Tottenham Hotspur coasted to a 4-0 victory over a hapless West Brom at White Hart Lane. Harry Kane stole the show with a hat-trick yet he could have scored more, only for numerous heroics from Baggies goal guardian Ben Forster. On par with the scoreline, the home side dominated the entire match as soon as the first whistle was blown, with 21 shots and 72.9% of possession. Below are the player ratings for the north London club.
Hugo Lloris 7/10 – The Frenchman had a quiet afternoon between the sticks and clinched his 8th clean sheet of the season.
Eric Dier 7/10 – The 23-year-old shored up Spurs’ rearguard with a calm and composed presence.
Jan Vertonghan 7/10 – With a strong reading of the game and rare trouble from the away team, the Belgian international governed the defensive line with comfort. He even surged up front a few times to help his side with offensive duties.
Toby Aderweireld 7/10 – Similar to his defensive mates, wasn’t troubled much. Did everything he needed to do to secure his side an empty net.
Kyle Walker 8/10 – The wingback was having a field day on the right side channel and brilliantly picked out Harry Kane for the Lilywhites’ third goal of the match.
Danny Rose 8/10 – Commanding the left channel, Rose played like an auxiliary winger for the most part of the match yet quickly dropped deep whenever the Baggies had the possession. Not in the assist list due to Ben Forster’s brilliance of denying Kane a feast in front of goal.
Victor Wanyama 7/10 – As usual, the former Southampton man added power and physicality to the home side’s midfield.
Mousa Dembele 7/10 – The 29-year-old did lots of running, knitted the passage of play between defence and attack. A reliable engine.
Dele Alli 8/10 – The prodigious youngster did find the back of the net after a fabulous link-up play with Eriksen but was correctly ruled offside. His excellent lob pass helped Kane to complete his treble.
Christian Eriksen 9/10 – His passing and movement in the final third were just too much for West Brom defenders. Picked up Kane for the opening goal and his shot deflected of McAuley into the back of the net for their second.
Harry Kane 10/10 – The England international got his hands on the match ball at the end and bagged a well-deserved hat-trick. He could have scored more but Ben Forster wasn’t on the same wavelength as West Brom’s gloomy defence. 13 goals this season already, Kane surely has an eye of a tiger for the Golden Boot.
Harry Winks 6/10 – The young midfielder racked up some valuable playing minutes.
Ben Davies 6/10 – Replaced Vertonghen and settled in easily.
Son Heung-min 6/10 – Came on too late to make an impact.
Football League Champions: 1950/1951, 1960/1961
The FA Cup Winners: 1900/1901, 1920/1921, 1960/1961, 1961/1962, 1966/1967, 1980/1981, 1981/1982, 1990/1991
Football League Cup Winners: 1970/1971, 1972/1973, 1998/1999, 2007/2008
European Cup-Winners Cup Winners: 1962/1963
UEFA Cup Winners: 1971/1972, 1983/1984
Football League Division Two Champions: 1919/1920, 1949/1950
FA Charity Shield Winners: 1920/1921, 1951/1952, 1961/1962, 1962/1963, 1967/1968 (joint), 1981/1982 (joint), 1991/1992 (joint)