Tottenham are 90 minutes away from the Europa League group stages after beating Macedonian outfit Shkendija in their 3rd qualifying round tie on Thursday evening.
Goals from Erik Lamela, Heung Min Son and Harry Kane earned Jose Mourinho’s side a 3-1 victory to set up a tie with Maccabi Haifa of Israel at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the play-offs next Thursday.
Here’s how we rated the players on the day:
Joe Hart, 6 – Vocal as ever, but quiet in the way of action and could do little about Shkendija’s wonderful equaliser.
Serge Aurier, 7 – First appearance of the season and wasn’t massively tested defensively. Sent over some good crosses that should have been finished off, however.
Davinson Sanchez, 6 – Straightforward 90 minutes, with a few lapses of concentration.
Toby Alderweireld, 6 – Comfortable evening, although he missed a wonderful chance, nodding wide from a Son corner.
Ben Davies, 5 – Nowhere near good enough in possession. Sergio Regulion becoming available can’t come quick enough.
Harry Winks, 4 – His performances against Real Madrid and Barcelona seem a long way off at present.
Tanguy Ndombele, 8 – First 90 minutes in the tank since 28 December and he was Spurs’ best player on the night. Quickly growing in confidence and looked quicker and fitter all night.
Dele Alli, 4 – First appearance since the opening day and missed a golden opportunity from close-range to double Tottenham’s lead. Deservedly hooked soon after the equaliser.
Erik Lamela, 6 – Handed his first start of the campaign and coolly put Spurs in front in the 5th minute with a neat finish.
Steven Bergwijn, 4 – Offered zero.
Heung Min Son, 8 – Produced some classy footwork to create Lamela’s opener. Put Spurs back in front with clinical finish before assisting Kane’s goal with an inch-perfect cross.
Harry Kane, 7 – Came off the bench and made the game safe with a thumping late header.
Giovani Lo Celso, 7 – Played a perfectly-threaded pass to Lucas for Son’s goal.
Lucas Moura, 6 – Involved in the second goal as his shot was saved into the path of Son.