PLAYER RATINGS: Tottenham 1-2 Newcastle United

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris – He was tested twice and conceded twice in the game but he cannot be faulted for either goals.

Eric Dier – The young defender was not tested in the first half but he completely fell apart in the second. He gave away the equalizing goal by switching off in the wrong time and he was constantly caught out of position by the likes of Ameobi and Cabella.

Danny Rose – He used his pace and bravery to go up and down on the left wing all game long. He produced some good crosses from the wing but also some really poor ones that broke up plays.

Younes Kaboul – The captain was also solid at the back but in the second half he was incredibly bad. He seemed like he forgot how to tackle and gave away the ball too easily at times.

Jan Vertonghen – He was the better of the centre half pairing but he was at fault for the second goal of Newcastle as he should have done much better in the air.

Etienne Capoue – He was really good defensively in the first half but his performance dropped significantly in the second half. He produced nothing offensively in the time he was on the pitch

Christian Eriksen – He received the ball in the good areas but he either had no one to play to or chose the wrong option. He should have done better from the cross by Rose.

Ryan Mason – He was superb in the first half, producing some good passes and the assist for Adebayor’s goal however he seemed like he wasn’t even on the pitch in the second half. He couldn’t find the spaces or make the runs he needs to operate.

Nacer Chadli – He had no impact on the game today and it was confusing why he stayed on the pitch for the full 90 minutes.

Erik Lamela – Another winger that failed to impress today as the Argentine always looked to cut inside rather than putting crosses in the box. He was too predictable and too easy to defend against. He should have done better with his passing as well.

Emmanuel Adebayor – The Togolese international scored the only goal for Tottenham today but that was the only good thing he did all afternoon. He drifted to the wings too many times and failed to impact the game.

 

Subs

Aaron Lennon – He came on for Lamela late on but did not receive the ball much to make an impact.

Harry Kane – The in-form striker came on for Capoue and showed some energy but couldn’t change the score line. He should have put in a better cross from the pass by Soldado.

Roberto Soldado – He came on late for Adebayor and missed a glorious chance to equalise late on.

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