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Tottenham Hotspurs 0 - Aston Villa 0

White Hart Lane

21/01/2006

Attendance: 36,243

O'Leary Praises Keeper

David O'Leary was full of praise for shot stopper Thomas Sorensen for his heroics in front of goal against Spurs. And the weekend press all seem to agree, with The Telegraph calling Sorenson a 'marvel' and saying: 'An amazing display of shot-stopping by goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen extended Aston Villa's unbeaten record away from home to five games.'

O'Leary also sang the praises of Olof Mellberg and Mark Delaney who put in solid displays.

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Villa never really threatened in the attacking sense but battled defensively throughout. Spurs missed a fair few chances but Sorenson pulled off some world class saves to help earn Villa the much needed point. This was no mean achievement with Tottenham having won their last four home games. Results around us in the lower regions of the league didn't exactly do us any favours, but at the end of the day, Villa can only concentrate on what they can do. With Chelsea coming up, the games are certainly getting no easier for the squad that is stretched to it's limits.

O'Leary told the official site: 'I'm delighted with the point. This is a very hard place to come and Spurs are a quality side. So to come away with a point is a good result. We've had to battle and work hard for that point. I thought Olof Mellberg and Mark Delaney were superb in central defence. Thomas Sorensen did well. He made some quality saves and that's why he's in there.'

Adding: 'Any team that comes here to Tottenham is sure to be pout under real pressure and I thought our big strength was as a team today. We defended and worked hard as a unit.'

Meanwhile Tottenham Hotspur's manager Martin Jol was left frustrated. He told their official site: 'We played good football from the back and the only frustration is that we could not make a gap with Arsenal in fourth place after they lost at Everton,' said Jol. 'But there were a lot of positives to come out of it for us.'

Star Player

Thomas Sorenson. In fine form with a match saving performance. Without his saves the score could have mirrored last seasons 5-1 defeat.




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Date:Sunday January 22 2006

Time: 3:42PM

 

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