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')

Result: Tottenham Hotspur see off Aston Villa

Result: Spurs earn away win
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Andros Townsend and Roberto Soldado score to give Tottenham Hotspur a 2-0 win against Aston Villa.

Tottenham Hotspur have beaten Aston Villa 2-0 at Villa Park in the Premier League.

Both teams struggled to create chances in the opening minutes. Michael Dawson almost made contact with a Spurs corner and Sandro had an effort saved by Brad Guzan.

However, Villa almost took the lead when Ashley Westwood's free kick evaded everyone in the box and appeared to be heading for the bottom corner, but Hugo Lloris tipped it away.

Spurs were next to threaten, and again it was a set piece that Dawson was unable to reach.

Their goal came soon after that incident, though, and it was Andros Townsend who continued his positive start to the season with a cross that missed everyone in the box and went in at the far post.

It was nearly 2-0 for Spurs, but Gylfi Sigurdsson missed with a header from eight yards out.

Andreas Weimann then shot wide for Villa, but Guzan was required to push away Townsend's shot just before half time.

Guzan was again at the heart of the action at the start of the second half, saving Paulinho's low shot.

Christian Benteke then went close for Villa but could not keep his header down.

Spurs made Villa pay for that miss as Roberto Soldado beat Guzan after being played in by Paulinho.

Andre Villas-Boas's team had two chances to extend their lead, as first Townsend flashed a shot over the bar and then Paulinho missed the winger's cross.

Manager Andre Villas Boas of Spurs looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on October 20, 2013
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