Tottenham beat Aston Villa to move within touching distance of top-four

Tottenham beat Aston Villa to move within touching distance of top-four

Tottenham Hotspur bounced back to winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 win away to Aston Villa on Sunday evening. 

Jose Mourinho's men had a frustrating week during which they were knocked out of the Europa League at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb, but picked maximum point at Villa Park against Sean Smith's side. 

Carlos Vinicius and a Harry Kane penalty were the difference in the match, with the win seeing them move two spots up to sixth, a point behind neighbors West Ham, who drew 3-3 against Arsenal earlier. 

The victory saw them keep their Champions League dreams alive, as they are currently three points off fourth-placed Chelsea, who hold the last qualification spot. 

Villa were the first to create a chance on goal after a quarter an hour, but McGinn's ball over the top in search of Trezeguet run was easily collected by Hugo Lloris. 

Spurs however made their single chance count as they took the lead in the 29th minute.  

Emiliano Martinez produced a poor clearance, gifting the ball straight to Moura, who exchanged passes with Kane before pulling the ball across goal for Vinicius to tap home for the lead. 

Kane then sealed the win in the 68th minute after he was brought down by Matty Cash inside the box, and he easily beat Martinez for his 17th Premier League of the season, pulling level with Mohamed Salah.