Premier League: Tottenham Hotspurs vs Aston Villa Football Match

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Tottenham Hotspurs vs Aston Villa – Tottenham Hotspurs overcame a mini scare against Aston Villa in their first game of the 2019/20 season. Spurs were definitely the favorites to get into this game and considering the match was played at the home of the white lilies, the bookies also tipped them to win. The game started with Tottenham testing the Aston Villa defense but, they held on till the 8th minute in which Tyrone Mings, the Villa defender won the ball and launched a long ball for James Mcginn who was on the receiving end.

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Tottenham Hotspurs vs Aston Villa

Mcginn controlled the ball wonderfully and beat Danny Rose in giving the newly-promoted, Aston Villa the lead. After the first goal, Aston Villa became confident to play their own game. The second highlight of the game also featured James Mcginn who threaded the ball through the Spurs midfield and defense to find Trezeguet who cut in and shot the ball which was blocked by Sissoko. If it wasn’t for the French midfielder, Aston Villa could have been 2-0 up. The game ended at the half time with 1-0 to Aston Villa.

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Tottenham Hotspurs vs Aston Villa

Mauricio Pochettino understood that he needed to change his squad and made one replacement, Christian Eriksen for Harry Winks. Eriksen was all over the field and Pochettino’s change definitely helped the Spurs in creating bigger chances to find the equalizer. Eriksen rotated the ball fairly well in the midfield and tried a couple of his signature long shots. Tanguy Ndombele, who started his debut game for Spurs found the Equaliser through a shot just outside the box that got deflected by one of the Aston Villa defenders. Spurs got really lucky in the third goal of the match as Lamela’s strike after ricocheting off the defense landed right into Harry Kane’s feet who netted the ball into the goal to give Spurs the lead.

Tottenham Hotspurs vs Aston Villa

tottenham hotspurs vs aston villa football match

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Moments later, Kane completed his brace and the game ended 3-1 for the home team. Aston Villa put up a good performance but gave up the game in the second half when Spurs were able to equalize.

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