Despite our dominance, Villa carved out the best chance of the game only for Ian Taylor to completely miss the ball in front of goal - seconds later, Teddy Sheringham volleyed home the winner.
Villa boss Taylor commented: "At one end Ian Taylor missed the sort of chance he would normally put away and they go straight down the other end and score.
"That summed up how things have been going this season and we have now lost seven or eight matches by a single goal which is so frustrating for me.
"It always looked as if one side might nick it 1-0 and unfortunately it's gone to Tottenham."
Graham Taylor reflected that 30 seconds at Villa Park summed up hisVilla side's season.