A first Wembley win for Tottenham looked certain going into stoppage time 1-0 up against visitors Burnley. But Chris Wood’s equaliser right at the death consigned Spurs to yet another disappointing result at the national stadium. So how did Mauricio Pochettino’s side rate individually?
Hugo Lloris, 7
Made a fine one handed save and a perfectly timed sliding interception that would have been crucial to the points had Tottenham held on. Could do little about the goal.
Kieran Trippier, 4
His defensive positioning, particularly in the last few minutes, was dreadful. Inexplicably stopped tracking Wood for the Burnley goal. Didn’t make up for it with any meaningful attacking contribution.
Toby Alderweireld, 6
Some accused him of failing to communicate with Trippier for the equaliser, but I thought the right-back was solely at fault. Alderweireld was generally comfortable but could have distributed the ball with more intent.
Jan Vertonghen, 7
The opposite to Alderweireld in possession: brought the ball out from the back quickly, drilling it into the forward players with purpose. Dealt with Burnley’s imposing forwards despite being clattered a couple of times.
Ben Davies, 5
Simply didn’t offer enough drive going forward. Made a couple of promising overlaps in the second half and wasn’t found, but should be taking the offensive initiative himself more often.
Eric Dier, 6
Tidy on the ball in midfield for an hour without really standing out. He then dropped into a back three when Burnley introduced two centre-forwards, which gave Trippier permission to roam and lose his discipline.
Mousa Dembele, 7
A third impressive display in as many weeks. We’d perhaps be hearing more praise for the Belgian had the last two results been better. Moved with the ball beautifully and used his strength to aid the defence.
Christian Eriksen, 6
Admirably tried to create openings whenever possible but was a little nonchalant in the final third, and his final product wasn’t quite there apart from the corner that led to the goal.
Dele Alli, 7
Scored the goal that should have won it for Spurs. Like Eriksen, he could have been a bit more decisive in and around the box. Regardless, he made a tangible impact and that’s what he’s there to do.
Heung-Min Son, 6
Drove into the Burnley box as often as possible early on but struggled to get in behind the defence. Was substituted with 20 minutes to go, just as the game was beginning to stretch — a mistake, for me.
Harry Kane, 6
What else does he have to do to score in August? Made the wrong decision two or three times in promising positions, but was mostly foiled by countless blocks.
Moussa Sissoko, 6
Replaced Son. Seemed keen to get forward but he’s simply not a game-changer.
Harry Winks, N/A
Came on in the 88th minute. Didn’t do a lot.
Davinson Sanchez, N/A
Introduced after the equaliser in stoppage for a very short debut appearance.