Tottenham player ratings – Lucas outstanding and Alderweireld excellent against Arsenal

Tottenham player ratings – Lucas outstanding and Alderweireld excellent against Arsenal

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Toby Alderweireld scored a late header as Tottenham came from behind to beat Arsenal in the first ever north London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Alexandre Lacazette’s thunderbolt opened the scoring before Heung Min Son took advantage of some sloppy Arsenal defending to make it 1-1 less than three minutes later.

Both sides struck the crossbar before Belgian defender Alderweireld headed home Son’s corner with nine minutes remaining to move Jose Mourinho’s side above their rivals and up to 8th.

Hugo Lloris, 8 – Another strong performance from the captain, who couldn’t do anything about the goal, but made an excellent late save from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Serge Aurier, 4 – At fault the goal and was sloppy all afternoon, despite an improved second-half showing.

Davinson Sanchez, 8 – The Colombian has struggled since the restart, but he was faultless here.

Toby Alderweireld, 8 – Dealt with everything that came his way before planting a perfectly-placed header into the top corner for the winner – his first home goal since September 2016.

Ben Davies, 6 – Inches away from scoring an absolute screamer, denied by only the crossbar. Did well, particularly in the second period – especially considering he was on a yellow card.

Moussa Sissoko, 7 – Showed great energy throughout. Got Spurs up the pitch and helped out the struggling Aurier defensively.

Harry Winks, 7 – Excellent on the ball and not afraid to get stuck in.

Giovani Lo Celso, 6 – Really good in the first half, but ran out of legs after the break.

Lucas Moura, 8 – Possibly his best game since Amsterdam? Didn’t give the Gunners back-five a moments peace and looked a genuine threat. Worked so hard.

Heung Min Son, 7 – Not his greatest game, but scored a wonderful equaliser before assisting Alderweireld’s goal.

Harry Kane, 7 – No goal this time, but another outstanding Kane performance against Arsenal. Missed a couple of opportunities in both halves, but led the line superbly.

Substitutes:

Steven Bergwijn, N/A – Replaced Son seconds after the winner.

Oliver Skipp, N/A – Got his first ever taste of a north London derby late on.

Erik Lamela, N/A – Came on in stoppage-time.

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