Villa 0-2 Spurs - the key stats
13 March 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
The stats that mattered from our 2-0 win at Villa Park on Sunday.
As it stands - the win moved us to within two points of leaders Leicester City, who play Newcastle at home on Monday night. We're now six points clear of Arsenal and seven ahead of City, although both have a game in hand.
Harry on target - Harry Kane has four goals in three Premier League starts against Villa - his double took him to 19 in the Premier League, level with Leicester's Jamie Vardy.
Below: The build-up to Harry's second goal
Goals - Spurs - Kane (1-0, 45 minutes; 2-0, 48 minutes).
Keeping the ball - we enjoyed 62% possession over the 90 minutes.
Passing game - we made 564 passes to Villa's 322. Mousa Dembele led the way with 71 passes at a 92% success rate, although Kevin Wimmer had a 98% success rate off his 56 passes. Dembele also had most touches (91).
Below: Our efforts at goal at Villa
Shooting boots - we had 19 attempts (including blocked) to Villa's 11, with 8-2 on target. We also hit the woodwork twice.
Kane again - no surprises that Harry Kane had most efforts at goal (seven) including four on target.
Below: The action areas from Villa Park
Getting stuck in - both teams made 32 tackles, Kyle Walker won most for us with five.
Keeping it clean - even though both teams made 32 tackles, there were only 12 fouls in the game - six each - and no yellow cards.
Below: The graphic shows Erik Lamela's passes into Dele Alli
Line-ups - Aston Villa (4-3-3) - Guzan; Hutton, Okore, Lescott (c), Cissokho; Westwood, Gana, Ayew; Gil (Sinclair 69), Veretout (Green 62), Gestede. Substitutes (not used): Bunn, Richards, Clark, Bacuna, Lyden.
Spurs (4-2-3-1) - Lloris (c); Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Lamela (Chadli 89), Alli (Mason 86), Eriksen (Carroll 78); Kane. Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Davies, Trippier, Son.
Referee - Anthony Taylor.
Attendance - 32,393.