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Tottenham were lucky to leave the Etihad Stadium with a point despite gifting Manchester City their two goals. So, in such a strange team performance, how did the visitors do individually?

Hugo Lloris, 4

Saved brilliantly from David Silva in the first half. But two uncharacteristic errors from the usually unflappable Frenchman should have cost Spurs the game.

Eric Dier, 6

Caught out a few times by City’s pressing game early on, not helped by having to switch position twice. Grew into the contest, notably stepping up a level when Toby Alderweireld limped off.

Toby Alderweireld, 7

Tottenham’s best defender on the day. Made a crucial tackle to prevent a certain Pablo Zabaleta goal, and ushered Sergio Aguero out wide when he was through.

Kevin Wimmer, 4

Looked out of his depth from the start, picking up a needless yellow card after overplaying at the back. Substituted at half time.

Kyle Walker, 6

Lucky not to see red for a push on Raheem Sterling at 2-1 — it ended up keeping Tottenham in the game. His accurate cross was headed home by Dele Alli for the leveller.

Victor Wanyama, 7

City exploited the gaps in behind him, but his strength and clever positioning were vital as Spurs hung on. Looked equally adept when deployed as a centre back.

Mousa Dembele, 6

Got his team up the pitch with some fine dribbling but overran it more than once. Quiet in the second half and was eventually subbed.

Danny Rose, 6

A real mixed bag. Displayed his usual tenacity and put in a superb tackle to stop City going further ahead. His passing was sloppy, though, and his crossing was inconsistent.

Christian Eriksen, 5

Barely involved until playing his part in Tottenham’s best move of the match, which resulted in the equaliser. He’ll perhaps feel he should have made a bigger impact elsewhere.

Dele Alli, 6

Involved only a bit more than Eriksen, but it was his goal that put Spurs back in with a chance. He’s becoming the club’s talisman.

Harry Kane, 6

Reminiscent of his tepid performance at Old Trafford last month, but this time Kane popped up with a lovely flicked pass to set up the equaliser.

Substitutes

Heung-Min Son, 6

I’d forgotten he was on the pitch until he scored. Took his goal brilliantly considering the pressure he was under.

Harry Winks, 6

Replaced Alderweireld on 65 minutes. Kept his head without doing much of note.

Moussa Sissoko, N/A

Played just 12 minutes plus stoppage time. Tried to get at City but Tottenham were pinned back.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. I do not see what why we rank Lloris so highly? He is always the weak link and can never ever even distribute the ball. He causes so much confusion at the back! The next thing is when we get players faster than ours, we are lost!!! It was our lucky day….. Still stick to my assessment. This kind of play and we will finish about 6th ! As the saying goes – “Same old Spurs” things will never change!

    • C’mon are you serious, I’ve never seen a Spurs side as competitive as this current one. Your entitled to your opinion but football must never be enjoyable to someone with such a negative outlook. The fact we managed 2-2 yesterday having been so below par, for me provided more evidence of how far this team has come and the belief they have in themselves.

  2. Trust me being an ex goalkeeper. Positioning is one of the hardest parts of being a goalkeeper. He is one of the best in the world. Plus shot stopping, claiming the ball in pressurised situations. He’s knowledge and awareness is right up there.

  3. We drew Man u Drew Liverpool lost City needed to win what is all the fuss about we did not play well so what we got away with it move on.

  4. Hugo had a shocker yesterday.However it is his distribution with feet that gives me heart in mouth moments.I’ve made these comments before,that whilst playing out from the back is fine,his passes are generally sloppy and put the receiving defender under unnecessary pressure.
    City beat us at our own game today and we were lucky to come away with a point having been all over the place in the first half.We had to change our shape more than once particularly after losing Toby and I thought it strange Davies didn’t come on at some point.Sadly I think Wimmer blew his chance today.
    On the face of it though a draw at the Etihad would be considered a good result.I don’t think City will continue to give up that many chances each week.

  5. We definitely dodged a bullet with this one. In the end I’m pleased that we salvaged a point and that in itself shows character; however, we were outfought in midfield and our full backs occupied far more defensively than in recent weeks. I thought Wanyama was immense, especially having to step back after Toby went off

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