6 Things We Learned from Aston Villa vs. Tottenham

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6 Things We Learned from Aston Villa vs. Tottenham
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Gareth Bale celebrates his hat-trick with fellow scorer Jermain Defoe at Villa Park

Gareth Bale inspired Tottenham to a 4-0 win at Aston Villa and into fourth place in the Premier League.

The Wales international hit a second-half hat-trick after Jermaine Defoe had opened the scoring for Andre Villas-Boas’ team.

Aston Villa failed to bounce back from the eight-goal mauling at Chelsea on Sunday and have now conceded 12 goals in two league games.

Villa boss Paul Lambert is facing a severe test of his managerial skills as he attempts to lift his team out of the malaise they find themselves in.

But what else did the Boxing Day clash teach us?

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