Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa – Adebayor At The Double, Spurs Up Into Third (Photos & Highlights)

Chris Wright

22nd, November 2011


By Chris Wright

With ‘Arry back on the bench after his taxing surgery lay-off, Emmanuel Adebayor struck twice from close-range in the first-half to give Tottenham a comfortable win over Aston Villa at the Lane last night and spirit them up to third in the Premier League pile – leading Redknapp to announce his designs on winning the title this year after the game, ‘a real possibility’ to use his exact words.

Obviously the anaesthetic hasn’t properly worn off quite yet.

Not to be too disparaging, but Villa – who are yet to win away this season – were dire for the most part (the possession stat tells you all you need to know: 71% – 29%). Spurs ran them ragged in the first-half and Villa looked to be staring down the barrel of a Monday night tonking until Eck battened down the hatches after the break and played out the two-nothing as an exercise in damage limitation.

Still, there’s only Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea to come before the end of the year for Villa. Nothing to worry about there then.



Photos: PA

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  1. Rory says:

    Villa were piss poor, of the 10 outfield players 7 were defensive and of the remaining 3, one was Heskey (playing as a left winger)! Villa have been wretched so far this season.

  2. Tenerife properties says:

    Villa were friggin awful. I only caught the second half and it was painful to watch how bad they were (even as a Spurs fan!)
    Good for Spurs though, on a really good run at the moment and if we can keep beating the teams outside of the top 6 then we should have a good chance at fourth. Early days though – only just coming to a third of the way through the season so anything can happen.

  3. Stewart says:

    When can we have a pies feature on managers with heart problems? Off the top of my head I’m thinking, Souness, Kinnear, Houlier, Allardyce. Um. Eriksson, (oh no, that was lack of heart).

  4. Kate says:

    Nice win yesterday…we are on a run of great form at the moment. I don’t think we have a shot at winning the title at all, not sure what Harry was going on about, but I am definately smelling a top four finish…what a lovely time to be a Spurs supporter!! :) :)

  5. Stewart says:

    Be my guest. It’s only a matter of time before we get a Tommy Cooper moment.

  6. Yodster says:

    BAE wears different color boots to go with that modest hair….

  7. Jay says:

    Go spurs!! and thanks for the highlights videos pies!

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