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Player Ratings: Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

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An uninspiring evening, leaving Villa fans with a sense of relief that the international break is now upon us. Here’s how Seb rated the lads...

Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Emi Martínez: 6/10

An uninspiring evening under the floodlights for the Aston Villa keeper led to an under cooked pass out being intercepted from the Argentine, leading to Tottenham’s first goal.

He held and parried a number of shots in the second half as Spurs grew in confidence and would have done well to keep out the penalty from one of the world’s best penalty takers.

Matty Cash: 5/10

An under-par performance from the right-back after finding himself brought back into the first team having seemingly recovered from his injury lay off.

He struggled when venturing forward and was naive in his defensive display, sliding in needlessly when the ball had already left the field of play to give Spurs a second goal.

Following on from that incident, he made several needless fouls, perhaps out of pure frustration in which could have quite easily seen him dismissed by referee, Mike Dean.

Ezri Konsa: 7/10

A rare bright spark in an abject Villa performance saw Ezri Konsa consistently with the positional awareness to dispossess any opposing attacks before they had the fluidity to trouble the home side’s goal.

A performance which should have certainly made Gareth Southgate question if overlooking him for the national team was the right idea as his successor (Eric Dier) found himself starting his fifth straight game on the away side’s bench.

Tyrone Mings: 6/10

An average evening where Tyrone probably made more of a name for himself before the game as he courageously took a stand against racism and voiced his opinions in the bravest way possible.

However, on this occasion, it was unfortunate he found himself battling against arguably the second-best striker in the world, so it was evident he was always going to have his work cut out.

Matt Targett: 6/10

A difficult evening tonight for the left-back. For all his efforts offensively, he didn’t have the cards in hand to come up trumps, seeing every forward venture blocked by the ace of spades.

Douglas Luiz: 6/10

A painfully quiet evening for the Brazilian tonight. It seemed that to the naked eye, he found himself sat 10 yards deeper than he should have been, allowing the opposition to get further forward and create more in the final third of the pitch.

John McGinn: 6/10

For all of his reminiscing done within the week in regards to his time since joining the club, he wasn’t able to turn that good fortune into a good performance on the pitch.

He found himself guilty of many needless fouls around the halfway line, but it was his bad language and dissent that eventually saw him go into the book.

Morgan Sanson: 6/10

Unfortunately for Morgan, since arriving in January, it is apparent he has come into the team whilst they are enduring their worst spell of form dating back to last season.

As a foreign player learning the ropes, that makes it 10 times harder to do his job to the level expected of him.

That rang true tonight after he found himself constantly overlapped with the opposition able to carry the ball through the midfield space with relative ease.

Trézéguet: 5/10

The Egyptian failed with his responsibility in attack, with everything he tried providing to be unsuccessful.

With winger, Jack Grealish, looking on from the stands, this performance will do nothing to give Jack sleepless nights about finding his way back into the team when fit; perhaps even the opposite.

It is a shame that in Jack’s absence, Villa have not had an attacker step up and shoulder the responsibility to drive us forward and create chances in the same fashion.

Bertrand Traoré: 5/10

Everything the wide attacker seemed to try this evening went against him. His first involvement of the game was a sign of things to come as his cross failed to beat the first man.

His tricky, relentless nature was not on show tonight, which is always disappointing as it gives the defense one less headache to think about and made the home team numb in attack.

Ollie Watkins: 6/10

A game where the frustration was evident from the striker. A lack of service left him wondering what else he could do to make an impact on the game.

(SUB): Anwar El Ghazi: 6/10

(SUB): Ross Barkley: 6/10

(SUB): Keinan Davis: 6/10