Spurs half time ratings vs Leicester – Kane to the rescue

Harry Kane
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Here’s how we rated the Tottenham Hotspur players following the opening forty-five minutes of action against Leicester City

Tottenham head into the break against Brendan Rodgers’ side with a 1-0 advantage courtesy of a Harry Kane header from a Heung-min Son cross and were nearly behind early on when Daka saw his effort come back off the post.

Hugo Lloris: Got a brilliant fingertip to push Daka’s effort onto the post. 7.

Emerson Royal: Has been getting into forward positions, but as usual, wasteful in possession. 5.

Cristian Romero: Brilliant positioning to get Davies out of jail with a clearance which would have seen Leicester take the lead. 8.

Eric Dier: Has headed away some important clearances from the right flank. 6.

Ben Davies: Can count himself lucky after a horrible error that presented Albrighton with a chance.  Booked after clattering Daka 5.

Ryan Sessegnon: Still needs to improve defensively, can lose the ball easily which leads to Leicester breaking down the right.  Did much better before the break when he bombed down the left and saw his cross headed over by Lucas.  6.

Rodrigo Bentancur: Much better half compared to his last two outings, has looked to get stuck in and press when needed. 6.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: The quieter of the two central midfielders, will not want to see Perez’s chip over his head again. 5.

Lucas Moura: Came back into the side at the expense of Kulusevski but has done little to justify his place.  A poor header gifted Perez a shot on goal. 6.

Heung-min Son: Appeared to handle the ball in his own penalty area, albeit unwittingly and thankfully not reviewed by VAR. Played an inch-perfect corner for Kane to score. 6.

Harry Kane: Spurs’ biggest culprit of losing possession in the opening part of the game but made amends when he opened the scoring when he headed home from Son’s corner when he easily got away from his marker – nearly had a second but was closed down quickly by Schmeichel. 7.

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