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.
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.