Tottenham 1 Aston Villa 2: player ratings - Emi Martinez shows worth as John McGinn impresses
Matt Maher rates the Aston Villa players after their climbed into the Premier League top four with a win at Spurs.
Unlucky to miss out on the official man of the match prize to McGinn. On a day when Villa needed him to be excellent, he was.
Overrun in the opening stages as Tottenham committed men forward. Looked far more comfortable after Emery’s half-time tweak.
A brilliant first-half interception to deny Son a tap-in summed up a performance when he always seemed to be in the right place at the right time.
Missed a sitter in the opening five minutes but made no mistake with a much harder chance on the stroke of half-time.
Unlucky not to finish the match with an assist after Torres and Watkins both missed good chances. Got stronger as the game went on.
A disappointing performance. Played in right midfield but seemed uncertain as to his exact position. Booked.
Booked in the first half but got better and better as the game went on. No shortage of energy and played his part in the winner.
Delivered an excellent ball for Torres’ equaliser. Much more of a factor in the second half after an opening period when he was too often overrun.
Nearly set up a goal for Cash in the opening 40 seconds. Faded a bit after that but returned with force in the second period.
His lack of sharpness summed up Villa’s first half showing. Missed a glorious chance to equalise on the stroke of half-time, before Torres scored.
Excellent finish for his goal. Unlucky to see a first-half header ruled out for the most marginal of offside calls.
Youri Tielemans (for Diaby, HT) 7, Leon Bailey (for Cash, HT) 7, Jacob Ramsey (for McGinn, 90+1), Jhon Duran (for Watkins, 90+1) Subs not used: Lenglet, Moreno, Dendoncker, Iroegbunam, Olsen (gk).