Van the man for Spurs

Last updated : 02 October 2010

Rafael van der Vaart cemented his status as Tottenham's new talisman as they came from behind to beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the Barclays Premier League. Van der Vaart scored twice to take his tally to four goals in three appearances at White Hart Lane. Spurs paid for a slow first half and Marc Albrighton's first Villa goal almost handed the visitors a half-time lead, but Van der Vaart levelled in stoppage time before rifling home a 75th-minute winner to end Gerard Houllier's winning start as Villa boss.

Source: PA

Source: PA

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