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Tottenham strolled to a 3-0 victory over Everton as Goodison Park thanks to a Harry Kane brace and Christian Eriksen’s first half strike. Mauricio Pochettino’s opted for a back three and it more than paid off as Spurs swept past the Toffees with ease. So how did the visitors perform individually?

Hugo Lloris, 6

Can’t recall him having a meaningful save to make. Almost gifted Everton a goal with a stray pass.

Toby Alderweireld, 6

Booked early for a clumsy challenge but Everton didn’t take advantage of that, barely troubling him all afternoon.

Davinson Sanchez, 7

A really promising debut in the centre of the back three. Used his pace to prevent balls in behind leading to anything.

Jan Vertonghen, 7

Perhaps had the least to do of the defenders, which is saying something. A very peaceful afternoon for the Belgian.

Kieran Trippier, 6

Didn’t produce many dangerous deliveries but was much more comfortable on the ball than he was against Burnley or Chelsea.

Eric Dier, 7

Nothing spectacular but passed the ball beautifully and kept Spurs ticking. Was given plenty of room to do so by Everton, it must be said.

Moussa Sissoko, 6

Worked hard and drove forward whenever possible, but his final product was wayward, as was his touch. Better than usual.

Ben Davies, 8

Brilliantly effective going forward. His searing shot led to the second goal and it was his cross that Kane converted for the third.

Christian Eriksen, 8

Scored the second goal and pulled the strings for Spurs. Unlucky not to score a volley after a wonderfully worked one-two with Kane.

Dele Alli, 7

Played a part in most attacks. Slick in possession and scrappy off the ball. Did everything but score really.

Harry Kane, 8

It’s September, so of course he scored. Didn’t mean the first one but took his second clinically. Showed quality on the ball throughout.

Substitutes

Mousa Dembele, 6

Replaced Eriksen with 20 minutes left and helped the team see out the game.

Harry Winks, N/A

Came on in the 78th minute for Sissoko, who limped off. Blocked a late Gylfi Sigurdsson effort.

Heung-Min Son, N/A

His 85th minute arrival allowed Kane to receive a standing ovation.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. For me, Alli was poor again. Too much attempted showboating rather than sticking to the basics. His missed chance was a case in point. Should have tapped in easily but chose to try and make it look clever. If you’re going to give Trippier and Sissoko a 6, both of whom showed loads of effort, then Alli should rate about the same.

    • I agree completely.. seems the writer is a massive Dele fan so just overlooks Dele’s failures in that game.. didn’t even bother to mention his shocking miss, which was entirely down to his desire to show off, instead of simply tap it in. Didn’t think Dele had a good game at all.

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