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Aston Villa remain bottom after Tottenham defeat

Aston Villa remain at the bottom of the Premier League table after a 3-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

Harry Kane celebrates Spurs' third goal Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

They got off to the worst possible start, with Mousa Dembele slotting in after two minutes.

The lead was doubled on the stroke of half time through Dele Alli, with Remi Garde looking on unimpressed.

Jordan Ayew gets Villa's goal Credit: Steve Paston/PA Wire/Press Association Images

He will have been encouraged by Villa's battling second half performance, and they reduced the deficit through Jordan Ayew.

But Harry Kane restored the two-goal lead for Spurs in the dying minutes.

Awful start for Aston Villa in front of new manager

Rémi Garde has a huge task at hand to keep Villa in the Premier League Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Aston Villa have made an awful start to their Premier League match at Tottenham, in front of the onlooking Rémi Garde, who was appointed today.

Mousa Dembele fired in after two minutes to put Spurs in front, and the lead was doubled by Dele Alli on the stroke of half time.

Mousa Dembele celebrates giving Spurs the lead Credit: Steve Paston/PA Wire/Press Association Images


Aston Villa appoint Remi Garde as new manager

Aston Villa have announced the appointment of Remi Garde as the club's new manager.

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Garde set to watch from stands as Villa visit Spurs

Remi Garde will watch Aston Villa at Tottenham ahead of his expected appointment.

Reports by Press Association Sport say the 49-year-old could take over at Villa on Monday, with the club bottom of the Barclays Premier League.

He will watch Villa at White Hart Lane on Monday evening even if his role has not been rubber-stamped by the club before kick-off.

Remi Garde is set to be named Aston Villa manager Credit: PA

Villa targeted Garde to replace Tim Sherwood after they sacked the former Tottenham boss in October, just eight months into a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald will still take the side for their game against Spurs, with Garde's first match in charge set to be Sunday's visit of leaders Manchester City.

Reports: Aston Villa expected to appoint Remi Garde

Remi Garde is expected to be appointed as the new Villa manager Credit: PA

Ex-Lyon manmager Remi Garde will attend Aston Villa's match at Tottenham tonight and could be confirmed as the club's new manager later today, according to reports.

The 49-year old is expected to be present at the match in North London even if discussions over his appointment have not been completed.


Aston Villa's Micah Richards accepts FA misconduct charge

Aston Villa star Micah Richards has accepted an FA charge of improper conduct Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Aston Villa star Micah Richards has accepted an FA charge of improper conduct after a tunnel incident following Villa's 2-1 home defeat to Swansea.

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Aston Villa out of Capital One Cup after Southampton loss

Graziano Pelle scored the second of Southampton's two goals Credit: PA

Aston Villa have been knocked out of the Capital One Cup after being beaten away by Southampton in Kevin Macdonald's opening game as caretaker manager.

After a goalless first half, Southampton broke the deadlock with a goal from Maya Yoshida, before Graziano Pelle doubled their lead.

A penalty in extra time from Scott Sinclair wasn't enough to salvage a win as Villa's turbulent season continues.

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