PLAYER RATINGS: Kane too hot to handle as Spurs thrash Stoke

PLAYER RATINGS: Kane too hot to handle as Spurs thrash Stoke

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the UEFA Champions League match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and AS Monaco FC at Wembley Stadium on September 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)


Tottenham put on an excellent team display in their 4-0 thrashing of Stoke City at White Hart Lane. So how did they do individually?

Hugo Lloris, 8

Saved brilliantly from Peter Crouch at 1-0 and remained calm among some Stoke pressure in a short second half spell.

Eric Dier, 8

Played some beautiful forward passes for Dele Alli, and looked far more assured at the back than he did on Thursday night.

Toby Alderweireld, 8

A standard Alderweireld performance until the Belgian was forced off holding his groin in the second half.

Jan Vertonghen, 8

A comfortable, confident 66 minutes before he was substituted for Harry Winks.

Kyle Walker, 7

His attacking intent put Spurs on the front foot from the off. The only thing missing was a final product, just like against Gent.

Victor Wanyama, 8

You can see why he starts every week — he rarely puts a foot wrong. Won almost every 50/50 and brought the ball out from the back effectively.

Mousa Dembele, 7

Controlled the midfield in the first half, but wasn’t exactly challenged. Quietened in the second half. Worth noting he lasted the full 90 minutes for the first time in a while.

Ben Davies, 7

Showed an improvement on his recent displays, particularly with his positional discipline. A little shaky at the back when defending Stoke corners.

Christian Eriksen, 8

Was involved in some superb attacking moves in the first half and kept things neat and tidy after the break. The Stoke players barely got near him.

Dele Alli, 8 

For once it was nice to see Alli without his usual aggressive edge. Showed excellent footwork throughout and a cool head to put Tottenham 4-0 up before half-time.

Harry Kane, 10

Scored his third hat-trick in nine games and looked fitter and sharper than he has in weeks. His touch and pass for Alli’s goal were both sublime.


Kevin Wimmer, 7

Had to immediately deal with some troublesome Stoke set pieces. Got through that spell and looked comfortable from then on.

Harry Winks, 7

Passed the ball with conviction and took up some dangerous positions only to see a couple of shots blocked.

Heung-Min Son, N/A

Brought on right at the end so that Kane could get a standing ovation.



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