John McGinn's ninth-minute goal seemed set to mark Villa's return to the top flight in style, with Champions League finalists Spurs – playing without the benched Christian Eriksen for over an hour – struggling to break down Dean Smith's side.
Eriksen's introduction sparked urgency into Tottenham's attack and, after Tom Heaton had made a fantastic stop to deny Davinson Sanchez, Ndombele slammed home a brilliant equaliser at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
We'll give you one more look at Ndombele's goal 😍 pic.twitter.com/vBpoVKAvaZ— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 2019
Another terrific Heaton stop kept Eriksen at bay, but Villa's resistance was ended when Kane capitalised on a mistake from Jack Grealish before excellently tucking in his second to add gloss to a hard-fought win.
Harry Kane gives Tottenham the lead! pic.twitter.com/WzEmF1B3cc— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 2019