Harry Kane scored twice in the last 10 minutes to hand Tottenham a win over Premier League new boys, Aston Villa led by former Chelsea defender, John Terry.
The former Championship boys had bossed much after John McGinn ninth minute goal when he had taken advantage of a Spurs sleepy defence.
Spurs however replied emphatically after the break with record signing, Tanguy Ndombele scoring a stunning long range effort in his debut game before Kane sealed the match in unerring fashion.
In the build-up to the game, there was an intriguing atmosphere at the White Hart Lane with the Lilywhites still basking in the euphoria of last season’s Champions League run. Villa weren’t the least unhappy either with the Terry-led side just coming off the back of their record-breaking spending transfer window.
The new boys were the ones who took the lead soon enough with McGinn making the most of some defending gaffe.
Spurs struggled to recover with Eriksen missing from the starting lineup. Rose impressed all through the first forty-five minutes sending across a pin point cross to Lucas Moura at one point and another to Harry Kane, both of who failed to convert from close range.
Then the chance fell to Villa to double their tally after a quick transition but Trezeguet failed to make the most out of it. Kane then got another chance after a nice setup from Ndombele but couldn’t fire past the keeper.
Pochettino’s men came into the second half with a much higher tempo and intensity but the course of the match truly changed with the introduction of Christian Eriksen.
The Dane was instrumental to the flurry of goals that later followed with Ndombele registering his name on the scoresheet and Kane following up with brace.