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Tottenham dominated proceedings despite only scraping past Everton 3-2 at White Hart Lane. So how did they perform individually?

Hugo Lloris, 7

Distributed the ball well. Could do little about two accurate Everton finishes — didn’t have many other shots to deal with.

Eric Dier, 8

Made a crucial tackle in the first half to prevent a good opportunity for the visitors. Adeptly dealt with the fluctuating threat offered by the Everton.

Toby Alderweireld, 7

Anchored the team effectively. Would have been delighted with the lack of midfield runners in the Everton side.

Jan Vertonghen, 8

Had to deal with Romelu Lukaku more often than the other centre-backs and did so brilliantly until his unfortunate slip resulted in a goal. Still, he was superb at the back and posed an attacking threat too.

Kyle Walker, 7

Didn’t often get the chance to put deliveries into the box, but was composed and confident on the ball and kept things ticking over down Spurs’ right side.

Victor Wanyama, 7

Was unlucky with a first half shot that came back off the post. Protected the back four efficiently and passed the ball well.

Mousa Dembele, 8

Single handedly won the midfield battle; the Everton players were either bouncing off him or stretching to prevent his penetrating dribbles.

Ben Davies, 7

Showed more tenacity and adventure than usual, which will do his confidence (and the fans’ confidence in him) a world of good. His crossing could be better, but there were promising signs here.

Christian Eriksen, 7

Played his part in some slick attacking moves and put a couple of dangerous deliveries into the box. Pulled out of more than one 50/50 challenge which provoked a few groans.

Dele Alli, 8

Linked up well with Ben Davies down the left, set up Kane’s second and scored the goal that ultimately won the game with a clever little flick.

Harry Kane, 9

Continued his terrific goalscoring form with two excellently taken goals in another match winning display. Nitpickers will say he probably should have scored a third that would have sealed the points earlier.

Substitutes

Harry Winks, N/A

Came on for Dembele with 12 minutes left. His quick thinking from a free-kick resulted in the third crucial goal.

Moussa Sissoko, N/A

Played just three minutes plus stoppage time in which he didn’t see much of the ball.

Vincent Janssen, N/A

Just like last week, he was only brought on so Kane could get a standing ovation.

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Walker had plenty of chances to cross the ball but elected not to.
    Vertonghen excellent but guilty of too many loose passes.
    Eriksen showed, once again, how little courage he has.
    Janssen earned the free kick which Winks took for Alli ‘s winner.

  2. Agree that for once lloris distributed the ball without causing panic
    Disagree – He should have stopped the 1st goal at least if not both of them!

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