Tottenham beats Villa 3-0 to reach Europa League

JONATHAN SHENFIELD
May 11, 2014
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Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane, left, and Aston Villa's Matthew Lowton during the English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane, London, Sunday May 11, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, John Walton) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham qualified for the Europa league by finishing the season with an easy 3-0 win over a disjointed Aston Villa on Sunday.

Tottenham opened the scoring in the 13th minute, with midfielder Paulinho putting his team into a well-deserved lead. Gylfi Sigurdsson found the Brazilian midfielder in the box, who had his initial shot blocked but scored from close range with the rebound.

Spurs kept on applying the pressure and went 2-0 up in the 34th via an own goal as Danny Rose's cross was diverted into the net by Nathan Baker.

A third quickly followed as Emmanuel Adebayor tucked away a 37th-minute penalty straight down the middle, after a handball by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Tottenham finished sixth in the Premier League, with Villa 15th.