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FOURTH-placed Aston Villa will settle for nothing less than victory against Spurs in Sunday s late kick-off at Villa Park. Martin O Neill s well-organised outfit have surprised many this campaign. Their bid for a top-four finish and the resulting Champion

FOURTH-placed Aston Villa will settle for nothing less than victory against Spurs in Sunday's late kick-off at Villa Park.

Martin O'Neill's well-organised outfit have surprised many this campaign. Their bid for a top-four finish and the resulting Champions League spot looks increasingly realistic.

The Villans have already racked up 52 points from 15 wins and seven draws this season to leave them just six points adrift of second-placed Chelsea (58) and third-placed Liverpool (58).

But Villa's outstanding form has slipped of late and they have taken only a single point in their past three league games. They lost 1-0 to Chelsea at Villa Park in February before being held to a 2-2 draw against 15th-placed Stoke, also at home.


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Villa seemed to be cruising to all three points when they led 2-0 but then conceded two late goals.

And Villa's last game ended in a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City eight days ago at Eastlands.

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Brad Freidal remains an ever- present face in goal and first team regulars Gabriel Agbonlahor, John Carew and James Milner have all been on target this season and will be hoping to add to their tallies on Sunday.

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