Tottenham snapped a three-game losing streak to register one of the favorable football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. They were made to work hard for a 2-1 win over Aston Villa. They took the lead from an unlikely source in the form of defensive midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojberg just before the hour mark. The lead did not last long as Ollie Watkins tapped in for the equalizer. Heung-Min Son set up the first goal for Hojberg, then put in a low cross that was turned into his own net by Matt Targett with Lucas Moura lurking behind.
Tottenham: Lloris (6), Emerson Royal (7), Romero (7), Dier (7), Reguilon (6), Hojbjerg (7), Skipp (7), Ndombele (7), Moura (7), Kane (6), Son (8).
Subs: Lo Celso (6), Gil (n/a).
Aston Villa: Martinez (6), Cash (6), Konsa (5), Hause (5), Mings (7), Targett (6), Douglas Luiz (6), McGinn (7), Ramsey (6), Watkins (7), Ings (6).
Subs: Buendia (5), Traore (n/a), Archer (n/a).
Man of the match: Heung-min Son.
Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo: “We needed a win, but it was a well-deserved win. We had a good match against tough opponents. It’s important for us, the boys and the fans. We reacted well after conceding and positive in a lot of ways.”
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith: “I didn’t think there was an awful lot in the match. We started both halves really well and they had the outstanding player on the pitch in Heung-min Son, he set up the winner and caused us problems all game.”
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