The Warm Down: Villa capitalise on Reguilon errors to take all three points 
Ollie Watkins celebrating his 14th league goal of the season (Photo by Paul Childs - Pool/Getty Images)

Aston Villa secured their first win against Tottenham since 2015 as two errors from Sergio Reguilon gifted the win to the visitors.

This was the first time since the North London Derby in December that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has hosted fans and they left disappointed after a poor display from Ryan Mason's side.

Despite a good start from the Lilywhites, which saw Steven Bergwijn score after just eight minutes. A rasping strike into the top corner giving Emi Martinez no chance.

The lead only lasted 12 minutes as a Marvelous Nakamba cross was sliced into his own net by Reguilon despite Hugo Lloris' best efforts. 

Just 19 minutes later, Bertrand Traore intercepted a pass from Reguilon which Ollie Watkins latched onto and coverted past Lloris to score his 14th goal of the season.

The second half drifted away from Spurs as Villa saw the game out for their first win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. A poor show from the home side and the image of a lone Harry Kane applauding the fans made for interesting viewing.

  • Jack is back 

Jack Grealish made his first start since February as he makes his long awaited return from a shin injury. 

It was service resumed as Grealish was the most fouled player in the game as he was taken down five times including a particularly nasty challenge by Pierre-Emile Hojberg

In 73 minutes the Englishman made four key passes and won ten duels. He was constantly driving the team forward which was a missing factor in the months he has been injured.

  • Harry's Last Hurrah? 

A poor performance across the field for Spurs which saw Harry Kane touch the ball just 38 times across the entire game. He lost nine duels and only got one shot on target off.

The Englishman has been linked with moves away and rumours of him handing in a transfer request has seen lots of questions sent in the direction of Ryan Mason which he has rebuffed.

A poor show from the star man. Could that be his last game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as a Spurs player? Only time will tell.

  • Trust in the Youth

Both Carney Chukwuemeka and Jaden Philogene-Bidace made their first team debuts for Villa coming on in the 89th and 90th minute respectively. 

Both had minimal touches on the ball but Chukwuemeka did have a very good effort strike the post from range just six minutes after coming on.

With the FA Youth Cup final coming up on Monday there won't be any game time for the youngsters against Chelsea but they both made a good impression on the fans who have raved about the pair on social media since their introduction.

 

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