Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham: Player ratings

Tottenham produced a great second-half display at Aston Villa when Son Heung-min’s hat-trick helped secure a 4-0 win on Saturday night, giving them the lead in the top-four race.

Son got Spurs off to a perfect start in three minutes as the ball dropped gracefully for the South Korean to fire a half-volley from the post.

Villa reacted when Matty Cash fired his first shot on goal directly at Hugo Lloris, and the Frenchman needed it again soon after to brilliantly deflect Jacob Ramsey’s ferocious shot over the crossbar. Lloris was needed again to deflect a John McGinn shot that deflected from range.

It was blood and thunder stuff on Steven Gerrard’s side, with the likes of Matty Cash and Jacob Ramsey making some solid sliding challenges within the first 25 minutes as they tried to scare off their visitors.

Spurs struggled to take control as Villa pushed for an equaliser, with Ollie Watkins firing in a header after Philippe Coutinho did well to dig up a cross. The English striker was also denied by Lloris after being slipped by Danny Ings.

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