Opinion: Spurs player ratings vs Arsenal – north London is ours

Heung-min Son
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Tottenham Hotspur secured the north London bragging rights with a convincing 3-0 win against rivals Arsenal to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

Here’s how we rated the Spurs players after an entertaining night at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Hugo Lloris: Was rarely put to work from Arsenal aside from a couple of occasions. 6.

Emerson Royal: Has plenty of enthusiasm to get up the pitch and try to join in but his final ball still lets him down.  Denied a goal by a decent save from Ramsdale in the second half. 7.

Davinson Sanchez: Considering he hadn’t started a match in three months he did a decent job of deputising for Romero. 6.

Eric Dier: Solid at the back, another display which should have him a step closer to an England recall. 7.

Ben Davies: A vital clearance to deny Arsenal a goal five minutes into the second half, was replaced by Joe Rodon ten minutes before the end. 7.

Ryan Sessegnon: Continued his recent impressive form, defensively gave Arsenal no opportunity to get in behind, hopefully his fitness issues are behind him.  7.

Rodrigo Bentancur: Rose high to direct his header on goal which saw Kane grab his second, pressed well and tried to link up with those in front of him. 7.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: Looked to move the ball at every opportunity and took it in turns with Bentancur to drop while the other went to join the attack. 7.

Dejan Kulusevski: Was a threat down the right and gave Tomiyasu a difficult evening with his physicality and pace. 7.

Heung-min Son: Caused Holding plenty of problems which led to the dismissal of the Arsenal player in the first half.  Scored his 21st Premier League goal of the season to put him one behind Mo Salah – nearly had a second in an almost carbon-copy from Anfield. 8.

Harry Kane: Scored two goals in the first half despite barely having a touch in the opening twenty minutes. 8.

Steven Bergwin: Came on for Son in the 72nd minute. 6.

Lucas Moura: Also a second-half replacement, tried to get involved with some driving runs. 6.

Joe Rodon: Given a rare outing by Conte for the last ten minutes. 6.

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