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Tottenham’s hopes of regaining their place in the Premier League's top four were scuppered as they suffered a demoralising 2-0 home defeat against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Antonio Conte's lacklustre side were devoid of inspiration throughout the contest and were punished after the break by goals from Emiliano Buendia and Douglas Luiz. Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, playing his first game since losing the World Cup final, was at fault for Buendia's 50th-minute opener. And when Luiz added a second in the 73rd minute, home fans began streaming towards the exits.

Chants against Spurs chairman Daniel Levy rang out and it could have got worse as Villa sauntered to only a third win in their last 22 Premier League clashes with the Londoners. Tottenham were booed off at the final whistle as defeat left them in fifth place with 30 points from 17 matches, two points behind Manchester United who have a game in hand and 13 behind local rivals and leaders Arsenal.

Tottenham vs Aston Villa highlights

  • GOAL! Buendia breaks deadlock

  • GOAL! Douglas Luiz adds second

Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 - 2 Aston Villa FC

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Tottenham beaten 2-0 by Aston Villa to start 2023 in pretty abject fashion.

Recap all the action with our match report!


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Not a happy new year for Spurs

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Full time!

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Aston Villa take a 2-0 win at Tottenham with boos greeting the final whistle for the hosts!

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90+6 mins: Villa look to cap a perfect away day with a late third, Digne swinging in a corner that pings over the bar via Watkins.

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90+3 mins: Kamara pops up in a great position in the Tottenham box but, like a good defensive midfielder, has no inclination to shoot whatsoever and a good opening goes.

Chambers booked for timewasting as Villa concede a foul.

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90 mins: SEVEN minutes added on.

There is time for a late rally, were Spurs capable...

Tottenham substitutions

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88 mins: Chambers flies a long-range shot high and not too handsome as he bids to bang in a stunner against his old London rivals.

Conte makes his final two changes and receives some ironic cheers as Spence comes on, along with Skipp, for Perisic and Hojbjerg.

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86 mins: Romero escapes a potential second booking for sending Coutinho tumbling as the ball had gone out of play. John Brooks escapes a tricky decision on a technicality.

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84 mins: If anything, 3-0 looks more likely than 2-1 if another goal is to go in.

No shots on target in the second half for Spurs with none of their key players turning up today.

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80 mins: Another soaring two-goal comeback feels really unlikely for Tottenham today.

Sarr and Royal enter the fray, for Bissouma and Doherty.

It’ll be a triple change by Emery; Bednarek, Ings and Chambers introduced for Buendia, Konsa and the injured Luiz.

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77 mins: McGinn has a leg muscle injury, appears to be hamstring, and will have to come off. Coutinho on.

Nick Purewal at Tottenham Stadium

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The Spurs fans make their feelings known with a vociferous chant of “Daniel Levy, get out of our club”.

Nick Purewal at Tottenham Stadium

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Antonio Conte insisted there would be no World Cup hangover, but Lloris’ error led to Villa’s first goal, and Kane’s mistake the second.

Kane was robbed in his own half, Luiz traded passes with McGinn then slotted home to double Villa’s lead.


GGGOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Tottenham 0-2 Aston Villa | Douglas Luiz

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74 mins: A fine second as McGinn tees up Luiz for a calm finish past Lloris!

Boos ring around the stadium...

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71 mins: Tottenham are looking second best in their latest bid to level the scores.

Villa have hardly been magic themselves though and look vulnerable to over confidence in attack.

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68 mins: Well if that doesn’t sum it up...

Neat play in the middle third leads to a Son knockdown for Kane, whose snapshot half volley goes all wrong - high and over the bar.

Aston Villa substitution

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65 mins: Cash on for Bailey as Villa make a defensive change. He’ll move into midfield with Buendia going up top.

Konsa booked for timewasting at the restart.


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64 mins: Buendia breaks into a three-on-three down the middle and Watkins has a shot blocked from inside the box.

A good spell for Villa, this.

Tottenham substitution

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62 mins: Perisic will nudge into the front three as Gil’s rare appearance from the start comes to an end. Sessegnon on.

Nick Purewal at Tottenham Stadium

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Finally Spurs’ premeditated plan of positioning Perisic on the last shoulder pays off – only for the ex-Inter Milan man to fire over. A big chance missed as Spurs go hunting a leveller.

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59 mins: Fourth booking of the day for Spurs as Kamara draws Bissouma’s foul and wins a free-kick in a good spot.

That’s a one-game ban for Bissouma’s fifth Premier League yellow card of the season.


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57 mins: Villa completely fail to deal with a ball in by Bissouma and, three defenders later, it lands at Perisic’s feet. On the stretch, he knocks a shot over the bar...

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56 mins: Mings booked for arriving late on Kane.

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52 mins: Well, well, well... What have Spurs got in their locker again?

All the noise is coming out the away end with the atmosphere among the home fans truly drained.

Nick Purewal at Tottenham Stadium

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Make that 10 games in a row in all competitions for Spurs to fall behind.

The hosts would have hoped reaching half-time on level terms could break that chain. Instead a Hugo Lloris error gifted Villa first blood through Buendia.

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GGGOOOOAAAALLLL!!! Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa | Buendia

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49 mins: How about that?!

A drive from range is spilled badly by Lloris and Watkins spins the ball back into the danger area for Buendia to slam home!

Make that ten in a row that Spurs have conceded first...

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47 mins: Positive start from Spurs as a Son flick almost helps Gil squeeze into the box.

Bissouma then pops up on the edge of the box and Mings has to lump it clear.


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No changes as this stalemate restarts!

Second half coming up

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Let’s hope we see some more action in north London.

First-half highlights

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Well, highlight, really. The key moment of note as Spurs went close:

Nick Purewal at Tottenham Stadium

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A smattering of boos to greet half-time here, in a mostly measured response to the stalemate.

Ashley Young’s goalline clearance denied Kane a breakthrough, but Spurs will be frustrated with a lacklustre showing so far.

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Half time! Tottenham 0-0 Aston Villa

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Kane comes closest in a fairly tame start to the New Year.

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45 mins: Two minutes added on as Buendia curls a 25-yarder wide.

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42 mins: A lively end to the half for Spurs, Bissouma and Gil key to working a chance through the middle.

All Son has to do is roll Kane in for a one-on-one... but its overhit and the goalkeeper gathers.


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39 mins: Kane’s header off the line!

Perisic picked out well with a dart in behind as he draws Olsen out, clipping a ball into Kane that is goalbound until Young’s last-ditch intervention.

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37 mins: Another booking! John Brooks flashes the yellow card at Davies for landing studs on Young in challenging for a loose ball.

That is all three Tottenham centre-backs on a caution.

“You’re not fit to referee,” half-heartedly chanted off the home end.

“We forgot that you were here,” reply the Villa fans.

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34 mins: All nice and safe from Tottenham as they creep forward, their advance stunted by Buendia’s smart tackle on Gil by the touchline.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

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31 mins: Lenglet booked now for hauling down his marker off the ball.

Nick Purewal at Tottenham Stadium

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Half an hour in at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and no shots at all by the hosts, let alone anything on target. Ollie Watkins has had the sole attempt for either side so far, and he dragged that wide.

Tentative in the extreme as a start to 2023 thus far.

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28 mins: Romero booked for a scissor-slide tackle on Watkins that was just a bit too dangerous for the referee’s liking, even if he did get a sliver of the ball.

Villa give it away and this scruffy contest continues.

Spurs improving, though, as Son wins a corner.

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26 mins: Next up is Bissouma, down clutching his head after clattering into Watkins at a bouncing ball. No foul given, rightly, with the Spurs man simply second best.

Both him and Young will continue.

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24 mins: A problem for Young after Davies followed through on him in competing for the ball, no malice but a sore one.

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22 mins: Now it’s Spurs turn to sit on the ball yet a killer ball is still lacking, Son almost getting on the end of a poor Young clearance before Konsa gets it away.

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18 mins: Nothing from Son or Kane in the opening quarter of this match.

The Korean even gets caught on the halfway line as Bailey nicks in before Son jumps back with a tackle.

And he throws his facemask away in disgust! It looks like he’ll play on without it.

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15 mins: Spurs fans want a penalty as Digne tangles with Doherty in the box.

John Brooks waves it away...

Nick Purewal at Tottenham Stadium

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Matt Doherty might not have been the first name on the mind when it came to sparking this stadium to life. But the full-back nutmegged Tyrone Mings in the area to enliven the home support.


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13 mins: There’s some spark!

Doherty nutmegs Mings with a fine piece of play that is shut down by Kamara in the Villa box as he looked to pick out Son.

The corner is hooked away.

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11 mins: Call it a cliche, but we do have a little bit of a New Year’s Day atmosphere in north London.

On the pitch, a few challenges have arrived a split-second late with a lack of quality overall.

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9 mins: More threat from Villa as Watkins races down the left wing before being shown wide by Lenglet and slashing a shot wide of the near post.

A warning sign for Spurs...

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6 mins: Perisic thinks he’s broken into the box but a trademark piece of professional foul winning from Young sees Villa win a free-kick.

A bit soft from referee John Brooks, all told.

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4 mins: A little scrappy from Tottenham at the start, the hosts not yet able to string a number of passes together.


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2 mins: Spurs will be desperate not to concede the first goal for the tenth game in a row and Aston Villa get an early foot on the ball.

Bissouma fouls Luiz 35 yards from goal.

Kick off!

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Tottenham vs Aston Villa begins!

Before we begin

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A minute’s applause in honour of the icon that is Pele, who died in the week aged 82.

Countdown to kick-off

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The players walk out the tunnel to a fine New Year’s Day reception in north London!

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Conte fires ‘expectation’ warning to World Cup star

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Antonio Conte has reminded Cristian Romero that he will be expected to play like a World Cup winner now that he is one.

“He must know very well that a more difficult period will now start for him,” said Conte.

“Because this expectation is going to become high for him, and for this reason he has to work much harder and he must not lose the desire to improve himself.”

Unai Emery explains Martinez decision to Sky Sports

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“It was our plan, he needs to rest and he is on the bench. We have Robin Olsen and we trust in our players, we’ll have to use everybody when needed.

“We have to continue to follow our work, we were playing very good football against Liverpool. Today the idea is to continue, to protect and help the players, to keep the same mentality and try to win.”

Bryan Gil’s time to shine

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Dan Kilpatrick delivered his three Spurs players to look out for in 2023 with the Spanish winger, who starts today, among them.

Read the full story!

Antonio Conte previews the game on Sky Sports

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“It’s very important to have Hugo [Lloris] and Cuti [Romero] in the starting XI.

“When you start the game you try to score and don’t concede, in the last few games we have conceded then we were good and came back. We’ll try to pay more attention and be good defensively.”

Warm-ups underway!

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One man not out on the pitch is Richarlison, who has been out on the sideline nonetheless.

Less than half an hour to go on the countdown to kick-off.

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Spurs out to end long run

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Nine games in a row. That is how many games Tottenham have conceded the first goal - something which Antonio Conte has described as “strange”.

He said in the week: “For sure it’s strange, it’s a strange situation, to concede the first goal, to go down for nine games in a row, is very strange.

“We spoke with the players, and maybe when you go to have only to play many games in a row, and you don’t have the possibility to work on the tactical aspect, the defensive aspect, I think that you can lose something.

“But for sure it’s our intention to try to avoid going one-nil, two-nil down and to start the game in the best possible way.”

Muscle injury keeps Kulusevski out

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It’s being reported that a minor muscle injury has kept Dejan Kulusevski out of today’s game.

He could be back to face Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

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Unchanged for Villa

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Unai Emery keeps the same starting XI that lost to Liverpool last time out.

Emi Martinez is only on the bench.

No Kulusevski for Spurs

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A new injury worry for Tottenham?

The Swedish winger is nowhere to be seen in the squad as Bryan Gil gets a rare start.

Cristian Romero makes his first start since the World Cup.

How the visitors line up

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Aston Villa XI: Olsen; Young, Konsa, Mings, Digne; McGinn, Kamara, Luiz, Buendia; Watkins, Bailey.

Subs: Martinez, Cash, Sanson, Ings, Chambers, Augustinsson, Bednarek, Coutinho, Archer.

How Tottenham line up today

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Tottenham XI: Lloris; Romero, Davies, Lenglet; Doherty, Bissouma, Hojbjerg, Perisic; Son, Kane, Gil.

Subs: Forster, Dier, Tanganga, Sessegnon, Sanchez, Emerson, Spence, Sarr, Skipp.

The scene is set

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Team news coming up!

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We’re expecting both line-ups out shortly so stay tuned...

Spurs are in the house!

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Head to head record

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None of the last 16 meetings between these teams have ended as a draw - with Spurs winning 14.

Tottenham wins: 77

Draws: 36

Aston Villa wins: 57

Evening Standard score prediction

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Villa struggled against a decent Liverpool side last time out but should be able to get at Spurs. If the home side’s attack turns up, they should still have enough to win.

A 2-1 Tottenham win.

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Predicted Aston Villa XI: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne; McGinn, Kamara, Luiz, Coutinho; Watkins, Ings.

Early Aston Villa team news

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Emi Martinez should start in goal for Villa after his return from World Cup glory, who are without Jacob Ramsey and Diego Carlos.

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Predicted Tottenham XI: Lloris, Romero, Dier, Lenglet, Doherty, Bissouma, Hojbjerg, Perisic, Son, Kane, Kulusevski.

Early Spurs team news

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Rodrigo Bentancur will miss out for Spurs after being sent for a scan on his thigh injury, which is worse than first feared.

Richarlison and Lucas Moura are also injured but Cristian Romero is fit to return after the World Cup final.

How to watch

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TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting at 1pm on the latter for a 2pm kick-off.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the Sky go app.

Hello and welcome!

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Tottenham and Aston Villa get 2023 underway this afternoon with the first Premier League game of the New Year.

Spurs need a win to re-enter the top four while Villa will finish the day in 12th place no matter what happens.

With kick-off at 2pm GMT from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, follow all the build-up, match action and reaction right here with Standard Sport!

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