Tottenham Hotspur go into half-time in the lead at Aston Villa, Toby Alderweireld the scorer at both ends in the Premier League, with Heung Min Son adding another.
The Belgian and Hugo Lloris got mixed up in the early minutes as the keeper failed to come and claim a cross, leaving Toby to poke it into his own net.
Half-way through the first 45, Alderweireld made up for his error with a superb twist and shot into the top corner to make it 1-1.
While Spurs gave away a number of chances to the home side, the Lilywhites also spurned multiple great opportunities to go ahead. Dele Alli was particularly guilty of missing some golden chances.
Tottenham were awarded a penalty in the final moments of the half, with Heung Min Son stepping up and seeing his shot saved by Pepe Reina, before bundling home the rebound.
Some Spurs fans took to Twitter to react to the first half performance:
Petition to make it full time.
— Manny (@Mannythfc) February 16, 2020
Decent ending to half & shambles in defence w/ @Serge_aurier complete liability. @AVFCOfficial are walking straight through our non-existent midfield w/ @ericdier @HarryWinks both ineffective. @dele_official & ‘Son’ need to learn to pass. @LoCelsoGiovani NDombele on! #THFC #COYS
— Rocky Gill (@_RockyGill) February 16, 2020
Can you please tell our front four that they’re allowed to pass to each other. ?
— Luke (@lukemcewen) February 16, 2020
Stop the heart attack football
— ? ???? ??? ?????? (@SkillfullSonny) February 16, 2020
play the second half like those last 5 minutes
— James Murphy (@JamesMu31992244) February 16, 2020
Sons penalty run up is so bad. He stalls and I swear he got a pen disallowed because of it
— CharismaticKane04 (@CKane04) February 16, 2020
Dele can do one, so lazy and careless
— • (@StelioK15) February 16, 2020
Bergwijn is a baller
— Alfie Penfold (@Knuckle_Effect1) February 16, 2020
So glad Son got to that rebound instead of Dele
Dele Alli should be on a hatrick ?
— Aidan ??????????? (@Aidan63499469) February 16, 2020
Don’t think my heart will be able to make it through the next half tbh
— BergwijnSZN?? (@Swenty_) February 16, 2020
Alli off please x
— Thomas (@RizzoTHFC) February 16, 2020
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