PLAYER RATINGS: Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 West Ham United

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris – He used his feet more than his hands today and that says a lot about the game. He couldn’t have done anything to keep out Lanzini’s beautiful shot but he was solid as always apart from that.

Kyle Walker – He had his best game of the season until he gifted Lanzini a goal. He was faultless through 85 minutes as he gave away nothing to West Ham attackers and scored a magnificent goal late on in the game.

Danny Rose – He also had his best game of the season in my opinion. He was everywhere his team needed him to be. He looked so comfortable in both ends of the pitch. He played as a left winger, left back and even as a right back, and he stuck his neck out to defend as well.

Toby Alderweireld – Another solid game from the Belgian with the added bonus of a superbly taken goal. Reid could not deal with his movement in the box and he was a rock at the back.

Jan Vertonghen – The other Belgian centre back was brilliant as well. Unusually, he did not bomb forward with the ball as much today but he was confident on the ball and composed when defending.

Eric Dier – The young midfielder was superb again protecting his back four as he ended up all over the pitch to keep West Ham out. Paul Scholes criticized his passing midweek but he looks like he’s improved that part of his game with every passing week.

Christian Eriksen – The Dane was majestic today as he started on the left, drifted inside and created everything for his team. He thought he scored with a brilliant volley which was saved by Adrian but it takes nothing away from a brilliant performance.

Dele Alli – The youngster worked so hard to get himself on the scoresheet today but the ball did not fall his way. He started the game as the deeper midfielder but he moved up in the second half. He pressed so hard and so smart, he really looks years above his age.

Heung-Min Son – He did not start well but he got himself going with his defensive energy. His pressing really made a difference and he did not make his team miss Lamela. He could have put himself on the scoresheet a couple of times but his touch let him down. He made up for it with a smart assist to Walker late on.

Moussa Dembele – The Belgian was unbelievable as he toyed with the West Ham defenders like they were kids. He bullied them, pressed them and got past them so easily, it was brilliant to watch. Additionally, he was always purposeful with the ball unlike last couple of seasons.

Harry Kane – The main man got his mojo back for sure as he took advantage of the terrible defending by West Ham. He scored a well taken goal to open up the game for his team and scored his second in the second half to put the game to bed. He could have easily had a hat-trick if he did not embarrass himself by missing the goal on a one on one.

Subs

Ryan Mason – A really good substitute performance from the midfielder as he was energetic and creative. He almost scored a goal himself but his volley hit Adrian and his long range effort hit the post.

Joshua Onomah – An encouraging cameo from the youngster as he was energetic and bold. The team fed him the ball and he tried to create for them.

Tom Carroll – A late appearance for the midfielder.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. The best thing about the mighty Spurs today were the players that weren't there – Capoue ,Stambouli ,Soldado, Chiriches ,Adebayour , Kaboul ,Holtby ,Paulinho ,

    Well done Potch !

    Top job – COYS

  2. I've been moaning about Dembele for the past 2 seasons, Doesn't score, can't deliver a killer pass, can't provide an effective screen in front of the back 4. What is the point of Dembele, I asked plaintively. I now see the point, and, I tell you what, this humble pie I'm eating is mighty tasty! Well done, Poch, for bringing out the best in our boy! Harry Redknapp once said he tried to encourage Dembele by telling him constantly that he was good enough to play for Real Madrid. I couldn't stop laughing when I first heard that comment, but now I can see that he may have had a point. COYS!

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