Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur: Son Heung-min hat-trick keeps Spurs not off route for prime four

Son Heung-min's hat-trick was his second in the Premier League, having netted four goals in a 5-2 win at Southampton in September 2020Son Heung-min's hat-trick kept Tottenham's Premier League top-four destiny in their own hands as Spurs produced a masterclass in clinical finishing to thrash Aston Villa.After the South Korea striker steered the visitors into…

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Son Heung-min's hat-trick was his second in the Premier League, having netted four goals in a 5-2 win at Southampton in September 2020
Son Heung-min's hat-trick was his 2d in the Premier League, having netted four targets in a 5-2 exhaust at Southampton in September 2020

Son Heung-min's hat-trick saved Tottenham's Premier League prime-four future of their very bear hands as Spurs produced a masterclass in scientific finishing to thrash Aston Villa.

After the South Korea striker commended the mates into an early lead, Spurs withstood a Villa onslaught to remain forward at the interval with mild goalkeeper Hugo Lloris making a string of unbelievable saves.

Nonetheless they cruised to victory with a panoramic, counter-attacking 2d-half performance as Son swept dwelling two extra gorgeous finishes, both aspect of an equally honest strike from Dejan Kulusevski.

A fourth-successive exhaust moved Antonio Conte's aspect three aspects above north London rivals Arsenal - overwhelmed at dwelling by Brighton earlier on Saturday - in the creep for the fourth Champions League jam.

Villa, in the period in-between, had been left to replicate on a fourth-straight defeat, despite dominating long spells of the most major half, as returning striker Danny Ings wasted two vivid possibilities to ship them level.

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Son shines - but he's a ways from by myself for Spurs

Whereas the scoreline didn't replicate the total steadiness of play - or possibilities created - in the West Midlands, it was Spurs who possessed the distinction-making particular person talents.

Chief among them, needless to teach, was Son, who apparently never ceases to amaze - his first and third targets beautifully struck first-time efforts that both went in off the submit, with a aloof one-on-one function to beat Emi Martinez in between.

On-loan Juventus midfielder Kulusevski again impressed, teeing up Son for his hat-trick after firing an correct function via the legs of Tyrone Mings and past Martinez to position the end result past doubt.

Dejan Kulusevski's goal was his third in 11 Premier League games for Tottenham since joining on loan from Juventus in January
Dejan Kulusevski's purpose was his third in 11 league games since becoming a member of Spurs on loan from Juventus in January

Harry Kane took a attend seat but was aloof all for three of the targets, flicking on headers in the create-as a lot as 2, but Lloris was arguably Spurs' stand-out performer.

The France goalkeeper made unbelievable first-half stops to thwart Jacob Ramsey's solo bustle and shot, John McGinn's 25-yard thunderbolt and Philippe Coutinho's cheeky shut to-submit free-kick.

Easiest three weeks in the past, Spurs sat eighth, six aspects off fourth purpose - a jam they now proudly deal with, even supposing Arsenal attain bear a sport in hand.

Tottenham, even supposing, bear a superior purpose distinction - boosted by this exhaust - and a simpler bustle-in on paper with Brighton, Brentford, Burnley and Norwich among their final seven opponents, while Arsenal meet Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham among their next four.

Ings' day to neglect as Villa's Spurs curse strikes again

Tottenham are very powerful becoming Villa's bogey aspect - they've received 14 of the past 18 Premier League meetings between the sides and this was their seventh-straight success at Villa Park.

No matter Son's early opener, it didn't uncover bask in ending that system for nearly all of the most major half even supposing as Villa laid siege to the mates' purpose.

Whereas Lloris deserves the plaudits for his spectacular point out, the hosts had been also responsible of profligate finishing, with Ings - aloof but to no doubt acquire his feet at Villa with factual five targets since his £25m summer switch from Southampton - the executive culprit.

Twice he was afforded unbelievable possibilities on the volley - one from a dinked Coutinho jam-portion and then an Ollie Watkins flick-on - but he scuffed both, one straight at Lloris and the opposite badly huge.

Watkins also despatched a free header over from six yards as Steven Gerrard suffered his heaviest defeat as Villa boss.

Scoreline is harsh on Villa - Gerrard

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Player of the match

Son Heung-MinSon Heung-Min

with an moderate of 9.23

Aston Villa

  1. Squad quantity23Player titlePhilippe Coutinho

  2. Squad quantity1Player titleMartínez

  3. Squad quantity2Player titleMoney

  4. Squad quantity41Player titleJ Ramsey

  5. Squad quantity7Player titleMcGinn

  6. Squad quantity11Player titleWatkins

  7. Squad quantity27Player titleDigne

  8. Squad quantity6Player titleDouglas Luiz

  9. Squad quantity4Player titleKonsa

  10. Squad quantity5Player titleMings

  11. Squad quantity20Player titleIngs

  12. Squad quantity10Player titleBuendía

  13. Squad quantity31Player titleBailey

  14. Squad quantity18Player titleYounger

Tottenham Hotspur

  1. p06jd053Squad quantity7Player titleSon Heung-Min

  2. Squad quantity1Player titleLloris

  3. placeholderSquad quantity21Player titleKulusevski

  4. p06jczhmSquad quantity10Player titleKane

  5. placeholderSquad quantity4Player titleRomero

  6. placeholderSquad quantity30Player titleBentancur

  7. p06jd0dbSquad quantity15Player titleDier

  8. placeholderSquad quantity3Player titleReguilón

  9. p06jd17jSquad quantity33Player titleDavies

  10. placeholderSquad quantity5Player titleHøjbjerg

  11. p06jd0hzSquad quantity27Player titleLucas Moura

  12. placeholderSquad quantity23Player titleBergwijn

  13. placeholderSquad quantity2Player titleDoherty

  14. placeholderSquad quantity12Player titleEmerson Royal

Line-ups

Aston Villa

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Martínez
  • 2Money
  • 4Konsa
  • 5Mings
  • 27DigneSubstituted forYoungerat 80'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 7McGinn
  • 6Douglas Luiz
  • 23CoutinhoSubstituted forBuendíaat 70'minutes
  • 41J Ramsey
  • 20IngsBooked at 21minsSubstituted forBaileyat 70'minutes
  • 11Watkins

Substitutes

  • 8Sanson
  • 10Buendía
  • 15Traoré
  • 16Chambers
  • 18Younger
  • 19Nakamba
  • 25Olsen
  • 31Bailey
  • 33Chukwuemeka

Tottenham

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Lloris
  • 4Romero
  • 15Dier
  • 33Davies
  • 12Emerson RoyalBooked at 74mins
  • 30Bentancur
  • 5HøjbjergBooked at 29mins
  • 2DohertySubstituted forReguilónat 21'minutes
  • 21KulusevskiSubstituted forBergwijnat 84'minutes
  • 10KaneBooked at 90mins
  • 7Son Heung-MinSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Reguilón
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 8Winks
  • 14Rodon
  • 19R Sessegnon
  • 22Gollini
  • 23Bergwijn
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 42White

Dwell Textual bid

  1. Match ends, Aston Villa 0, Tottenham Hotspur 4.

  2. Second Half ends, Aston Villa 0, Tottenham Hotspur 4.

  3. Offside, Aston Villa. Emiliano Buendía tries a via ball, but Ollie Watkins is caught offside.

  4. Strive saved. Emiliano Buendía (Aston Villa) left footed shot from a delicate angle on the right is saved in the bottom correct corner. Assisted by Douglas Luiz with a opposed.

  5. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a harmful low.

  6. Nook, Aston Villa. Conceded by Cristian Romero.

  7. Strive overlooked. Leon Bailey (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the centre of the box is shut, but misses the pinnacle left corner.

  8. Leon Bailey (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Snide by Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham Hotspur).

  10. Snide by Emiliano Buendía (Aston Villa).

  11. Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Steven Bergwijn replaces Dejan Kulusevski.

  13. Ashley Younger (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a harmful low.

  14. Snide by Ashley Younger (Aston Villa).

  15. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Snide by Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa).

  17. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution, Aston Villa. Ashley Younger replaces Lucas Digne due to an injury.

  19. Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Lucas Moura replaces Son Heung-Min.

  20. Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Sergio Reguilón tries a via ball, but Ben Davies is caught offside.

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