Tottenham boss Postecoglou makes Premier League history in thrashing of Aston Villa

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou made Premier League history when his side beat Aston Villa on Sunday.
The Premier League clash at Villa Park was billed as a battle to secure Champions League football next season, with Villa sitting fourth in the table above Spurs in fifth.
Few foresaw Spurs dishing out a 4-0 thrashing, with James Maddison, Brennan Johnson, Son Heung-min and Timo Werner all getting on the scoresheet.

The victory moved Postecoglou’s side to within two points of Unai Emery’s Villa having played one game less.

Defeat not only took the race for the Champions League out of Villa’s hands, but it also ended an impressive record held by manager Emery.

The Spaniard had never previously lost a league game against Spurs, winning four of his previous six meetings and drawing twice.

Mauricio Pochettino, Antonio Conte and Ryan Mason all failed to guide Spurs to Premier League victories against Arsenal and Villa sides managed by Emery, meaning Postecoglou is the first man to achieve the feat.

Villa enjoyed a strong start to the season with striker Ollie Watkins impressing in particular, but have won just four of their eight league matches in 2024.

Emery’s side failed to score for the second time in three days, after they drew 0-0 with Ajax in the first leg of their Europa Conference League round of 16 tie on Thursday.
Tottenham has now won back-to-back league games after losing at home to Wolves last month.
Emery will hope his side can return to winning ways when Ajax visit Villa Park on Thursday, before his side travel to London to face West Ham three days later.


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