Opinion: Spurs player ratings from frustrating 1-1 draw with Man United

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Tottenham Hotspur looked as if they might grind out a 1-0 victory over Man United last night in North London after Steven Bergwijn’s first-half opener, however, the Red Devils equalised late in the day from the spot through Bruno Fernandes.

Let’s take a look at how the Lilywhites got on in their return to Premier League action:

Hugo Lloris – 9 – Cannot say a bad word about him based on last night’s performance. He made two or three sensational stops, as well as doing the simple stuff well. He deserved to add a penalty save to that impressive display.

Ben Davies – 6 – The Welshman did okay on the left-hand side but it was hardly anything to get excited about. Kept Dan James quiet for the majority.

Eric Dier – 5 – A shame because Dier played well up until late on in the game. While it was a soft penalty, Dier gave the ref a choice to make. He also dangled his leg during the Fernandes dive late on. Better at centre-back but so much to improve on.

Davinson Sanchez – 6 – Looked solid in the most part but still had those weird moments in him where he can turn a nothing cross into a dangerous situation for his fellow defenders.

Serge Aurier – 4 – His defending was poor and he left a lot to be desired in terms of his attacking threat too. Spurs need a new right-back

Harry Winks – 7 – It was a nice performance from Winks. He had more in the tank than most and complimented Sissoko well. They just needed a creative player in front of them to pass to.

Moussa Sissoko – 9 – An absolute tank. His first game in nearly six months and he looked as fit as ever. So good to see him back.

Erik Lamela – 5 – Good fitness and work ethic but poor on the ball. Spurs lacked the creativity of a Lo Celso or Dele.

Heung-min Son – 3 – Did next to nothing going forward and didn’t track Wan Bissaka enough on the overlap. Considering he had more training than most during lockdown, I expected more.

Harry Kane – 1 – Barely touched the ball and was a complete passenger. Fair enough considering it was his first game in six months, but why did he play 90 minutes?

Steven Bergwijn – 7 – A nice show of power and pace for his goal, it was just a shame he couldn’t seem to be a consistent threat for his full time on the pitch.

Substitutions –

Gedson Fernandes – 4 – Did very little after coming on.

Giovani Lo Celso – 6 – Looked far more creative than most but lacked sharpness.

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