Premier League: Tottenham beaten 2-1 by Aston Villa

Steven Bergwijn gave Tottenham the lead with a powerful strike but a Sergio Reguilon own goal and Ollie Watkins' strike ensured an away win for Aston Villa.

Tottenham beaten 2-1 by Aston Villa at home; Credit: Twitter/@JackGrealish

Aston Villa beat Tottenham 2-1 at Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Wednesday. Steven Bergwijn opened the scoring for the home side early on before Sergio Reguilon’s own goal leveled the score. Ollie Watkins scored the winner six minutes from interval to earn three points for the visiting side. Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez once again had a solid game to hold on to the slender lead and secure three points. Tottenham’s European hopes are in doubt after the loss.

Steven Bergwijn opened the scoring for the home side in the 8th minute with a superb strike following a solo effort. Marvelous Nakamba lost the ball to Bergwijn, who showed great strength to shrug off challenges from McGinn and Nakamba before unleashing a powerful strike past Martinez into the top corner of Aston Villa goal.

Aston Villa got the equalizer courtesy of a horrendous own goal by Sergio Reguilon. Nakamba’s harmless ball to the penalty area was miss-kicked into his own net by left back Reguilon. Tottenham conceded the second goal after another mistake by Reguilon. The left-back’s clearance was blocked by Traore and the ball went to Ollie Watkins. The English striker showed strength and composure to hold Eric Dier and slot the ball past Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham looked flat on the day and could have conceded more goals if Villa were more clinical up front. Just before the interval, McGinn stole the ball from Dier while trying to play out from the back and gave the ball to Traore, who released Watkins with a trough ball inside the box, but the striker’s low shot was saved by Lloris.

Bergwijn was denied the equalizer by Martinez after the restart. Dele Alli and Son Heung-min combined to open the Villa defence but an unmarked Bergwijn’s shot from inside the Penalty box was superbly kept out by the Argentine goalkeeper.

Harry Kane, who might reportedly leave the club after this season, managed just one shot on target and didn’t have a great day. The Englishman is leading the Premier League top scorer’s list with 22 goals this season.

Tottenham are seventh in the points table with 59 points, level on points with Everton, who beat Wolves 1-0 in the other match of the day. Tottenham will travel to Leicester City for their final game of the season and a loss may deny them the European Conference League spot next season.

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