Witness the complete replay and highlights of the battle between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa. The game kicks off at 14:00 (GMT) on 26th November 2023. R. Jones will be officiating this thrilling match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Brace yourself for an intense showdown in the England Premier League, Week 13 of the 2023/2024 season. Don’t miss out on the action!
Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa Full Match Reports
Aston Villa orchestrated a comeback to secure a 2-1 victory against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League (PL), marking their third consecutive triumph in H2H encounters against the North London club.
Following a tribute to Terry Venables, the initial five minutes witnessed a flurry of opportunities at both ends. Dejan Kulusevski’s strike hit the post, and Pau Torres narrowly missed the target with a header from Lucas Digne’s free-kick delivery. Spurs seized control, breaking the deadlock 22 minutes in as Pedro Porro’s corner found Giovani Lo Celso, whose powerful shot deflected off Diego Carlos, beating Emiliano Martínez for his first PL goal of the season.
Ollie Watkins’ immediate response was thwarted by a marginal offside call after heading in from Lucas Digne’s cross. Despite the setback, Rodrigo Bentancur’s injury forced an early substitution for Ange Postecoglou. Spurs continued their dominance, but Son saw a goal disallowed for offside. In the seventh minute of first-half added time, Torres headed Douglas Luiz’s precise free-kick delivery past Guglielmo Vicario, leveling the score.
Vicario faced another scare after the restart, saving Leon Bailey’s shot that hit the post. Ollie Watkins extended Villa’s lead just after the hour mark, combining with Youri Tielemans for a clinical finish. As Spurs sought an equalizer, Porro’s bouncing effort was parried wide, and Ben Davies headed wide from the ensuing corner.
Martínez made crucial saves to deny Johnson and Lo Celso, while Son suffered a hat-trick of disallowed goals. Villa secured their fourth win in the last five PL matches, overtaking Spurs to claim fourth place in the table. Spurs, in addition to slipping from the UEFA Champions League places, suffered their first three-game league losing streak since February 2022.
Man of the Match: John McGinn (Aston Villa).