Heung Min Son scored twice, including an injury-time winner as Tottenham beat Aston Villa 3-2 to record their third Premier League victory in succession.

Toby Alderweireld’s own goal gave Villa an early advantage before the Belgian defender made up for his mistake by thumping Spurs level. Son then scored twice either side of Björn Engels second-half header to put Jose Mourinho’s men one point behind Chelsea in the race for Champions League football.

Here’s how every Tottenham player rated on the day.

Hugo Lloris, 6 – Possibly could have come off his line for Alderweireld’s opener, but helpless with the second. Made a few other decent stops after that.

Serge Aurier, 4 – Lucky to escape with a booking for an early tug on Jack Grealish and never really recovered from then on in.

Toby Alderweireld, 3 – One of his worst afternoons in a Tottenham shirt. Opened the scoring with a calamitous own goal, before redeemed himself with a stunning equaliser – his first goal since May 2017. However, beaten far too easily by Engels for Villa’s second.

Davinson Sanchez, 6 – The best of Spurs’ defenders. Made some crucial interceptions and it was his clearance that led to Son’s winner.

Ben Davies, 6 – Made his first appearance since late-November and did well. Produced one outstanding block to prevent Villa from doubling their lead early on.

Harry Winks, 6 – Looked sharp in midfield. Created the second goal with a stunning pass that found Bergwijn and rarely wasted the ball throughout.

Eric Dier, 5 – Not good enough before he was hooked on the hour-mark.

Steven Bergwijn, 7 – By far the best of Spurs front-four. Won the penalty and generally looked dangerous all afternoon, although he’ll feel he should have buried a second-half chance.

Dele Alli, 5 – A frustrating afternoon for the England man who should have helped himself to at least two first-half goals before missing a sitter in the second period.

Son Heung-min, 7 – Continued his excellent recent goalscoring run on what was a strange 90 minutes for the South Korean. Put Tottenham back in front after his penalty landed back at his feet after it was saved by Pepe Reina. Son then missed a host of clear-cut chances, but made up for them by coolly slotting home a 94th minute winner.

Lucas Moura, 6 – A very Lucas Moura-like performance. So extremely positive runs, but his decision making and final pass continue to be costly.


Giovani Lo Celso 6 – Always looking to make things happen and showed his quality with one wonderful pass in behind for Aurier.

Gedson Fernandes, N/A – Came on late in the game.

Jan Vertonghen, N/A – Introduced as Son slid home the winner.



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