Player Ratings: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Manchester City


Here are Fresh Football’s ratings for the top of table clash between Spurs and Manchester City at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur

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Hugo Lloris – 7

Brilliant save to deny Aguero 79 min and again to deny Iheanacho, good performance.

Kyle Walker – 7.5

Superb throughout, attacked the line well and was excellent defensively.

Toby Alderweireld – 8

Another terrific performance from Spurs’s consistent powerhouse. Bullied Aguero throughout and was a solid unit at the back.

Jan Vertonghen – 8

Commanding as always, same with Alderweireld, solid throughout.

Danny Rose – 7.5

Put a brilliant cross in to open the scoring after an own goal by Kolarov, brilliant at attacking the line and kept Sterling at bay.

Victor Wanyama – 8

Strong and powerful all game, bullied the central midfield giving Fernando / Fernandiniho no time on the ball, Rock solid.

Dele Alli – 9 (MOTM)

Alli scored Spurs’ second in the 36 minute after a brilliant finish, was efficient going forward all afternoon and backtracked when needed. Provided brilliant skill and link up play too.

Moussa Sissoko – 7.5

Superb defensively and offensively, most impressive tracking back when City looked dangerous.

Christian Eriksen – 8

Nearly scored a superb free-kick but his effort just went inches wide of the post. Brilliant throughout and looked very dangerous going forward.

Erik Lamela – 7.5

Missed his penalty after a good save by Bravo. Was dangerous going forward and deserved to score, caused City many problems.

Son – 8

Showed good movement and shot in opening 30 seconds. Force Bravo into a smart save in the 10th min after breaking away from the City defence. Grabbed a superb assist in the 36th minute and showed again why he is so important to this Spurs side.

Manchester City

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Claudio Bravo – 5

Made a few good early saves to deny Son, could do nothing about the own goal and Alli’s goal, looked very shaky when passing out from the back, something which must have worried Guardiola.

Pablo Zabaleta – 4

Looked very lethargic during the game and was too slow for Spurs attacking threat.

Nicolas Otamendi – 4

Looked very shaky from the first minute, gave away a rash tackle on Alli after the young Englishmen went past him which saw Eriksen nearly score from the set piece. Not convincing at all.

John Stones – 6

Spuerb tackle on Son in the fourth minute to stop the Spurs forward having a shot at goal, was a brighter spark in a poor City defence, always looked to carry the ball out too which was promising.

Kolarov – 3.5

Scored an own goal in the 8th minute following a dangerous cross from Rose, an afternoon to forget.

Fernando – 4

Overrun in midfield and gave City nothing. Poor performance.

Fernandinho – 4.5

Gave away penalty 64 min after bringing down Dele Alli, was poor throughout and wasn’t able to dominate the midfield like he has been.

David Silva – 5.5

Could not make things happen like usual, City’s magician was over powered and sounded out but did miss a great opportunity in the early stages.

Raheem Sterling – 6

Worked hard as always and tried to make things happen, got in a battle with Rose but endured a frustrating afternoon.

Jesus Navas – 4.5

Dangerous cross in the third minute which was put right across the face of goal, apart from that he was a ghost for the afternoon.

Sergio Aguero – 6

Had a few good chances to grab a goal for City, but was bullied by the Spurs defence who were just to strong for him.


Eric Dier – 7
Protected the defence well and helped Spurs see the game out.

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou – N/A

Vincent Janssen – N/A

Manchester City

Kelechi Iheanacho – 6

Should have scored in 73 min after a great chance.

Gundogan – 5

Had a few good touches but struggled to make an impact on the game.

Leroy Sane – N/A