Player Ratings: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Cardiff City

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Hugo Lloris – 6

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It was another eventful game for the Frenchman as he combined great moments with confusing ones. He almost gifted Cardiff the equalizer when he refused to come out of his goal on a through ball which showed his lack of confidence at the minute. However, he swept away a dangerous chance later on in the game and had a great stop from a Morrison header in the second half.

Midfielder Eric Dier scored his first Premier League goal in 18 months for Tottenham Hotspur after just eight minutes in what looked like being a comfortable home win against Cardiff City at Wembley, but it turned out to be hard going for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Neil Warnock’s side would not just roll over, even when going down to ten men with Joe Ralls sent off for a reckless challenge on Lucas Moura after 59 minutes. The Welsh side had their opportunities to level, even hitting the Spurs post at one stage when Lloris palmed a shot onto the upright.

In the first half superb defending from Toby Alderweireld also denied the visitors.

Spurs got over the line in the end though to move up into third place in the table with Chelsea playing on Sunday.

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  1. Well I would have to say the majority of those ratings were WAY too HIGH.

    Trippier had no defensive duty to do at all and managed to put in maybe 4 good crosses out of 12. He was a 5.
    Sissoko who I defend more than most i thought was very poor. -4

    Dier apart from the gifted goal was again plodding around and contributed very little -5

    Rose had a terrible game and I like him over Ben but really a 5 would be generous.-5
    Toby saved a goal but his distribution today was the worst I have seen from him in a long time.-6
    Sonny boy was a -5
    Moura was better than a lot of people gave him credit -7.5
    Winks was decent and got better as the game progressed. -7.5
    Kane was average today. 6.5
    LLoris 6. Still causes us problems playing too slowly out of the back. I for one want to see him hit it up the park instead of inviting pressure. Sure I like playing out of the back but not the way he is doing it consistently making the wrong choice.
    That was the worst performance by a mile this year. We were awful.


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