Son Steals The Show With 9/10 | Tottenham Hotspur Players Rated In Win Over Aston Villa

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 28: Jose Mourinho is seen in the stands prior to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between France and USA at Parc des Princes on June 28, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur continued their winning momentum by registering a sensational last-minute 3-2 win over Aston Villa earlier this evening.

The Lilywhites started the game on the backfoot when Toby Alderweired scored an own goal to hand Aston Villa the lead. But, it didn’t last long as the Belgian scored again in the 27th minute. Only this time, it was in the opposite net, beating Pepe Reina, who had a tremendous game.

Tottenham managed to secure a lead just before half-time through Son. But, it too didn’t last long as Aston Villa scored their equaliser through Bjorn Engels in the 53rd minute. The game was heading to a draw before Son doubled his tally and scored a sensational winner in the final minute of the added time, helping his side seal all three points.

Here is how the Tottenham players fared in their win over the Villans.

Tottenham Hotspur Players Rated In Win Over Aston Villa

Hugo Lloris 5

A questionable performance from Lloris, who looked nervy when it came to dealing with crosses. Should have done a better job in instilling confidence in the backline.

Serge Aurier 6

Aurier’s remarkable athleticism was challenged by the hard-working Jack Grealish, who kept him occupied for the most of the game. As a result, the Ivorian failed to make his presence felt, as far as his offensive support is concerned.

Toby Alderweireld 6.5

It was a bad day at the office for Alderweireld. The Belgian struggled to defend El Ghazi’s deflected corner and ended up finding his own net. Although he did make amends by scoring the equaliser just before the half-hour mark, the defender failed to lead the backline by example.

Davinson Sanchez 7

It was one of those games where Davinson Sanchez somehow managed to outshine Alderweireld. The Colombian was much more composed with his defensive contributions. His no-nonsense clearances helped Tottenham deal with Aston Villa’s threat from the counter, especially in late parts of the game.

Ben Davies 6

Made his much-awaited return from injury but it was understandably a difficult game for the Welshman. He didn’t find it easy defending against El Ghazi on the far side. Davies also looked ineffective going forward and clearly wasn’t at his best.

Eric Dier 5.5

Barely had an impact on the proceedings as he struggled to deal with the aggressive and dynamic nature of the Aston Villa midfielders. His physicality was always a bonus in midfield, but it wasn’t enough for Spurs to win the game. Hence, he was hooked off around the hour mark.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 16: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur and Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur celebrate victory during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on February 16, 2020, in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Harry Winks 8

While Dier struggled to impose his dominance, Harry Winks continued his brilliant run of form with yet another hard-working display in midfield. The Englishman is really improving under Jose Mourinho, as far as his physical and mental game is concerned.

Lucas Moura 7

Lucas’ mazy runs across the Aston Villa defence were always a delight to watch. But, the Brazilian once again lacked the end product and looked extremely clumsy in linking up with teammates in the final third.

Dele Alli 7.5

Much like Lucas, Alli was also quite wasteful in front of goal. His movements, however, were top class as it helped Tottenham create more chances in the final third.

Steven Bergwijn 8.5

Bergwijn certainly wasn’t as impressive as he was in the last game. But, the Dutchman provided quite a threat to the opposition, thanks to his pace and tenacity. Added to that, he also worked hard for his team and had a key role to play in two goals.

Son Heung-Min 9

It seems as if Son is finally back, after a rough start to the campaign. The South Korean international scored the all-important late winner and has now scored in each of his past five matches.

In this fixture, Son showed incredible technical awareness and his movements were also top-notch. This made it difficult for the defenders to settle themselves in an organised fashion — a top-class display.


Giovani Lo Celso 8

Replaced Dier around the hour mark and made the desired impact. The Argentine’s world-class vision boosted Spurs’ overall chance creation in the final third, and it seems as if he might just be a better option than Alli in the upcoming matches.

Gedson Fernandes N/A

Came on for Alli in the 83rd minute and offered a lot of spark in midfield.

Jan Vertonghen N/A

A later replacement for Bergwijn.

Jack O’Brien

A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.