Spurs 2-0 Aston Villa

Villa haven’t been in the Premier League since 2016, but it was 2017 when we last faced them, when goals from Ben Davies and Son Heung Min gave us a 2-0 win in the third round of the F.A. cup.

After a cagey first half with few chances the boys began to come to life in the second half, with only an excellent fingertip save from Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnston keeping out Sonny early in the second half.

Villa had been set up to frustrate us on the evening, though they could easily have sprung an upset when the score was 0-0, with only some last-ditch defending from both Cameron Carter-Vickers and Toby Alderweireld denying Gabriel Agbonlahor the opening goal.

Eventually Spurs did make the breakthrough, though, with Ben Davies grabbing his first Spurs goal with a flicked header after some neat interplay down the left wing. And this was followed just nine minutes later by a second Spurs goal, with Moussa Sissoko making space for himself down the right before crossing low for Son Heung Min to turn the ball home.

Needless to say it will be a very different Villa team that arrives for their first visit to the new stadium on the opening weekend of the season, with former Spurs target Jack Grealish operating at the heart of an attacking team. Spurs will be looking to make a statement in their opening game of the season against this newly-promoted side, so expect plenty of attacking football in this one.


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