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Third Round: Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa

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Welcome to White Hart Lane where Tottenham meet Aston Villa of the

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Championship, a club who have played in the FA Cup final just over 18

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months ago. Here you can see how Spurs' old home is changing with the

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building of a new stadium and the regeneration of the area after some

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difficult times. It feels like they're on the way up!

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Listen, I come like Poch to the place. A new stadium, hopped off the

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train at the lane again. Hard times, we have been through it. # Been

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called for Redknapp, Rosy at left-back # Cup run for the lads #

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There ain't no I in team # We have drama here, but still persevere, let

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the world be clear! This is the Mauricio Pochettino's third season

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with Spurs and he is again balancing the FA Cup with the demands of the

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Premier League and European football. He is resting some key

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players today. Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce was twice a winner as a

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player and led Hull to the final. They will be backed by a vociferous

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travelling support. We are joined by Alan Shearer, Dion Dublin and

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Germaine Jenas. Good times for Tottenham? Yes, a very good team,

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going for the Premier League. A new ground, exciting young players and

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Aston Villa a bit of stability back in the club, with Steve Bruce in

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charge. He is the right man for them. We should be in for a good

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game. Tough days for Aston Villa generally? Yes, over the past five

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or six years, had a stinker, gone down into the Championship. They

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have had five or six managers. Has that been part of problem? There has

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opinion no stability, they haven't said here is a contract and let's

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build something. Spurs on the way up, but it is a long time since they

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won this competition. Yes, a little giggle already. Looking at the team.

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He has had to rest a few. It is still a long side and they have a

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strong squad and everything is going well for them. Stadium, training

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ground, good young players. This being one of them. Dele didn't even

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play that well in this game. But he has been more clinical and that's

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projected him into this level. Are the players around him watching him

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and saying, I would like to do that? I think it was probably Harry Kane

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that started that process. Once somebody knew they had the

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opportunity to get on to the pitch and if they took the opportunity

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they could go on to become a top player at Spurs. That has attracted

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youngsters. He has trust. Let's see thousand two teams line up. -- how

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the two teams line up. Agbonlahor makes only his third

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start in ten months. Aston Villa are currently 12th in the Championship

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table. Although they have improved under Steve Bruce, they're still

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seven points off the play-off places. Steve a break from league

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pressures, you love the Cup. What is the big challenge today? Well the

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big challenge is who our opponents are, they're a good side, arguably

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as good a Tottenham team I have seen in my time in football and very

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confident with a wonderful win last week. They're one of big teams of

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our country at the moment. So it is stacked again vs us. But that is

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what the FA Cup is. Let's have a crack and try and enjoy it. You have

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turned the form around a little. How big a job do you still face? Well,

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we are under no illusion it is a big job, a great job, but it has been a

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big job, because is has had six managers in 18 months. That Thames

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you -- that tells you the traumas and there have been changes through

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the playing end too. We need a bit of stability and you only get that

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if you get a few results. Thankfully they have gone OK. That is all we

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have done. There is shoots of recovery, but we must keep

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improving. There is a long way to go. How do you approach this one,

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you mentioned how tough it is. We have got to make ate cup tie -- it a

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cup tie. We know how difficult that will be, but we have got to make it

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what the FA Cup is about and try our best to get in among them and and

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stop them playing and cause a threat the other way. Well Jack Grealish is

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a player you remember from Aston Villa's run to the final two seasons

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ago. He is still only 21 and has been involved in a few off field

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problems since he starred in a semi-final win over Liverpool. He

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has been looking back. Arsenal have four. It was heartbreaking, but to

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play in a final at 19 was a dream come true for me. That spurred us on

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to stay in the league. We were fighting relegation and we had a

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good positive cup run. I think that helped us. Aston Villa will be at

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home to West Bromwich. It was a big game. The local Derby. We had to win

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to get to Wembley. Grealish plays it to Sinclair, who shoots and scores.

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Then I got my first red card and I ran inside and asked the media guy,

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what game am I suspended for. Luckily he said its Sunderland away.

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So you will be all right for the semi-final. The bookies odds point

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to Liverpool. But Aston Villa sniff a shock. I look back on that day as

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the best day of my life. That day I didn't think I would be starting and

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the team got announced and I was buzzing to be playing. Having a hand

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in both goals was unbelievable. Degree lash into Delph and scores.

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As a kid, that is something you dream of, playing for your local

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team at Wembley against Liverpool and going on to win and having a

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final to look forward to was a dream come true. You look at their

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starting eleven that they had out and it was just too good. Oh Sanchez

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has scored a beauty. A lot has come to you quickly. What have you

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learned from this steep learning curve. Since the semi-final, it all

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changed. I thought I was still the normal Jack, but stuff has changed.

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I have just got to concentrate on my football and hopefully that will

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continue. I suppose there are moments when it can go one way or

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the other. We have all had that moment. It is choosing the right

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path. Jack has had his problems, I have spoke to Jack on message on DM

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and on Twitter and spoke about when he was getting into trouble. I said,

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get your head right. He came back and said, I have made some mistakes,

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I have got to get back in the fist team and do -- first team and start

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doing well. Now, two years ago, he was setting the world alight in the

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semi-final. Now he's couple of years older, I hope he has grown up and

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keep himself out of that mess. I think he knows the mistakes he has

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made. Because he has a very good footballing brain, knows when the

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pass it. Knows what weight to put on and he seems to find the pockets,

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just behind the four midfielders. And here the weight of pass, he will

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look for, that was Benteke. And he has the culture to score as well. He

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has got to start to say to himself, I'm a lucky man, playing at Aston

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Villa, a huge club, don't ruin the thing. The penny has to drop. The

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life of a footballer, it is incredible. To throw it away at an

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early age would be madness. Aston Villa, despite regular -- relegation

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have spent big. ?55 million they spent in the summer. You look at

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some of the names and the price tags. I lot haven't lived up to

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expectations. But they have got the right man in, Steve Bruce knows that

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division. He knows how to get teams out of it and the owner will back

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him. But it is a massive club. When you look around at the clubs that

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would love to have that money to spend. You have got to get the

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manager right and back him. That is the best signing. A man that knows

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the league and how to get teams out of league. It is a show of intent.

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That amount of money. I'm sure they will go again in January to try and

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close the gap. Referee today one Mike Dean, who has made a few

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headlines in recent times of course. Referees are under enough pressure,

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but this guy will be under extra pressure because of what was spoken

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about after that game. One thing I learned from the European

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Championships was the standard of the referee, not every tackle has to

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be a yellow card. This guy ties quick to bandish a red card. I hope

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it is a game for him today to stay out of spotlight and do what he has

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to do and not give a yellow card if it is not a right decision. You want

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to keep the flow going. Not every tackle has to be a free kick. It is

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a contact sport. That is what we learned from the European

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Championships, because they didn't give a yellow card and allowed play

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to flow and to carry on and that is one thing the referees should have

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learned. Normally we judge referees during and after the game, but not

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before. There we go. There has been one game that has finished already.

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Quite a surprising result there at Liverpool. Ended up a goalless draw

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between Liverpool and Plymouth. Liverpool did play a very young

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starting line up. And in many ways the last thing Liverpool want is a

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replay. Can you understand it? No. I don't like seeing teams rest soing

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many players - resting so many players. We saw wit Bournemouth. Six

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games to win to get the trophy. It is... Affected Liverpool and they

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have another game. We can hear now from the Tottenham manager, Mauricio

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Pochettino, he is with Eilidh. Nine changes today, you're on a great

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run, but how big a risk is that? I think football is always about the

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risks. We are Tottenham. We need to do our job. We need to try to

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perform as well and try to win games. We believe after a very busy

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period in Christmas to give some rest and some players that need

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rest. And the players I have decided to play, because they're working

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hard. We are a mixed team, because it is the case of Trippier and

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Davies and Sissoko play a lot of games. We have a strong squad and we

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fwheed to show we can -- need to show we can trust in everyone. And

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it is not a excuse. It is important to go further in the FA Cup and to

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try to avoid risks in terms of injuries and players that need rest

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a little bit. Not only his body, but his mind too and it is for that, for

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me football is about the squad and today it is Tottenham that play and

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if it is not excuse for trying to go further to the next round.

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Pochettino has given a chance to his young ballplaying midfielder, Harry

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winks, another product of the Academy. You have been at Spurs

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since the age of five, which is incredible. How are you finding your

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first full season as a professional? I'm loving it, I really am, it has

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been brilliant for me so far. I have been in and around at the last four

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seasons, but I remember being 15 or 16 when I came in as a full-time.

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Just playing with players that two years ago you were singing in the

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crowd for. It is strange and surreal, slowly as the progress, you

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feel a bit more part of it, and for me it is still a little bit

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awestruck as well when you are in and around it. You made your first.

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Against West Ham, and then you have the audacity to score that

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equaliser. Harry winks is there! Progress through your emotions that

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moment, if you can? It is a struggle, because of the time it was

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a blur. All I can remember is seeing the manager, seeing my family up in

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the box and every thing else was a blur really. The manager was saying

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when you score your first ball, come running to us, and that was partly

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the reason to do it as well, just to thank him for everything he has done

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for me as well. What is it like to play them? It is brilliant, it is

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perfect. I am a Tottenham fan, playing possession football, the

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high pressing game, it is brilliant, that is what you want to be involved

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in, you get on the front foot and it is what the crowd like to see, as

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well. Who would you say is your role model? For me, the most important in

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my development growing up was Steven Gerrard. He is a massive influence

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on my career, I remember writing a letter to him than I was about five,

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and he never returned it. He was a great player, just goals, assists,

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power, he just dominated the Premiership for years. He is someone

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I look up to and hope one day to emulate. Another young Tottenham

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player you would think with a big future. I think he has a very big

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future ahead of him. They knew he was going through because they allow

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the likes of Mason to leave the club, he has pushed himself in front

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of the likes of Tom Carroll as well and I think he could not be at a

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better place with Rocio Pochettino. I like his willingness to go and get

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on the ball whenever he wants in any type of situation because that is

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what you need to do when you play for Tottenham. Especially in this

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team that Pochettino has set up. He wants his players to receive it in

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tight areas, passed the ball forward, find your forward players

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and that is what seems to come to him naturally. Look at that, just

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drifting away from people on the edge of his own box, passing

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forward. This is a side to his game he will want to improve on, scoring

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more goals. That was the stroke of his left foot, but what a dream full

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debut that was the stick that one of the back of the net. But there is a

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level of trust Monsieur Pochettino starting to give to him, in terms of

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the big games he's playing him in. The one midweek when he took of

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Dembele to bring him on after 65 minutes I think shocked everyone but

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he trusts the lad in a big way. You said while watching the interview, I

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think he is younger than Dele Alli. I think Dele Alli is on the run him.

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Which is incredible. It shows how good Dele Alli is. One of the

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perhaps downers of the season for the problem is perhaps the way some

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of the new signings have not really performed. Vincent Janssen get

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another opportunity. He has not scored a goal from open play yet. He

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has 3:2 so far, ?70 million. -- ?17 million. The pace and intensity at

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the minute seems a bit too much for him. These are big chances, you have

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to hit the target and score goals. Whether you like it or not, a

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forward will be judged on goals. He got 31 last season for outcome. This

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is the part of the game that has been decent. -- for AZ Alkmaar.

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Players running past. Should actually score. If they can get it

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into him today then that will help. But he needs a goal. This is the

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type of game that should work him. There will be chances for him and

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you still get the feeling that the crowd are willing him to do well and

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wanting him to do well, because they are sticking with him. There are the

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two sides about to go out, how do you see it going, Jermaine Gresham

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mark it is not Tottenham has my full strength side but there are still a

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lot of good players in there. I think it will be tight. I think

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without Harry Kane and Dele Alli on the side will do a bit more

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confidence. Villa would love to take them back to Villa Park. If they can

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get away here with a draw, met nobly wants an extra game but it would be

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a great result for Villa. Gabby Adcock law stops today, a bit of

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pressure on him, Alan Hutton as well, there are a couple of seniors

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who say -- Agbonlahor starts today. With the changes even, Tottenham

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should have too much for them. The fans inside the stadium looking

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expectantly, waiting for the action. The two teams are gathering in the

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tunnel so it is time to hand over to our commentary team of Danny Nephi

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and Steve Wilson. COMMENTATOR: Thank you, Gary. Who's

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to our cup royalty in the history of the competition, reaching the final

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22 times between them, Villa 11 finals to Spurs nine. Lifting the

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trophy a combined 15 times. Spurs lead that contest 8-7. Every time

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Tottenham line-up in that tunnel, they are crossing off one more much

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until they leave this, the home of 118 years. There are a maximum of a

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dozen more games to play at White Hart Lane after today, and if they

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lose today it will be the last ever cup tie on this ground. Spurs are

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playing their Europa League fixtures at Wembley, not here. But it is a

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competition with which both clubs are deeply associated, and ingrained

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into the history of the FA Cup. The building site in way behind the

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Park Lane end of the game grows at an almost shocking rate. Every time

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you come here, that new stadium gets a little bigger and a little more

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impressive, it is going to be some place. In goal for Spurs today,

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Michel Vorm, the patient is able deputy to Hugo Lloris. Cameron

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Carter-Vickers, his dad wasn't NBA basketball player. Janssen, top

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scorer in Holland last season, has not done it yet in England. Only two

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of that 11 started the midweek victory over Chelsea. In goal for

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Villa, Sam Johnstone, signed on loan from just united on Thursday, his

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eighth loan spell away from Old Trafford. His first senior game

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enormously year. At the back, former Spurs full-back Alan Hutton. James

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Chester played every minute of every game for Wales in Euro 2016. Mile

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Jedinak played in the cup final last May for Crystal Palace, Grealish the

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creator, and Gabby Agbonlahor, now 30, wants a real England contender,

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scorer of just one goal in the last two years at Aston Villa. Steve

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Bruce, FA Cup winner on three occasions with Manchester United.

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Morros your del -- Mauricio Pinilla -- Pochettino has won the Copa del

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Rey in Spain. Dele Alli possibly the most inform player in England. Talk

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about talks about, there is Mike Dean, who is in charge today.

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So, Danny Murphy, they've won the cup enough times in the history,

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these two. Spurs would be contenders to do so again. Indeed, yeah. So

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where is what they are trying to achieve in this club. Really looking

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forward to seeing harrowing simmer flesh. He has done himself really

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well to establish himself in this squad. For the love, Grealish is a

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talent who probably has not -- for Villa who has not fulfilled his

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potential. Strange but true fact, Tottenham in the white and blue from

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right-to-left have now won who played in an FA Cup final, Aston

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Villa's 11 contains seven players who have been involved in FA Cup

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finals. James Chester scored in one for Hull against Arsenal, but none

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of those seven have won the cup. When the Villa players get their

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medals out, I am afraid they are mostly losers medals. Baker with a

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header for Villa and Spurs with a throw. They were struggling down the

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wrong end of the Championship when he took over, Steve Bruce. They are

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12th as they stand, Aston Villa, he has improved. -- he has improved

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them. Trippier for Spurs. Son beaten to it by Tshibola,

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Sissoko trying to muscle his way through. Jedinak and Amavi forward.

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Well won in the end by Cameron Carter-Vickers, he is very highly

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rated, the teenager. He was on the bench for a couple of United States

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World Cup qualifying matches in the autumn. Yet to actually make his

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first appearance for the US senior team, but very much part of the

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squad. Here's Trippier. He has had to be

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patient, but he had an outstanding game against Watford the other week.

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Well, he did, and his crossing ability was therefore to see. I

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remember when he was at Burnley, the amount of assist the got from good

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crosses, you could argue he is better in the final third van Kyle

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Walker. Obviously Walker has that tremendous pace and athleticism that

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keeps it in the side ahead of him, but he certainly has quality when he

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gets up there. One or two young faces in this part and side, the

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likes of Eric Dier and Alderweireld will be like comfort blankets for

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them. Spurs so far have enjoyed almost

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exclusive possession of the round thing. Yeah, looks like Gabby

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problem will be up there on his own. -- Gabby Agbonlahor. Almost

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impossible to overstate what a disastrous season it was for Aston

:28:50.:28:54.

Villa. Agbonlahor really reclaiming his career. A terrific run. Sissoko

:28:55.:29:05.

carried that a good 40 yards. Something we don't see enough of

:29:06.:29:09.

him. He prefers playing centrally but he has this power and ability to

:29:10.:29:17.

go past people. Really strong. Especially in central areas, if he

:29:18.:29:24.

can get on the ball and really kill at Villa. He takes some stopping

:29:25.:29:33.

once he gets going, Moussa Sissoko. He has not shown his best really for

:29:34.:29:40.

Spurs yet. Amavi climbing for Aston Villa. Actually, it is Bacuna, I

:29:41.:29:45.

begged his pardon. Finding Albert Adomah here. Ben

:29:46.:30:00.

Davies for Spurs. Tshibola one of the summer signings

:30:01.:30:28.

- came from Reading. Spurs goal kick. I was at Villa Park

:30:29.:30:44.

when they drew with Leeds and the atmosphere at the club is

:30:45.:30:49.

transformed from last year. There is a feel good factor and he is one of

:30:50.:30:54.

the main reasons. Yes, he has that experience of the Championship. He

:30:55.:30:57.

has taken teams up before. The question mark is why didn't they go

:30:58.:31:01.

for him from the beginning of the season? Certainly lifted spirit

:31:02.:31:03.

there is, that is for sure. 66 times Alan Hutton turned out for

:31:04.:31:14.

Spurs. The fans living on past glories at

:31:15.:31:33.

the moment, with songs about being champions of Europe! Making the

:31:34.:31:41.

point that is something Spurs fans cannot sing. Actually they're making

:31:42.:31:47.

the prediction that Spurs fans will never be able to say it!

:31:48.:33:00.

Alderweireld unable to find Davies. That is unlike him. Arguably the

:33:01.:33:10.

best passer as a central defender from the Premier League, very good

:33:11.:33:16.

coming out with the ball. Difficult for Spurs, Villa's wide men are

:33:17.:33:19.

tracking the wing-backs and ending up with a back six. Very hard to get

:33:20.:33:22.

behind that. Spurs have made sure that the

:33:23.:33:33.

capacity at the new stadium will be just a bit more than Arsenal's!

:33:34.:33:42.

A good ball but too high for Janssen. Flag was up any way against

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Janssen. He just desperately needs a goal. He has scored three penalties,

:33:51.:33:55.

but nothing from open play. No, he has struggled. I have seen him a few

:33:56.:34:01.

times, I agree with the lads who were talking about his mobility. He

:34:02.:34:08.

has a decent touch, but he had that chance with Palace where he missed

:34:09.:34:11.

it and that could have been different for him. They do need more

:34:12.:34:17.

from him and their other summer signings. Sissoko, ?30 million and

:34:18.:34:24.

can't seem to find a place in the starting XI.

:34:25.:34:43.

Adomah just got his foot in. It is a Villa throw.

:34:44.:34:55.

Strangely Spurs have on the FA Cup eight times and four times of those

:34:56.:35:02.

eight years they beat Villa on the way. So if they can do so again, it

:35:03.:35:08.

might be an omen for them. You never know. These fans crave some

:35:09.:35:13.

silverware. They have always filled the stadium. They have had some

:35:14.:35:18.

troubled years. And now the positivity at the club, the talent

:35:19.:35:21.

at the club, everything moving forward, the stadium, the training

:35:22.:35:23.

ground is fantastic. Villa work hard without the ball at

:35:24.:35:45.

the moment. You may remember Agbonlahor's last

:35:46.:36:06.

game on this ground, November 2015, Spurs beat Villa at the start of

:36:07.:36:12.

that terrible relegation season. Agbonlahor was substituted at

:36:13.:36:15.

half-time, having touched the ball in the first 45 minutes in which he

:36:16.:36:19.

played just eight times. Two of which were to kick off after

:36:20.:36:29.

Tottenham scored! Son tried to get it through to Davies. Good pressing

:36:30.:36:39.

that from Trippier, trying to set some tempo. On the front foot. It is

:36:40.:36:47.

a bit lethargic at the moment a bit one-paced in the game. When you're

:36:48.:36:56.

in the position of a Trippier, a Wimmer, a Sissoko, you have to make

:36:57.:37:00.

the most of any opportunity you get, because you know you may not get

:37:01.:37:03.

another one. One of three o'clock kick offs

:37:04.:37:19.

today, across London at Stamford Bridge, it is Chelsea 3,

:37:20.:37:29.

Peterborough 0. Janssen for Spurs, drilled into a good area. Bacuna was

:37:30.:37:37.

there. If he had missed it, then Trippier was waiting. Better from

:37:38.:37:39.

Janssen. Grealish taking it from Son and then

:37:40.:37:49.

just caught Grealish. Strange that James Chester never got

:37:50.:38:29.

much of a look in at West Brom. Yes, I agree, he is a good defender,

:38:30.:38:34.

solid, good in the air, strong in the tackle. Wearing the captain's

:38:35.:38:39.

arm band at Villa these days. You can actually see from our

:38:40.:38:52.

position up here, now narrow the Villa back four is and those wide

:38:53.:38:57.

men dropping and sticking with the wing-backs. Spurs need some runners

:38:58.:39:03.

to get behind. That is where Dele Alli is so good. He is brilliant at

:39:04.:39:10.

making the runs behind defences. There he is, can't stop scoring at

:39:11.:39:15.

the moment, Dele Alli. Wonderful player.

:39:16.:39:21.

Probably didn't want to be rested either. You never do when you're

:39:22.:39:26.

playing well. Especially when you have got goals in you. The manager

:39:27.:39:31.

knows best. He has all the medical reports and the rest of it. And Dele

:39:32.:39:37.

Alli sits and watches for the moment. He has the potential and

:39:38.:39:44.

Mauricio Pochettino was talking about this week, or he was asked

:39:45.:39:52.

about it any way, here is Agbonlahor, behind Alderweireld.

:39:53.:39:56.

Dier was there to keep it from Grealish and Trippier with the

:39:57.:40:01.

clearance up to Janssen. The free kick goes against the Tottenham man.

:40:02.:40:06.

Good play from Agbonlahor. Nobody with him. Did well and nice and

:40:07.:40:12.

strong against Alderweireld. He looks p and there is no one there.

:40:13.:40:20.

That is a free kick. Sissoko disappointed. Going back to Alli and

:40:21.:40:28.

Mauricio Pochettino said not only could he become a key England

:40:29.:40:33.

player, but perhaps England's best player. The England national team's

:40:34.:40:41.

best player. High praise indeed. He's wonderful talent. But he has

:40:42.:40:45.

got to keep working hard and keep listening to his coaches and not get

:40:46.:40:49.

carried away and he has got every chance of being a top class England

:40:50.:40:54.

international. That is for sure. Spurs at the moment lacking a bit of

:40:55.:40:58.

direction. Certainly that ball forward was lacking direction. It is

:40:59.:41:06.

a goal kick to Aston Villa. After that wonderful win against Chelsea

:41:07.:41:09.

and that performance, next game could always be a little bit flat. I

:41:10.:41:17.

know he has mixed the players up, but from the supporters' point of

:41:18.:41:24.

view as well. Sam Johnstone on his Aston Villa debut untroubled so far

:41:25.:41:32.

in their goal. He has been all over the place, from Manchester United in

:41:33.:41:38.

various loan spells from Preston to Yeovil, but Aston Villa represent ps

:41:39.:41:40.

his biggest club I would say. That is a good ball. Davies behind,

:41:41.:41:55.

but the flag was up. He had just gone too soon. The passing abilities

:41:56.:42:02.

of Alderweireld. He sees it. That is the type of run they need. I think

:42:03.:42:10.

he is just off. Probably the right decision. But good run from Davies

:42:11.:42:14.

there. Some pace about this counter and

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then the touch from Janssen. He turns to look to Harry Winks. Maybe

:43:08.:43:11.

it was too tight. But there was no danger in the end. That was positive

:43:12.:43:16.

from Winks. Strong running with the ball. Trying to make something

:43:17.:43:25.

happen. Push by Carter-Vickers on Agbonlahor.

:43:26.:43:39.

A bit silly that from Carter-Vickers. This gives Villa the

:43:40.:43:52.

chance to get Jedinak forward. Spurs have pulled everybody back. Davies I

:43:53.:43:57.

think was aware that Hutton was coming in behind. It is a Villa

:43:58.:44:07.

corner. Clever idea, late run from Hutton, drilled ball. Good spot from

:44:08.:44:09.

Davies. A good header from Dier who, got a

:44:10.:44:32.

blow in the back from Baker. Hence the free kick. A great ball in.

:44:33.:44:37.

Whipped in a good area from Grealish. You would expect somebody

:44:38.:44:41.

to be competing there for the header.

:44:42.:44:48.

We are in the third round of the FA Cup today and Middlesbrough have the

:44:49.:45:11.

lead through Grant Leadbitter against Sheffield Wednesday. 1-0.

:45:12.:45:16.

Liverpool earlier held by Plymouth at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp made 11

:45:17.:45:20.

changes. Fulham are through with a win at Cardiff.

:45:21.:45:50.

Everyone back in the Villa half. Really hard to break through. Packed

:45:51.:46:23.

defence, but someone's got to find something, a bit of skill.

:46:24.:46:37.

Free kick in a good position too. That's what I'm talking about, a

:46:38.:46:51.

good bit of skill. Yes, free kick. He is one of our own, that is the

:46:52.:46:56.

song that has been lent by Harry Kane the Harry winks for the

:46:57.:47:01.

occasion. He is indeed an academy boy. Five in white in the Villa area

:47:02.:47:09.

here and Sam Johnstone could have caught that, he chose to punch. Yes,

:47:10.:47:17.

I'm not sure about the punching when nobody is around you. I understand

:47:18.:47:22.

in a crowd sometimes. It's just a personal preference thing, isn't it,

:47:23.:47:26.

sometimes, with goalkeepers, some like to put a fist through it.

:47:27.:47:30.

Others don't. The rain might be playing a factor in that possibly.

:47:31.:47:35.

Almost halfway through this first half and Tottenham Hotspur have

:47:36.:47:38.

enjoyed the lion's share of possession without giving Villa's

:47:39.:47:43.

debut at and goalkeeper very much to do.

:47:44.:48:25.

He was fouled by Alan Hutton. It is a free kick. He has got to stay

:48:26.:48:32.

high, Janssen. You don't need him back there. Got to try and stretch

:48:33.:48:37.

the pitch. A clear fouled by Jedinak.

:48:38.:48:50.

Winks, good idea, well cut out by Chester. Sissoko was in a good

:48:51.:48:54.

position and nearly found. Davies offering width. Sissoko to

:48:55.:49:30.

Dier. It was a good idea. Bacuna and Adomah are being really disciplined

:49:31.:49:33.

in their roles this afternoon. They have been given the job of sticking

:49:34.:49:37.

with the wingbacks, no matter what the back four do, no passing on. He

:49:38.:49:42.

matched that run another way, Bacuna. You think you would be

:49:43.:49:45.

reasonably happy at moment, Steve Bruce. 24 minutes played, no great

:49:46.:49:57.

alarms. That's nice, Sissoko on the Eric Dier, Janssen and Son in the

:49:58.:50:07.

middle. This possessed I Villa's Grealish. Fair play to Janssen, who

:50:08.:50:10.

has won it back. The game falls back into that

:50:11.:50:25.

pattern again of Spurs possession. They possibly could afford to take

:50:26.:50:30.

more risks in possession, Spurs, in their endeavours to unpick Villa.

:50:31.:51:25.

Spent a lot of money on Janssen. Sometimes when you buy a striker

:51:26.:51:32.

from Dutch football, you don't know if you are getting a van Nistelrooy

:51:33.:51:38.

because God was to come a bit more cheaply in Holland. When I was at

:51:39.:51:42.

Fulham, we signed Bryan Ruiz, who was the top scorer that year, he

:51:43.:51:48.

didn't quite hit the same heights. Baker got a good touch. Sissoko in

:51:49.:51:49.

the attack. Grealish is there. Leandro Bacuna is off the pitch at

:51:50.:52:19.

the moment for Aston Villa getting some treatment. He has had to his

:52:20.:52:24.

feet, wants to get back on, and Eric Dier bundled into the back of Jack

:52:25.:52:29.

Grealish. Villa free kick. He will come back on now, Bacuna, and

:52:30.:52:36.

receive the ball. Agbonlahor has not quite got the legs to reach that.

:52:37.:52:43.

Good defending a minute ago from Baker, in an one-on-one position

:52:44.:52:45.

with Son. News from Stamford Bridge, John

:52:46.:53:13.

Terry has been sent off. Chelsea still leading 3-0.

:53:14.:53:30.

Jedinak having to turn quickly. Grealish. Has Jedinak left it for

:53:31.:53:42.

him. Adomah. Not selected by Ghana, Adomah, for the African cup of

:53:43.:53:43.

Nations. Bacuna is capable, certainly from

:53:44.:54:11.

set pieces. Eight had ambitious from there. He has got a good strike on

:54:12.:54:15.

him normally but no problem, that ball -- a tad ambitious. Probably

:54:16.:54:22.

happy for something to do. Given away a bit carelessly by Aston

:54:23.:54:50.

Villa, and Steve Bruce is letting Amavi know what he thought about

:54:51.:54:51.

that. Nicholls has a goal back for

:54:52.:55:04.

Peterborough at Chelsea in the three o'clock kick-offs. 3-1, Chelsea. And

:55:05.:55:10.

Negredo for Middlesbrough, they are 2-0 up against Sheffield Wednesday.

:55:11.:55:16.

Villa have a free kick here. Why couldn't he let that go just for a

:55:17.:55:20.

couple of seconds and play the advantage? Literally a second, two

:55:21.:55:24.

seconds, it's gone. A poor decision, that.

:55:25.:55:39.

This is a free kick in a good position and Grealish and Amavi are

:55:40.:55:53.

over it. Inside that Tottenham penalty area, half an hour played,

:55:54.:56:01.

FA Cup third round, Spurs 0-0 Villa. Grealish with the delivery, it is a

:56:02.:56:05.

good one. Adomah, can he keep it in play, he has. Chester rather took

:56:06.:56:10.

that away from Baker as they both try to get a head on it. Pressure on

:56:11.:56:12.

the Spurs goal. Their best spell, I would say.

:56:13.:56:36.

Grealish might think about the shot. It needed to come off his left, and

:56:37.:56:41.

it didn't. Worth a go, much better from Villa. They look a danger on

:56:42.:56:50.

the set plays. A bit wild on his left foot there, Grealish. The flag

:56:51.:57:00.

of the assistant goes up. It is a better run from Sissoko,

:57:01.:57:14.

trying to get in behind. Good defending. Want to see more from

:57:15.:57:21.

him, using that athleticism he has got, that power. Daniel Levy just in

:57:22.:57:29.

front there. The man who used to sit in Daniel

:57:30.:57:53.

Levy's seat years ago got Spurs reinstated in FA the Cup after they

:57:54.:57:58.

were thrown out of it years ago, Alan Sugar. Showing your age there,

:57:59.:58:03.

I don't remember that one. You do! You must do. No, I am old, you're

:58:04.:58:16.

right. I actually spoke to him on the phone when I left Crewe

:58:17.:58:22.

Alexandra to go to Liverpool. At that point there was only one team

:58:23.:58:25.

for me, but he seemed like a gentleman.

:58:26.:58:49.

Deflected on its way behind, Spurs corner, and that is their first of

:58:50.:59:02.

the game. There is flawed of Apprentice fame. David Pleat sitting

:59:03.:59:12.

in front of Tottenham Hotspur fame. Corner kick goes up, Alderweireld

:59:13.:59:19.

missed it, Dier didn't but did not get any direction on it. Doesn't

:59:20.:59:23.

half get some whip and place on those balls, Trippier. Really

:59:24.:59:30.

whizzes it in there. He has a great right foot, and there he is winning

:59:31.:59:33.

it from Bacuna, finding Son, you want it back, Trippier. Bacuna is

:59:34.:59:39.

happy, he lost out to Trippier. Around ten minutes of this first

:59:40.:00:01.

half to go. Goalless. Giving it everything Davies, but

:00:02.:00:26.

couldn't reach it. It is hard finding the balance between when to

:00:27.:00:31.

try the long balls and when to be patient. Villa end up with a back

:00:32.:00:36.

six when Tottenham are up the pitch. It is quite negative in many ways. I

:00:37.:00:41.

thought they would have a bit more of a go against a weakened Tottenham

:00:42.:00:46.

side. Maybe they will in the second half as the game goes on. No lack of

:00:47.:00:51.

effort from Davies to reach it. In the ten previous meetings, six to

:00:52.:01:32.

four. A League Cup final. A Martin Chifers goal won it for Spurs. -

:01:33.:01:42.

Chivers. Davies with the ball in. No one in white there. It was behind

:01:43.:01:50.

Janssen and too far in front of Season. Son. Can Spurs whip up a bit

:01:51.:02:02.

of tempo in the last few minutes of the first half?

:02:03.:02:32.

Got to really move that ball quickly when you have got a packed defence.

:02:33.:02:38.

Sharp and one or two touch. It is a patient game Spurs are

:02:39.:03:03.

playing. You have a feeling that eventually their theoretical extra

:03:04.:03:04.

quality will count. Janssen in behind and into the

:03:05.:03:23.

keeper's gloves. He has got to do better. He is in a great position.

:03:24.:03:29.

Good ball, good run, gets in a dangerous area and just rushes it.

:03:30.:03:33.

Poor that is. This is Amavi with the three for

:03:34.:03:54.

Aston Villa. Wouldn't bet against the Aston Villa getting in the

:03:55.:03:57.

play-offs in the Championships. Their performances of late have

:03:58.:04:01.

dipped a bit. But results are still hanging in there. Gone from 19th

:04:02.:04:08.

when Steve Bruce took over to 12th. It is pretty congested. At the top

:04:09.:04:12.

of that table, anything can happen at this stage. They had a crowd of

:04:13.:04:21.

just under 42,000 for a home game with Burton Albion. That tells you

:04:22.:04:27.

something about the club. It tells you they're enjoying what they're

:04:28.:04:35.

watching again. Yeah. And they have given themselves a mountain to climb

:04:36.:04:37.

after their disastrous start. Last season it felt like Villa had

:04:38.:05:03.

more managers than they had accumulated points, it got so bad!

:05:04.:05:08.

It is not going to right itself over night.

:05:09.:05:23.

Good turn by Winks. A tussle with Tshibola and the Villa man won it

:05:24.:05:35.

and Davies has come away with the ball. It looked like a foul on

:05:36.:05:46.

Tshibola. Spurs corner. Seemed to make his mind up Ben Davies that he

:05:47.:05:49.

was not going to lose that challenge. That was better from

:05:50.:05:53.

Janssen. Quicker feet, good little ball.

:05:54.:06:31.

Trippier trying to sneak in behind Bacuna. It is becoming a bit

:06:32.:06:40.

predictable that diagonal, the wing-backs see it coming. Spurs need

:06:41.:06:49.

to up the tempo. Brian Little there. A hero for Villa as a player and a

:06:50.:06:59.

being. Ian Taylor, an athletic, good midfielder.

:07:00.:07:17.

Been promoted into the Premier League four times as a manager. That

:07:18.:07:34.

will give Villa fans hope. It is a wonderful record. Very difficult to

:07:35.:07:40.

do that at different clubs. They seem to have forgotten that he

:07:41.:07:46.

managed Birmingham City in a way they couldn't remember Alex McLeish

:07:47.:07:52.

has managed Birmingham City. It is winning games, isn't it. Son and

:07:53.:08:04.

well covered and almost off Amavi into his own net. Gets a bit of luck

:08:05.:08:10.

with with the ricochet. Amavi gets back in and does well actually to

:08:11.:08:14.

stab it away. Gets a bit of luck. Closest Spurs have come.

:08:15.:08:24.

Spurs have to settle for a throw. From the angle he was at, Amavi

:08:25.:08:32.

always knew that was not going to end up in the back of net. From the

:08:33.:08:37.

angle many of us were looking at it, it looked like it had a chance of

:08:38.:08:39.

doing so. Ben Davies, very good player, but he

:08:40.:08:59.

has got to continue to believe that he can get ahead of Danny Rose in

:09:00.:09:04.

the team, the same for Trippier about Walker. It is a big ask to do

:09:05.:09:09.

that. Everyone is different in their mentality. He will have belief, but

:09:10.:09:13.

there will come a point where he will want to be first choice and at

:09:14.:09:17.

least there should come a point where a player will want to play

:09:18.:09:23.

every week. And not settle for a handful of games.

:09:24.:09:40.

Agbonlahor is very much ploughing a lone furrow up there. It is a job he

:09:41.:09:47.

is putting his back into. I thought that was a corner. He thought that

:09:48.:09:53.

was a corner. It looked it first sight. Corner or? ? ? It was

:09:54.:10:00.

actually a poor touch. He made up the ground. Yeah, it's a corner. And

:10:01.:10:06.

Spurs launch an attack from that goal kick. Bacuna and Adomah have

:10:07.:10:20.

done well. They're more or less playing like full-backs. I'm sure

:10:21.:10:23.

they won't enjoy that, because they're wingers. We haven't seen

:10:24.:10:30.

them in the Spurs half. But great skill and talent from Adomah. The

:10:31.:10:36.

whistle blows exactly on 45 minutes. No added minutes at the end of first

:10:37.:10:40.

half and not much in the way of shots on goal either. Spurs have

:10:41.:10:47.

enjoyed the bulk of possession. But neither keeper has been un-Duley

:10:48.:10:51.

troubled -- unduly troubled and it is 0-0. Well that was a thrilling

:10:52.:11:02.

first half! End to end up. I'm overcome with excitement! It has

:11:03.:11:05.

been terrible. Can't get away from it. It has been awful. Villa have

:11:06.:11:10.

frustrated Tottenham, virtually playing six at the back. But Spurs

:11:11.:11:15.

haven't helped themselves, they have been slow in possession and not

:11:16.:11:20.

moved the ball quick enough and they're making it tough for them. In

:11:21.:11:27.

ways, Villa will be happy. Yes it is on Spurs to break them down. They're

:11:28.:11:32.

not moving it quick enough. Villa have a shape that is working for

:11:33.:11:36.

them and they look like they want set pieces. Get the free kicks and

:11:37.:11:42.

corners. But Spurs have been too ponderous on the ball and not enough

:11:43.:11:47.

movement. They have had it and kept it well, Spurs. As soon as they get

:11:48.:11:52.

into the final third they run out of ideas. In wide areas, they have not

:11:53.:11:56.

even made the crosses. The big lad up front is not having the best

:11:57.:12:00.

game. It is interesting when you see people make changes for these

:12:01.:12:04.

matches, bringing in different players and you look at Spurs and

:12:05.:12:07.

you think, actually they have got quite a big squad. It shows the

:12:08.:12:11.

difference between the ones in the first team. That is the frustrating

:12:12.:12:20.

thing, I expected to see a rampant Spurs after that great win. But they

:12:21.:12:26.

have got to pick up the pace. I don't think it would have been 0-0

:12:27.:12:34.

if Kane or Alli or Dembele were playing. There is nobody in that

:12:35.:12:40.

side that is pulling the strings. A lot of talk about Janssen and how he

:12:41.:12:45.

has struggled to settle in, hasn't scored from open play. There are a

:12:46.:12:50.

few signs as to why. He is making it too easy for defenders. Watch his

:12:51.:12:54.

movement. He comes towards the ball. No, don't come towards the ball. Get

:12:55.:12:58.

yourself in the six yard box where you're going to score. That is the

:12:59.:13:04.

easy way out. It looks as if he is frightened to miss chances. To be

:13:05.:13:07.

fair to him, the service has not been very good. That is a long

:13:08.:13:14.

aimless ball. Tries to run in behind. Comes out wide again and it

:13:15.:13:21.

is if same thing again. If he keeps on coming out wide, watch he should

:13:22.:13:29.

be getting in there. He is going towards the ball and that is one

:13:30.:13:34.

reason why he has not scored from open play and it doesn't look as if

:13:35.:13:38.

he has the confidence from his team-mates. Son should be putting

:13:39.:13:43.

the ball through. There is not a space, but he must be demanding it.

:13:44.:13:48.

Unless he starts getting into the box, he is not go to score. It is

:13:49.:13:53.

interesting, when, if your confidence is low and you're not

:13:54.:14:00.

scoring to back away from that, it xas wait -- exacerbates it. Yes and

:14:01.:14:04.

it makes it look worse. He is using his energy in the wrong areas. He is

:14:05.:14:09.

wide left and right and he is chasing the ball back. He has to do

:14:10.:14:14.

what Al said, stay in the middle. Let everyone else do that and get

:14:15.:14:18.

them to serve you. Put the ball in the box. For Aston Villa they have a

:14:19.:14:25.

plan and so far they will be happy. There is no way Steve Bruce was

:14:26.:14:30.

going to come and play expansive football. The back four play very

:14:31.:14:35.

close to each other. The back four are in the box and with Adomah and

:14:36.:14:41.

Bacuna, it makes it a back six. Davies does well to get any type of

:14:42.:14:47.

ball in. That is what has played into Spurs being ponderous. They're

:14:48.:14:51.

trying to get Villa to come out of these areas, trying to craw -- draw

:14:52.:14:58.

them out. But Villa are not budging. How do you overcome a side that just

:14:59.:15:04.

plays that deep? What Spurs are missing f you look at the play ers

:15:05.:15:12.

who are not playing, the ones who can beat a player. Dembele will go

:15:13.:15:19.

by you and players like that and the structure changes. You can't play

:15:20.:15:21.

six at the back. By the time that happens, the Villa

:15:22.:15:35.

back six of got back into shape. Spurs will be training one and two

:15:36.:15:39.

touch, it will be high pricing, getting the ball moved quickly. Now

:15:40.:15:43.

they have lots of time to play and they are using that time. Never

:15:44.:15:48.

quick, do it like you do in training. They would have caused

:15:49.:15:53.

Villa more problems but they haven't. A long way to go, it can

:15:54.:15:58.

only get better. The people's cup is back for another season. On Saturday

:15:59.:16:04.

27th May, 90,000 people will fill this famous stadium for the FA Cup

:16:05.:16:11.

final and you could be one of them. Sign up your five a side team for

:16:12.:16:18.

the FA's People's cup, and you could be running out to the hallowed turf

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at half-time to collect your own trophy. Register now.

:16:23.:16:30.

We will see some of today's FA Cup goals in a moment.

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As we have mentioned, on the other side of the ground, Spurs are

:16:55.:17:01.

building a new 61,000 all-seater stadium, so this is the final season

:17:02.:17:10.

of the worldwide Hart Lane, and Aline is with one of the greats to

:17:11.:17:16.

have played him. Alan Mullery, a win in the 1967 cup final, great

:17:17.:17:19.

memories I am sure you have of playing here at White Hart Lane. I'm

:17:20.:17:26.

a bit upset about it, actually, because it has been here for

:17:27.:17:29.

literally a hundred years, I suppose, and to see so much success

:17:30.:17:34.

and everything else that went with it over the years, double winning

:17:35.:17:39.

side in the early 60s, always winning cup finals, league cups, FA

:17:40.:17:43.

Cup 's, and being in Europe, it has just been a fabulous stadium. Then

:17:44.:17:47.

my day they would have put 60,000 people in there, a lot of standing

:17:48.:17:51.

and things like this. So yes, we will miss it, but the new one, oh

:17:52.:17:56.

dear me. That is out of this world, it is like something built from

:17:57.:18:00.

elsewhere. It is just absolutely brilliant, looking forward to going

:18:01.:18:04.

in there now as well. Is is incredible that they are building it

:18:05.:18:07.

here why we are still in the stadium playing football matches. It looks

:18:08.:18:11.

fantastic, you must be excited but I'm sure it is tinged with a bit of

:18:12.:18:17.

sadness. The memories will always be here, no doubt, the new stadium,

:18:18.:18:20.

which will be magnificent, there will be lots of memories there that

:18:21.:18:24.

the younger players coming through. But this will always be home to me,

:18:25.:18:29.

White Hart Lane, on evening games and was marvellous, in Europe and

:18:30.:18:32.

things like that, and they will never be forgotten. And people

:18:33.:18:36.

before me as well that are still around. It has been a great place to

:18:37.:18:42.

play football. You mention some of the younger players that are here,

:18:43.:18:45.

it has been a little while since Tottenham lifted some software, the

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use of this current crop and the way the team is developing right now as

:18:50.:18:52.

the best chance that Spurs have the do it again? I would think so, I saw

:18:53.:18:55.

them last Wednesday and they outplayed Chelsea, and before that

:18:56.:18:59.

with Manchester City, they were going really well at the start of

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the season and they murdered Manchester City. If they can keep up

:19:03.:19:06.

that level of football they will have a great chance of catching

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Chelsea this season. A big 45 minutes left to come this afternoon,

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Alan, enjoy the rest of your afternoon. We can bring you some

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action now from some of the day's early cup games, starting at

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Anfield. COMMENTATOR: Up towards Origi, and

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he will get there, no, it is a foul. He has given the free kick. Last of

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the whistle halts the celebrations before they can really get going.

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Sony times over the years ties like this have been settled in the last

:19:45.:19:48.

five minutes, but goodness me here comes Jervis round the back! Forget

:19:49.:19:55.

the thought of a replay, he was thinking he could win it here. The

:19:56.:19:59.

delivery comes towards Sturridge and it was almost an own goal, I think.

:20:00.:20:04.

That is the last thing they would have wanted, an own goal. It hits,

:20:05.:20:09.

Smith, it could have gone in, it didn't. WHISTLE

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The referee calls time, it's an incredible result in FA Cup history!

:20:15.:20:20.

Plymouth Argyle, of the fourth tier of the English game, have held the

:20:21.:20:22.

mighty Liverpool at Anfield! Willian still going, diving in was a

:20:23.:20:37.

bit of space the Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas tries to place it. Pedro

:20:38.:20:48.

Wilkie at up now. 1-0 to Chelsea! -- Pedro will tee it up. Chelsea just

:20:49.:20:53.

would not be denied. Pedro gives them the lead. What a pass from

:20:54.:20:58.

Willian, and Ivanovic with lots of time, bags of support, Loftus-Cheek,

:20:59.:21:09.

back sure why, by chance, 2-0. A casual finish from Batshuayi, who

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just dispatched it. Willian will go for Galan will find the back of the

:21:16.:21:20.

net to increase chosen's leads to 3-0, and you have to say this

:21:21.:21:29.

Chelsea Di FA Cup third-round tie looks done dusted. John Terry goes

:21:30.:21:36.

down in front of him, John Terry pleads with the referee, and it is a

:21:37.:21:43.

straight red card. For Chelsea's captain on his return to the first

:21:44.:21:50.

team. Forrester. They decent spell this for Peterborough. They have got

:21:51.:21:55.

a goal! Peterborough have a goal. Tom Nichols was there. In to Pedro.

:21:56.:22:08.

Pedro, lovely goal. It is his second of the afternoon, Chelsea's fourth,

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and their 3-goal lead is restored at 4-1.

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It is Pilkington, and he scores! And it looks ever so cool. Took a

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deflection but Anthony Pilkington won't complain. Frederick to take on

:22:34.:22:43.

Bennett. Driven home by Johannson, who does celebrate his birthday with

:22:44.:22:50.

the equaliser. Frederick 's is haring down that far side again.

:22:51.:22:57.

Cuts in on Bennett. Still going. Oh, and it has hit the bar and it is

:22:58.:23:06.

turned in and there is no offside flag, and Ryan Sessegnon scores

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against Cardiff City again. Blimey, was that game played behind

:23:08.:23:19.

closed doors? Hardly anyone watching, was there?

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I have a bit of information here, that is the first time in 5.5 years

:23:30.:23:35.

that Tottenham only had one shot in the first 45 minutes of the game. On

:23:36.:23:41.

that occasion though they went on to win 7-5, actually I made that bit

:23:42.:23:44.

up! LAUGHTER Just keeping people with us. But

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they have got to do better in the second half, surely, when it opens

:23:49.:23:52.

up a little bit? Yes, they have to start the second half with a bit of

:23:53.:23:56.

intent, energy and a bit of pace to their game, Tottenham. One and two

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touch football to try and dislodge that Villa back six as it has been.

:24:02.:24:06.

I am sure that is what the manager will have been saying at half-time,

:24:07.:24:09.

Steve Bruce to his players will say more of the same. Keep frustrating

:24:10.:24:14.

them and hope for a set piece. Dele Alli might come on at some point,

:24:15.:24:17.

get those runs into the box, get them a goal. He has some options. He

:24:18.:24:26.

could put Son through the middle. But I am with owl, from Steve

:24:27.:24:30.

Bruce's point of view, they will be happy. They will be delighted, it is

:24:31.:24:34.

all down to Spurs now, all about Tottenham and how they break down.

:24:35.:24:41.

Because Villa's back six point break down. If they can get a draw and go

:24:42.:24:44.

back to Villa Park, they will be happy. Steve Bruce said before the

:24:45.:24:52.

game, you have to try to frustrate Tottenham, that is exactly what his

:24:53.:24:55.

team have done so he will be delighted with his team's

:24:56.:24:59.

performance. As for Tottenham, here they come the second half. I suppose

:25:00.:25:05.

in many Pochettino will be looking for... How does he spice it up? He

:25:06.:25:11.

will have had to have asked some of his players some questions, because

:25:12.:25:14.

a fewer of them have been put out to impress, to give themselves

:25:15.:25:18.

opportunities to be seen as part of a squad that is chasing a title. And

:25:19.:25:23.

one or two of them are not really answering those questions they need

:25:24.:25:28.

to step up in that second half. OK, Steve Bruce is having a laugh with

:25:29.:25:31.

one of the officials, it seems, and he is happy with them so far, let's

:25:32.:25:37.

hope for a bit more entertainment in the second half, with Danny Murphy

:25:38.:25:39.

and Steve Wilson. COMMENTATOR: No changes in the

:25:40.:25:52.

second half so far, this year Pochettino will be a little bit

:25:53.:25:56.

concerned by the first 45, because with Europa League football to

:25:57.:26:00.

content with, a push for the title in the Premier League and all the

:26:01.:26:05.

rest of it, these are players he is likely to be calling upon in what

:26:06.:26:11.

remains of the season, and in the first 45 minutes, they have not done

:26:12.:26:14.

a great deal for their case. Anyway, can Spurs go on and do more in the

:26:15.:26:18.

second half, or is it more of the same and more frustration? Well

:26:19.:26:25.

maybe Aston Villa might even lick themselves a lead, and then we'll

:26:26.:26:31.

see what Spurs look like. It hasn't looked likely in the first half, but

:26:32.:26:36.

you never know. An obvious change, Sissoko is high and left, giving

:26:37.:26:40.

them a bit more width. Alderweireld on the ball. Carter-Vickers forward

:26:41.:26:49.

to Son, anticipated the run by Amavi, it bounced off Winks. Janssen

:26:50.:26:59.

using his body to turn Amavi. In towards Son, back to Janssen. He

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didn't hesitate, he got the shot away. Straight into the goalkeeper's

:27:03.:27:08.

midriff, as it happens. Nice and strong here, little give and go. Son

:27:09.:27:14.

did not get through the wall, 40 might set it outside the far post.

:27:15.:27:21.

-- threw the ball, he thought he might set it outside the far post.

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Here's Bacuna for Aston Villa. WHISTLE

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The first ever meeting between these two sides was an FA Cup tie on this

:27:30.:27:38.

ground, way back in 1903. Villa were winners on that occasion, 3-2. No

:27:39.:27:46.

sign of five goals yet, let alone the 12 that Gary Lineker was

:27:47.:27:59.

predicting. One would be nice. If Spurs were to score, obviously Villa

:28:00.:28:02.

would have to change their mentality and tactics, throw some men forward,

:28:03.:28:06.

open the game up. The ball did not drop inside the

:28:07.:28:18.

penalty area where Sam Johnstone would have preferred it, but he has

:28:19.:28:25.

dealt with it well enough. He never actually played for Manchester

:28:26.:28:28.

United's first team, Sam Johnstone, 23-year-old.

:28:29.:28:42.

Try to get the ball to Sissoko, high and wide, feeding the ball, let him

:28:43.:29:09.

get at Hutton. Into the feet of Janssen. Back to Davies, here is

:29:10.:29:15.

Sissoko in that wide position where he has taken up camp second half.

:29:16.:29:26.

Sissoko. Comfortably dealt with under no pressure underneath his bar

:29:27.:29:32.

by Sam Johnstone. It was a bit safe, on his week for it. Not particularly

:29:33.:29:34.

comfortable on his left. Grealish, he does move beautifully,

:29:35.:30:05.

doesn't he, Jack Grealish? There is an elegance about how he built over

:30:06.:30:09.

the pitch. Yes, very comfortable with the ball, glides past people,

:30:10.:30:19.

uses his body well. Given away by Patton to Winks -- by Alan Hutton.

:30:20.:30:21.

If you've Graham Evans there. Put into a decent area, but there

:30:22.:30:43.

wasn't anyone on hand to reach it. Bacuna has got Aston Villa a throw

:30:44.:30:46.

in. It was the highest we have seen

:30:47.:31:00.

Adomah. A decent ball. Great pace. Started the season playing in the

:31:01.:31:04.

Premier League for Middlesbrough. Sold on the very end of the transfer

:31:05.:31:06.

window to Aston Villa. Amavi with the three. Here is

:31:07.:31:21.

Adomah. Found Grealish. From a neutral point of view if

:31:22.:31:44.

Villa were to score, it would be like the Alamo, Spurs would throw

:31:45.:31:45.

everything at them. Chester getting caught in at least

:31:46.:31:53.

two minds! Trippier's ball in and Son can

:31:54.:32:30.

control it and then mishit it. In the context of this game that is a

:32:31.:32:36.

great chance. It is a great chance. Poor finish from Son, but what a

:32:37.:32:40.

cross. Talked about his quality earlier. Doesn't wait, gets the ball

:32:41.:32:44.

out of his feet and it is going in there. That is a brilliant ball. No

:32:45.:32:54.

conviction in that. Poor touch and then slashes at it. Strange, because

:32:55.:32:59.

he is having a good season, Son Heung-min. He has scored seven goals

:33:00.:33:02.

this campaign. Wimmer winning the throw. Reached

:33:03.:33:23.

the League Cup final in his first season as Tottenham manager,

:33:24.:33:26.

Mauricio Pochettino, losing to Chelsea. He has never been beyond

:33:27.:33:32.

round five in the FA Cup. Either with Southampton or Spurs.

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Spurs fans upping the noise level. Sissoko taking on Hutton.

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Grealish running into Winks. You feel there is a bit more pace about

:34:17.:34:19.

the game now. Janssen is in the middle. But so is

:34:20.:34:32.

Chester for Aston Villa. He did well. For the first time in the game

:34:33.:34:39.

there is some momentum. It was brilliant play from Winks, read the

:34:40.:34:43.

trick from Grealish, won it off him, carried the ball to the far corner.

:34:44.:34:48.

Just couldn't quite pick his man out. Telegraphed his pull back a

:34:49.:34:55.

bit. He is looking, who can I find? Chester reads that well. But a

:34:56.:35:00.

better game. It has taken 53 minutes, but it feels like a

:35:01.:35:03.

football match has just kicked off. Strong tackle that. He has done well

:35:04.:35:41.

Tshibola. Steady and strong, good with the ball, I have been

:35:42.:35:43.

impressed. Hutton has a problem with Sissoko,

:35:44.:36:05.

Adomah is picking up Davies. If you get the ball out to him, you would

:36:06.:36:10.

fancy him with his pace to cause a few problems.

:36:11.:36:29.

Janssen after this. Chester keeping a close eye on him. That was the

:36:30.:37:03.

demonstration of his lack of mobility. It was a good ball. He had

:37:04.:37:08.

to chase it and chase it. He only just got it.

:37:09.:37:17.

He is certainly trying hard enough. Just that lack of quality I'm

:37:18.:37:22.

afraid. Might have come off Trippier, yes it

:37:23.:37:56.

is going to be an Aston Villa throw in. Won't be long. Here he is, Dele

:37:57.:38:10.

Alli! Instructions are just go on and score a couple of goals. That is

:38:11.:38:13.

what you normally do. If Spurs can get themselves in front

:38:14.:38:35.

here they may rethink introducing Dele Alli.

:38:36.:38:47.

Trippier's delivery. They're claiming a corner, but they haven't

:38:48.:38:59.

got it. It is Baker I think matches his run. There is a hint of a shirt

:39:00.:39:06.

tug there as the ball was whipped in from Trippier.

:39:07.:39:25.

There is a real lack of threat when Dele Alli and Kane don't play for

:39:26.:39:31.

Spurs. Very reliant on those two. In a way isn't that inevitable when

:39:32.:39:47.

you have a couple of top, top class players? Yeah.

:39:48.:40:12.

Trippier just unable to keep that in play. Here we go. No huge surprise

:40:13.:40:20.

to see the No 9 raised. So Janssen is coming off and Dele Alli is

:40:21.:40:27.

coming on. Seven goals in his last four games. You have got to feel for

:40:28.:40:38.

Janssen a little bit. Certainly working hard enough.

:40:39.:40:54.

So Dele Alli is on for Tottenham, with half app hour to go -- an hour

:40:55.:41:01.

to go. Dele Alli loves to slot into that

:41:02.:41:12.

position behind the striker. That was unlucky. The goals are

:41:13.:41:50.

almost a bonus with Dele Alli, because he is so good at everything

:41:51.:41:55.

else. It is a great role for him, the one he plays normally. He has

:41:56.:42:01.

protection behind him of people like Wanyama and Dembele.

:42:02.:42:10.

Adomah's done well. Tshibola was waiting and Carter-Vickers took

:42:11.:42:16.

control. Grealish ran back a long way there

:42:17.:42:30.

to make the challenge on Sissoko. He did well. Adomah did well as well.

:42:31.:42:35.

Didn't quite pick out the right pass. But he is the threat.

:42:36.:42:59.

Son hits the shot and a really good save. Sam Johnstone with the save.

:43:00.:43:11.

Well hit by Son. It is a good turn. Got a bit tight there. Good strike

:43:12.:43:20.

as well. Terrific save. Sam Johnstone. Just checking on the

:43:21.:43:25.

keeper after this save, one or two of his team-mate avenues Mike Dean

:43:26.:43:33.

checking that he is OK. It was a good stop. Much better from Son.

:43:34.:43:47.

Important touch from Baker, who has gone down holding his back. Davies

:43:48.:43:56.

with the ball back in. Baker has a problem here for Villa. As

:43:57.:44:00.

Carter-Vickers heads wide. It was just on the landing. You see here, a

:44:01.:44:07.

good header. Just as he landed, something went in his back maybe as

:44:08.:44:15.

you said. He has done well this afternoon. Yeah. Just the way he

:44:16.:44:27.

landed, immediately it was holding the small of his back.

:44:28.:44:35.

It is a really good header, Alderweireld is waiting. Probably

:44:36.:44:49.

give it a few minutes, see how it is.

:44:50.:44:59.

Tommy Elphick, signed by Aston Villa from Bournemouth in the summer, is

:45:00.:45:06.

among their substitutes, with the possible replacement if required.

:45:07.:45:11.

Good to see Colin Calderwood there alongside Steve Bruce. Former

:45:12.:45:16.

Tottenham defender of course and has been on the coaching staff here. And

:45:17.:45:20.

a good addition I think for Steve Bruce. Plucked from Brighton, where

:45:21.:45:26.

he was assistant manager to another former Spurs old boy, Chris

:45:27.:45:31.

Houghton. He swapped a promotion campaign to take up the challenge

:45:32.:45:33.

with Steve Bruce at Villa. He is a top man actually Colin

:45:34.:45:47.

Calderwood. I think Brighton were sorry to see him go. The players

:45:48.:45:51.

enjoyed his coaching. Well thought of.

:45:52.:46:09.

You would think Tottenham don't want a replay, the amount of games they

:46:10.:46:15.

have coming up. It certainly would be more difficult going to Villa

:46:16.:46:24.

Park. They have a big Premier League game coming up in a couple of weeks

:46:25.:46:30.

at Manchester City. Grealish, for to Hutton, a chance, another chance,

:46:31.:46:34.

Agbonlahor blocked, Alderweireld made the blog. Chester's chance

:46:35.:46:41.

might have been the better one. Sloppy from Spurs. A good tackle,

:46:42.:46:47.

that is, from Carter-Vickers, and then Alderweireld. Really good

:46:48.:47:00.

offending twice. Straight back to Grealish.

:47:01.:47:27.

They have got some big lads, Villa. Look at Alderweireld's desire there.

:47:28.:47:43.

Fantastic. Really, really good offending.

:47:44.:47:51.

Sissoko. Davies outside him. Really phased into the area. He must not

:47:52.:48:07.

have looked, played it blind, I think. No chance for anyone to get

:48:08.:48:15.

onto that. Here's Agbonlahor. I don't think Grealish will reach

:48:16.:48:32.

that. Some intent from Aston Villa, as well. Yes, they have been better,

:48:33.:48:36.

definitely on the front that a little bit more.

:48:37.:48:45.

Three quarters of the way through. Dele Alli honours as a substitute

:48:46.:48:57.

for Spurs. Winks can shoot. Deflected. Good save again by

:48:58.:49:02.

Johnstone. It was good play from Dele Alli, nice and positive, good

:49:03.:49:06.

running with the ball, good pick out. Unlucky from Winks, but a

:49:07.:49:14.

deflection. It is a good save. Yes, good hands.

:49:15.:50:02.

Carter-Vickers on Grealish. Just locked him, ran in the way of his

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past. Made the most of it but it was a free kick. Talk about Tottenham

:50:18.:50:25.

not wanting another game, Villa won't either. The amount of games

:50:26.:50:29.

you play in the Championship. Spurs are making their second change. Toby

:50:30.:50:42.

Alderweireld is coming off. Georges-Kevin N'Koudou coming on,

:50:43.:50:48.

the player they signed from Marseille. I would imagine Eric Dier

:50:49.:50:55.

might drop into a further at the back for Spurs. We will see after

:50:56.:51:06.

they have defended this free kick. Grealish trying to catch Michel Vorm

:51:07.:51:19.

out. Eight had ambitious from there. -- a tad ambitious. That was a very

:51:20.:51:28.

famous goals in Merseyside derbies, last minute, I think, at Goodison.

:51:29.:51:41.

Back into Dele Alli, patent covering. Here's N'Koudou, the

:51:42.:51:48.

substitute, oh, and it's in, Davies with a glancing header and Tottenham

:51:49.:51:58.

have the lead! Ben Davies pops up with a header in the opposition

:51:59.:52:04.

penalty area. N'Koudou the substitute provided early on, and

:52:05.:52:10.

Davies with his first-ever Tottenham goal. He has only just come on the

:52:11.:52:14.

pitch, N'Koudou, but he has put in a really good ball. Out of his feet.

:52:15.:52:19.

They really good header. Just behind him is welcome he guides it into the

:52:20.:52:28.

corner. Good header, clever. What he's doing in there, I don't really

:52:29.:52:31.

know, but... That's a lovely header. Well, Spurs in front. Now what have

:52:32.:52:47.

Villa got. They have to defend a corner first.

:52:48.:53:07.

Ben Davies, just about the best unlikely of Spurs scorers.

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Wimmer was hoping to tea something up here and Agbonlahor caught him.

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Free kick. Didn't need to. Grealish was coming at a block. Silly free

:53:41.:53:50.

kick to give away. I think Spurs have gone to a back four. If they

:53:51.:54:05.

make it two here, you would think that would do it. Dier and Trippier

:54:06.:54:13.

deep in, session. Trippier is running away from it, Eric Dier will

:54:14.:54:19.

have a go. It the wall. Grealish is there. He has found Adomah. Wasn't

:54:20.:54:30.

Dier's best effort. Lovely moment for Ben Davies to

:54:31.:54:52.

glance in a header like that. Here's Son. Davies. Dele Alli. Davies

:54:53.:55:06.

advancing again. Eric Dier. They asked him to shoot, and he did. Yes,

:55:07.:55:12.

a bit wide, he actually has a good strike on him, Dier. Dele Alli has

:55:13.:55:17.

made a difference is coming on the pitch, popping into those positions,

:55:18.:55:21.

good touch, positive, giving everyone a lift. This is the goal.

:55:22.:55:25.

He does really well, because the ball was a bit low actually and he

:55:26.:55:29.

has two stooped down and guide it into the far corner. Really good

:55:30.:55:30.

header. Trippier is in a bit of bother here.

:55:31.:56:19.

Yes, I think he just took a kick. It hurt, whatever it was.

:56:20.:56:32.

Clashed knees, maybe? Didn't see too much there. Looks uncomfortable. I

:56:33.:56:47.

suspect he'll survive. Forward from Wimmer to Dele Alli. N'Koudou.

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The free kick taken to quickly for the liking of Mike Dean, because

:57:05.:57:15.

Villa are preparing, I say a substitution, it's at least one,

:57:16.:57:20.

could be a triple substitution. Albert Adomah is one who is coming.

:57:21.:57:38.

Keinan Davis is coming on. Mile Jedinak coming off. That's Keinan

:57:39.:57:45.

Davis. Gabi Agbonlahor is the third change

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for Ross McCormack. So all three in one go. Keinan Davis for his first

:58:11.:58:16.

appearance of the season, Andre green on, and Ross McCormack, who

:58:17.:58:20.

cost Villa 12 million, has come on. Dele Alli, Son, trivia and Sissoko

:58:21.:58:41.

all forward here for Tottenham Hotspur. -- Trippier. Good play from

:58:42.:58:52.

Spurs, nice and patient, trying to draw Villa out. If they want to get

:58:53.:58:55.

back into the game, they will have to come and press. Vorm's clearance

:58:56.:59:04.

has found its way to Son. The whistle has gone because he was

:59:05.:59:12.

offside. So we've got McCormack and Davies now playing up front for

:59:13.:59:17.

Villa. -- McCormack and Davis. McCormack has been linked with a

:59:18.:59:21.

move away from the club in this transfer window, Steve Bruce denying

:59:22.:59:25.

he has any interest in learning him out to anybody. Wolves among the

:59:26.:59:32.

clubs interested for him. Villa are trying to bring in Henri Lansbury

:59:33.:59:35.

from Nottingham Forest in this window, they are confident of doing

:59:36.:59:39.

that. That's a good ball. Sissoko, good save, stood up well. Sam

:59:40.:59:45.

Johnstone. He wouldn't commit, the goalkeeper, until Sissoko blinked

:59:46.:59:48.

first and it is a good save. He did well. Gets in party will easily

:59:49.:59:55.

here. A poor challenge from Baker, looks like he's struggling still.

:59:56.:59:59.

I'm surprised he wasn't one of the ones to come. That is a foul by

:00:00.:00:11.

Grealish on Dier, but play on. WHISTLE

:00:12.:00:13.

Now there was no proper advantage, so it is a free kick to Spurs.

:00:14.:00:26.

Talk about Vincent Janssen needing a goal, Moussa Sissoko wouldn't mind

:00:27.:00:34.

one either. He has yet to score for Spurs. That is three good saves now

:00:35.:00:43.

from Sam Johnstone. You expect more from Si Sissoko, ?30 million. More

:00:44.:00:47.

goals, more assists, more consistent.

:00:48.:00:57.

Bright feet from N'Koudou. Sissoko behind Ba Mavi and he finds the net

:00:58.:01:13.

and tuts Tottenham into -- and puts Tottenham into the fourth round of

:01:14.:01:19.

the FA Cup. A good finish to to finish Villa's resistance. Right on

:01:20.:01:23.

cue. Talking about Sissoko producing more quality in the final third. It

:01:24.:01:25.

was a good pick out. Really nicely worked. Good give and

:01:26.:01:42.

go. Mistake from Amavi. Poor defending. But a good pick out. Got

:01:43.:01:47.

to be calm when you get in there. Make the right pass. It is a good

:01:48.:01:56.

finish from Son. Good to see Sissoko playing there with with his head up.

:01:57.:02:03.

If you have his pace and power and mobility, you should be really

:02:04.:02:07.

causing problems for teams. But Villa have got what they deserved

:02:08.:02:23.

really. They haven't had a go. 2-0 the referee Mike Dean has played

:02:24.:02:35.

advantage. McCormack. Mike Dean saying free kick now, because there

:02:36.:02:37.

was no advantage. N'Koudou did well. He has been

:02:38.:02:59.

lively since he come on. Not just the goal. Injection of pace he has

:03:00.:03:08.

got. Surprised we haven't seen more of him. His only start in the

:03:09.:03:14.

Tottenham shirt was the EFL Cup tie that they lost at Liverpool. But

:03:15.:03:20.

cost them about ?9 million to get him from Marseille.

:03:21.:03:35.

Amavi rather dived in, but managed to come away with the ball.

:03:36.:03:52.

That is a Spurs throw. Villa had been one of only seven ever present

:03:53.:04:04.

clubs in the Premier League until relegation last season.

:04:05.:04:16.

Spent a lot of money, of investment, in players, trying to get out of

:04:17.:04:28.

that division. McCormack. Offside flag was up. They are lacking a bit

:04:29.:04:37.

of creativity, Villa. I know they're playing a Premier League side today.

:04:38.:04:48.

Moussa Sissoko is coming off. Onomah will replace him. He will be pleased

:04:49.:04:59.

with his assists, Sissoko. On comes another local boy. Josh Onomah. An

:05:00.:05:08.

England under 18 international. Enfield born. Skoerped his first --

:05:09.:05:14.

scored his first Spurs goal earlier this season in the EFL Cup game with

:05:15.:05:17.

Gillingham. N'Koudou did really well and Onomah

:05:18.:06:02.

was not far from tapping in a third. The exuberance of youth. Good play

:06:03.:06:06.

that was. So positive and direct. Great pace. Couldn't quite pick him

:06:07.:06:16.

out. Five minutes to go, Danny, here is Dele Alli, there is the block.

:06:17.:06:22.

Goal kick. Give you a moment to select a Man of the Match. Come back

:06:23.:06:30.

to you in a moment. They are threatening a third now, Spurs.

:06:31.:06:37.

Villa resisted stubbornly and in a very disciplined fashion for a long

:06:38.:06:42.

time. It has been an easy afternoon for them in many ways though.

:06:43.:06:55.

So man of match from you, Danny? It is not the easiest, there has not

:06:56.:07:01.

been too many stand out performances. Very solid

:07:02.:07:07.

performances from Tottenham. Winks has done OK. Probably give to it

:07:08.:07:11.

Trippier. His crossing has been quality. Defended well. Full of

:07:12.:07:15.

energy up and down the right-hand side. Looks like he is trying to

:07:16.:07:18.

keep his shirt. Trying to impress the manager. He is a really good

:07:19.:07:24.

footballer. Carter-Vickers has done well. He

:07:25.:08:11.

hasn't had too much to do. But very solid. Good with the ball.

:08:12.:08:24.

So no Cup Final this year for Steve Bruce, who took Hull to Wembley in

:08:25.:08:32.

that final. 2-0 up in eight minutes against Arsenal. Beaten 3-2 in extra

:08:33.:08:43.

time in the end. But I think he is the right man for the job, given

:08:44.:08:47.

Villa's job at the moment is to get themselves out of the Championship.

:08:48.:09:03.

Grealish caught by Carter-Vickers. Free kick to Aston Villa. Good play

:09:04.:09:10.

that. We have not seen enough of that from him. That low sense of

:09:11.:09:17.

gravity, goes past people easily. Glides with the ball. Grealish is

:09:18.:09:25.

capable of tormenting his opponents. He has actually tormented a couple

:09:26.:09:28.

of his managers as well over the last year or two! Seems to be on the

:09:29.:09:32.

straight and narrow at the moment. Long may it stay that way. Because

:09:33.:09:38.

he is a really good player. I think Steve Bruce will be good for him.

:09:39.:09:41.

Lot of experience. Seen a lot of players over the years.

:09:42.:09:49.

Can they get a consolation? Ross McCormack. It has been a comfortable

:09:50.:09:58.

day for Michel Vorm. Very comfortable. In the first half I

:09:59.:10:02.

understand, you're trying to get your foot into the game. Don't give

:10:03.:10:08.

a goal away early. But when they went 1-0 down, they have thrown the

:10:09.:10:13.

subs on the mentally didn't really change.

:10:14.:10:25.

They have been disappointing in all honesty. Grealish almost got caught,

:10:26.:10:36.

a shout of, man on. Free kick. We are into the 90th minute. If this

:10:37.:10:52.

one was to go in, stranger things have happened - not too many I must

:10:53.:10:57.

confess, but they will still feel if they can get one, there might be

:10:58.:11:02.

enough time, dependant on the the fourth official for them to sneak an

:11:03.:11:08.

unlikely replay. I wouldn't hold your breath, but this has got to go

:11:09.:11:16.

in. Grealish wants it. But Bacuna is a good free kick taker. A minimum of

:11:17.:11:19.

three minutes added. He has had a go and I don't think

:11:20.:11:40.

McCormack will get the next one. Which may well be in the next game.

:11:41.:11:50.

Winks' use of the ball is really good. Good feet. Always knows when

:11:51.:11:57.

people are coming. Good range in his passing. Looks a really good player.

:11:58.:12:22.

Ben Davies is reluctantly retreating to his left-back spot. He has got

:12:23.:12:28.

forward on two or three occasions since that goal. He has done well.

:12:29.:12:33.

Really comfortable with the ball. Doesn't have that pace that Rose has

:12:34.:12:38.

gone. Powers of recovery in that left-back area. But really good

:12:39.:12:40.

footballer. Davies looking for Grealish. It

:12:41.:12:47.

ricochets to Dele Alli. He was trying to stay onside! Had to

:12:48.:13:07.

check his run. He didn't give it him early enough. So he had to stop and

:13:08.:13:15.

then it was too late. He has got something though N'Koudou.

:13:16.:13:21.

Certainly nudged the manager. That is a decent ball from Bacuna.

:13:22.:13:40.

McCormack just didn't quite read it quickly enough. That is all you can

:13:41.:13:45.

do when you come off the bench, try and make an impression, put yourself

:13:46.:13:52.

about. Onomah. Being chased by Hutton. Should be three. Good save

:13:53.:14:01.

again by Sam Johnstone. Well, the onloan Villa keeper has earned his

:14:02.:14:03.

corn. Particularly in the second half. He has had a good afternoon.

:14:04.:14:09.

Done well. Good pass. Just had to take a touch. Stretching a bit.

:14:10.:14:14.

Gives the keeper time to come out. And that is the final whistle at

:14:15.:14:21.

White Hart Lane. Big embrace between the two managers, Aston Villa will

:14:22.:14:26.

return to their attempts to get out of Championship. Steven Clement

:14:27.:14:31.

there is among the coaching staff at Villa, a former Spurs man. But

:14:32.:14:36.

Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham march on, thanks to a header from

:14:37.:14:43.

Davies. His first ever goal for Tottenham and a second from Son

:14:44.:14:46.

Heung-min to put it out of Villa's reach. So the eight time FA Cup

:14:47.:14:52.

winners are into the fourth round. We have got a couple of goals in the

:14:53.:15:07.

end and Tottenham go through. A much more dominant performance from the

:15:08.:15:12.

home side in the second half and over all, a good victory? Yes you

:15:13.:15:16.

have got to praise the manager. Because he realised that he needed

:15:17.:15:21.

to change things. He did and took Janssen off and brought Dele Alli on

:15:22.:15:28.

and gave them more pace. And they were a lot better in the last 25

:15:29.:15:33.

mibs. Minutes. It could have been three or four. But yes, the best

:15:34.:15:38.

team won, but it wasn't a great game was it?

:15:39.:15:50.

Now there was no proper advantage, so it is a free kick to Spurs.

:15:51.:15:51.

From a Villa perspective, never really in it, and never looking at

:15:52.:15:56.

it. They will be thinking what did we contribute to that game to try

:15:57.:16:00.

and win it. I don't think they were positive enough, they seem to sit in

:16:01.:16:05.

and they stay the same way. The last five minutes it was too late. You

:16:06.:16:09.

can't come to these kind of places and expect to absorb all that

:16:10.:16:14.

pressure. Is that because they don't have the quality always adjust the

:16:15.:16:19.

tactical approach? Steve Bruce possibly got it right in regards to

:16:20.:16:23.

not conceding early on, see how you get on. He would have been happy

:16:24.:16:27.

with the first half, but come the second half you have to try and win

:16:28.:16:32.

the game, surely. I did not see anything from Villa at all.

:16:33.:16:36.

Pochettino will be happy, made the changes that changed the game in the

:16:37.:16:41.

end. Even though it was not one of Tottenham has my greatest displays

:16:42.:16:43.

as we have cinemas in weeks, it keeps that momentum. It is a

:16:44.:16:51.

victory. As Al said, it was his change that probably change the

:16:52.:16:55.

whole course of the game, you are too will be totally delighted about.

:16:56.:17:00.

Villa had a little go at it at one stage in the second car. Too little,

:17:01.:17:07.

too late. I think that Ed mired -- ignited Pochettino to making the

:17:08.:17:14.

changes is made. Let's here from the Tottenham full-backs, the Man of the

:17:15.:17:20.

Match and the matchwinner. You had to work at that but you must be

:17:21.:17:24.

delighted to be true. They made it hard for us, sometimes it seem like

:17:25.:17:27.

coming six at the back. They were hard to break down but I thought we

:17:28.:17:30.

reacted well in the second half and I thought the first goal was crucial

:17:31.:17:33.

and then we were delighted to get the second. You have personally had

:17:34.:17:39.

a couple of decent performances, are you now showing the manager that you

:17:40.:17:44.

can be a regular? I train hard every day, and it is difficult because

:17:45.:17:47.

I've got Kyle in front of the who have been doing excellent. Whenever

:17:48.:17:52.

I am called upon I make sure I do my best to the team. A first goal in a

:17:53.:17:56.

Spurs shirt, a great moment and a great time in the match to get it.

:17:57.:18:01.

It was coming at a tough time in the game for us, starting to get a bit

:18:02.:18:04.

sloppy, making some mistakes looking to get the first goal. In the end,

:18:05.:18:09.

we got it, and from there on we just had to see the game out. There is a

:18:10.:18:14.

big expectation on the Spurs team, then you come into games like this,

:18:15.:18:18.

mentally how much pressure does it add? It is not so much pressure. We

:18:19.:18:23.

expect a lot of ourselves, the standards we have put out in the

:18:24.:18:26.

field, so for us to come out here, we have to have that winning

:18:27.:18:28.

mentality and that's what we had today. Kevin, just finally come it

:18:29.:18:34.

has been a long time since Spurs lifted a trophy, do you feel as a

:18:35.:18:37.

squad this could be the season that you lived a trophy? We just want to

:18:38.:18:44.

take it a game at a time. Hopefully end of the season we can have one of

:18:45.:18:52.

them. All the best. There can't be many squads around the full-back

:18:53.:18:59.

variety they have. They did well, particularly the second half. They

:19:00.:19:02.

have two very good players in front of them, which they will find it

:19:03.:19:06.

very difficult to get in front of those two. With the Villa sitting so

:19:07.:19:13.

far back and bringing on Dele Alli, we were speaking about this. Villa

:19:14.:19:21.

had now won the mark. All those defenders doing nothing at all. Dele

:19:22.:19:31.

Alli just moved around Son. The Villa players were thinking we have

:19:32.:19:35.

no responsibility, that is when a found it difficult. Looked a lot

:19:36.:19:40.

better, Tottenham, when they made the change, unlikely goal-scorer for

:19:41.:19:44.

a full-back. It was like the kind of thing you want to see Janssen doing.

:19:45.:19:48.

Unfortunately for Janssen, it was not his day again, and it was purely

:19:49.:19:51.

because he did not spend enough time in the box. A little bit of movement

:19:52.:19:57.

from Dele Alli and Son, that understanding they have together,

:19:58.:20:01.

N'Koudou when he came onto the pitch, Ben Davies found themselves

:20:02.:20:06.

an unusual position. He has a calmness about him, even in those

:20:07.:20:10.

left-back positions but that is a fantastic header. It is behind him,

:20:11.:20:13.

he has had to guide it into the far corner. As he said himself in his

:20:14.:20:17.

interview, they were getting quite sloppy at the time and they

:20:18.:20:20.

desperately needed that change in personnel, that goal in particular,

:20:21.:20:25.

and after that... See what happens when you get in and around the six

:20:26.:20:30.

yard box! Tell Janssen that, he looks a bit like a poor man's

:20:31.:20:33.

Soldado at the moment and you kind of filter him. He is having a hard

:20:34.:20:38.

time, the lad said they felt sorry for him and I said the manager has

:20:39.:20:41.

to take him off, and the guys were saying leave him on because he would

:20:42.:20:44.

get chances. I was saying the manager's neck is on the line, think

:20:45.:20:49.

you will take off and he did. Never a manager, me, too soft, give him a

:20:50.:20:56.

chance! Big softy. And then Son eventually wrapped things up a

:20:57.:21:00.

Tottenham and it was all over. He came to live towards the back end of

:21:01.:21:07.

the game, Son. Trippier, Man of the Match and a fantastic game. He finds

:21:08.:21:10.

on the right-hand side. This is where he has scored a lot of his

:21:11.:21:17.

goals, this year, Son. He has added this to his game. This is what they

:21:18.:21:22.

weren't doing in the first half, passing, moving, quick, one touch,

:21:23.:21:25.

to touch football to try and dislodge that back four, backfired,

:21:26.:21:31.

whatever it was. That is the change -- back five. And the ball was

:21:32.:21:37.

finding its way into the box because there was movement from two or three

:21:38.:21:39.

players in there, down the side, get it in the box. You ask a question at

:21:40.:21:46.

half-time, how do they dislodge the back six players of Aston Villa?

:21:47.:21:50.

That is how you do it, one touch, movement of the ball, running

:21:51.:21:53.

behind, and they did it very well second half. We have dug through the

:21:54.:22:00.

match and found Villa's probably only wanly -- one touch the macro --

:22:01.:22:09.

one chance in the game. A good challenge. Gabi Agbonlahor's only

:22:10.:22:16.

real chance on goal. But Spurs did well. They were disciplined. Games

:22:17.:22:20.

like this can go away from you if you are not disciplined and you

:22:21.:22:23.

don't concentrate. The manager has got it right, Pochettino. You guys

:22:24.:22:27.

do what you have to do and let the other six: win the game for us. It

:22:28.:22:33.

must be quite concerning, though, as a Villa man, you played there, a

:22:34.:22:37.

club like that, almost like we are looking at real under box here. It

:22:38.:22:43.

was a few months ago they win the Premiership. In fairness, their top

:22:44.:22:49.

scorer was away. They are relying on their top scorer to score the goals

:22:50.:22:53.

for them. But in regards to the club, it is sad to see where they

:22:54.:22:57.

are. It is not a foregone conclusion, when you go down in that

:22:58.:23:00.

Championship it is incredibly difficult to come back out, so don't

:23:01.:23:03.

expect to walk back into the Premier League because you have a big

:23:04.:23:08.

football club. You have to earn the right. Got the right man in charge

:23:09.:23:12.

now though. That is the key, a bit of stability for a while? They have

:23:13.:23:17.

to give him some funds to try to get at that division. He knows better

:23:18.:23:21.

than anyone else, a fantastic record getting teams out and back in, which

:23:22.:23:26.

it looks as if they are going to do, and he will get it right, I'm sure.

:23:27.:23:30.

How close are Spurs to the finished article? This year, they took

:23:31.:23:35.

Manchester City to the cleaners, they gave Chelsea a great game here

:23:36.:23:40.

the other night, and beat them 2-0. They were better than Manchester

:23:41.:23:44.

United to 60 minutes. What's missing, a trophy presumably? The

:23:45.:23:51.

players clearly adore him. The trophy is the obvious thing missing

:23:52.:23:55.

from this group of players. The big thing that Mauricio Pochettino has

:23:56.:23:57.

done at Spurs is change the mentality. Spurs have gone from

:23:58.:24:01.

let's chased the top four, getting into a final, the now we need to win

:24:02.:24:06.

a league, let's do something serious, we are building this huge

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stadium, developing young players, new training ground, we need to

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change the mentality. Now the fans, everyone is starting to believe that

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so it is about delivering that now. And they have this nucleus of young

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talent. He encourages that, you trust them. They are good players.

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Dele Alli, what a future he has got, Harry Kane is exactly the same,

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scoring goals. If they can get that 11 out that played against Chelsea

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constantly, they are a match for anyone. Hutsby only negative is the

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recruitment in the summer, they spent a lot of money on players that

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haven't really improve what they already had. I believe he will get

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if you more quid at the end of the season to spend. If you get it now

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in January, not that much happens in January, but if they did, where

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would you invest now? Last year, if you look at their midfield they

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looked like. This year they have bought Wanyama and looked solid. He

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has possibly been the best of them. I think a striker to back-up Kane,

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and the 3M behind, I would like to see him get someone really top end,

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who plays in that position to give them a real chance of actually

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winning the league. That is what you need, a world-class player. The

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manager has stripped it back and said let's start at the beginning

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and get it right from the bottom. If we need anything down there in the

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youth team all the under 18 's, U19s, it is there for us. Let's get

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them playing the same way I want to play. They have some seriously good,

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young talent. We saw that with Dele Alli in the week, the two headers.

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He gets into brilliant positions. I said if he worked on his finishing,

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because he has so many chances, it looks as if he is actually doing

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that. He has one hell of a future. The vultures are circling over these

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youngsters, they are seeing what they are capable of. Can they keep

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them at Spurs? Gareth Bale the obvious one. The more goals that

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Harry Kane keeps banging in, Dele Alli. This club has got to turn

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itself into players staying and adding to what they have got.

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Quality attract quality. To do that, they have to win things. They

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certainly do. At Anfield, it was Liverpool against League 2 side,

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Plymouth. Alistair Mann was watching for us.

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COMMENTATOR: Up towards Origi, and he'll get there, now it is a foul,

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he has given the free kick. Last of the whistle halts the celebrations

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before they can really get going. So many times over the years, ties like

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this have been settled in the last five minutes, but goodness me here

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comes Joe this round the back expat forget the thought of just a replay,

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Jervis was thinking we can win it here! -- Jervis. Delivery comes

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towards stowage and is honest and own goal, I think is the last thing

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they would have wanted. It hits, Smith, it could have gone in, it

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didn't. WHISTLE The referee calls time! It's an

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incredible result in FA Cup history. Plymouth Argyle the fourth tier of

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the English game have held the all mighty Liverpool at Anfield!

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Terrific from Plymouth. You can see all of the FA Cup action highlights

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this evening. Liverpool got a replay, the last thing they probably

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want. A lot of changes for them. With the semifinal coming up, also

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have Man Utd at the weekend. Are you better off not playing a strong team

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at the start. Take this competition seriously, get yourself into the

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next round. I sympathise with them a little bit given the fact they have

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the midweek game and United. Soft manager! But now Europe. Another FA

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Cup win the Spurs before the Son goes down on the old White Hart

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Lane. Goodbye. COMMENTATOR: In the history of this

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competition, these two clubs are cupped royalty really.

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Son hit the shot, really good save. Another chance, Agbonlahor blocked.

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N'Koudou, the substitute, oh and it's in, Davies with a glancing

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header. He finds Son, who finds the net and put stop them into

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They want me to write and produce - for a boy band. Oh.

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Gary Lineker presents live coverage of the FA Cup third-round clash between Tottenham and Aston Villa.

These two clubs have lifted the famous trophy 15 times between them but the last of those occasions was 25 years ago when Spurs beat Nottingham Forest in the final. Villa reached the final last year but were also relegated, and the Championship side will be the underdogs against a Tottenham team who are among the Premier League title challengers.