Tottenham ended their three-game Premier League losing streak with a hard-fought, morale-boosting 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg gave Spurs a deserved half-time lead with the breakthrough goal before the half-hour mark, but Aston Villa levelled on 67 minutes through Ollie Watkins’ close-range finish.
But parity lasted just four minutes as Heung-Min Son, the creator of Hojbjerg’s opener, capped a memorable performance by laying on the winning goal as his driven cross was turned into his own net by Matt Targett while under pressure from Lucas Moura.
Tottenham’s first league victory since August 29 eases the pressure on under-fire manager Nuno Espirito Santo, whose side halted Villa’s two-game winning run as they leapfrogged them up to eighth in the table.
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Aston Villa host Wolves in the Premier League on October 16 at 3pm, before Tottenham travel to Newcastle on Super Sunday on October 17 at 4.30pm – live on Sky Sports Premier League.