Spurs beat Aston Villa 2-1

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Tottenham Hotspur scored two goals in three minutes as they came from behind to beat Aston Villa in the English Premier League.

Spurs beat Aston Villa 2-1

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Tottenham Hotspur scored two goals in three minutes as they came from behind to beat Aston Villa in the English Premier League.Tottenham fans have had little to cheer of late. After an initial honeymoon period, the bubble seemed to have burst for David Pleat, who took temporary charge after the departure of Glenn Hoddle.The consolation on Sunday was that, in Aston Villa, they were entertaining visitors with plenty of problems of their own. Helder Postiga should have scored his first goal in English football in the fourth minute, but prodded the ball wide from six yards out. At the other end, just after the half-hour mark, Thomas Hitzlsperger brushed the post with a shot from 20 yards.The half almost ended on a high for Spurs as Mauricio Taricco let fly from long range after 44 minutes, forcing Thomas Sorensen to tip his effort round the post. In terms of entertainment, the only way was up in the second half, and thankfully there was indeed a marked improvement. Villa opened the scoring through Marcus Allback in the 66th minute. The Swede drifted away from his marker to guide Peter Whittingham's clever cross past Kasey Keller. But Allback turned from hero to villain as he played a part in Tottenham's equaliser 12 minutes later. A sloppy pass allowed Spurs to break forward and when the ball reached substitute Rohan Ricketts, the former Arsenal midfielder found the net with a raking drive through a posse of players. And just three minutes later, they found a winner. The ever-lively Robbie Keane was the source, evading his marker brilliantly before firing low past Sorenson. Finally something to smile about at White Hart Lane then. Spurs are up to 12th, with 15 points while Villa remain in the relegation zone, in 18th place. (AP)



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