Oct 20, 2013 at 4pm UK at ​Villa Park
Aston Villa
SpursTottenham Hotspur

Westwood (9'), Agbonlahor (58'), Delph (92')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Townsend (30'), Soldado (69')
Paulinho (38'), Dawson (51'), Walker (88'), Lennon (92')

Flare hits linesman at Villa Park

Flare hits linesman at Villa Park
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A linesman is struck by a flare during the Premier League fixture between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park.

One of the referee's assistants at Villa Park this afternoon was struck by a flare thrown from a section of Tottenham Hotspur supporters.

The incident took place as the travelling fans celebrated a goal from winger Andros Townsend that had put Spurs 1-0 in front.

The flare caught Dave Bryan on the back of the head, but he did not require any medical attention and the match restarted soon after.

Reports on the social networking site Twitter have since claimed that police have ejected the culprit from the stadium.

You can follow Sports Mole's live text coverage of the contest here.

Spurs player Andros Townsend (2nd left) sheepishly celebrates his goal with team mates after opening the scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on October 20, 2013
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