15 minutes: Ollie Watkins has a saved shot and then Hugo Lloris saves brilliantly from Jacob Ramsey after the young midfielder had danced on several midfielders before unleashing a growing momentum. Corner for Villa – Douglas Luiz misses to clear the first man.
14 minutes: Matty Cash tried his luck with a short drive from distance after running a step away from Coutinho. Hugo Lloris saves but can’t keep up with the ball. There is no one in a Villa shirt who continues to capitalize.
12 minutes: Doherty continues to receive treatment and takes an analgesic. Or maybe it was a Skittle or a Smint. It’s hard to say. Anyway, he’s a soldier for now, but he’s still limp. Tottenham have Sergio Reguillon and Ryan Sessegnon in reserve.
10 minutes: Matt Doherty is back on the field, but he is now on his knees, his face on the turf with his head in his hands. It’s hard to see him lasting much longer.
9 minutes: The game resumes with Doherty receiving off-field treatment. Villa advances and Ings tries and fails to play Ollie Watkins. He had better options on his left.
6 minutes: Matt Doherty was injured and appeared in considerable dismay after a collision with Matty Cash, who challenged him to the ball outside near the touchline line.
5 minutes: So much for Steven Gerrard resolving Villa’s habit of starting games slowly. That famous furrow in his forehead will be deeper than the Grand Canyon after those open three minutes.
Spurs lead! Kane capitalizes on a poor defensive header from Konsa to tee up Son, who throws the ball into the bottom left corner from the edge of the penalty area.
3 minutes: Tyrone Mings does well to stretch a leg and intercepts a Harry Kane ball from deep Kulusevski.
1 min: The camera cuts to Antonio Conte on the touchline line, who already looks tired. Obviously he didn’t win u so Grand National sweepstake of the local pub. Kulsevski charged forward from the right, cut the inside and tried to square the ball, but saw it unfold.
1 min: Noble Yeats won the Grand National, which means I won £ 50 on my local pub sweepstake. We may have a good dent in this later, but for now let’s focus on football.
Not so much now: With what’s left of the Grand National field heading towards Valentine’s Brook for the last time, the Aston Villa and Tottenham players are marching towards the sward of Villa Park.
Harry Kane Haircut Report: Harry had a clean cut.
Villa v Spurs: Tottenham’s side have not changed from the side that beat Newcastle last weekend. Aston Villa make two changes: Douglas Luiz and Danny Ings come to the side.
Arsenal lose to Brighton: Mikel Arteta’s side went 2-1 at home, which means the Spurs are fourth in the table, at 54 points with Arsenal, but ahead of the goal difference they have played the same number of games. matches. West Ham and Manchester United are three points behind at 51 points, each playing an extra game.
Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Ramsey, Coutinho, Ings, Watkins.
Subs: Sanson, Buendia, Traore, Chambers, Young, Nakamba, Olsen, Bailey, Chukwuemeka.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Romero, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Doherty, Kulusevski, Kane, Son.
Subs: Reguilon, Sanchez, Winks, Rodon, Sessegnon, Gollini, Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, White.
Referee: Graham Scott, Oxfordshire
- Referee: Graham Scott
- Assistants: Harry Lennard and Mark Scholes
- Fourth officer: Craig Pawson
- WHERE: Jarred Gillett
Marvelous Nakamba, Kortney Hause and Lucas Digne are all available for selection after recovering from multiple aches, pains and strains, while Danny Ings could appear after missing a Wolves game that came just hours after the birth of his son. Danny Ings? Father Ings, more similar. Eh? Eh? Oh.
Sergio Reguilon is available for the Spurs after returning from a knee injury, but may have to settle for a spot on the bench after Christian Romero struck out Newcastle United last weekend. Defender Japhet Tanganga is out for the rest of the season, while midfielder Oliver Skipp is also out.
Driven in a short time by the defeats inflicted on Manchester United and Arsenal today, Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Midlands in search of their seventh consecutive win at Villa Park as they look to bolster their four credentials.
They face opponents who are comfortable in the middle of the table, but who are trying to stop a series of three consecutive defeats that have infuriated their manager. Steven Gerrard is increasingly frustrated by his team’s poor performance in the first half of the game.
“It’s a game we’ve never played before,” said Steven Gerrard after his team’s last defeat. “We played the Wolves, a local rival, but you can’t come to the derbies at half time. We’re a 45-minute team and it’s up to me – we’ve given the Wolves two goals. “I have to fix it.”
Find out how Gerrard plans to rectify things by 5:30 pm, but stay tuned in for team news and builds.