Jhon Duran played at least 30 minutes in the second half with Aston Villa, but his presence on the pitch was regular.
Aston Villa’s European hopes are alive and kicking after a stunning victory over rivals Tottenham at the ecstatic Villa Park.
John Duran in victory for Aston Villa
The English press gave him a rating of 6/10 for such a good performance. He was in a hurry and with a complex physique, it appeared that he was decomposing when he ran.
“A good run for the Colombian who slipped while running down at the right time. The Birmingham Press say he almost ran towards the goal in stoppage time, but Romero recovered in time.
On the other hand, it was local hero Jacob Ramsey who got the celebrations started when the 21-year-old fired past Unai Emery’s men to take an eight-minute lead.
Head coach Leon Bailey brought in his only change to the starting line-up and Jamaica emerged victorious, hitting Ramsey with a pinpoint cross as Villa started early.
Jhon Duran excites Aston Villa fans.
Bailey, 25, had a wonderful opportunity this time with Ollie Watkins as supplier. Bailey broke into the box and scattered his effort, allowing Fraser Forster to clear the ball out of harm’s way.
However, Villa continued to keep their foot on the gas, with Emi Buendia firing over the crossbar just before half-time and Ramsey volleying it out.
After the restart, Spurs forced Douglas Luiz to make a mistake, combining with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The Brazilian was robbed on the edge of Villa’s penalty area and a one-on-one fight broke out between Harry Kane and Amy Martinez. The Villa stopper denied the Spurs striker 26 goals when he had no possession.
Spurs continued to exert some pressure with substitute Dejan Kulusevski, while with 20 minutes remaining, Emery recruited Boubacar Kamara and Jhon Duran in an attempt to gain some control in the midfield.
Meanwhile, Villa put their noses further ahead when Douglas scored a beautiful free kick. It was Watkins who won a free kick against Cristian Romero and made it 2–0 as Villa’s Brazilian fired past Foster from 22 metres.
Spurs pulled off an incredibly nervous finish as Kane ran into the Villa box before Martinez ran out and collided with him. After a lengthy VAR check, referee Peter Banks was asked to check his pitch monitors and was subsequently awarded a penalty which ended in a goal.