Tottenham v Aston Villa: Aston Villa creates the surprise on this New Year’s Day, logically winning on the field of Tottenham. Courageous, solid, and efficient, Aston Villa was able to manage the few highlights of Spurs. The big loser of the holiday season, Tottenham remains at the gates of the Top 4.
Tottenham had to face defeat at the beginning of the year in the EPL. Aston Villa beat Tottenham 2-0. Tottenham was in perfect rhythm in the Premier League. However, Argentina’s Emi Buendía took advantage of Hugo Lloris’ mistake and scored.
In the first half of the match, Tottenham couldn’t score a single goal. both teams were playing sloppy football in the first half. However, Aston Villa had more ball positions in the first half. Despite not scoring in the first half, Aston Villa scored the goal at the beginning of the second half.
Tottenham scored the first goal in the last 10 matches in the Premier League. In the 50th minute, Buendia scored a goal for Aston Villa.
Lloris’ mistake! On a long shot, Tottenham’s goalkeeper releases the ball. Watkins arrives first in the area as Lloris collides with Lenglet, and plays back in the middle for Buendia who adjusts with his right foot flush with the left post.
This is Emiliano Buendia’s second goal this season in the Premier League. In the 56th minute defender Tyrone Mings is given a yellow card for a foul on Harry Kane. In the 59th minute, Yves Bissouma receives a yellow card for a foul on Boubacar Kamara.
In the 73rd minute, Ryan Sessegnon crosses from the left side. Robin Olsen anticipated well in the box and grabbed the ball in the air. Next a goal by Douglas Luiz.
Kane loses the ball to Douglas Luiz and the Villans counterattack. Served in the middle, McGinn managed a laser pass in the middle for the Brazilian who, after escaping Bissouma, controlled and deceived Lloris with his right foot in the box. This is Douglas Luiz’s second goal this season in the Premier League.
Coutinho is disappointed to see the directionless football of the forward team. After the match, he said, “EPL is getting tougher and tougher for us. It is not possible to get good results if you don’t understand the situation and apply yourself in the field. Footballers must also feel it. This defeat was not expected by any means”.
At one point in this match, a tense situation was created. That situation is slowly changing. However, both teams wasted multiple goal chances. Otherwise, the result could have been different. But it didn’t actually happen. Aston Villa increased their attack as soon as Emiliano Buendia scored. After that, Tottenham could not return in the match.