Tottenham Hotspur once again got their nose over the finish line in a nervy 1-0 win away to Crystal Palace.
Who wants comfortable wins anyway, right?
Spurs bossed possession throughout the match but found it difficult to break down a stubborn defence.
The breakthrough finally came from a cross into Harry Kane who powered a header on target, with the subsequent block falling to young JuanFoyth who happily took advantage.
Here’s how we rated the players this evening:
Hugo Lloris – 5
He made a couple of decent saves towards the end, but saves you would expect him to make. Lloris looks completely out of sorts as soon as an aerial ball flies into his box.
Ben Davies – 7
Solid performance from Ben. He gave away quite a few corners, but did a sensible job at the back while offering some decent crosses the other way.
Toby Alderweireld – 7
Another dominant display from Toby, although at times you can tell he is playing on his weaker side.
Juan Foyth – 9
Huge display for the young man after a nervy first five minutes. The disaster of his last appearance may have been in his mind, but he put it behind him to claim the match winning goal and man of the match.
Kieran Trippier – N/A
Unfortunately limped off injured early in the game.
Victor Wanyama – 7
A solid effort from Wanyama today after just coming back from injury. Got his foot in when needed and distributed the ball well.
Moussa Sissoko – 7
Carried the ball really well today and looks to be a completely different player in a Spurs shirt. Powerful, confident, dangerous.
Lucas Moura – 6
Couldn’t quite get involved today and was taken off early, but by no means a bad performance.
Dele Alli- 7
Was very quiet until he dropped into a deeper position where he started to pull the strings well. Not quite at full throttle yet, but getting there.
Erik Lamela – 6
Good in flashes, but didn’t put enough of a mark on the game today. Did put in some great crosses from set pieces though. Sorry to see him leave the field with a cut to the head.
Harry Kane – 5
Barely saw the ball today, but that can often happen against a tough and well-drilled team such as Palace.
Serge Aurier – 7
Came on and did a pretty good job in place of Trippier. Vast improvements from the Aurier of last year.
Heung-Min Son – 6
Saw out the game for Spurs really well towards the end with his corner flag play. Unfortunately wasn’t quite quick enough to finish his chance to make it 2-0.
Harry Winks – N/A
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