Tottenham player ratings – Kane a 9 and Lucas continues fine form...

Tottenham player ratings – Kane a 9 and Lucas continues fine form against Leicester

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Harry Kane scored twice, including a spectacular second goal, as Tottenham strengthened their grip on a European pace with a 3-0 victory over Leicester City.

Heung Min Son’s deflected effort opened the scoring inside the opening ten minutes before Kane made it 2-0 to Jose Mourinho’s side in the 37th minute. Kane then scored his second and Spurs’ third just before the break to seal an impressive victory.

Here’s how we rated the players on the day:

Hugo Lloris, 8 – Made a few routine stops, combined with one magnificent first-half save to deny Ayoze Perez with the score at 1-1 and then another good moment to deny Demari Gray’s goal-bound free-kick in the second-half.

Serge Aurier, 7 – Considering the circumstances, it was a decent 90 minutes from the full-back, although he failed to get as far forward as usual.

Davinson Sanchez, 7 – A clumsy first-half error aside, he was rarely troubled.

Toby Alderweireld, 8 – Comfortable afternoon for the Belgian, who coasted through with few problems.

Ben Davies, 7 – Continued his good form and coped well against the tricky Perez.

Moussa Sissoko, 7 – Produced some great defensive work, but going forward he was careless once again.

Harry Winks, 7 – Started slowly, but grew into the game and his distribution was good. Played one outstanding pass for Son, whose volley was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

Giovani Lo Celso, 7 – Played in a more advanced role and was involved in some of Spurs’ best moments – including the second goal.

Lucas Moura, 8 – What has this man been eating for breakfast in recent weeks? Another superb afternoon for the Brazilian, who chipped in with two assists, including a perfectly-weighted pass for Kane’s first.

Heung Min Son, 7 – Started like a house on fire and it was his deflected effort that went in off James Justin. Wasted a few other good opportunities to add to his tally.

Harry Kane, 9 – An absolutely outstanding display from the England captain. Created Son’s opener with excellent pass before doubling Spurs’ lead with a clinical low finish. Capped off a wonderful performance with a stunning second, his 23rd goal of the season.

Substitutes:

Steven Bergwijn, N/A – Hardly involved.

Erik Lamela, N/A – Like Bergwijn, not enough time to influence proceedings.

Gedson Fernandes, N/A – Replaced Son late on.

Oliver Skipp, N/A – Given another taste of Premier League action when he came on for Winks in stoppage-time.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Spurs won today despite of poor performance
    It is time for Aurier and Davis to go
    It is time for Spurs to get 2good fullback players in place of them

  2. We weren’t poor today, but we took advantage of Leicester missing 3 key defenders, plus James Maddison. We shouldn’t let any team have 24 shots and were lucky they were so wasteful. I think full back is our weakest area and while Aurier did better today, he was still rash and late with his tackles. The one moment a guy got passed him and had a ton of space on the byeline, but he did get back well. We clearly didn’t boss the midfield and rely on counter attacks too much. We have a squad where Ndombele, Vertonghen, Sessegnon, hardly used. I realise Ndombele is now injured, but we also have Winks, Lo Celso and Sissoko, who all do OK, but none of them create much or score goals. So Eriksen is a huge loss and we rely on the two wingers to do all of the creative work. At least our corners have improved. We need to spend in the summer on full backs, a midfielder and striker. Some clever dealing will be needed to achieve this. I can only think Ndombele will go if we can get our money back. Some fault must rest with the player himself for poor fitness and attitude. He did look world class against top opposition for Lyon.

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