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Player Ratings: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Aston Villa - A day to forget in North London

A lacklustre display in North London from Aston Villa as Son Heung-min led Tottenham Hotspur to a deserved three points. Here’s how Cole rated the lads in claret and blue!

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Emi Martinez: 7/10

No chance with either of Spurs’ goals, but did make a couple of key saves throughout the game. Massively let down by his defense today.

Matty Cash: 5/10

Balls in behind Cash constantly created so much time and number of attacking opportunities for Spurs. Really struggled to get anything going moving forward.

Ezri Konsa: 6/10

Arguably the best Villa defender on the day and bailed out his teammates’ errors on a number of occasions. A day to forget for the Villa defensive line.

Kortney Hause: 5/10

Showed bits of quality in his defensive responsibilities, but became a complete liability on a number of occasions as well. A complete shade of the performance that he put in at Old Trafford last Saturday.

Tyrone Mings: 6/10

A difficult day for the Villa captain, who was often left to do all the defensive duties as the Villa wing-backs and midfield made a number of errors and hopeless long ball efforts up the pitch.

Matty Targett: 6/10

A whirlwind of a game for the wing-back as he often struggled to cope with his defensive responsibilities in the first half, got the assist on Ollie Watkins’ equalizer, but was then credited with an own goal for Spurs’ eventual winner.

John McGinn: 6/10

Was left to do too much in the midfield and was often left with little or no support around him. Had a few opportunities on goal, but it is never going to be an easy day when a player has to constantly force things.

Douglas Luiz: 6/10

Did the simple things well, but was often forced to make hopefull long balls going forward, which led to unneeded turnovers in possession. A day to forget for the entire Villa midfield.

Jacob Ramsey: 5/10

Always looked to move the ball forward, but was often dispossessed and struggled to connect with a number of passes on the day.

Ollie Watkins: 7/10

Was left rather isolated on a number of occasions and did not receive the support needed to create real problems for Spurs. Popped up with Villa’s only goal of the game after converting Matty Targett’s low cross at the near post.

Danny Ings: 6/10

Showed his defensive qualities and was unlucky not to score against a side he typically has success against. Another player who struggled to fully impact the game with the lack of cohesiveness on display by Villa.


Emi Buendia (69 mins): 6/10

Replaced Jacob Ramsey and provided a bit more attacking intent in the Villa midfield, but was unable to create any true magic as the lack of cohesiveness within the squad on Sunday was for all to see.

Bertrand Traore (80 mins): N/A

Cameron Archer (89 mins): N/A

MAN OF THE MATCH: Emi Martinez

Difficult to give the the nomination to any outfield player as none really came out to show their real quality. Martinez, on the other hand, made the saves you expect him to make and did everything he possibly could to keep Villa in the game.

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