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Spurs full time ratings vs Brentford: Seven minutes of magic

Here’s how we rated the Spurs players by the end of this evening’s Premier League clash against Brentford at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Ange Postecoglou’s side went in a goal down at half time, but managed to turn things around with three quickfire goals in the first seven minutes of the second half. Despite a fightback from Brentford, the Lilywhites managed to hold on to secure all three points in a 3-2 win.

Tottenham Hotspur full time ratings

Guglielmo Vicario: No fault for either of the Brentford goals. Vicario commanded his area well, particularly when collecting high balls into the box. Pulled off a huge save in injury time. 8.

Pedro Porro: Didn’t quite manage to get forward as much as we’d have liked, but did a decent job at the back. 6.

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Cristian Romero: Inexplicably decided not to close Ivan Toney down which ultimately led to Brentford’s first goal. A solid display at the back aside from that, with a couple of great recoveries late on. 6.

Micky van de Ven: Didn’t put a foot wrong. Some excellently-timed tackles, provided all the cover needed at the back, and as calm and composed on the ball as ever. 7.

Destiny Udogie: Rewarded for his adventurous play with a well-taken goal, which made amends for the misplaced pass in the first half that led to Brentford’s goal. But then gave the ball away again, playing Ivan Toney in for an easy goal. 6.

Oliver Skipp: Replaced at half-time, but will feel aggrieved to have been taken off as he actually played really well in the first half. A hard-working display, lots of energy, and recovering possession on multiple occasions. 7.

Rodrigo Bentancur: Another player replaced at half-time. Bentancur was unable to assert himself on the game in the first half, but did manage to make some classy, slick passes in the middle of the park as Spurs progressed down the field. 6.

James Maddison: Just as we’ve seen time and time again before his injury, everything Spurs did ran through Maddison, and he was instrumental in Richarlison‘s goal. 7.5.

Dejan Kulusevski: An aggressive, dogged display from Kulusevski. Looked dangerous on the right, and worked hard when he moved through the middle. The only criticism is, he could have scored if he used his right foot instead of turning back onto his left. 7.

Timo Werner: Heavily involved in the first two goals, with an assist for Brennan Johnson to give Spurs the lead. Lots of tantalising runs, but just needs to improve his delivery, especially on his left foot. 7.5.

Richarlison: Worked incredibly hard, made some great movement, and offered lots of aggressive pressing. Took his goal well. Even dropped deep in the second half to get more of the ball. A complete performance. 8.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: Was a calming influence when coming on in the second half and really helped Spurs win the battle in the middle of the park. 7.

Brennan Johnson: Scored with his first touch by being in the right place at the right time at the back post. Did very little after that, but Spurs were under intense pressure for much of the last 30 minutes. 6.

Radu Dragusin: Replaced Maddison with three minutes of regulation time to play. N/A.

Jamie Donley: Replaced Timo Werner in injury time. N/A.

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