Heung-min Son nets dramatic last-gasp winner against Aston Villa to boost Tottenham’s Champions League hopes
Feb. 16, 2020
Tottenham moved to within one point of four-placed Chelsea after Heung-min Son’s dramatic injury-time strike in a 3-2 win at relegation-threatened Aston Villa on Sunday.
Villa took the lead in the ninth minute when Toby Alderweireld turned Anwar El Ghazi’s deflected cross into his own net under pressure.
The hosts came close to doubling their lead when Jack Grealish broke free down the left side before cutting the ball back to Douglas Luiz, whose shot was deflected over by Davies’ knee.
Tottenham levelled things up in the 27th minute courtesy of a delightful goal from Alderweireld.
The defender made amends for his earlier own goal, turning and firing into the net after Villa had switched off at a corner.
Tottenham went 2-1 up in first-half stoppage time when Son Heung-min scored on the rebound after missing from the penalty spot.
Spurs were awarded the penalty following a VAR check after Bjorn Engels had fouled Steven Bergwijn in the box.
Pepe Reina saved Son’s spot-kick but could only parry the ball into the path of the Tottenham man, who made no mistake at the second time of asking.
Just as Alderweireld had done in the first half, Engels redeemed himself as he headed Villa level in the 53rd minute.
But the Belgian turned from hero to zero deep into stoppage time, after his slip let Son have a clear route through on goal to slot home a injury-time winner for the visitors.
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