ENGLAND – Heung-min Son toppled Aston Villa (2-3) with a 94-minute goal that condemned the villainous defender Bjorn Engels, who committed a penalty and a blunder that helped Tottenham Hotspur win.
In a game of mistakes and mending, Engels was the hardest hit. After Toby Alderweireld scored at his own goal and later amended it with a header, Engels completed a disastrous afternoon.
He committed a penalty, managed to correct it with a header, but condemned his team in added time by failing a control and leaving Son alone against Pepe Reina. The South Korean did not miss and the three points traveled to London.
And that things soon became complicated for Mourinho’s men in a play that was difficult to explain. Alderweireld, in a lateral center, got confused when clearing the ball, with such bad luck that he introduced it into his goal.
But the Belgian made up for his incomprehensible action. In a corner, twenty minutes later, he took a powerful shot at the turn that shook the foundations of Villa Park.
Alderweireld amended his mistake and Tottenham took the lead before the break thanks to an action reviewed by the VAR. The technology decreed a penalty in an Engelgs takedown of Bergwijn and Son was commissioned to execute it.
The South Korean did it almost in slow motion and Pepe Reina guessed the launch. However, Son was quicker to go for the rebound and put it 1-2 on the scoreboard.
In the second half, the set piece cost Tottenham the draw. A corner to the heart of the area was finished off by Engels himself (2-2).
But Engels missed less than a minute from time. When everything seemed decided, the defender failed to control a long pass and Son stood alone in front of Reina. He beat him low and gave the victory to Mourinho’s team.
This victory causes Tottenham to get into the fight for the Champions League and is fifth, one point behind Chelsea, which is fourth. Aston Villa sinks a little further and is one point from relegation.