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Tottenham v Aston Villa photos

Luka Modric and Sylvian Petrov

Under pressure Spurs set off in search of their first win of the season but make an unconvincing start at White Hart Lane

Nigel Reo-Coker and Ashley Young

Villa take the lead after just four minutes through midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker, much to the disgust of disgruntled Spurs fans

Roman Pavlyuchenko

Roman Pavlyuchenko, Tottenham's 14m Russian signing from Spartak Moscow, is given his debut, but is kept quiet by the Villa defence

Vedran Corluka tussles with Ashley Young

Fellow Spurs new boy Vedran Corluka is given a testing debut up against the pacy Villa attack of Ashley Young and Gabriel Agbonlahor

Ashley Young and Nigel Reo-Coker

Despite the home side making changes at the break, Young puts Villa 2-0 ahead with a long-range drive that squirms under Heurelho Gomes

Heurelho Gomes

Heurelho Gomes made some superb saves but his error for Villa's second goal proved costly

Darren Bent of Spurs and Martin Laursen of Villa

Darren Bent eventually pulled a goal back for Spurs, but it was too little too late

Brad Friedel

While Gomes was left to rue his error, goalkeeping counterpart Brad Friedel was left to celebrate his side's win




see also
Tottenham 1-2 Aston Villa
15 Sep 08 |  Premier League
How to watch Match of the Day
08 Oct 07 |  Match of the Day


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