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Summary

  1. Kane double gives Spurs 2-0 win over Villa
  2. Aston Villa XI: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Lescott, Cissokho, Westwood, Gana, Ayew, Gil, Veretout, Gestede.
  3. Tottenham XI: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose, Dier, Dembele, Lamela, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    That is all from me. If you want to follow the reaction to this game and from the FA Cup last-eight tie between Man Utd and West Ham, which has just finished 1-1, you can do so here.

    I'll see thee.

  2. FULL-TIME

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    It doesn't get any easier than that for Spurs. Two Harry Kane goals, both set up by Dele Alli, sends them two points behind leaders Leicester.

    Villa have now lost 20 games this season. There is no coming back from that.

  3. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    I reckon I could have played in goal for Tottenham today. I'd have spent the game sat down, leaning against the post casually drinking a gin and tonic.

  4. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    Only three more minutes of added time for Villa to suffer.

  5. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    Spurs' final change sees Erik Lamela depart and Nacer Chadli charge on to help defend a free-kick. Harry Kane is the man who gets his head on it to clear.

  6. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    What?! How?! Joleon Lescott comes in at the back post after a corner is flicked on and somehow plants his volley on to the side of the post and behind.

    The offside flag is up but the defender didn't know that. Awful.

  7. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    Dele Alli's work here is done. And what fine work it has been. Ryan Mason replaces him.

  8. HITS THE WOODWORK (TWICE)

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    Villa are really unlucky. Just when they needed a break, the goal-frame cruelly denies them. Jordan Ayew beats two men with a run down the byline before shooting low against the base of the post before Rudy Gestede somehow lifts his follow-shot on to the bar. 

    Small clarification: Ayew was unlucky, Gestede should have scored.

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    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    Mamaliga Zilnica: Aston Villa actually look like they've been playing for 50+ hours for Sport Relief. If so, then I hope they raised loads of cash.

    Jordan Ayew
  10. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    Rudy Gestede is a big man, but for Toby Alderweireld this is a full-time job. The Villa striker looks to turn and get away but meets a brick wall and loses possession. Spurs have been superior in every department today.

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    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    James: Dele Ali hands down PFA Young Player of Year.

    I wholeheartedly concur, James.

  12. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    Points pretty much in the bag, Mauricio Pochettino takes the chance to give Christain Eriksen a little rest, sending on Tom Carroll in his place.

  13. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    Eriksen! Over the bar. Danny Rose gets free down the left and crosses low for the Dane to fire over from 15 yards out. That will be Eriksen's last act.

    Christian Eriksen
  14. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    Nearly 3-0. The ball breaks for Erik Lamela in the box after Christian Eriksen's pass takes a deflection, but the winger's hot is blocked behind for a corner. The resulting set-piece is cleared by the home side.

  15. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    Spurs are trying tricks now. Dele Alli looks to flick the ball through to Erik Lamela and gives a little grin when it doesn't come off. He's bought himself the right to try that with his two assists for Kane.

    Dele Alli
  16. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    Oh, decent effort from Villa. Rudy Gestede chests down a throw-in from the left before volleying a shot across goal and wide. Hugo Lloris didn't have to dive but that is probably Villa's best effort of this half.

  17. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    Off goes Carles Gil, on comes Scott Sinclair. Remi Garde desperately seeking for something, anything to get Villa back into this game.

  18. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    It is a sorry state of affairs at Villa right now. Sad to see any club whose hierarchy is so at odds with its fanbase.

    Aston Villa fans
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    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    Tim Arstall: Lerner Out banners unveiled at Villa Park. Stewards try to wrestle them away from the fans as the crowd boos. Club in crisis.

  20. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham

    You know that bit in the Matrix when Keanu Reeves figures out he's the one and starts fighting the agents with one hand. That is what Spurs are like at the moment. It is so easy for them. Villa are running around and going nowhere.