Tottenham’s unbeaten start the resumption of the Premier League came to an abrupt end as they were comfortably beaten 3-1 by Sheffield United.
Sander Berge put the Blades ahead just past the half-hour mark before Harry Kane thought he’d levelled, only for VAR to have adjudged Lucas Moura to have used his hand in the build-up and ruled it out.
Jose Mourinho’s side never recovered from that moment and fell further behind courtesy of goals from Lys Mousset and Oli McBurnie.
Harry Kane struck in stoppage-time, but it was too late, too late, for Spurs.
Here’s how every Tottenham player rated on the night.
Hugo Lloris, 4 – Couldn’t do anything about the three goals.
Serge Aurier, 2 – Utterly horrendous.
Davinson Sanchez, 3 – Had shown signs of improvements against Manchester United and West Ham, but the Colombian was back to his sloppy, unreliable self, at Bramall Lane.
Eric Dier, 4 – Was solid for the first hour, but disasterous from then on in. Produced some horrible, horrible defending for Mousset’s goal.
Ben Davies, 4 – Poor.
Moussa Sissoko, 4 – Wasted some good opportunities on the break in the first-half and his evening was summed up by needlessly conceding a corner from an awful back-pass.
Giovani Lo Celso, 3 – His worst game in a Tottenham shirt. Not the Lo Celso we’ve come to know recently.
Lucas Moura, 5 – The best of a bad bunch in terms of Spurs’ attacking players, but his decision-making remains questionable.
Steven Bergwijn, 4 – Offered nothing before he was hauled off after the break.
Son Heung-min, 3 – Set up Kane’s late goal, but has been shocking since the resumption.
Harry Kane, 5 – Strange night for the England captain, who had the ball in the back of the net four times, but only one counted. Had an equaliser harshly chalked off by VAR in the first-half and two more correctly ruled out for offside in the second. Got his goal in stoppage-time, but it meant little.
Tanguy Ndombele, 5 – Given his first minutes since the restart, but by the time he was introduced, Tottenham were 2-0 down.
Erik Lamela, 5 – Tried to get Spurs going, but didn’t show enough quality.
Dele Alli, 3 – Contributed nothing.
Jan Vertonghen N/A – Replaced Davies late on.