steel, Bert Middlemiss.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    25,000

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25.02.1904 FA Cup Second Round     Away     Won      1-0

An otherwise dull FA Cup Second Round tie at Villa Park between Aston Villa and Spurs looked as though it was heading to a replay with neither side troubling the scorers. However, one last push forward by Spurs saw Jack Jones race upfield and was fouled by a Villa player.  The referee raised his whistle to his mouth, but no sound stopped play and Jones recovered to his feet, dashed forward and rifled a shot into the net to earn a single goal victory and passage to the next round.

When praised for allowing play to continue, the referee Howcroft said that he had not held back from blowing the whistle.  “Refrained be hanged”, he said. “I tried my darndest to blow the whistle, but the pea had stuck !”

The original game had been abandoned at White Hart Lane when a crowd invasion caused the match to be called off at half-time with Villa winning 1-0 and the FA ordered the match to take place at Villa Park.

Teams :
Aston Villa –  Billy George, Alec Leake, Freddie Miles, Howard Spencer, Albert Wilkes, Alf Wood, Albert Hall, Billy Brawn, Billy Garraty, Joe Bache, Tommy Niblo.
Spurs –  Charlie Williams, Alex Tait, John Watson, Tom Morris, Ted Hughes, Jack Kirwan, David Copeland, Vivian Woodward, Jack Jones, John “Jack” Jones, Alf Warner.
Ref : –  Howcroft ( )
Attendance : –    30,000

07.03.1903 FA Cup Quarter-final     Home     Lost     2-3

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Teams :
Spurs –  George Clawley, Alex Tait, John Watson, Tom Morris, Ted Hughes, Jack Kirwan, William Dryburgh, David Copeland, Vivian Woodward, John Cameron, Jack Jones.
Aston Villa –  Billy George, Michael Noon, Alec Leake, Howard Spencer, Joe Pearson, Alf Wood, Billy Brawn, Jasper McLuckie, Joe Bache, George Johnson, Tommy Niblo.
Ref : –   ( )
Attendance : –    52,000

Thanks to the 11v11 website and Bob Griffiths’ “Tottenham Hotspur – The Complete Record” for some of the team line-ups.