Tottenham Hotspur back to winning ways in Premier League
After a great start with three wins from three matches, Tottenham Hotspur had a terrible follow up with zero wins from three matches. Especially the horrible defeat against Arsenal in the derby was very painful. Since they didn’t stand a chance against their big rivals. In their final game before another international break, they faced a strong Aston Villa side.
Hojbjerg opens the score
Aston Villa showed during last season they aren’t pushovers and their transfer activity last summer proved it. Now they faced a troubling Spurs side, where their new manager is already under heavy criticism. This match was considered a must win for Spurs to get some confidence back. It was Danish midfielder Hojbjerg who opened the score for Tottenham Hotspur halfway the first half. This goal clearly gave the team a boost for the remainder of the match.
Exciting second half
Everything was going well for the Spurs, until Ollie Watkins scored the equaliser in the 67th minute. With A bit over 20 minutes to go, both teams were back on one point. The 1-1 remained on the scoreboard for only a few minutes, when Matt Targett scored an own goal giving Tottenham Hotspur the lead back. This was the goal Spurs needed, to get back to their beginning of the season performances. In the first three matches they showed a team that was able to defend a lead. With only 20 more minutes to go, the Spurs went back to defending a lead again. Something they did really well. They tried to get something on the counter attack, but Aston Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez was once again outstanding. He kept the score on 2-1, but unfortunately for the Argentinian goalkeeper, his team failed to score a second goal.