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I’m still not quite over that one. Despite trailing for most of the contest, Tottenham scored three late goals to complete an incredible comeback at Swansea. It’s difficult to be critical after such an emotional end to the game, but I’ve tried to be realistic with my ratings. If you like, just imagine them all as 10/10. Because that’s what they deserve after showing such fight and endeavour.

Michel Vorm, 6

Didn’t have much to do in terms of saves — could do little about the goal. Distributed the ball far more comfortably than Hugo Lloris often does.

Kyle Walker, 6

Pinned Swansea back by constantly driving football but his final ball was erratic. Did a good job on the troublesome Jordan Ayew for the most part.

Toby Alderweireld, 6

Beaten to the ball by Routledge for the opener. His passing ability helped when everyone was camped in the Swansea half.

Jan Vertonghen, 6

He and Alderweireld had little to do after reacting a bit slowly to the Swansea goal. Brought the ball out from the back quickly whenever possible.

Ben Davies, 5

Too easily outmuscled and outthought by Ayew for the Swansea goal. Didn’t offer anything going forward compared to Walker on the other side.

Eric Dier, 6

Perhaps the quietest of the Tottenham players, but he did very little wrong and kept things tidy, keeping his discipline despite being booked.

Mousa Dembele, 7

Only really found his rhythm when Spurs’ hunt for an equaliser intensified towards the end. He controlled the tempo in the closing stages.

Moussa Sissoko, 4

During an early counter attack he should have shot but instead chose a pass that was blocked. Looked eager to impress but was so wasteful and was the first to be substituted.

Dele Alli, 8

His attacking intent and ability to be in the right place at the right time earned a goal that was the catalyst for the comeback. Assisted the third goal with a perfect pass.

Christian Eriksen, 8

Like everyone else, his final ball wasn’t up to scratch in the first half. But he always looked like the one who would eventually unlock Swansea. He made the equaliser and took the third goal brilliantly.

Heung-Min Son, 7

The worst of the lot in terms of final product until he poked home what was ultimately the winning goal. His decision making was inconsistent as usual but you can’t fault his impact.

Substitutes

Vincent Janssen, 7

His flicked assist for Son’s goal was superb, as was his hold-up play for the third. A really, really promising cameo even if the goals still aren’t coming.

Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, N/A

Gave Spurs width but didn’t directly contribute much. Nice to see him involved in the wild celebrations with teammates and fans.

Kieran Trippier, N/A

Brought on for Son right at the end to waste some time.

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. How can you say that Son “was inconsistent as usual” and Janssen is “really, really promising”.
    Son scored 16 goals in this season, and Jassen made only 1 goal from open play.
    Son made several crucial goals while Harry Kane was forced off the field due to his injury.

  2. Son blows hot and cold. The thing is that if he was more consistent he would be truly a world class player. Jansen tonight look as if he can truly make a difference for us. Sissoko, on the other hand has less skill than the boil on my arse.

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