Mousa Dembele stars for Tottenham Hotspur in 2-0 victory against Villa

Mousa Dembele

The stocky Belgian was superb in the win at Villa Park.

Tottenham Hotspur moved within two points of Premier League leaders Leicester City on Sunday evening by comfortably sweeping aside bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa with a 2-0 win at Villa Park.

Harry Kane found the net either side of the half-time whistle with goals that firmly keep the pressure on the Foxes, who welcome Rafael Benitez's Newcastle United to the King Power Stadium on Monday.

It was Spurs' seventh league win in nine games. Mauricio Pochettino's side are a currently well-oiled machine and Mousa Dembele continues to be a vital cog in that engine.

The big Belgian midfielder was near flawless at Villa Park, touching the ball on 91 occasions - more than any other player on the field - but his passing was perhaps the most impressive aspect of his display today.

  PositionTeamTouchesTotal PassAccurate PassMins PlayedTotal TackleWon TackleFwd Pass
Mousa Dembélé MF Tottenham 91 71 66 90 2 2 18

Dembele completed 66 of his 71 attempted passes, clocking an accuracy of 93%, while 18 of those also went forward.

With 100% success in the tackling stakes, it was an accomplished all-round performance from Dembele who, in the eyes of many, might be one of the division's most underrated talents.

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