Spurs too Hot to Handle for Villains

Published on 3-Nov-2014 by srijan213

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Spurs too Hot to Handle for Villains

Seems strange to say that a team is giving full value for effort but is still doing it with mirrors when it comes to results.

Welcome to Tottenham Hotspur v2014-2015.

Spurs had to work their socks off to get the maximum points out of their clash with Aston Villa.

It was a plodding match, to be sure, but oh, the dramas at Villa Park! It produced the home side's sixth loss of the campaign and Spurs' first away win since August. Not all that glamorous, is it? A team fighting to climb up the ladder, and a team tenaciously striving to be at the top of the ladder.

Substitute Hary Kane’s set piece salvo stole the match in the dying minutes for the visitors, as Weimenn’s goal after 547 minutes of fruitless Villa football was cancelled out by the Man of the Match, Nacer Chadli.

As for the extracurriculars, Christian Benteke -- arguably the best striker on the pitch but whose time at Villa is almost up due to futility -- was sent off for a blatant push to Ryan Mason of Tottenham, who deliberately came in with his head towards the Belgian. It deserved a red card, too, but what's new? Officiating in the Premiership is as spotty as everywhere else in the world.

Having said that, Mason was more guilty of the softest Liverpool kiss ever known to manly men. Sheesh!

So, it wasn't the Magnificent Seven or anything, but the10-man Villains stood up admirably to Tottemham's full contingent until Kane’s free kick was deflected into the twine.

This meant Aston Villa now face their poorest run of results since 1967, while Tottenham stands as probably the most undeserving team in the table's top ten. Their getaways are starting to rival those of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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