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Tottenham were dominant in their Premier League encounter with Burnley but only managed a 2-1 win in the end. So how did they perform individually?

Hugo Lloris, 7

Made an important save in the opening stages but was beaten not long after — can’t be blamed, though.

Kyle Walker, 8

After an early mistake that almost led to a Burnley goal, Walker never looked back. He drove forward at every opportunity and it was his brilliant low cross that was turned in by Dele Alli.

Eric Dier, 6

Didn’t look in total control, mainly due to Burnley’s direct approach. Because of his composure, it’s often forgotten Dier is still young and learning. He needs tests like this.

Jan Vertonghen, 7

Part of a defence that looked all at sea for the visitors’ goal, but settled soon after and aided the transition from back to front when Spurs needed it most.

Danny Rose, 9 

A match-winning performance from a left-back some are now calling the best in the Premier League. Rose didn’t stop running, working, creating, and was eventually rewarded with an excellently taken winner. Bravo.

Victor Wanyama, 6

Clumsily gave the ball away twice in the first half. His final ball has been very hit and miss in recent games, but thankfully Wanyama was allowed to sit deeper with Winks and Dembele offering to take the ball forward instead.

Harry Winks, 7

Has the air of a regular already. Without being particularly impactful, Winks was composed, tidy and creative, and is starting to stake a claim as a first teamer.

Mousa Dembele, 5

Hasn’t looked himself for a couple of weeks. Guilty of overrunning the ball in promising situations and failed to clear — perhaps unfortunately — during the penalty box madness for the Burnley goal. Was the first player subbed.

Christian Eriksen, 7

Continues to look confident after rediscovering his goalscoring form. Came close with a fizzing low effort that was well saved. Ensured Spurs kept the pressure on in search of a winner. Only lacked final product.

Dele Alli, 6

Another one of those Dele Alli displays where he offers very little but hugely affects the game. Took his goal superbly, but could have scored a couple more and wasted some good opportunities to play in others in the final third.

Harry Kane, 5

Like Dembele, Kane’s looked a little off the pace lately. Worth noting both players have suffered injuries this season. Came close once or twice but lacked his usual punch. Likely just a mini-dip in form.

Substitutes

Moussa Sissoko, 7

Could have seen red for a rash tackle minutes after coming on. Ended up making a huge impact, constantly breaking forward with pace and intent. Assisted the winner and set up Heung-Min Son for another chance.

Heung-Min Son, 6

Bad decision making and poor finishing prevented an influential cameo, but he certainly stretched Burnley and offered an outlet on the counter.

Ben Davies, N/A

Came on for Rose, who had run himself into the ground with 13 minutes to go. Helped to keep Burnley out.

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. No mention of Lloris’ appalling distribution which is, at best, average and this week at schoolboy level.
    And Walker’s early mistake was followed by another absurd gaff which gave Burnley their goal.

  2. How can you give Winks a 7 rating , the sloppy goal that we conceded was down to Winks , not once knocking the ball back into our penalty area when he should be clearing it. I know the player is young and learning his trade and hopefully he will learn to cut these mistakes out . What is more worrying is playing Dier at the back, disaster waiting to happen every week , he could have cost us a penalty ,,,

  3. Cracking game…
    I had this prepared after 15mins…”Alli needs to decide whether he wants to be a football player or an actor”…
    then the little s*** went and scored…
    So pleased Winksy started (94.4% pass rate, 95.65% fwd. pass rate)…
    So pleased to see Eriksen continue to influence up front (what took you so long?)…
    So pleased for Danny Rose… see what happens when Sissoko gets into central MF.
    So pleased with the way we pressed and closed the game out in the last 15 mins.

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