Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a second-half winner as a lacklusture Tottenham made a losing start to their Premier League campaign against Everton.
Debutant Matt Doherty and Dele Alli had Spurs’ best chances, but they were both denied by an inspired Jordan Pickford in the Toffees goal.
The defeat was Tottenham’s first on the opening day since losing 2-1 at Newcastle United eight years ago.
Here’s how we rated the players on the day:
Hugo Lloris, 6 – Could do nothing about the goal.
Matt Doherty, 5 – Missed a great first-half chance to mark his debut with a goal. Delivery wasn’t perfect, but showed signs.
Toby Alderweireld, 5 – Struggled against Everton’s pacey front-two and should have got closer to Calvert-Lewis for the goal.
Eric Dier, 5 – Off the pace and was bullied by Calvert-Lewin for the winner.
Ben Davies, 5 – Not at the races and was lucky to get away with one early loose pass that put Richarlison in the clear.
Harry Winks, 4 – Him and Hojbjerg was too negative, especially at home, and he didn’t do enough. Picked the simple pass far too often.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 4 – Not a debut to remember. Sloppy in possession and dived into too many tackles, including one awful late one on Richarlison in which he was booked.
Lucas Moura, 5 – Offered little and his first touch was terrible.
Dele Alli, 4 – Forced Pickford into a fine first-half save, but that was his only meaningful contribution before he was deservedly hooked at the break.
Heung Min Son 4, – Had one wonderful opportunity to put Kane in the clear and he chose the wrong option. Didn’t looked remotely interested after the break.
Harry Kane, 4 – Hardly involved once again, although the service was shocking. His only contribution in an attacking sense was to put Doherty one-on-one, although he close-range effort was saved by Pickford. Looked frustrated.
Moussa Sissoko, 4 – Started at right-wing before ending the game at right-back. Didn’t offer much in either, in truth.
Steven Bergwijn, 4 – Couldn’t get into the game.
Tanguy Ndombele, N/A – Introduced far too late and was too careful.