PLAYER RATINGS: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Huddersfield Town

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Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris – 6 – It was one of the most comfortable games for the Frenchman at Tottenham as he barely had a touch of the ball the entire game. He had a good save against Ince in the second half just  before Son’s second goal.

Serge Aurier – 7 – A very solid game from the right back as he cut out his usual mistakes today. His energy helped Tottenham keep the pressure on their opponents and he was alert at the back to keep the clean sheet.

Davinson Sanchez – 7 – He did more attacking than defending this game as he only had to deal with Mounier in a few occasions all game. There is not much to say about him today as he did his job very well and allowed the creative players to unlock the opposition defence.

Jan Vertonghen – 7 – A very good return from injury for the Belgian as he was his usual self with adventurous runs and timely tackles. He will be a key player on Wednesday against Juventus.

Ben Davies – 7 – The Welshman was comfortable at the back just like his teammates and his runs forward were smart and energetic. He even popped up in the opposition box at times which told the story of the game.

Eric Dier – 7 – The midfielder did his job very well to snuff out Huddersfield’s counter attacks. He was also involved in the attacking movements as he nearly had an assist to Kane in the second half.

Mousa Dembele – 7 – The Belgian produced one of his usual performances as he was solid on both sides of the pitch and pushed Huddersfield back to their own box with control possession and passing. He was also strong in his tackles and helped his defenders in many occasions.

Christian Eriksen – 8 – The Dane could be Tottenham’s most important player even though he does not get on the scoresheet too often. He made Spurs tick with delightful passing and great control in the attacking third as he first pushed Huddersfield deep and then operated in the middle of the opposition half like a quarterback to create chances.

Dele Alli – 6 – Alli had too many promising chances slip away this game as he seemed to hold the ball too long or try to dribble too much at every opportunity. He had a great assist to Son for Tottenham’s first but with Lucas and Lamela having decent games in recent times, his place could be in slight danger.

Heung-Min Son – 8 – The Korean was the man of the match without a doubt as he killed off this game with two brilliantly taken goals. He terrorized the Huddersfield right back with great movement and energy, and he almost had an assist for Kane in the opening minutes. His first goal when he rounded the keeper and tucked the ball in the corner was sheer class, and he made a tough goal look easy in his second. Pochettino has a decision to make on Wednesday as both Lamela and Son are in form.

Harry Kane – 7 – His finishing alluded him today as he frustratingly missed chance after chance but he did everything else right to finish the game as one of the players of the match. His assist to Son for Tottenham’s second showed why he is much more than a finisher and should be considered as one of the best players in the world.

Erik Lamela – 6 – He picked up where he left off against Rochdale but he was wasteful too as he could have had a couple assists in the 20 minutes he was on the pitch.

Moussa Sissoko – N/R

Lucas Moura – N/R

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  1. So Son, who was MotM and outstanding, while wasteful Lamela gets a 6? That is the difference? This constant favouring of Lamela is just baffling. He potters about, loses the ball, gets cards, produces nothing, no goals, no assists, and gets 6 /10 for that, whilst Son gets 8. I bet if Sissoko had done exactly what Lamela had done his maximum would have been 5.

  2. Again Son is way ahead of 1 foot wasteful Lamela it would be a travesty if he gets in ahead of Son against Juve. I cannot understand this facination with Lamela who is just as poor as Sissoko

  3. Dier 7, Eriksen 8? 2 points too high for both. Dier walked his way through the match like a zombie, either spraying long passes to no-one or playing meaningless sideways passes. Hasn’t a creative thought in his body.
    Eriksen was quiet throughout. Why he was so deep for so much of the game is a mystery.


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