Tottenham ran out 1-0 winners against Manchester City on Sunday, ensuring victory in Nuno Espirito’s Santo’s first game in charge.
Son Heung-min’s second half strike was enough to give Spurs all three points. Here’s how every player rated on a memorable day.
Hugo Lloris, 7 – Recovered from an early flap to have a comfortable day, catching crosses and making routine saves.
Japhet Tanganga, 9 – Excellent. Aggressive in the tackle at every opportunity and often drove Spurs forward.
Davinson Sanchez, 8 – I noticed one fluffed clearance but the Colombian already looks like he has his confidence back.
Eric Dier, 8 – Like Sanchez, Dier was surprisingly strong and composed throughout. Really impressive.
Sergio Reguilon, 7 – Produced a couple of dangerous crosses and generally defended well.
Oliver Skipp, 7 – A strong display as the deepest midfielder. Didn’t look like a player lacking Premier League experience.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 7 – Helped Skipp make Spurs difficult to penetrate centrally, and contributed to many of the counter attacks.
Dele Alli, 8 – So composed on the ball and put in numerous tackles and interceptions to break up City attacks in that new midfield role.
Lucas Moura, 8 – His bursts forward were instrumental and his work rate was so great to see. One negative: his shooting.
Steven Bergwijn, 7 – Worked incredibly hard and always wanted to start a counter. Should have made it 2-0, though.
Son Heung-min, 8 – After some tentative moments in the first half he burst into life after the break and grabbed the crucial winner.
Giovani Lo Celso, N/A – Showed real grit to help Spurs get over the line.
Matt Doherty, N/A – Enjoyed a comfortable cameo after replacing Tanganga.
Cristian Romero, N/A – Made his first appearance in stoppage time.