For the first time in their Premier League history Spurs have begun the season with three away wins following a 3-2 victory at West Ham.
Spurs were poor in the first thirty minutes, cruising on the hour and finished the match in desperation in the midst of a frantic brawl on the halfway line.
The game turned on the sending off of Serge Aurier on seventy minutes after Kane (2) and Eriksen had put them comfortably ahead. Spurs then conceded two headed goals from Hernandez and Kouyate.
Scores today include a one and a ten!
Lloris – 6
No chance with the two goals, some good sweeper-keeper moments.
Alderweireld – 6
A couple of errors but his reliability demands he plays the centre of a back three.
Sanchez – 5
Played well enough but looks inexperienced and might have given away a penalty in the second half. Put under pressure by the presence of Andy Carroll. We need a calmer and more experienced head (literally) organising us in the centre of defence.
Vertonghen – 8
Often superb at the back and even exciting pressing forward at times.
Aurier – 1
A truly terrible game. So often out of position, including for the first goal, might have given away three penalties. His reckless sending off was symptomatic of the way he approached the whole game. His show reel features so many round the corner last ditch tackles like the one he attempted with his final act of the game – his vanity that he possesses such timing! I’m not going to jump on any bandwagon that says he’s a terrible player however and I know Poch will seek to develop him. Remember some early Walker games and look how good he became!
Dier – 6
It was one of those games when we needed Dier in there.
Sissoko – 6
He did OK. It’s just that Dier and Sissoko lack the flair and class of the country’s best midfields. If we are slowly losing Dembele to injury, the lack of a top class midfield purchase in the summer is going to hurt us.
Davies – 7
Looks the business once again – even appears to have become stronger and faster as he has grown in confidence.
Eriksen – 8
Scored an exquisitely taken goal. Won’t be credited with an assist but his touch was involved in the build up to the other two goals. He looks a class apart in Spurs midfield.
Alli – 6
How can you give someone with two assists a mere 6? He has the ability to find threatening positions and the touch sometimes to exploit them and that makes him an invaluable asset. Currently looks a peripheral figure the rest of the time.
Kane – 10
Full marks not just because he scored two brilliantly taken goals and hit the post twice in an away fixture where we struggled. But he looked the best player on the pitch moving away from players, hitting passes, everything. We are watching the emergence of one of the very best … and … at our club … and … one of our own!
Llorente came on and led the line (in the brawl). Trippier probably enjoyed coming on and looking like a ‘normal’ right back. And Winks, as ever, looked progressive and hard-working as the first sub on.
Watch the Spurs fans go mental after Eriksen scores the winner at West Ham
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