PHOTO: Harry Kane celebrates scoring Tottenham's late winner vs Aston Villa

Tottenham mounted a late comeback against Aston Villa today, with Harry Kane scoring the late winner in a 2-1 victory.

Tottenham have endured a tough time of late, with the 4-1 defeat at Manchester City being compounded by a shock 2-1 home loss to Newcastle United last weekend.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has come under pressure in the last week, and after an unconvincing 2-0 win over Brighton in the Capital One Cup, the Argentine desperately needed a result against Aston Villa.

The Villains had lost their last five games without even scoring a goal, but opened the scoring against Tottenham after just 16 minutes through Andreas Weimann.

It looked like being another terrible afternoon for Spurs, but the game changed on 66 minutes when Villa striker Christian Benteke was sent off, and Spurs managed to press home their numerical advantage.

Belgian winger Nacer Chadli brought Tottenham level with just six minutes to play, ghosting in at the back post to divert the ball home.

Yet there was more drama to come, as in-form striker Harry Kane's free kick was deflected past Brad Guzan in the 90th minute, handing Spurs a 2-1 win.

Kane, 21, has been prolific of late, but Pochettino went with Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado up front, leaving Kane on the bench.

The England Under-21 star did come on for Adebayor just before the hour mark, and made his mark with the winning goal - and his joy was evident with his celebration as he ran straight towards the travelling Tottenham faithful.

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