Tottenham Hotspur ground out an extremely unremarkable 1-0 win over Everton this evening, giving them a much-needed three points in the race for European football.
Having said that, it was perhaps the solid defensive performance that Jose Mourinho would have wanted after that Sheffield United embarrassment.
Hugo Lloris – 5 – Marked up a little bit for the passion he showed when shouting at Sonny. Apart from that, he had a very uneventful game.
Ben Davies – 3.5 – An absolute disaster class from the Welshman. Gave away way too many silly fouls, didn’t get up to support Son in attack, and failed to track his man on multiple occasions.
Eric Dier – 6.5 – Looked solid in the air throughout the match, which was the extent of Everton’s test against him, to be honest.
Toby Alderweireld – 6 – The steady head of Toby next to Dier made all the difference this evening. A reminder of how rash Sanchez can be in that role.
Serge Aurier – 7 – One of his better performances in a flat back four. Won plenty of fouls when needed, intercepted for fun, and looked comfortable on the ball.
Harry Winks – 6.5 – Put in the shift that Spurs need in the midfield. Won’t get many plaudits for it, but his work shifting from side to side, cutting out balls, and closing down space makes all the difference.
Moussa Sissoko – 6 – Winks took the pressure away from Sissoko a little and the Frenchman did well with the ever space. Some good passing and movement throughout.
Giovani Lo Celso – 7.5 – The man of the match yet again. The main gander man for Spurs and not afraid to put a shift in defensively too.
Heung-min Son – 6 – Much better going forward today, he just needed the goal to go with it. Lloris was right to have a go at him for a lack of defending and hopefully that will resonate with the winger.
Harry Kane – 6 – A shame because Kane’s centre-forward hold up play and bringing others into the game was great, he just wasn’t presented with many goal scoring chances.
Lucas Moura – 5 – Not a great game from the Brazilian. Arguably more useful as an impact sub than a starter at times.
Steven Bergwijn – 4 – Came on to put a defensive shift in rather than anything else.
Erik Lamela – N/A
Jan Vertonghen – N/A
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