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.