Mings springs McGinn to give Villa stunning lead at Spurs

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The early moments of Spurs’ Premier League season opening match against Aston Villa were as predicted, but the returning Birmingham giants quickly went off-script.

John McGinn scored inside of 10 minutes to give Aston Villa a surprise lead over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

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McGinn raced behind the back line to collect a gorgeous ball from Tyrone Mings.

The diminutive Scot then cooked Danny Rose before slotting past Hugo Lloris to produce a 1-0 advantage to the visitors and a hushed crowd for the hosts at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.