Tottenham made a meal of what should have been an easy game. The London club did defeat Sunderland by just one goal. It took a second half opportunistic strike from Harry Kane to win all the three points.
Sunderland did have their chances but they came too few and far in between. It was a miserable day for Tottenham as many players picked up knocks. Harry Kane even left the stadium in a wheelchair. With the EFL Cup game coming up in midweek, we look back at the win and rate the Spurs players.
Hugo Lloris – 7/10
The French goalkeeper didn’t really have a lot of work to do and had a decent game between the sticks.
Kyle Walker – 8/10
Probably the best player on the pitch, it was Walker’s cross that led to the goal and the English defender also cleared the ball off the line in the first half as Sunderland almost scored.
Eric Dier – 7/10
Dier was played in the heart of the defence and although he didn’t have a lot to deal with, he did put in a decent shift.
Toby Alderweireld – 7/10
The Belgian didn’t really have a lot to do in the game and will hope for such evenings more often.
Jan Vertonghen – 7/10
Vertonghen started off as the left-back and had a great first half. He was later shifted to the centre of defence as Davies was brought on.
Mousa Dembele – 7/10
Dembele’s return to the side will be good news for all. Though the midfielder was not at his best, he will surely provide Tottenham with a lot going forward.
Victor Wanyama – 6/10
Wanyama had a great duel with the likes of Lee Cattermole in midfield and won more than he lost.
Moussa Sissoko – 7/10
The Frenchman started on the right for Tottenham and had his bits but he does need to do better with the ball.
Dele Alli – 8/10
Dele Alli was one of the brightest players in the team but could have done a lot more to help Tottenham get a two or three goal lead.
Son Heung-min – 7/10
The first half was all Son. The South Korean was exceptional with his delivery but in the second half his quality dipped.
Harry Kane – 7/10
It was a tough outing for the English striker but he took his goal after a mistake from the Sunderland defenders. The bigger issue for Tottenham would be to deal with his injury.
Erik Lamela – 6/10
The Argentine had his bits of magic in his second half appearance and created the best opportunities late in the second half.
Ben Davies – NA
Davies was brought on to replace Dier and slotted in as left-back.
Vincent Janssen – NA
The Dutch striker had a great chance to secure all the three points with a second goal in the dying minutes but blasted over.