Aston Villa clashed heads with Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier today as they looked to secure maximum points away from home in the Premier League. The Villans kept things solid at the back in the first 45 minutes and managed to get to the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.
Emiliano Buendia scored the opening goal for the West Midlands club in the 50th minute before Douglas Luiz added another goal in the 73rd minute when he found the back of the net from close range. The contest finished with the Villans earning an impressive 2-0 win on the road.
Let’s find out how each Aston Villa player performed during the match against Spurs.
GK: Robin Olsen – 7/10
He made a couple of solid saves at the back and secured a well-deserved clean sheet today.
RB: Ashley Young – 7.5/10
Young gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field and was a threat going forward.
CB: Ezri Konsa – 7/10
Konsa made some important defensive contributions at the back and will be quite happy with the clean sheet away at London.
CB: Tyrone Mings – 7/10
He earned the ball back a few times and passed the ball at times from the back.
LB: Lucas Digne – 7/10
The French full-back performed his defensive duties well and made a couple of decent chances from the left flank.
RM: John McGinn – 7/10
McGinn was trying to create chances for his teammates and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Boubacar Kamara – 7.5/10
He anchored the midfield with conviction and was lively on the ball as well.
CM: Douglas Luiz – 8/10
Luiz was a positive influence at both ends of the field and scored a good goal in the 73rd minute to make life easy for his team late in the game.
LM: Emiliano Buendia – 8/10
The Argentine talent came back to defend when needed and was a threat on the left flank. He scored the opening goal in the 50th minute.
ST: Leon Bailey – 6.5/10
He struggled to influence the game in the final third and got replaced in the 65th minute.
ST: Ollie Watkins – 7.5/10
Watkins caused a few headaches for the Tottenham defenders and ended the game with an assist to his name.
RB: Matty Cash – 6.5/10
He didn’t do much wrong at the back.
LW: Philippe Coutinho – 6.5/10
Coutinho made two important defensive contributions.
CB: Jan Bednarek – N/A
He hardly had any time to influence the game.
CB: Calum Chambers – N/A
Chambers didn’t get enough time to make an impact.
ST: Danny Ings – N/A
He came on for the final few minutes of the game.