SPORT
25/09/2013 08:16 BST

Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham: Nicklas Helenius' Shorts Pulled Down By Jan Vertonghen (PICTURES)

As if a 4-0 home defeat wasn't bad enough for Aston Villa, striker Nicklas Helenius literally had his pants pulled down by Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen.

The Danish international was bearing down on goal but bared some cheek when Vertonghen desperately tugged at his shorts.

Perhaps put off, Helenius skied his shot but at least and a penalty was about to be awarded for an obvious foul.

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Helenius has his pants pulled down by Vertonghen

Only myopic referee Jon Moss gave a goal kick, augmenting the 22-year-old's humiliation.

A Jermain Defoe double and goals from Paulinho and Nacer Chadli gave Spurs a comfortable win at Villa Park.