Tottenham Player Ratings From two-1 Get Above Sunderland: Spurs Enjoy Properly, But Count On Hugo Lloris Heroics Yet Once again

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Hugo Lloris TottenhamLloris, Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen earn praise.

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Tottenham Hotspur received by their favorite scoreline – 2-1 – on Saturday afternoon as Sunderland had been narrowly defeated at White Hart Lane.

Spurs dominated possession – with 65% of the ball – but the Black Cats looked like they would receive a battling level, ahead of Christian Eriksen’s eighth purpose of the time fired the hosts in front soon after 88 minutes.

Jan Vertonghen had before broken the deadlock, only for previous Arsenal midfielder Sebastian Larsson to equalise with an unstoppable cost-free-kick halfway by means of the 1st half.

Here is how Mauricio Pochettino’s men rated on a day which observed them climb over regional rivals Arsenal to fifth in the Premier League table…

GK: Hugo Lloris – eight/ten

Produced an impressive double help save to deny Adam Johnson and Danny Graham with the rating at 1-one. Then manufactured a world class block to end Graham stealing a stoppage-time equaliser. No goalkeeper on the world would have stored out Larsson’s fantastic totally free-kick.

RB: Kyle Walker – six/10

Walker experienced a astonishingly silent game, thinking about how much Spurs dominated possession. Which is because Tottenham did most of their attacking down the remaining, in which Danny Rose seemed quite sharp.

LB: Danny Rose – 8/ten

Showed great self-assurance and potential to dribble past opponents from tight scenarios on multiple situations. Extremely dangerous likely ahead. Sound defensively.

CB: Eric Dier 7/ten

Did very nicely on a exceptional start off at centre-back. He was hardly ever troubled by Jermain Defoe, despite the fact that he did make an great very last-ditch slide deal with to halt the former Spurs man’s development early in the next 50 %.

CB: Jan Vertonghen – six.5/ten

Opened the scoring with a nicely-taken purpose – though his shot was deflected, he showed excellent composure to handle a high ball and get a decent strike on focus on. He undid considerably of his good operate when he fouled Defoe to give away the free of charge-kick from which Sunderland equalised. He was fortunate that his miscalculation did not cost his crew. However, he was considerably from lucky in 2nd-half stoppage time, when he located the net once again, only for his purpose to be dominated out for offside, in spite of clearly being inside his own 50 percent when the ball was performed.

Jan Vertonghen Tottenham

CM: Mousa Dembele – 6/ten

Did alright, but did plainly did not invest wherever around optimum hard work into the match. Spurs improved considerably when Dembele was changed by Andros Townsend with 15 minutes still left.

Dembele, Tottenham

CM: Benjamin Stambouli – 7/10

Was the crucial to Spurs winning the midfield struggle. Did not do considerably with the ball, but creativity is not in his work description.

AM: Nacer Chadli – 5.five/10

A rare off-working day for Tottenham’s purpose-receiving midfield male.

AM: Harry Kane – six.five/10

Smashed a minimal lengthy-shot off the foot of the post in very first-half stoppage time. Kane commenced numerous of Tottenham’s attacks from deep, but a aspect impact of him taking part in in the quantity 10 part – fairly than up front – was that he did not get into the penalty area usually ample.

AM: Christian Eriksen – seven.5/10

Was 2 times denied by goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon with intense strikes from long selection and he almost scored a contender for aim of the season, but his ‘Paul Gascoigne style’ flick and volley ended with his energy landing marginally vast. Eriksen held trying, although, and his persistence was rewarded when he guided a lower drive into the base corner of the net to grab the winner late on. General, the Dane was extremely excellent, but his established-pieces ended up terrible.

ST: Roberto Soldado – five/10

Soldado unsuccessful to transform a good possibility as he tried out to dance around Pantilimon when a single-on-1 in with the Sunderland goalkeeper in the initial 50 %. He then spurned one more excellent prospect just right after the crack, failing to get a toe on a outstanding low cross from Eriksen. Sensing that Soldado was by no means going to score, Pochettino changed him with Emmanuel Adebayor on 61 minutes.

Roberto Soldado


Emmanuel Adebayor – 6/ten

Did not seem completely suit, but his introduction even now enhanced Tottenham’s attacking dynamic, with the Togolese ahead supplying his team’s widemen with a much better goal than they experienced in sorry Soldado.

Andros Townsend – 7/ten

Punished Sunderland’s tiring legs with terrifying tempo. Townsend set up Eriksen’s winner adhering to a rapid burst down the correct flank.

Paulinho – n/a

Was only on the pitch for a handful of minutes, after coming on for Chadli.