Son’s stoppage time goal puts Spurs on verge of vital win

first_imgTOTTENHAM’S bid looked to have taken a dent – but Son Heung-min came to the rescue.Toby Alderweireld had given the hosts the lead with an own goal, before making up for his mistake with a powerful strike.Son got his first of the match with a rebound after Pepe Reina saved the penalty.Bjorn Engels pulled Villa level again with his header – but having conceded the penalty, it was the defender’s mistake that allowed Son to sprint clear and slot past the host’s keeper.Aston Villa 2 Tottenham 3 FT – from Villa ParkWatch live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main EventLive stream via Sky Sports app and NowTVUS viewers can watch from 9am ET by live streaming with a Hulu free trial or on Sling BlueRichard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:55 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 3 FULL-TIME – Absolute heartache for Villa and a disaster for Engels at the end.He was only in because of the illness to Mings and it could prove so costly at the end of the season. Son showed brilliant composure to seal the win and it moves Spurs above Sheffield United into fifth. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:53 pmVILLA 2 SPURS 3GOAL!!!! SON IN THE LAST MINUTE!It’s an absolute shocker by Engels and it could be a HUGE moment in the race for the top four and down the bottom of the table. A long ball forward slips under the foot of Engels. Son rushes in on goal and slips it past Reina. Wow, great drama. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:52 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 293. That could be that, the delivery isn’t great but it comes back to Lo Celso.He tries the spectacular but it’s high wide and not very handsomeRichard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:51 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 291. Reina again does well to deny Lo Celso’s tame effort. Marvelous goes into the book for a hack on Bergwijn. Another chance to whip one in…Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:50 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 290. Four minutes added on and it’s the visitors who are looking more likely. Villa are looking laboured, they’ll take a point now. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:45 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 285. Reina has been excellent today! He’s just denied Son on two occasions to keep the scores level. Baston, with his first Villa touch, nearly grabbed an assist for the wrong team in the build-up. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:42 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 281. Aurier does well to defend against Trezeguet who thought he was in. It was a brilliant pass by Grealish to release him but Aurier’s pace came to his advantage. Spurs mount an attack at the other end and win a corner. Subs – Alli is off for Gedson Fernandes and Borja Baston comes on for Samatta to make his debut. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:37 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 276. Villa’s turn to mount some pressure on the Spurs defence. Grealish wins a free-kick in a really dangerous position but the delivery isn’t the best.Marvelous has ended plenty of energy in Villa’s midfield since his introduction. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:33 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 273. Dele Alli squanders another chance. Konta is completely caught out and Alli is in. His touch is heavy and it allows Reina to come out and deny the midfielder from close range. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:30 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 270. Terrific chance for Spurs! Aurier has acres of space in the box.He tries to square it across but Reina reaches out and palms it away. It falls to Bergwijn and his strike is brilliantly blocked by Marvelous. Spurs cranking up the pressure here…Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:28 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 267. Another corner to Aston Villa as they attack in front of their home fans. They’ve caused issues with their corners so far but Spurs manage to scramble this one away. The game has hit a bit of a lull in the last 10 minutes. Sub – Trezeguet is coming on for El-Ghazi. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:21 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 261. Son should score, he gets the ball in the box and tries to find the corner. Reina is equal to it and palms it away. Big chance missed for the forward. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:19 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 258. Not sure what Hause is doing? He thinks he is Messi as he tries to skip past two Spurs players but he’s tackled. The ball breaks to Bergwijn but his strike is straight at Reina. Drinkwater is coming off for Marvelous for Villa and Lo Celso has come on for Spurs to replace Dier. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:17 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 257. It was such a soft goal for Spurs to concede. No one seems to want this fourth place finish. This is anyone’s game now. Son finds space in the box but can’t engineer a strike. Villa’s set-pieces have been excellent so far. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:12 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 253. GOAL! Engels has also redeemed himself!After conceding the penalty in the first half, the defender climbs above Alderweireld to head home Grealish’s corner.Terrible defending again, but it has allowed Engels to score his first Villa goal. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:08 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 248. Bergwijn with a driving run at the Villa defence, he gets into the box but it’s a solid tackle by the defender. Mourinho has switched it to a 4-4-2 for the second half. Old school. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:06 pmVILLA 1 SPURS 2Back underway, lets hope the second half is as good as the first.The defending leaves a lot to be desired for and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the back in the back of the net again. You would think another goal for Spurs would put the game beyond doubt. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:50 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 2Half-time – Terrific action in the opening 45 minutes. Alderweireld own goal put Villa ahead before he redeemed himself by smashing in the equaliser. Then right on half-time Engels makes a rash challenge on Bergwijn in the box and Son put the visitors ahead after his penalty rebounded back into his path. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:47 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 2 45. GOAL! Son misses the penalty but scores the rebound!Reina is fuming! He brilliantly denies Son with a great save but it comes straight back to the South Korean who reacts quickest to poke it home. Disaster for Villa after such a promising opening 25 minutes. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:45 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 144. More VAR treatment… Bergwijn wants a penalty for a tackle by Engels in the box. It’s taking a while here, this could be a penalty… it is a penalty!!Right on the stroke of half-time. Son steps up…Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:44 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 141. Spurs should be ahead. Alli’s strike is blocked by the Villa defender and it falls to Bergwijn.His strike smashes Engels and Villa survive. He appeals for a handball and it goes to VAR but nothing comes of it. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:40 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 139. Bergwijn has struggled to get into the game so far. He makes a driving run at the Villa defence and Son makes a brilliant dart but he doesn’t get his head up. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:37 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 135. I can’t believe Alli hasn’t scored. It’s so easy as he runs into the box. He’s at an angle but just has Reina to beat. Alli goes for the outside of the boot and gets it wrong and it’s harmlessly wide.At the other end El-Ghazi has a shot saved by Lloris. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:33 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 132. Lloris makes a hash of a corner and is caught in no man’s land. But the ball doesn’t fall kindly to a Villa man and the keeper can then get back and claw it away. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:32 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 130. That has silenced the home fans, the only noise is coming from the away following.A crushing blow to Villa who have had a string of good opportunities to double their lead. Neither team can defend properly, we could be on for a cracker. Load more entries…last_img

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