Tottenham secured a well-earned 2-1 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday thanks to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s opener and a Matt Targett own goal.

Here’s how every Spurs player rated on the day.

Hugo Lloris, 6 – All of his saves were relatively easy ones. Could do little about the goal.

Emerson Royal, 7 – A promising performance defensively and offensively, though his final ball could improve.

Cristian Romero, 5 – A real mixed bag. Shaky early, grew into it but then was at fault for the goal.

Eric Dier, 7 – Made a number of crucial headers and interceptions at the back.

Sergio Reguilon, 6 – Wasn’t as involved as his fellow full-back but did fine for the most past.

Oliver Skipp, 7 – An energetic and forceful midfield display that should keep him in the team.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 8 – Took his goal brilliantly and started a fair few attacks with some composed passing.

Tanguy Ndombele, 5 – Constantly took up the right positions but seemed to lack urgency and accuracy.

Lucas Moura, 6 – Worked hard and his presence forced Targett to score the own goal.

Son Heung-min, 9 – The South Korean was at his sensational best, providing a threat throughout and superbly assisting the second goal.

Harry Kane, 6 – More involved than he has been recently in the Premier League but still looks a little off in the final third.


Giovani Lo Celso, N/A – Replaced Ndombele for the final 20 minutes and had some nice touches.

Bryan Gil, N/A – Didn’t have enough time to make an impact.



  1. Spurs played well because Dele Ali was not playing that is the evidence.
    Spurs still need new striker to support Kane and attacking midfielder.

  2. Just watched the match for the second time, and a few things stood out in light of your comments. Romero wasn’t in fact responsible for the goal, bad officiating was. The ref began to yellow-card Romero for his tackle, who thought the whistle was being blown; Dier then sprinted back and nearly covered. Then after the goal, the referee awarded the yellow anyway, something I have only rarely seen and then usually in Latin countries. And Lucas Moura didn’t force Targett to score an own own goal; repeated viewing clearly shows that the VAR ref got it wrong and Lucas’ foot was on the ball as it crossed the line. I could go on. There were a dozen mistakes by Spurs to note and niggling criticisms to make, but in general it was a fine team performance, certainly their best since Kane’s return. Ndombele made his best and strongest start of the season, as did Emerson and Romero. The team also looked far better without Alli, and his hangdog appearance after the game suggests he knows it.

  3. Sorry but this was not well analysed I watched the game today and Romero was key to our defence being strong. He won many duels and made key stops. Really shocked you didn’t notice I presume you didn’t watch the game at the stadium

    Reguillon was also the better of the two full backs and was very important in making attacking runs

    Moura also scored the winning goal!

  4. Romero was crap haha what game where u watching u tube either ur a Sanchez fan or a gunner Romero n dier both played well but would still drop dier for Rodon


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