Tottenham didn’t need to do much to ease past strugglers Hull at White Hart Lane, but there were some impressive performances nonetheless. Here’s how the hosts rated individually.
Hugo Lloris, 7
Made two important saves to prevent Jake Livermore marking his return to the Lane with a goal. Add to that a couple routine first half stops and you’ve got your standard Lloris outing.
Kyle Walker, 8
Given even more freedom to get forward as a wing-back and it paid off; Walker displayed pace, power and final product to set Eriksen up for the second goal and looked confident all night.
Eric Dier, 7
Deployed as the furthest right of three centre-backs. There have been calls for Dier to return to midfield, and he demonstrated those skills as a defender tasked with bringing the ball out from the back. Filled in for Walker effectively on the right when the wing-back bombed forward.
Toby Alderweireld, 7
A key part of a back three that rode a short-lived Hull storm and ended up having a comfortable night. I’ll let the stats do the talking for Toby.
Toby Alderweireld vs. Hull City:
100% tackles won
100% successful clearances
100% final-third pass accuracy
93% pass accuracy
— Spurs Stat Man (@SpursStatMan) December 14, 2016
Jan Vertonghen, 7
Nearly scored a rare goal after weaving through several Hull defenders before fluffing his lines at the last. Like his defensive colleagues, Vertonghen grew into the game and was barely troubled from the second goal onwards.
Danny Rose, 8
Worked as hard as ever, exemplified by his unnecessary drive to keep in a wayward pass that was creeping out for a throw-in at 3-0. Set up the first goal with a customary piece of wing-play.
Victor Wanyama, 7
Appeared to be struggling early on as he has been in recent weeks, misplacing one or two passes and drawing a few groans from the crowd. Settled with the rest of the team eventually and was on hand to score his second goal for the club.
Christian Eriksen, 8
Popped up with two crucial goals — both well taken, if arguably unmissable. It’s great to have a confident Eriksen back; the Dane has now scored five goals in his last four league appearances.
Moussa Sissoko, 7
Built on his impressive cameo at Old Trafford with another imposing display, driving forward with the ball confidently, particularly in the first half. Was given a mostly standing ovation when substituted. Promising signs.
Dele Alli, 5
Seems to have lost a little bit of confidence lately, as displayed by his reluctance to shoot at Old Trafford and another off-day in front of goal against Hull. Was the first to be subbed — perhaps he needs a rest?
Harry Kane, 6
Looked eager to run at Hull’s uncertain defence at every opportunity and came close to scoring a couple of times. Like at Old Trafford, however, his passing lacked accuracy and he looked a little tired. Should be back in the goals soon.
Harry Winks, 7
Saw a fizzing shot creep past the wrong side of the post late on. A shame, because his half-hour outing deserved to be profitable. Winks is improving all the time and should start against Burnley this weekend.
Heung-Min Son, N/A
The result was wrapped up by the time Son came on with 15 minutes to go. He did little more than aid the retaining of possession in the closing stages.
Josh Onomah, N/A
Played just five minutes plus stoppage time.