Tottenham conceded three times in the final eight minutes to somehow throw away two points to draw 3-3 with West Ham.
Heung Min Son scoring inside the opening 60 seconds before Harry Kane struck twice more to make it 3-0 before the 20-minute mark, but Jose Mourinho’s men showed their defensive frailties to collapse late on.
Here’s how we rated the players on the day:
Hugo Lloris, 6 – Looked on course for his first clean sheet of the campaign until West Ham’s late comeback. Could have possibly done better with Manuel Lanzini’s equaliser.
Serge Aurier, 6 – Did well for the majority, but conceded a needless free-kick which led to the third Hammers goal.
Davinson Sanchez, 2 – Horrible performance from start to finish, culminating in a shocking own-goal which really inspired West Ham’s comeback.
Toby Alderweireld, 7 – Hardly put a foot wrong. Let down by others.
Sergio Regulion, 7 – Provided great support for Son down the left and assisted Kane’s second with an inch-perfect delivery.
Pierre-Hojbjerg, 8 – Mopped everything up that came his way.
Moussa Sissoko, 6 – Energetic first-half, before fading in the second. Poor for the second goal.
Tanguy Ndombele, 7 – Continued where he left off before the international break. Put in some great defensive work, too, and looked so comfortable in possession.
Steve Bergwijn, 5 – Didn’t do enough and was deservedly hooked for Bale.
Heung Min Son, 7 – Started like a house on fire, sweeping home the opener before assisting Kane for Tottenham’s second. Very quiet after that.
Harry Kane, 9 – Another outstanding performance, which included two clinical goals and an assist for Son’s opener. Also made some excellent defensive blocks and certainly deserved to leave the pitch a winner.
Lucas Moura, N/A – Hardly involved.
Gareth Bale, 6 – Missed a glorious late chance to make it 4-2.
Harry Winks, 5 – Came on to help Spurs see the game out, but did anything but. Weak for the Hammers’ third.
Kane and son are miles ahead of all others in their play and understanding. We lost this game which is what it was a loss after winks came on. Just in case anyone was getting carried away this is a warning we are still only Tottenham as fergie once said.
Sanchez is a total liability should be in the reserves side. Souness was correct in saying he is like an accident waiting to happen.He needs to be dropped down the pecking order, he does not deserve a 2 rating imo. It’s sad when Kane and Son works so hard for the team and Spurs lose, I’m totally horrified at Sanchez, Jose needs to give him the stick, not good enough to wear a Spurs shirt Spurs will struggle to finish in the top 4 with Sanchez in defense COYS
Will Jose take responsibility ? probably not, Bale needed match time no complaints about bringing him on at 3 – 0 then Jose’s major blunder taking Son off when him and Kane were keeping West Ham back , the other big question mark is why remove Ndombele having another good game which his confidence needs and putting Winks on who did absolutely nothing for us today, admittedly Sanchez was poor again but to take 2 of the best players on the pitch off was a ridiculous call, when will Jose learn Spurs can not defend for toffee and our best form of defence at the moment is still attack. Spurs yet again.
Couldn’t agree more. Moaninho will never accept responsibility. Same story as the last gasp goal that gave Newcastle a draw. Moaninho is more interested in keeping a clean sheet than in going for more goals. Taking off Ndombele, who was simply amazing offensively and defensively, was simply stupid. Three goals soon followed.
The manager threw it away .
Kane and Son did wonderful. I think Son deserves an 8. Lloris also should get 7 or 8. You can’t blame him for the last one.
Are we going to have to wait 24 games or whatever number that Bale had to play in his 1st spell before he was on the winning side?
The team was doing fine until Jose’s substitutions.
Why take off N’Dombele when he was bossing the game?To keep him fresh for Thursday?Why take off Son?
Why play Aurier who is awful?
Sorry Jose but you must carry part of the blame for this fiasco.
And to those who still lament Pocc;what a dreadful signing Sanchez was for an enormous fee.
May I recommend Davies in central defence like he performs for Wales.Never lets us down.
Still so much to do before we sort out our house properly.
Absolutely Gutted…the 3 main culprits for our defeat were Aurier Sanchez and Mourinho….Aurier and Sanchez are in my top 5 worst ever Spurs players…they can’t defend or pass so how did they become professional soccer players at this level…and Mourinho is far too negative for the Spurs way of playing this very simple game…3-0 up and shut up shop is acceptable when you have top class defenders and limited firepower up front…Spurs have the exact opposite Jose ???
May I also say the game is 90+ minutes not 45. They are supposed to be fit 20/30 somethings. Now look at top tennis player like Nadel etc. Plays 4 x a week in competition approx 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours per game then 1 days rest and does it again. No chance footballers are that fit ….. imo