PLAYER RATINGS: Tottenham 4-1 Monaco

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris: 6 (out of 10)

Kieran Trippier: 6

Toby Alderweireld: 7

Kevin Wimmer: 6

Ben Davies: 7

Eric Dier: 6

Tom Carroll: 8

Erik Lamela: 9

Joshua Onomah: 8

Clinton Njie: 7

Son Heung-min: 8

Subs

Nabil Bentaleb (for Dier, 42): 6

Nacer Chadli (for Lamela, 62): 7

Dele Alli (for Njie, 79): 6

STAR PLAYER

Erik Lamela: The Argentina international came close to leaving White Hart Lane in the summer but he finally appears to be fulfilling his potential, completing a first-half hat-trick in just 37 minutes.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Tom Carroll has been on loan at Leyton Orient, Derby, QPR and Swansea, but the Spurs academy graduate capped an excellent display with his first senior goal for the club. Weaving his way through the Monaco defence, the 23-year-old finished from an acute angle before being swamped by his team-mates.

VIEW FROM THE BENCH

Mauricio Pochettino will be pleased to have finished top of Group J, securing their place amongst the seeded sides and a return home leg in the last 32. It was also the first time this season that the Spurs boss has not needed to call upon Harry Kane and he will have been relieved to have given the striker a rest with the Christmas schedule fast approaching.

MOAN OF THE MATCH

Whatever happened to Joao Moutinho? One of the last remaining stars of Monaco’s financial splurge and once renowned throughout Europe for his playmaking ability, Moutinho was largely anonymous at White Hart Lane. Tottenham almost signed him a few years ago but he would struggle to make it into the home side’s XI on this evidence.

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  1. Everyone was moaning at the start of the season, but the more we play, the more I love watching us play. It's not often that I think that we can beat anyone and even with the players we rested we proved it again tonight. Well happy for Lamela scoring a first half hat-trick, from the way he's been playing this season, it was only a matter of time. If only we could have changed some of our draws into wins, things would look even better. Onwards and upwards. COYS!!!!!!

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