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Slick Tottenham too good for Villa

Published: Sunday 20 October 2013, 18.21CET
Goals from Andros Townsend and Roberto Soldado steered Tottenham Hotspur FC to a 2-0 victory at Aston Villa FC and moved the visitors into fifth place in the Premier League.
Slick Tottenham too good for Villa
Roberto Soldado wheels away with Paulinho ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 20 October 2013, 18.21CET

Slick Tottenham too good for Villa

Goals from Andros Townsend and Roberto Soldado steered Tottenham Hotspur FC to a 2-0 victory at Aston Villa FC and moved the visitors into fifth place in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur FC got back to winning ways by easing past Aston Villa FC courtesy of goals either side of the interval from Andros Townsend and Roberto Soldado.

The visitors, who succumbed 3-0 at home to West Ham United FC last time out, responded with optimism and intent. England winger Townsend capped a memorable week by caressing a left-footed cross to the back post that eluded Soldado and nestled inside the far corner just after the half-hour. The same player then elicited a fine save from goalkeeper Brad Guzan at his near post as Villa struggled to stem the flow.

André Villas-Boas' charges continued to dictate the tempo after the break, Guzan cradling Paulinho's driven effort, while, at the other end, Christian Benteke headed over from a threatening position. There was no way back for the hosts, though, when Soldado took receipt of Paulinho's pass and finished unerringly beyond Guzan for his first league goal since August. The result moved Spurs up to fifth, while Paul Lambert's men lie 13th.

Last updated: 20/10/13 19.14CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 21/10/2013 18:45 CET

20/10/2013

Aston VillaAston Villa0-2TottenhamTottenham

Townsend 31, Soldado 69

Venue: Birmingham

19/10/2013

West HamWest Ham1-3Man. CityMan. City

Ricardo Vaz Té 58

Agüero 16, 51, Silva 80

Venue: London

19/10/2013

ArsenalArsenal4-1NorwichNorwich

Wilshere 18, Özil 58, 88, Ramsey 83

Howson 70

Venue: London

19/10/2013

ChelseaChelsea4-1CardiffCardiff

Hazard 33, 82, Eto'o 66, Oscar 78

Mutch 10

Venue: London

19/10/2013

EvertonEverton2-1HullHull

Mirallas 8, Pienaar 57

Sagbo Latte 30

Venue: Liverpool

19/10/2013

Man. UnitedMan. United1-1SouthamptonSouthampton

Van Persie 26

Lallana 89

Venue: Manchester

19/10/2013

StokeStoke0-0West BromWest Brom

Venue: Stoke

19/10/2013

SwanseaSwansea4-0SunderlandSunderland

Bardsley 57 (og), De Guzmán 58, Bony 64 (P), S. Fletcher 80 (og)

Venue: Swansea

19/10/2013

NewcastleNewcastle2-2LiverpoolLiverpool

Cabaye 23, Dummett 56

Gerrard 42 (P), Sturridge 72

Venue: Newcastle

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