The 21-year-old made a confident stop from Defoe early on but was almost embarrassed after the striker closed down a lazy clearance. Made a wonderful stop from Lamela but should really have stopped Chadli's third.
Another Villa player who showed determination but too often picked the wrong pass with team mates better placed. Not terrible but did little to mark himself out either.
Looked long with his passing to Kovac and Tonev, with varying success, and struggled with the movement of Kane and Defoe all night.
The left-back got himself about well and did not allow Lamela to gallop past him down the flank but offered little offensively despite a willingness to get forward.
Unlucky to provide the flick that set up Paulinho for the second but, like many of his team-mates, he did not really get into the game and was unable to get to grips with the Spurs forwards.
One of the few Villa players to show any drive and desire to trouble Spurs as he drive forward in the second half, though he lacked the necessary quality to make a difference.
K. El Ahmadi
The Dutchman was anonymous throughout the first half and offered virtually nothing either forward or backward. Replaced by Bowery at the interval.
The 22-year-old worked hard down the right to harry his opponents but was unable to break down a strong Tottenham side and lost the ball more frequently late on.
The winger was clever in possession with his back to goal and put in a few great balls from the left that should have been put away. Tested Friedel late on with a vicious strike from distance before being replaced.
Full of confident running early on and almost opened the scoring but for a fine save from Friedel after 15 minutes. Looked the most likely home player to create anything and never gave up.
A few of the new striker's knockdowns were fairly aimless but he showed a fairly good touch under pressure as the target man. Could not get in to goalscoring positions, though, and was replaced at half-time.
Made a superb low stop to prevent Albrighton from opening the scoring after 15 minutes, looking younger than his 42 years. Stood strong to beat away a Tonev blast with 15 minutes remaining.
The youngster was turned a few times by Albrighton but generally coped well with VIlla's infrequent attacks.
Almost conceded a comical penalty by pulling down Helenius's shorts and was perhaps lucky to stay on the pitch as he was the last man. Other than that, a quiet, composed evening.
The debutant causally gave the ball away after 12 minutes but the mistake went unpunished. It was the first of a few nervous errors but he looked strong in the tackle and improved.
The right-back hurt his knee early on but quickly recovered to provide his usual lung-busting runs and held his position well later on to deny Tonev a tap-in from a cross. Replaced by Dawson late on.
Looked to impose himself in forward positions but was crowded out by diligent defending in the first 45 minutes, until finding space after the restart to net the second from close range. Very strong in possession and looks an assured buy.
Struggled to have an impact in the first 30 minutes but fed Lamela with a delicious ball that deserved to be converted and showed breathtaking vision to set up Defoe with an audacious lob pass and a second late on. From then on, a top display from the in-form midfielder.
Another Spurs midfielder trying to get back into the first XI, he showed good strength in the middle to hold possession and win a number of free kicks while intercepting well.
Looked hungry to score to try to play himself into Villas-Boas's first XI, forcing Steer into a couple of good stops while closing the keeper down to narrowly miss a cheeky goal before netting a lovely header before the interval and a clinical one-on-one late on.
Spurs' record signing showed good vision early on with a delicate chip through to Kane and almost scored a brilliant opener after a fine one-two with Holtby. Needs to be better with his passing, though, to truly hurt teams.
The 20-year-old took too much time over an early chance but his build-up play with Defoe was clever, particularly a great pass on 42 minutes. Always confident in possession and cheered off after being subbed.
Came on late on to add some solidity with Villa scratching around for a way back into the game and stood firm.
The winger has struggled during the early days of his Spurs career but replaced Kane with 20 minutes to go and beat Steer at his near post.
Replaced Paulinho with 25 minutes to go and played his usual powerful role.