Tottenham ran out 3-1 winners over Brighton in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday night.

Two Harry Kane goals either side of a deflected Emerson Royal cross ensured safe passage through to the next round for Antonio Conte’s men.

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

Hugo Lloris, 7 – Made a couple of important saves. Could do little about Brighton’s deflected goal.

Davinson Sanchez, 7 – Produced some important tackles and was better than usual on the ball.

Cristian Romero, 7 – A welcome return to action. A little rash at times but mostly on point.

Ben Davies, 6 – The least involved of the back three. Got forward once early on but was quiet after that.

Emerson Royal, 7 – A bit scrappy but his effort and endeavour led to the important second goal.

Harry Winks, 6 – Involved in some nice interplay in the middle but needlessly gave the ball a few times.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 5 – Not a disaster but was sloppy in possession throughout and wasteful on the counter.

Sergio Reguilon 6 – Got forward as often as possible. Hit and miss with his final ball.

Lucas Moura, 5 – Not a lot came off for the Brazilian, whose first touch was poor for the most part.

Son Heung-min, 7 – Quietly impressive until a moment of brilliance sealed the win as he set up the third goal.

Harry Kane, 8 – Took the opener superbly and always looked like he would get a second, which he eventually did.


Dejan Kulusevski, 7 – Some promising moments from the debutant, who set up Steven Bergwijn for what should have been a fourth goal.

Steven Bergwijn, 5 – Missed a sitter and looked surprisingly tired.

Joe Rodon, N/A – Didn’t have a lot to do after replacing Romero.

Rodrigo Bentancur, N/A – A short but exciting cameo. Looked switched on defensively and tidy on the ball.

Matt Doherty, N/A – Had little time to make an impact as the latest substitute.



  1. Never impressed with central midfielder
    It is defenitly not working well when Hojijerb and Winks in the past and even now
    It should be one attacking central midfielder and defending central midfielder
    They made mistakes 9 times too.much

  2. Big question
    Is Hojijerb a good midfielder player??? please check his mistake as he made mistake 14 times in one month
    His central.midfielder partner with Winks is NOT working well
    Spurs was foolish not to sign Bissouma last minute transfer
    He is brilliant ayer better than Winks or Hojejieb

  3. Winks was shooting too much and really a weak point of his game. Seen Harry get 10 and 9 on other sites and think need to be realistic. He missed a good chance when chipped and missed and Son was offside. Brighton we’re poor tonight. We need to pass forward a bit more and improve our crossing. Happy with the win though and should win when there on Wednesday v Southampton.

    • Winks is definitely improving getting back to passing forward again. Hojberg is overrated. Terrible square on receiving positions constantly without checking his shoulder. Poor scanner. At best a mid table player. Rather see Skipp who’s going to be a top player, Bentancur plus attacking player in middle. Roden in 10 minutes was organising the defence pulling them up, getting them to all move across. Looks a leader. Needs more game time & certainly more comfortable on the ball than Sanchez.

  4. It is very easy to second guess the Coach when he is trying to rebuild the Team. How about giving him a chance, personally I am glad to see Ndomble leave hope he stays in France, as for Le Celso he also needs to stay in Spain. He always plays good when representing Argentina and then comes back injured every time.
    Sad to see Delia leave but he has had his chances, I believe he got lost with the money and everything hopefully he will improved with Everton.

    We still need at least four more top players in Conti mold, maybe he can get them next Summer after we qualify for Champions League.

    Thank you.


  5. unbelievable and totally sums up our moaning fanbase…
    a good win against a full strength side who have lost only 4 times this season, and conte starting to impose his organisation and shape into what is in realty the same players who went 3 matches without a shot on target before he arrived!
    …..but let`s choose this opportunity to criticise a couple of of our own players. supporters forgotten how to support


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