Having lost their last three consecutive league games by an aggregate of 9-1, Tottenham needed a strong response to get their season back on track as they fought add to see off Aston Villa 2-1.

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The home side after losing the North London Derby last week responded well in midweek with an emphatic win in the Europa Conference League.

Putting his troubled summer behind him, Harry Kane was first to force a save off Emiliano Martinez as the England captain tried to catch the Argentine stopper off line from long range, but the former Arsenal goalkeeper was able tip over the bar.

Fiv minutes after in the 27th minute, Tottenham took the lead. A gift from Aston Villa in the midfield, losing the ball carelessly allowed Spurs to run at their defence. Heung-Min Son finding Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who slotted into the bottom right corner of Martinez's goal.

In a half that was starved of goal-scoring opportunities, Villa waited till two minutes before the interval to get an attempt at goal.

A cross from Matt Targett found Ollie Watkins, before finding its way to John McGinn, who let fly a volley, but narrowly missing the upright of Hugo Lloris' goal.

Another opportunity fell to Targett in the 47th minute. His effort was, however, straight at Romero, who was already lying flat on the floor.

Villa needed a fantastic save from their goalkeeper in the 60th minute to remain in the game. A close range effort from Son was smothered by the Argentine keeper.

The visitors finally restored parity seven minutes later through Ollie Watkins. Danny Ings pulling this strings, allowing Targett to send a cross across the face of goal, which Watkins got to ahead of Lloris with a sliding attack to level things up.

It was a bit of hardluck for Targett who had proven to be influential in the game for Villa as he conceded an own goal in the 74th minute to restore Tottenham's lead. Son had made a fine run before releasing a cross onto the path of Lucas Moura, who had only the net to beat. His effort, however, went in off Targett.

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The visitors almost turned things around in the 77th minute, Ings again showing what a predator he can be. The England international had a chance to beat Lloris from about 12 yards out, but his effort was comfortable for Lloris to save.

Tottenham continued their profligacy as Harry Kane missed a golden chance to seal things up late on in the game. His effort was saved low down by Martinez.

**Concluding Thoughts**

It was another lucky day for Tottenham who were very wasteful in front of goal that Aston Villa did not come to the party, else, they'd be ruing their missed chances.

It was a much needed win for Nuno's men as they needed to bounce back from three straight losses in the league and heading into the international break.

Aston Villa would feel they deserved at least a share of the spoils. Perhaps, the 14-day long break may give them a respite to re-discover their rhythm.