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HOWLER: Reguilon own-goal helps Villa beat Spurs

HOWLER: Reguilon own-goal helps Villa beat Spurs

 

Sergio Reguilon had a night to forget as his mistakes led to two Aston Villa goals in their 2-1 win over Spurs

A howler of an own goal gave the visitors the equaliser before he cheaply gave possession away for Villa to capitalise on.

Steven Bergwijn had given Spurs the lead in the opening ten minutes when he dispossessed Marvellous Nakamba in midfield.

He held off opposing players and belted the ball into the roof of the net from the edge of the area.

Villa wanted a penalty soon after when Hugo Lloris slid into Ollie Watkins in the box.

The ball seemed to be going out of play but the French international caught Watkins as he slid.

No penalty was given despite clear contact in the penalty area.

Villa would be given a gift to make amends for the lack of a penalty though.

 

Reguilon gaffes hand Villa win over Spurs

 

Nakamba whipped in a seemingly meaningless cross to the 18-yard line.

Reguilon took an ill-fated swipe at the ball with his weaker right foot and sliced it towards his own net.

The outstretched Lloris couldn't get enough on it to keep it out and the visitors were back on level terms.

Spurs' left-back was caught out again about five minutes before the break.

Under pressure, his attempted clearance was blocked but the ball ended up back at his feet for take two.

He tried to find Dele Alli but once again Bertrand Traore intercepted.

The block sent the ball looping into the Spurs area and Watkins latched on.

He held off Eric Dier and after getting the ball under control with his head, he tucked in his 14th Premier League goal of the season.

It's a serious dent to Tottenham's European hopes too. West Ham defeated West Brom shortly after, leaving Spurs with potential Europa Conference League football next year.

Meanwhile, Villa are set to finish 11th this season as they cannot be caught but also can't catch Leeds in 10th.


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