Benteke is division's best in two key areas following Aston Villa win over Spurs

We bring you the best Opta stats from Aston Villa's weekend victory over Tottenham.

Tim Sherwood's Aston Villa emerged victorious, courtesy of a Christian Benteke strike, as the Midlands outfit travelled to White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Here are the top five statistics from the weekend encounter:

10 - Christian Benteke has now scored 10 Premier League goals this season, eight of which have come in his last six appearances. 

1 - Since Tim Sherwood took over at Aston Villa, Benteke is the top scorer in the Premier League. Meanwhile, only Harry Kane (14) and Olivier Giroud (9) have scored more often in 2015. 

4 - Tottenham's Andros Townsend played a match-best four key passes versus Villa - one more than Benteke (3), Villa's most creative player.

11 - Having found success in 11 aerial duels versus Spurs, Christian Benteke has now won more headers than any other player in the Premier League this season. 

  PositionTeamAerial WonAppearances
Christian Benteke FW Aston Villa 153 24
Graziano Pellè FW Southampton 152 32
Peter Crouch FW Stoke 140 28
Ashley Barnes FW Burnley 129 30
Jason Shackell DF Burnley 125 32

6 - Kieran Richardson was the game's top tackler; the Aston Villa left-back won six challenges in total.

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