Opinion: Player ratings from Tottenham’s late 1-0 win over West Brom

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Dom Le Roy

For the third time in a row, Spurs managed to grind out a victory against lesser opposition in the Premier League this afternoon, defeating West Brom 1-0 in the early kick-off.

Let’s take a look at how the players got on:

Hugo Lloris – 7 – Looked very comfortable in everything he did, as he has done for some time now. Keep it up, Hugo!

Matt Doherty – 6.5 – Saved slightly by the fact he assisted the winner, but Doherty left a lot to be desired today. Seemed incapable of making a forward pass, making the right flank slightly redundant.

Toby Alderwiereld – 8.5 – Toby has been incredible so far this season, stripping his game back to the basics as he has clearly lost half a yard. Did not put a foot wrong today.

Eric Dier – 9 – My man of the match. Dier faced up to every single task and swatted it away, including a headed clearance off the line. He can be so dominant in this kind of low-tempo game.

Sergio Reguilon – 7 – Always looks a danger in an attacking sense but needs to calm down defensively. Goes to ground too much and gives away silly fouls.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 8.5 – A typically industrious performance from the Dane again this afternoon, mopping up the messes of others and recycling possession effortlessly.

Moussa Sissoko – 4 – Not his day. The ball seemed to bounce off him, he struggled defensively and looked out of ideas in the attacking half.

Tanguy Ndombele – 7 – He was the one player trying to make things happen in the first hour and created some lovely space. However, he did give the ball away often in the centre of midfield.

Heung-min Son – 5.5 – Missed the clear chance of the first half by delaying for far too long. Drifted in and out of proceedings but looked far from his best. It happens.

Harry Kane – 8 – The man stands up when Tottenham need him most again and again. On the ball, he was slightly off it but was by no means poor and the goal was crucial.

Gareth Bale – 5.5 – We have to be patient with Gareth. His minutes are climbing and he is showing flashes of class, but only flashes. It may take months before he reaches his peak.

Substitutes – 

Giovani Lo Celso – 5 – Missed a key chance after coming on but looked bright in flashes.

Carlos Vinicius – 5.5 – So unlucky not to score the winner – great save from the keeper.

Lucas Moura – 6 – Injected some much-needed pace and direct drive to the side.

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