Opinion: Player ratings from Tottenham’s FA Cup defeat to Man City

Tottenham Hotspur are out of the FA Cup after conceding a late set-piece goal to Man City in North London. Let’s take a look at how the individual players got on:

Tottenham Player Ratings vs Man City

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Guglielmo Vicario 5 – Made a couple of nice saves in open play, but got stuck with the ball at his feet a few times with a lack of options to pass out. Was far too weak from the corner that City scored from.

Pedro Porro 6 – Defended his side pretty well, with a last-ditch block from Oscar Bobb being the highlight. Going forward, his balls over the top were a little overhit and his delivery wasn’t quite on the mark.

Cristian Romero – 7 – Defended really well in some very difficult situations and captained the side pretty well. The game was certainly not lost because of Tottenham’s two central defenders.

Micky Van de Ven – 8 – The best player in a Tottenham shirt by some way. Van de Ven’s pace on the cover kept Man City out for much of the game, and his one-vs-one defending was superb.

Destiny Udogie 6 – Had some nice moments going forward at times, as well as some good last-ditch defending, but the main factor of his game was the poor positioning that handed City so many attacks.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 5 – He was actually the best of a struggling midfield trio until the last ten minutes when he handed Man City two huge chances. Superb off the ball, never seems confident on it.

Rodrigo Bentancur – 4 – An absolute passenger this evening. Still working his way back from injury and for whatever reason he just struggled to impose himself on this match.

Dejan Kulusevski – 4 – Looked horrible in that number 10 position this evening. Couldn’t hold the ball up or find his passes until he was moved out to the right.

Brennan Johnson – 4 – Apart from one nice run inside off the right, Johnson was barely in the game. His pace in behind should have been a real weapon, but it didn’t hurt Man City at all.

Richarlison – 6 – Actually trapped and held the ball up really well at times, but Spurs were not the attacking force they usually are. Not enough bodies around him and no chances made for him.

Timo Werner – 6 – This rating is purely for the great runs he made. Timo must be so frustrated that his teammates refused to play him in all night. The opportunities were endless.


Oliver Skipp – 6 – Looked brighter than any of the three that started.

James Maddison – 5 – Back from injury but barely on the ball.

Dane Scarlett – N/A

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