Opinion: Player ratings from Tottenham’s woeful 3-0 defeat against Man City

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Tottenham Hotspur made it back-to-back defeats as they fell to a rampant Man City side this evening, losing 3-0 at the Etihad.

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

Hugo Lloris – 2 – Should have done better for the first two goals. In some poor form but he has been so consistent for the past year so hard to give him too much stick.

Japhet Tanganga – 7 – Always seems to look so defensively solid whenever he plays. Unfortunately, minutes are few and far between, plus I still think he is a centre-back.

Davinson Sanchez – 2 – Just go and rewatch that second Gundogan goal, then you’ll understand.

Eric Dier – 5 – No huge mishaps at the back but just doesn’t fill you with confidence these days. Needs to step up and hold the line better, especially against City.

Ben Davies – 2 – Wasn’t able to get forward and kept getting skinned for pace by any that took him on.

Tanguy Ndombele – 6 – A couple of nice early dribbles through the heart of the City defence, but struggled to get in the game from his deep-lying role after that.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 3 – Gave away his second penalty in two games. Very unlike him but a sloppy challenge inside the box when he just needed to stand up and block.

Erik Lamela – 4 – So slow on the break, Lamela kept holding onto the ball for way too long, killing a number of the chances that Son and co had to run in behind.

Lucas Moura – 3 – The ball seemed to bounce off him in the Man City half. Once he has the ball under control, he can dribble past anyone, but his end product is very hit and miss.

Heung-min Son – 5 – Struggled to get into the game at all. You felt as if he needed to just stay on the shoulder and make runs in behind, but it didn’t seem to quite happen for him.

Harry Kane – 6 – What a free-kick that nearly was. A tough role for Kane today as he dropped into a packed midfield.


Moussa Sissoko – 4 – Was meant to come on and add solidity to free up Ndombele but fell short of that directive.

Dele Alli – 4 – Sloppy on the ball but all about getting him minutes.

Gareth Bale – 5 – Actually the brightest I have seen him against good opposition.

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