Spurs rally back to sink Villa

Tottenham Hotspur rallied from behind to defeat  Aston Villa 3-1 in their opening Premier League encounter of the season on Saturday night.

Expectantly, the hosts launched the first scare in the opening seconds when Lucas Moura robbed Ahmed El Mohamady off possession before blazing over the top.

Against the run of play, John McGinn brought down a long ball to fire past Hugo Lloris after wrong-footing Davidson Sanchez on nine minutes to give the visitors the lead.

Villa closed in for more afterwards, but Mahmoud Trezeguet failed to beat Lloris after good work inside the penalty area.

The home side pushed tirelessly for the equaliser at the start of the second half, with Villa pinned into their own half.

The visitors made the first change of the game after 59 minutes, with Jota coming on for the Egyptian international Trezeguet. Christian Eriksen made an entry on 64 minutes, with Harry Winks making way whilst Villa looked to keep their lead intact.

Spurs found their just rewards on 71 minutes when Heaton denied Sanchez from close-range before Tanguy Ndombele curled home a deflected strike from outside the area.

Spurs struck gold in the final five minutes of the half when a loose ball fall kindly to Harry Kane, who made no mistake from point-blank range.

Kane completed his brace in the final minute to added time when he connected with Moussa Sissoko to side-foot into the bottom corner

Next up for Spurs is a mouthwatering encounter against the champions Manchester City, who thumped West Ham United 5-0 earlier in the day.

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