Scotland star John McGinn opened his and Aston Villa's scoring account in the English Premier League yesterday - only to watch as the newly promoted outfit collapsed.

McGinn made a bursting run from deep into the Spurs box during yesterday's EPL clash before taking a touch a calmly finishing into the bottom of Hugo Lloris' net.

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The midfielder had an outstanding game in the Villans' engine room.

But he revealed he and his teammates were devastated that they couldn't hold onto their lead - only to go on and harshly lose 3-1 thanks to superstar Harry Kane's late goals.

Speaking to Villa's website after the game, ex-Celtic target McGinn said: "It was a nice feeling. 

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"I just gambled and managed to get the touch away from the defender and put it in the corner which was a real personal highlight for me.

"But I’d have swapped it every day for the right result."

McGinn, 24, was a major part of Villa's promotion last term but reckons the Premier League is a massive step up in competition.

He added: "It’s a massive step up for us. We can’t get away from that.

"The tempo and intensity and physicality are a big step up."