Tottenham got their Premier League campaign back on track after the disappointment of getting knocked out of the Europa League at the hands of Gent. Mauricio Pochettino didn’t change his side at all and the players stepped up to the plate as they, or rather Harry Kane, demolished Stoke City.
Mark Hughes’ side were destroyed in the first half thanks to four goals, three of them came from Kane and the fourth was setup by the Englishman. Spurs could have had a lot more but they had to be happy with this great performance.
The win lifted them to second till the rest of the sides below them played and we share the player ratings for the side.
Hugo Lloris – 8/10
Lloris produced a great save from Crouch in the first half and was sharp a number of times to ensure he kept a clean sheet.
Eric Dier – 7/10
Dier didn’t look all that bad for once and took care of the attacking threat from Stoke rather well considering he hasn’t been the best at defending.
Toby Alderweireld – 6/10
Didn’t really have a lot to do in the first half and was replaced right after the start of the second half due to an injury.
Jan Vertonghen – 8/10
The Belgian hit the bar with a rasping drive in the first half and did pretty well to nullify the threat of Peter Crouch. Vertonghen was replaced in the 65th minute with Harry Winks.
Kyle Walker – 7.5/10
Walker was great in joining the attack and had a couple of great chances in the second half to get on the score sheet but blasted one of his chances wide.
Victor Wanyama – 7.5/10
The Kenyan was great in the midfield as he battling hard to win the ball back; he was however booked late in the game for a tackle on Joe Allen.
Mousa Dembele – 7/10
Dembele did well in attack but even contributed really well to the defence also as he kept a watch on Arnautovic throughout the game.
Ben Davies – 6/10
The wing-back had a comfortable first half but he produced a couple of botched clearances in the second half and also gave the ball away needlessly a couple of times. However, did put in a great tackle to stop Arnautovic from scoring.
Christian Eriksen – 9/10
The Dane was unlucky not to get on the score sheet but he was on fire with his deliveries and movement. He was great in the attack for Tottenham and probably was the second best player after Kane.
Dele Alli – 8/10
Alli made up for his horror showing against Gent thanks to some great running and flicks in the first half which was rewarded with a goal set up by Harry Kane.
Harry Kane – 10/10
Kane got Spurs off to a flyer with a neat finish for his first of the night. The Englishman was incredible during the game and added a second via a brilliant volley from a corner of Eriksen. Kane wasn’t done then, as he scored his hat-trick from a deflected free kick and then set up Alli for the fourth of the game.
Kevin Wimmer – 6/10
Wimmer was brought on just a couple of minutes after the start of the second half to replace the injured Alderweireld. The Austrian was booked for a poor challenge in the second half.
Harry Winks – 6/10
Winks had a great chance to get on the score sheet in the 70th minute but his shot was deflected out for a corner.
Heung-min Son – NA
Came on for the incredible Kane with just five minutes left in the game.
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