Tottenham Hotspur managed to kick on from their North London Derby win this evening as they put three goals past Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
The Lilywhites ran away to a 3-1 victory despite Newcastle looking bright and enjoying more chances in front of goal.
Let’s take a look at how the individual players got on:
Hugo Lloris – 6 – Stood no chance with the goal but had very little else to do throughout the match. That being said, no mistakes and he instils confidence at the moment,
Serge Aurier – 10 – The fact that Aurier was out there fighting for Spurs is as much of a 10 rating as one could ever hope to receive. Yes, his mistake led to Newcastle’s goal, but that is beyond the point.
Davinson Sanchez – 6 – Looked comfortable at the back today and was able to carry the ball out into midfield a few times. Hopefully, game time is what the Colombian needs.
Toby Aldereweireld – 6 – Played within himself a little after picking up a yellow but he exudes experience along the back line.
Ben Davies – 4 – Perhaps harsh as any Spurs player tasked with marking Saint-Maximin today would have received a low score, but the Newcastle man made Davies’ life a misery.
Harry Winks – 7 – Nice and tidy in possession and did his job perfectly on the ball. He just needs to improve his defensive tackling and positioning to get to the next level.
Moussa Sissoko – 6.5 – Looked a little tired today and I’m not sure why he has been made to play every single match of late, but he still put in a shift.
Giovani Lo Celso – 7 – Not his most effective game and I still think he is better in the deep-lying role, but looked dangerous at times and grabbed an all-important assist.
Heung-min Son – 7.5 – Looked far more alert and deadly today on the left-hand side than he has in that position of late. Deserved his goal and put in a good defensive shift.
Harry Kane – 8 – Difted through the game at times but Kane comes alive when you need him most, sniffing out chances and tucking home two headers.
Lucas Moura – 7 – Coming into his own under Mourinho. Moura’s dribbling was incredible tonight and he works so hard defensively on the wing.
Steven Bergwijn – 7 – Came on and grabbed an assist, you can’t ask for much more. Having said that, he was wasteful in attack a few times.
Erik Lamela – 7 – Lamela also came on and made a big difference in keeping the ball and breaking away. Did excellently for Kane’s second goal.
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