Emiliano Buendia and Douglas Luiz condemned Spurs to their fifth league loss of the season, with Villa’s ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery extended his unbeaten managerial run against Spurs to four matches.
Here, Nick Purewal rates the Spurs performances...
Hugo Lloris - 4
Major mistake in spilling Douglas Luiz’s speculative long-range effort gifted Villa their opening goal.
Cristian Romero - 6
A promising enough showing from the returning World Cup hero, albeit in frustrating circumstances.
Clement Lenglet - 6
Another solid turn this time more centrally, pushed to add attacking impetus too.
Ben Davies - 5
Had the tougher time of Spurs’ central three but still battled hard.
Matt Doherty - 6
Conjured a stunning first-half nutmeg on Tyrone Mings and a fine recovery tackle after the break.
Yves Bissouma - 5
Saw a lot of the ball but was unable to make that count.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg - 5
Spurs were too often too static in front of the midfield man but he was also unable to draw anything out of those attacking resources.
Ivan Perisic - 5
Wasted Spurs’ best chance when finally played in off the last shoulder on a match-long ploy.
Bryan Gil - 4
Struggled to get into the game and was too often shaken off the ball too cheaply.
Heung-min Son - 4
Put himself about in usual bullish fashion but nothing came off for the hard-working forward.
Harry Kane - 4
Dallied on the ball in the build-up to Villa’s second goal and struggled for impact throughout.
Ryan Sessegnon (for Gil, 62) - 6
Looked lively but struggled to force a change in fortunes.
Emerson Royal (for Doherty, 81) - 5
Cameo came too late to stop Spurs’ defeat.
Pape Sarr (for Bissouma, 81) - 6
Oliver Skipp (for Hojbjerg, 87) - 5
Unable to affect proceedings at the death.
Djed Spence (for Perisic, 87) - 6
A rare replacement appearance but again had precious little chance to shine
Unused: Forster, Sanchez, Dier, Tanganga.