Ex-player accuses Spurs vs Villa of looking like a kids’ Sunday morning match’ at times

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Tottenham Hotspur took on Aston Villa away from home in the Premier League at the weekend, but ex-player Tony Cascarino has labelled the game as ‘like watching a kids’ Sunday morning match’ at times.

Villa took the lead early on in the match when some calamitous defending from Toby Alderweireld and Hugo Lloris saw the former tap it into his own net.

Spurs later got themselves back on level ground when Alderweireld turned hero at the opposite end, firing home into the top corner with a fierce shot.

The Lilywhites then took the lead through a Heung-min Son spot-kick, although the South Korean needed a rebound to eventually tuck the ball home.

Villa made it 2-2 as Spurs continued to struggle to defend any kick of cross into their box, Engles rising highest this time to nod it past Lloris.

The game continued to be end to end, with some questionable defending, until Heung-min Son capitalised on a Villa mistake in the 93rd-minute and won the game 3-2 to send the away support into a frenzy.

Cascarino said (Times): “What a crazy game between Aston Villa and Tottenham, with both teams charging from one end of Villa Park to the other.

“At times it was like watching a kids’ Sunday morning match.

“Jose Mourinho’s teams are meant to be hard to beat. Not this one. They could easily have blown this, while Villa concede too many goals.

“It was the sort of game where coaches would be tearing their hair out after working hard all week watching videos, preparing tactics to counter the opposition.

“This, though, looked like no preparation had been done. These teams know they will have to do so much better.”

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