Tottenham Hotspur forgot their defeat in the Europa League with a win against Aston Villa (2-0) that brought them closer to the European positions.
José Mourinho’s men, who came out of the round of 16 of the Europa League, in which Dinamo Zagreb beat them back 2-0, beat Villa with a goal from Carlos Vinicius and another from Harry Kane from a penalty .
The Brazilian, in his first Premier League start since February 4, opened the scoring after a great move by Lucas Moura.
Carlos Vinicius took advantage of a bad exit from the Argentine Emiliano Martínez to the open field to combine with Harry Kane, who threw a wall at him, and, between three defenders who came in his way, he touched the ball just enough so that the Brazilian only had to push it to empty goal.
Without Jack Grealish, who watched the game from the stands, Villa lost a lot at the top and hardly put Hugo Lloris in trouble.
With 25 minutes to go, Kane made the second, first being knocked down by Cash, in a penalty without discussion, and then transforming the maximum penalty.
Tottenham take advantage of the punctures of their rivals and nine days from the end of the league they are sixth, with 48 points, one from West Ham United, fifth, and three from Chelsea, fourth.