THE BALL – The victory of the ‘Villans’ in London and worsens the crisis in Tottenham (see targets) (England)

Aston Villa defeated Tottenham this Sunday afternoon, at their stadium, in London, by 2-0, in the inaugural assembly of the Premier League on the first day of 2023, on the 18th day of the match.

The workforce coached by Unai Emery has accomplished a surprising restoration this season since the arrival of the Spanish coach – for the Premier League, he beat Man. United, Brighton and now Spurs, who misplaced ‘solely’ to Liverpool (besides Man. United, however for the League Cup) – in the second half.

A shot from distance that Lloris dropped and Ollie Watkins took benefit of the alternative to serve Emiliano Buendia allowed the Argentine, in the 50′, to open the scoring for the Birmingham workforce (0-1). The ‘villans’ went as much as 0-2 in the 73rd minute, when Scotsman John McGinn discovered Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz in the ‘spurs’ space, and the South American, in motion, obtained it in his proper foot and with it. didn’t give an opportunity to the French goalkeeper of the Londoners (0-2).

With the victory, Aston Villa, which was ranked twelfth at the begin of this spherical, surpassed Crystal Palace in the desk: it’s now eleventh, with 21 factors from 17 video games.

Curiosity: the 32-yr-previous Swede, Robin Olsen, defended the guests’ objective, and not the World Champion goalkeeper, the Argentinian Emiliano (Dibu) Martínez, whose late return after the celebrations in Argentina justified the alternative of First is Emery, who has already warned the South American that he’s not proud of the delay in returning…

As for Tottenham, who earlier than the match paid tribute to a different World champion from their ranks who shined for Argentina in the World Cup in Qatar, in November and December 2022, the central defender Romero – tribute who manages one other former star and glory of ‘spurs’, compatriot Osvaldo Ardiles, World champion for ‘alviceleste mas in 1978, and who in 1984 received the UEFA Cup for ‘spurs’ – remains to be in the black tide.

It was the seventh sport in a row for the workforce coached by Antonio Conte to concede two or extra targets, just like the defensive permeability of the Londoners, who fell to fifth place, with the similar 30 factors however now in 17 video games.

Tottenham will see Man. United surpassed him in the struggle for the final place that offers entry to the Champions League in 2023/24: the fourth place, the place the ‘purple devils’, with Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot, are actually, after victory on the thirty first of December to Wolverhampton (1-0), with a objective from Rashford, and because of the ‘spurs’ defeat that day, they’re now three factors forward of the Londoners – 32 factors, to 29 for Tottenham.

Antonio Conte’s workforce now has sixth place Liverpool simply two factors behind: the ‘purple’ have 28 factors to 30 for the Londoners.

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