Tottenham ripped apart a poor Swansea side as they closed the gap to Manchester City in the Premier League. Spurs might remain fifth in the league at the moment but they were worth every penny of the entrance fee as they scored five past the Welsh side.
Spurs started the scoring in controversial style as Dele Alli went down in the box rather easily and won a penalty. Harry Kane stepped up and made no mistake to give the home side the lead. They soon doubled it up thanks to a great strike from Son Heung-Min.
The second half didn’t start all too well for the Swans as they conceded another goal to Harry Kane before Christian Eriksen scored a brace and ended the misery for the away team.
This was a great performance for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, especially after their bitter 2-1 loss to Chelsea last week. The star man certainly was Harry Kane but a number of other players performed brilliantly for the London club.
We look back at the win and share the player ratings for Tottenham.
Hugo Lloris – 6/10
Swansea had just one shot on goal the entire game and that really shows how much Tottenham dominated the tie. Lloris will hope for more days like this and it certainly was a walk in the park for the French goalkeeper.
Kyle Walker – 8/10
The right-back did a great job bombing up and down the field for Spurs and fortunately, he didn’t really have to do a lot of defensive work against Swansea.
Eric Dier – 8/10
The Englishman might not be most comfortable playing in the heart of the defence but Dier was great on the night and certainly didn’t really have to do much in the game defensively.
Jan Vertonghen – 8/10
The Belgian defender also had an easy game for Tottenham and wasn’t really troubled a lot by Barrow and Montero.
Danny Rose – 7/10
Rose wasn’t the best player in the side though he wasn’t really tested all that much. The left-back would have hoped to do more in the attacking third but should get better in the games to come.
Mousa Dembele – 7/10
The pair of Dembele and Victor Wanyama kept the Swansea midfield out rather easily. This might have been an easy game for the pair but they still had to be the engines for the team and ensure Tottenham dominate.
Victor Wanyama – 6/10
The former Southampton man didn’t really have to do a lot in midfield and it was an easy game for him on the night.
Christian Eriksen – 8/10
The Dane scored yet again for the Whites and this time it was a winning cause. The former Ajax man was great for Tottenham and his brace should give him a lot of confidence in the upcoming games.
Dele Alli – 7/10
While Tottenham dominated the game and had a number of chances, it was Dele Alli who brought out the talking point of the game with his penalty win. Although there was minimal contact, the Englishman did get the decision and Kane stepped up to score the opening goal.
Son Heung-Min – 7/10
The South Korean started the season on fire but has petered out as the games have come and gone. This was a reminder of how good he can be and the former Leverkusen man deserved the goal he got in the end.
Harry Kane – 9/10
Could there be anyone else who deserved the man of the match title? Harry Kane was brilliant up top for Spurs and could have scored more goals than the two but he should be happy with his performance.
Moussa Sissoko – 7/10
The French midfielder came on in the second half for Son and was excellent on the night. Sissoko seemed to be the player that France had inherited in the Euros and hopefully this will be the start of a good chapter at Spurs.
Harry Winks – 6/10
Winks is another youngster who could have a great future at Spurs. The player was brought on to replace the excellent Dembele and did well in his 17 minute or so cameo.
Joshua Onomah – NA
The youngster was brought on to replace the hero of the day, Harry Kane, but did not have a lot of time to show what he is capable of doing.
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