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Villa Park (ATT 36,863) 26th December 2012 - Kick off 17:30 Ref: M Clattenburg

A Villa Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham


Tottenham 4

J Defoe (57)
G Bale (61, 73, 84)

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  2. FULL-TIME: A 22 minute second half hat-trick from Gareth Bale helped Tottenham to a comfortable 4-0 victory against Aston Villa in the Midlands. The north Londoners move back up to fourth in the Premier League table while Villa have a goal difference of minus 21, but remain in 16th position.

  3. 90+1

    We're into three added minutes at Villa Park, which is almost empty, apart from the noisy Spurs fans housed in the Doug Ellis stand.

  4. 90

    SUBSTITUTION: After his hat-trick goal, Gareth Bale was replaced by Andros Townsend and needless to say, he was given a standing ovation.

  5. 89

    You Spurs fans must be a happy bunch after this second half blitz! Especially after dominating much of the play in the opening 45 minutes.

  6. 87

    Marc Albrighton rifles his left-foot strike towards goal, but Hugo Lloris holds on tight.

  7. 86

    Villa has kept three clean sheets in their last three home games, but they've conceded 12 goals in just two matches now.

  8. Second career hat-trick for Bale and his 9th goal of the season. What a superb team effort too! Kyle Walker finds Gylfi Sigurdsson with a delicious pass and he picks out the Welshman who makes no mistake from close-range, firing the ball into the roof of the net.

  9. 84


  10. 83

    A right old up and under from Brett Holman gets a big cheer from the Spurs fans in the corner.

  11. 82

    Christian Benteke climbs high to meet the free-kick, but he fails to get enough power on the ball to trouble Hugo Lloris.

  12. 80

    Two defeats in a row for Villa now which will worry Paul Lambert because they have a real 'six-pointer' against Wigan to come next weekend.

  13. 79

    SUBSTITUTION: But that's his last action as the Togolese forward is replaced by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

  14. 77

    The away side are coming forward in numbers now as Emmanuel Adebayor shows us a few tricks.

  15. 76

    Things are looking bad for Villa now as the north London side look to add to their goal tally here, which is rather worrying for the home fans.

  16. 75

    Kyle Walker picks out Jermain Defoe, but his sidefoot effort is still rising over the crossbar,

  17. The Welshman is at it again as he bags his 8th Premier League goal of the season and such a simple one too! Aaron Lennon picks him out inside the area and he's allowed too much time to look up and slot his left-foot shot into the bottom corner.

  18. 73


  19. 72

    Spurs have had 55% possession to Villa's 45% in this half. Although the hosts have played much better, it's the visitors who have taken their chances.

  20. 71

    Marc Albrighton manages to get his right-foot cross into the box, but Jan Vertonghen clears long.

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Barclays Premier League

Barclays Premier League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Chelsea 38 87
2 Manchester City 38 79
3 Arsenal 38 75
4 Manchester United 38 70
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 64
6 Liverpool 38 62
7 Southampton 38 60
8 Swansea City 38 56
9 Stoke City 38 54
10 Crystal Palace 38 48
11 Everton 38 47
12 West Ham United 38 47
13 West Bromwich Albion 38 44
14 Leicester City 38 41
15 Newcastle United 38 39
16 Sunderland 38 38
17 Aston Villa 38 38
18 Hull City 38 35
19 Burnley 38 33
20 Queens Park Rangers 38 30