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Don Goodman blown away by Tottenham defender Pedro Porro

Tottenham closed the gap with Aston Villa for the fourth place in the Premier League to just two points after securing a brilliant 4-0 win at Villa Park. 

Goals from James Maddison, Brennan Johnson, Son Heung-Min, and Timo Werner sealed all three points for the north London club.

Villa went down to ten men after skipper John McGinn was shown a straight red-card for his challenge on Destiny Udogie.

Just before the red card, Aston Villa created one fantastic move and nearly scored but Pedro Porro made a brilliant interception.

Don Goodman, while co-commentating on the game for Sky Sports, hailed him as “outstanding”, saying it was a “goal-saving defending” from the 24-year-old defender in the 64th minute.

“Pedro Porro. Outstanding defending. Really goal-saving defending,” said Goodman live on air.

Unreal second half from Spurs

On a rainy day at Villa Park, both sides failed to create enough scoring chances in the first half.

However, the game sprang to life after the break when Maddison tucked in from close range after Pape Matar Sarr found him with a brilliant cross.

Moments later Johnson added another thanks to a sloppy defensive error which has been a recurrent feature of this game from Aston Villa.

The turning point of this match was probably McGinn’s red card which was thoroughly deserved. It was a cynical and aggressive challenge on Udogie although it is open to interpretation as to whether it was malicious.

Once Villa for down to ten men, they lost the edge and balance in midfield, and Spurs showed their ruthless side by scoring twice in injury time. Son scored yet again, and Werner scored for the second game in a row.

It is Ange Postecoglou’s biggest victory since he took charge of the club and it was thoroughly deserved. They came up with a proper game plan and executed it to perfection.

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