Match attendance: 53,076
Who was Man Of The Match? Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tottenham Hotspur earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Aston Villa to stop their three-game losing run in the Premier League.
Spurs took a merited half-time lead with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s goal just before the half-hour mark. The Danish international was everywhere for Spurs, and he is our Man of the Match for this game.
After 23 minutes in the game, Harry Kane almost scored from within his own half, but Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez palmed his long-range free-kick away.
Aston Villa equalized in the 67th minute with Ollie Watkins’ close-range effort. He met a low first time cross from Matt Targett for his 1st goal in the Premier League this season.
Heung-Min Son, who set up Hojbjerg’s opening, concluded a spectacular display by laying on the winning goal when his driven cross was pushed into his own net by Matt Targett while under pressure from Lucas Moura.
Spurs had opportunities to extend their advantage after the interval, but Tyrone Mings cleared Emerson’s header off the line, and Ezri Konsa stopped Son’s close-range shot.
Tottenham’s first league win since August 29 relieves pressure on Nuno Espirito Santo, whose team ended Villa’s two-game winning streak and moved up to eighth place in the table.
Spurs are back to the top half of the table as they climb up to eighth place in the rankings, while Villa slips to tenth.
Lets check out Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s MOTM worthy stats:
Minutes played: 90
Pass accuracy %: 89.4
Goal contribution: 1 goal
Shots (on target): 1(1)