Match Stats: Ndombele follows in the footsteps of Eric Dier

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The Premier League is back and it was a tense affair for Spurs fans in North London yesterday evening following the late 3-1 win against Aston Villa.

Tottenham have won 37 Premier League games after finding themselves behind at half-time, more than any other side.

Aston Villa are winless in their last 19 Premier League away games (D3 L16), losing their last eight in a row.

Tottenham have won five of their six opening games in the Premier League against promoted sides, only losing in 2007-08 against Sunderland.

Courtesy of the strikes from Aston Villa’s John McGinn and Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele, this game was the first match to see both sides have a player score a Premier League debut goal since Burnley (Scott Arfield) vs Chelsea (Diego Costa) in August 2014.

Tanguy Ndombele is the first player to score on his Premier League debut for Tottenham since Eric Dier against West Ham in August 2014.

Aston Villa’s John McGinn is the first Scottish player to score on his Premier League debut since Matt Phillips in September 2010 (for Blackpool vs Blackburn).

Tottenham’s Harry Kane has scored six goals in six Premier League appearances against Aston Villa, netting a total of four in his last two league meetings with the Villans.

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish has lost each of his last 19 Premier League games, the longest run of consecutive defeats suffered by a player in the history of the competition.       

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