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26.12.1997

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 -  , Draper, Collymore,  
Subs Not used : - 
Spurs -  Walker, Carr, Campbell, Mabbutt (Clemence), Wilson (Rory Allen), Calderwood, Nielsen, Sinton (Anderton), Fox, Iversen, Ginola,  
Subs Not used : -  Baardsen, Dominguez 
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  38,644

27.08.1997

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 -  Walker, Carr, Scales, Calderwood, Edinburgh (Mabbutt), Howells, Sinton, Clemence, Fox, Iversen, Ferdinand (Fenn) 
Subs Not used : -  Baardsen, Clapham, Nielsen 
Aston Villa -   Bosnich, Staunton, Southgate, Ehiogu, Townsend, Draper, Yorke, Collymore
Subs Not used : - 
Ref : -  Mike Riley (Leeds)
Attendance : -  26,317

19.04.1997

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 -  , Staunton, Draper, Yorke, Milosevic,  
Subs Not used : - 
Spurs -  , , Vega, , , , Howells, , , Sheringham,  
Subs Not used : -  , ,  
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  39,339

12.10.1996

Allan Nielsen's first Spurs goal was all that separated the two side sin 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.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Walker, Wilson, Calderwood, Campbell, Carr, Fox, Howells, Sinton, Nielsen (Nethercott 90), Sheringham, Armstrong 
Subs Not used : -   Baardsen, Austin, Edinburgh, Fenn,  
Aston Villa -  Bosnich, Wright, Staunton, Ehiogu, Nelson, Townsend (Tiler 79), Curcic, Taylor, Draper (Johnson 79), Milosevic (Joachim 79), Yorke 
Subs Not used : -   Oakes, Farrelly
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  32,847

21.01.1996

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 shoot in the winner.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Fox
Sub. not used : - 
Aston Villa -   Bosnich, McGrath, Yorke
Sub. not used : - 
Ref : -  - (-)
Attendance : -   35,666

21.01.1995

Premier League.

Teams : 
Spurs -  
Sub. not used : - 
Aston Villa -   
Sub. not used : - 
Ref : -  - (-)
Attendance : -   ,

19.11.1994 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) 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 Villans.

Teams : 
Spurs - Sheringham, Klinsmann
Aston Villa -  Bosnich, Fenton, Atkinson, Saunders 

02.03.1994

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 -  Walker, Austin, Campbell, Scott, Samways, Mabbutt (c), Sedgley, Dozzell , Anderton, Barmby, Rosenthal 
Unused subs. : -  Day, Caskey, Gray
Aston Villa -  , , ,  
Unused subs. : -  , 
Ref : -  K. Morton (Suffolk)
Attendance : -  17,452

12.01.1994

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 -  Thorstvedt, Kerslake, Campbell (Hendry), Calderwood, Edinburgh, Samways, Sedgley, Dozzell, Caskey, Anderton, , Barmby
Unused subs. : -  Walker, Austin
Aston Villa -  Bosnich, Barrett, Teale, Parker, Houghton, Saunders, Atkinson 
Unused subs. : -    
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  31,408

28.08.1993

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 -  , , ,  
Spurs -  Thorstvedt, Austin, Campbell, Calderwood, Mabbutt (c), Samways, Sedgley, Sheringham, Howells (Caskey [Anderton]), Dozzell, Durie 
Ref : -  Keith Cooper (Pontypridd)
Attendance : -  32,498

10.03.1993

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 -  , , ,  
Spurs -  
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  37,727

21.11.1992

Premier League.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Thorstvedt, Edinburgh, Ruddock, Mabbutt (c), Austin, Samways, Howells, Nayim, Allen (Cundy 79,
Sheringham, Durie (Barmby 46)
Sub. not used : - Walker
Aston Villa -   Spink, Barrett, Staunton, Teale (Ehiogu 71), McGrath, Richardson, Houghton, Parker (Regis 85), Saunders, Atkinson, Small
Sub. not used : - Bosnich
Ref : -  K. Morton (Bury St. Edmunds)
Attendance : -  32,852

04.04.1992

Division One.

Teams : 
Spurs -  
Sub. not used : - 
Aston Villa -   
Sub. not used : - 
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  26,870

14.01.1992

FA Cup Round 3 replay.

Teams : 
Spurs -  
Sub. not used : - 
Aston Villa -   
Sub. not used : - 
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  25,462

05.01.1992

FA Cup Round 3.

Teams : 
Aston Villa -   
Sub. not used : - 
Spurs -  
Sub. not used : - 
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  29,316

07.09.1991

Division One .

Teams : 
Aston Villa -   
Sub. not used : - 
Spurs -  
Sub. not used : - 
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  33,096

16.03.1991

Division One.

Teams : 
Aston Villa -   
Sub. not used : - 
Spurs -  
Sub. not used : - 
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  32,638

29.09.1990

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 -  Mabbutt, Nayim, Howells (Walsh 46), P. Allen, Lineker
Sub. not used : - 
Aston Villa -  Spink, , Cowans, Platt,
Sub. not used : - 
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  34,939

01.03.1989

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 -  , , ,  
Spurs -  
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  19,090

24.01.1987

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 -  Hodge, Hoddle, Claesen
Aston Villa -  , , ,  
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  19,121

03.05.1986

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 on 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 -   Roberts, Galvin, Hoddle, Falco, C. Allen
Sub. not used : - 
Aston Villa -  Elliott, Stainrod 
Sub. not used : - 
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  14,854

23.08.1986 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.

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Teams : 
Aston Villa -  Dorigo, Elliott, Daley, Hodge, 
Spurs - Clemence, Stevens, Mitchell Thomas, Roberts, Gough, Mabbutt, Clive Allen, Falco, Waddle, Hoddle (Paul Allen), Galvin
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  24,712

22.09.1984

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 -   Day, Dorigo, , Cowans,  
Spurs -  Clemence, Perryman, Hazard, Chiedozie, Crooks, 
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  22,409

30.10.1982

Spurs suffered a heavy defeat at Villa Park in this First Division game.

Gordon Cowans hit a drive from the edge of the area that beat Clemence for the second goal and two Gary Shaw goals.  Spurs' best opportunity came out of nothing when Hoddle produced a 30 yard thunderbolt that rattled the crossbar.

Teams : 
Aston Villa -  , , ,  
Spurs -  
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  25,992

22.08.1981 Spurs and Aston Villa met to contest the FA Charity Shield at Wembley with Villa the league champions and Spurs the FA Cup holders.

The match ended all square, with Mark Falco netting twice for Spurs and Peter Withe grabbing a brace for Aston Villa, with the Shield shared between the clubs for six months each.

Teams : 
Aston Villa -  Jimmy Rimmer, Kenny Swain, Colin Gibson, Allan Evens, Ken McNaught, Dennis Mortimer (c) (Andy Blair),  Des Bremner, David Geddis, Peter Withe, Gordon Cowans, Tony Morley 
Unused subs : -  ,
Spurs -  R. Clemence, Hughton, Miller, Roberts, Villa, Perryman (c), Ardiles, Archibald, Galvin, Hoddle, Falco
Unused subs : -  Aleksic, G. Smith, Price, Brooke, Chris Jones,
Ref : -  Alf Grey  (Great Yarmouth)
Attendance : -   92,500

26.04.1980

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 -  Rimmer, Swain, Gibson, Blake, Ormsby, Heard, Bremner, Shaw, Geddis, Cowans, Linton  
Unused sub : - 
Spurs -  Daines, Hughton, McAllister, Perryman, Miller, Yorath, Ardiles, Galvin, Chris Jones, Hoddle, Armstrong (Falco 64)
Ref : -  Kevin McNally (South Wirral)
Attendance : -  29,549

15.12.1979

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 -  Daines, Hughton, Miller, Pratt, Smith, Perryman, Ardiles, Chris Jones, Hoddle, Lee, Villa
Sub. not used : - 
Aston Villa -  Rimmer, Swain, Gibson, McNaught, Ormsby , Bullivant, Bremner, Shaw, Geddis (Deacy 80), Cowans, Little
Ref : -  Brian Hill (Kettering)
Attendance : -  30,555

23.08.1978

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.

Teams : 
Aston Villa -  , Ardiles, , Villa  
Spurs -  
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  47,892

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Teams : 
Aston Villa -  , , ,   
Spurs -  
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -   ,

27.02.1971 Tottenham overcame Third Division Aston Villa 2-0 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 -  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, Collins, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Neighbour (Pearce)
Manager : - Bill Nicholson
Ref : -  Jim Finney (Hereford)
Attendance : -   100,000

25.01.1964

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 -  Dyson, L. Allen, Possee, Greaves
Aston Villa -  Burrows, , ,   
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -   36,394

29.08.1962

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 -  Brown, , White, Cliff Jones, Greaves,  
Aston Villa -  , Dougan, Deakin,  
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -   55,650

20.08.1962 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 -  , Dougan, ,  
Spurs -   , , , , Medwin,  
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -   32,527

18.02.1961

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Teams : 
Aston Villa -  .  
Spurs -  .
Ref : -   ( )
Attendance : -   65,474

11.02.1961

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 -  Lynn, , , , , , , , , ,    
Spurs -  Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower (c), Norman, Mackay, Jones, White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Dyson
Ref : -   ( )
Attendance : -   50,786 

24.09.1960

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 -  Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower (c), Norman, Mackay, Jones, White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Dyson
Aston Villa -  Sims, Neal, Winton, Crowe, Morrall, Deakin, MacEwan, Thomson, Hitchens, Wylie, Burrows  
Ref : - L. J. Hamer (Lancs)
Attendance : -  61,356

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Teams : 
Aston Villa -  .  
Spurs -  .
Ref : -   ( )
Attendance : -    ,

29.03.1958

Spurs recorded a big home win with a 6-2 score-line, but only Bobby Smith and Terry Medwin hit 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 -   R. Smith, Medwin.
Aston Villa -  Sewell, McPartland.  
Ref : -   ( )
Attendance : -    34,102

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Teams : 
Aston Villa -  .  
Spurs -  .
Ref : -   ( )
Attendance : -    ,

19.01.1957

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 -  Ditchburn, Baker, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Ryden, Marchi, Dyson, Harmer, Bobby Smith, Stokes, Robb.
Aston Villa -  K. Jones, Lynn, Aldis, Crowther, Dugdale, Saward, Smith, Sewell, Pace, Dixon, Southern.  
Ref : -  Mr. E. T. Meaden (Wiltshire)
Attendance : -   38,934

15.09.1956 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 -  Baxter, Sewell, Pace, Dixon, .  
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Medwin, R. Smith, Harmer, Robb.
Ref : -   ( )
Attendance : -    43,947

18.12.1954 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 Villans, 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 -  , Ramsey, Blanchflower, Baily.
Aston Villa -  Lynn, Dixon.  
Ref : -   ( )
Attendance : -    28,131

15.08.1953

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

He 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 -   Robb,
Aston Villa -  Parsons, Parkes, ,  
Ref : -   ()
Attendance : -  50,202

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Teams : 
Aston Villa -  .  
Spurs -  .
Ref : -   ( )
Attendance : -    ,

25.02.1904 An otherwise dull FA Cup Second Round replay at Villa Park between Aston Villa and Spurs looked as though it was heading to a third meeting which 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 form blowing the whistle.  "Refrained be hanged", he said. "I tried my darndest to blow the whistle, but the pea had stuck !"

Teams : 
Aston Villa -  .  
Spurs -  .
Ref : -  Howcroft ( )
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