Tottenham player ratings vs Manchester United: Spurs dominate in 2-0 win

Tottenham Hotspur put in another masterful Wembley performance on Wednesday night, dominating proceedings against Manchester United to record a 2-0 Premier League victory.

Spurs were good value for their win, with an early Christian Eriksen strike and a Phil Jones own goal moving Mauricio Pochettino’s men within two points of the top four.

Here are how the Tottenham players rated in the victory.

Hugo Lloris – 7/10 – The Tottenham goalkeeper was relatively untroubled due to his side’s dominance, but made a number of tidy saves and was quick off his line when required.

Kieran Trippier – 7/10 – Defensively sound and always willing to receive the ball, Trippier is not as enterprising on the front foot as Serge Aurier but put in a solid showing here.

Davinson Sanchez – 7/10 – Made some important challenges to break up United attacks and his pace was essential in Spurs securing a clean sheet. Guilty of overplaying at times but recovered from a wobbly showing against Southampton.

Jan Vertonghen – 8/10 – A real defensive leader in Toby Alderweireld’s absence, Vertonghen read the game well, was excellent in possession and ended any threat from the opposition. An important cog in the Tottenham wheel.

Ben Davies – 7/10 – A busy performance from Davies, who rarely put a foot wrong and looked to put pressure on Antonio Valencia by getting forward.

Mousa Dembele – 8/10 – Full of running, mercurial in possession and dominant in the 50-50s – Dembele made £85m midfielder Paul Pogba look like a fringe figure.

Eric Dier – 7/10 – Closed down the opposition tirelessly and won the ball back with regularity. A solid performance – Dier now looks to be ahead of Victor Wanyama in Pochettino’s midfield preferences.

Son Heung-min – 7/10 – Should have squared the ball for Kane to score in the second half but Son was full of enterprise both on and off the ball and contributed to a fine collective attacking effort.

Dele Alli – 8/10 – One of Alli’s better recent performances, he looked like a constant threat when Tottenham broke and took up good positions off the ball – Spurs need him to offer consistency in the next few weeks.

Christian Eriksen – 9/10 – Tottenham’s attacking metronome set the pace in the final third, was sublime in possession and a class above everyone on the pitch. A worthy man of the match award for an irreplaceable member of the team.

Harry Kane – 7/10 – Kane bullied the United centre-halves and worked tirelessly off the ball, but was starved of gilt-edged chances to score.

1 thought on “Tottenham player ratings vs Manchester United: Spurs dominate in 2-0 win”

  1. Seriously under-rated performance with 7 for Trippier and “solid” suggests a bias against him.

Comments are closed.