PLAYER RATINGS: West Ham 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris – 6 – He had mostly nothing to do until the 60th minute when the momentum swung in West Ham’s favour. He had a couple decent saves against Hernandez and he managed his sweeper keeper duties with confidence.

Serge Aurier – 6 – What looked like a great game from the right-back turned into a nightmare for Tottenham as he was foolishly sent off for a challenge on Carroll. During the time he was on the pitch he looked brilliant with his tackling and forward runs.

Toby Alderweireld – 6 – An unusually average game from the Belgian as he was very sloppy on the ball from the get-go and he had a few missed tackles against Arnautovic. He was much better in the second half though as Tottenham looked to protect the lead.

Jan Vertonghen – 8 – A man of the match worthy performance from the centre-back as he especially stood out with his attacking presence, involving in the build-up for the second goal. He performed his defensive duties extremely well, helping Spurs secure the win.

Davinson Sanchez – 6 – The Colombian looked to have things under control at the start until the introduction of Andy Carroll. The striker gave him all kinds of problems but the centre-back was much more composed in the second half.

Ben Davies – 7 – Another solid performance from the Welshman, solidifying his place in the starting XI. His attacking contribution was important for his team going forward and he shored up the left side for Spurs, not allowing Zabaleta to have any attacking impact.

Eric Dier – 6 – His passing was all over the place today as he couldn’t deliver the right passes at the right times. His defending was very much appreciated by his centre-halves though as he covered a lot of ground after Aurier was sent off.

Moussa Sissoko – 7 – A physical presence in the middle of the park today as the Frenchman looks better and better with each game. The improvements may not be dramatic, but it’s certainly visible. His first touch and passing are still very big issues but his forward runs on and off the ball were useful.

Christian Eriksen – 8 – A magnificent performance from the Dane as he created chances for his team anytime he was on the ball. He was very much the key player in the build-up of the first two goals and he capped off his brilliant game with a well taken goal.

Dele Alli – 6 – Another poor performance from Dele who seems to be lacking a little confidence in front of the goal at the moment. He took way too long to sort out his feet in multiple occasions, stopping Tottenham from killing the game off earlier. His assist to Kane was quality though and maybe that will get him going for the upcoming fixtures.

Harry Kane – 8 – Another contender for the man of the match award today as he showed his ruthless side with two goals in three minutes. He was a nuisance for the West Ham defence all game and he should have had his hat-trick but his free-kick in the second half hit the post.

 Subs

Harry Winks – 6 – An energetic and smart performance from the youngster as he defended as well as he could in the circumstances and gave his team a breather when he was on the ball.

Kieran Tripper – 6 – Slotted in for Aurier following his second yellow card, will be happy he gets another chance to prove himself at Huddersfield.

Fernando Llorente – 10 – Love this man already. Great hold-up play, smart decisions and fighting the entire West Ham team, all in 6 minutes!

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