Tottenham 0-2 Aston Villa: Emiliano Buendia & Douglas Luiz increase pressure on Antonio Conte


Buendia scores for Villa
Spurs conceded first for the seventh Premier League sport in succession

Aston Villa elevated the pressure on Tottenham supervisor Antonio Conte with victory at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

An error by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in his first sport again because the World Cup allowed Emiliano Buendia to attain earlier than Douglas Luiz doubled the lead.

A lacklustre Spurs, who fell out of the Premier League high 4 on Saturday, have now gained solely two of their previous seven matches.

Villa have gained back-to-back away league video games as they enhance underneath Unai Emery.

It appeared this contest would pit the 2 keepers who confronted off within the 2022 World Cup closing penalty shootout towards one another, however Argentina’s spot-kick hero Emiliano Martinez needed to accept a spot on the Villa bench.

It was a poor match all spherical for returning finalists. Spurs’ World Cup-winning defender Cristian Romero was proven a yellow card within the first half – and lucky to not get a second late on after barging Philippe Coutinho – whereas Lloris endured a stunning second within the fiftieth minute.

He spilled Luiz’s long-range effort and Ollie Watkins squared the rebound for Buendia to slam residence.

Luiz began and completed the transfer for 2-0, sliding a cross to John McGinn earlier than racing on to obtain the return and chipping cutely previous Lloris.

Spurs had been booed off on the closing whistle, whereas some followers directed indignant chants directed in direction of chairman Daniel Levy.

Leaky Tottenham proceed to fret Conte

Having misplaced their place within the high 4 to Manchester United, the onus was on Tottenham to provide an improved efficiency.

While they did enhance on their earlier 5 video games by not trailing at half-time, Spurs proceed to look disjointed, exemplified after 18 minutes when Son Heung-min ripped off the protecting masks he wore all through the World Cup and threw it away in frustration.

Striker Harry Kane additionally lower an irritated determine, coming deep into midfield to get the ball after barely touching it within the early intervals.

The England captain got here closest to opening the scoring within the first half.

Ivan Perisic was performed in excessive earlier than being compelled vast by keeper Robin Olsen, however he cleverly dinked a cross again over for Kane to move down. Ashley Young lined, having initially performed Perisic onside, and managed to direct the hassle behind for a nook.

Perisic ought to have scored shortly after Buendia’s opener when the ball fell kindly 15 yards out and he scooped over the bar.

However, Spurs set an undesirable membership document of conceding a minimum of two targets in seven successive Premier League fixtures.

They regarded toothless in assault – Bryan Gil made his first league begin instead of the injured Dejan Kulusevski, however was changed simply previous the hour following an nameless show – and Conte regarded extra depressing as his facet slipped in direction of one other worrying defeat.

Emery maintains sturdy Spurs document

While Emery’s reign at Arsenal was not successful, he did handle to get the higher of Tottenham – going unbeaten in three video games towards their native rivals.

He continued that development on Sunday, a stable defensive efficiency justifying the choice to depart a World Cup winner on the bench.

Martinez’s heroics in Qatar weren’t sufficient to unseat Olsen as Emery named an unchanged crew from the facet that misplaced to Liverpool on 26 December.

He was rewarded. Watkins and Buendia had been shiny to pounce on the opening Lloris handed them, whereas Luiz managed midfield and deserved his aim.

They ensured Emery grew to become the primary Villa supervisor since John Gregory in 1998 to win his first two Premier League away matches.

The Spaniard additionally set a document of 55 Premier League video games in cost with out being concerned in a goalless draw, surpassing former Spurs boss Ossie Ardiles.

Player of the match

Douglas LuizDouglas Luiz

Aston Villa

  1. Squad quantity6Player titleDouglas Luiz

  2. Squad quantity44Player titleKamara

  3. Squad quantity10Player titleBuendía

  4. Squad quantity11Player titleWatkins

  5. Squad quantity7Player titleMcGinn

  6. Squad quantity18Player titleYoung

  7. Squad quantity2Player titleCash

  8. Squad quantity5Player titleMings

  9. Squad quantity25Player titleOlsen

  10. Squad quantity4Player titleKonsa

  11. Squad quantity27Player titleDigne

  12. Squad quantity23Player titlePhilippe Coutinho

  13. Squad quantity31Player titleBailey

  14. Squad quantity9Player titleIngs

  15. Squad quantity16Player titleChambers

  16. Squad quantity20Player titleBednarek



Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Lloris
  • 17RomeroBooked at 28mins
  • 34LengletBooked at 31mins
  • 33DaviesBooked at 37mins
  • 2DohertySubstituted forEmerson Royalat 80′minutes
  • 38BissoumaBooked at 59minsSubstituted forSarrat 80′minutes
  • 5HøjbjergSubstituted forSkippat 88′minutes
  • 14PerisicSubstituted forSpenceat 88′minutes
  • 11GilSubstituted forR Sessegnonat 63′minutes
  • 10Kane
  • 7Son Heung-min


  • 4Skipp
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 12Emerson Royal
  • 15Dier
  • 19R Sessegnon
  • 20Forster
  • 24Spence
  • 25Tanganga
  • 29Sarr

Aston Villa

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Olsen
  • 18Young
  • 4KonsaBooked at 66minsSubstituted forIngsat 82′minutes
  • 5MingsBooked at 56mins
  • 27Digne
  • 7McGinnSubstituted forCoutinhoat 78′minutes
  • 44Kamara
  • 6Douglas LuizSubstituted forBednarekat 82′minutes
  • 10BuendíaSubstituted forChambersat 82′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 31BaileySubstituted forCashat 66′minutes
  • 11Watkins


  • 1E Martínez
  • 2Cash
  • 8Sanson
  • 9Ings
  • 16Chambers
  • 17Augustinsson
  • 20Bednarek
  • 23Coutinho
  • 35Archer

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