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Spurs were much improved after a poor first half display against Everton. But who excelled and who failed to impress in the draw at Goodison Park?

Hugo Lloris – 5/10

If we’re picking faults, the Tottenham captain was a tad slow to react to Barkley’s free-kick that bounced all the way in. Hugo looked a little rusty before being forced off with a hamstring injury.

Kyle Walker – 7/10

Spurs’ key creative outlet on the day, Walker built on a number of fine performances last season with an impressive display, crossing for Erik Lamela’s goal and creating two other decent chances.

Toby Alderweireld – 7/10

Imperious as ever. Didn’t have to deal with much, but cleared up any danger he had to with minimal fuss.

Jan Vertonghen – 6/10

Like his partner Toby, Vertonghen had little to deal with through the middle as make-shift striker Gerard Deulofeu mainly threatened on the flanks. Lacks Alderweireld’s complete composure, but steady all the same.

Danny Rose – 6/10

Got into some decent positions as he did so often last term, but struggled to produce any decent deliveries. Something for Rose to work on, for sure.

Eric Dier – 5/10

There seemed to be a bit of confusion between Dier and Victor Wanyama as to who should sit deeper in the midfield two. Offered little and was the first outfield player to be subbed.

Victor Wanyama – 6/10

Gave away the free-kick that Barkley scored from inside five minutes, and followed it up with a couple of other silly fouls. But grew into the game, making some crucial defensive interventions to aid the side.

Erik Lamela – 7/10

Not involved at all during the first half, but was Spurs’ best player after the break, scoring the crucial goal with a well placed header. Very nearly grabbed the winner but was denied by a fine save.

Christian Eriksen – 5/10

A stale performance compared to what we know Eriksen can offer. Hopefully not distracted by a rumoured contract dispute. Tottenham fans will expect better from one of the team’s very best players.

Dele Alli – 5/10

There were calls on Twitter for “Dele” to return to “Alli”. Looked a shadow of the player who was so impressive last year, but it’s early days. He’ll improve.

Harry Kane – 5/10

Offered very little, but shouldn’t be blamed. Spurs struggled to get the ball into Kane; he only really got involved when Vincent Janssen was introduced as a strike partner in the second half.

Substitutes:

Vincent Janssen – 7/10

Missed a really good chance to win it, but the Dutchman undeniably changed the game when introduced after the break with some good link-up play and keen running. A promising debut.

Michel Vorm – 6/10

Didn’t have too much to do but was composed and responsible when called upon, making a crucial save just before half time to prevent Everton from doubling their lead.

 

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