2019-20 English Premier League
  • Toby Alderweireld (9' OG)
  • Björn Engels (53')
  • Toby Alderweireld (27')
  • Son Heung-Min (45'+2', 90'+4')

Son scores injury time winner as Tottenham beat Aston Villa

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Tottenham 'finding a way' in the face of adversity (1:23)

Craig Burley credits Jose Mourinho's Spurs for eking out a victory despite having less possession than Villa. (1:23)

Son Heung-Min struck in injury time for Tottenham on Sunday as Jose Mourinho's side secured a 3-2 away win against Aston Villa in the Premier League.

The hosts took the lead on nine minutes when Toby Alderweireld turned Anwar El-Ghazi's deflected cross into his own net under pressure from Mbwana Samatta.

Villa nearly added a second 10 minutes later, but Douglas Luiz was denied from close range by a crucial Ben Davies block.

Spurs were under heavy pressure from Dean Smith's men, but found an equaliser against the run of play when Alderweireld redeemed himself with a powerful strike on the turn from a tight angle.

The goal, which came shortly before the half-hour mark, was the Belgium defender's first in the Premier League since May 2017.

Son then put the visitors ahead in added time of the first half by scoring a rebound from his own saved penalty after Bjorn Engels brought down Steven Bergwijn in the Villa box.

Engels seemed to have found his own redemption early in the second half by nodding home a Jack Grealish corner, but the home team were denied a point as Son struck again in the dying moments of the game after the Villa defender failed to clear a pass down field.

"It was a performance with mistakes," Mourinho said. "A performance with a bad start, a bad collective start, but a performance with fantastic mentality, great personality, great desire to win and fantastic football.

"I think it is the match since I arrive when we created the most chances. We had so many chances to score. Not just the chances that arrive occasionally, but the chances we really build and work for and beautiful football."

Spurs managed 23 shots, 10 of which were on target.

"So I am obviously very, very pleased with the victory, but I would now be complaining if the result was 2-2 after we missed so many chances, especially in the second half. Too much football just to score a goal in minute 94."

The result meant Spurs went fifth in the table, one point behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who take on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 29 +45 82
2 Manchester City 28 +37 57
3 Leicester City 29 +30 53
4 Chelsea 29 +12 48
5 Manchester United 29 +14 45
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 +7 43
7 Sheffield United 28 +5 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur 29 +7 41
9 Arsenal 28 +4 40
10 Burnley 29 -6 39
11 Crystal Palace 29 -6 39
12 Everton 29 -9 37
13 Newcastle United 29 -16 35
14 Southampton 29 -17 34
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 -8 29
16 West Ham United 29 -15 27
17 Watford 29 -17 27
18 AFC Bournemouth 29 -18 27
19 Aston Villa 28 -22 25
20 Norwich City 29 -27 21