Opinion: Player ratings from Tottenham’s North London Derby win over Arsenal

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Harry Kane Heung-min Son
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Tottenham Hotspur managed to get one over on their North London rivals this evening, while also reclaiming their spot at the top of the Premier League table.

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

Hugo Lloris – 7.5 – Not a huge amount to do, but having Lloris in there instead of Hart instils so much more confidence for the defence. Leader!

Serge Aurier – 8.5 – I don’t know what Mourinho has done to Aurier, but his defending has been superb of late. Deserves great credit for winning the ball back before the second goal.

Toby Alderweireld – 8.5 – Returned after injury and looked as though he had never been away. Intercepted, tackled, and headed away for fun today.

Eric Dier – 8.5 – Eric won some huge headers at the back for Spurs today. Questionable with his feet and with his back to goal, but Mourinho football suits him down to the ground

Sergio Reguilon – 8.5 – So athletic and full of energy, Reguilon guarantees you 100% effort for every single second of the 90 minutes. A constant threat in attack and so much recovery pace in defence.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 9.5 – Another classic Hojbjerg performance, getting in the faces of the Arsenal players, winning the ball back, starting counter-attacks, and leading.

Moussa Sissoko – 9 – Got on the ball less than Hojbjerg but Sissoko gets through so much work in his covering duties throughout the match. A hugely underrated pro.

Giovani Lo Celso – 6.5 – Difficult for the Argentine making his first Premier League start in a while. He looked good in flashes but was also a liability in defence – just a bit off the pace.

Steven Bergwijn – 7.5 – Bergwijn seems to be the favoured choice in the big games now ahead of Bale and Moura, because he gets through a whole lot of defensive work. Another great effort all over the pitch from the Dutchman.

Heung-min Son – 9.5 – Breakaway football at its best! Not only did he score a worldie in the first 10 minutes, but also had the presence of mind to set up Kane instead of going himself later.

Harry Kane – 10 – We can analyse his assist and goal all day, but let’s talk about Kane’s all-around game. His hold up play and defensive headers today were incredible. When you have a striker who can do that, it gives the back four such a boost!

Substitutes: 

Ben Davies – 7 – Came on to protect the left side from repeat Arsenal attacks. Did his job well for 20 minutes.

Lucas Moura – N/A

Joe Rodon – N/A

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