Spurs continued their perfect start to pre-season with a 4-1 victory over Reading at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

An owl goal and further first-half strikes from Dele Alli and Heung Min Son put Jose Mourinho’s into a comfortable half-time lead. Substitute Erik Lamela made it 4-0 with an outstanding free-kick before George Puscas replied for the Royals with a late penalty.

Here’s how we rated the players on the day:

Hugo Lloris, 6 – Made one simple save, but a routine afternoon for the Frenchman.

Gedson Fernandes, 5 – Conceded a needless early free-kick and was generally quite sloppy in what was a failed audition at right-back.

Eric Dier, 7 – His first start in pre-season and hardly put a foot wrong in the 45 minutes he was on the pitch.

Toby Alderweireld, 7 – Cruised through with ease.

Ben Davies, 7 – Played an outstanding pass to Son which led to the opener and produced another dangerous cross which evaded everyone. Looks a guaranteed start against Everton.

Harvey White, 7 – First start in the first-team and didn’t look out of place at all. Very tidy in possession.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 6 – Superb at winning the ball back, but loose in possession. Improved in the second.

Dele Alli, 8 – Another 60 minutes in the tank for Alli, who was looked confident and composed before helping himself to his first goal since March with an exquisite lob after a one-two with Moura.

Lucas Moura, 7 – Really promising display from the Brazilian, who should have done better with an early chance, but made up for it by assisting Alli’s goal before playing a key pass to Bergwijn in the build-up to Son’s.

Steven Bergwijn, 7 – Missed out against Ipswich, but looked sharp, producing a fine assist for Son and was a constant threat before he came off.

Heung Min Son, 8 – It was his cross-shot that created the opener, but the South Korean wasn’t to be denied – coolly slotting home Tottenham’s third and his third in just two pre-season outings six minutes before the break.


Joe Hart, 6 – Vocal as ever, but had nothing meaningful to do.

Cameron Carter-Vickers 5, – Replaced Dier at the break and didn’t look too threatened before he unfortunately conceded a late penalty for handball.

Ryan Sessegnon, 5 – Started at left-back before moving further forward, but failed to impress.

Serge Aurier 6, – Comfortable showing and unless he features tomorrow, this could turn out to be his last appearance in a Spurs shirt.

Erik Lamela, 6 – Started well and curled in a wonderful free-kick to make it 4-0, but his end product was poor after that.

Moussa Sissoko, 6 – Played his first 40 minutes since last season before coming off late on.

Jack Clarke, 6 – Tried to be positive, but it didn’t quite happen. Good signs, however.

Dennis Cirkin, 6 – Kept the ball well.

Paulo Gazzaniga, 6 – Made a fine diving stop moments after his introduction, but could do little about Pucas’ penalty seconds later.

Jamie Bowden, N/A – Replaced Hojbjerg with 15 minutes remaining.

Dane Scarlett – N/A.

Alfie Devine – N/A.



  1. Ben Davies Erik Lamela still must go and get new players in place of them
    I can bet that Dele Ali will NOT play well in coming new season


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