Tottenham Hotspur edged past Brighton on Boxing Day to win the match 2-1, a much-needed result after that disappointing loss to Chelsea at the weekend.
Let’s take a look at the best performers from the festive feast:
Although he was quiet and pretty average in the first half, Dele came to life in the second 45. You can’t argue with a performance when he comes up with that incredible finish to win the game in the second half. Well done, Dele.
Encapsulated everything great about Spurs today, as he chased down every ball, held the ball up perfectly, brought others into play, created chances, and finished his own perfectly. Kane’s first was ruled out for offside via VAR, but his second brought Tottenham back into the match at 1-1.
It would be easy for the keeper to sink into his shell after that strange and woeful mistake against Chelsea at the weekend, but he stood up to be counted today. He made a number of smart saves, always pushing the ball out far away from goal.
We have to give this man a large scoop of the credit for Tottenham’s opening goal, as he managed to dance his way past four Brighton defenders. Even the fifth was only able to play the ball back against Moura’s legs, putting Harry Kane through. Much brighter today.
The difference between Winks and Dier in midfield is night and day. Winks moved the ball quickly, got stuck into challenges, and delivered much greater energy and urgency that Dier usually does. Hopefully, he can now win his place back.
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