Full Time: Watford 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham’s away woes continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road by a sprightly Watford side. We had lost our last three Premier League away games and things did not start off well for us as Christian Kabasele rose high to score from a corner in the 13th minute.
We would have been two-down but Watford were not given a penalty. However, Son Heung-min was teed up by Christian Eriksen to level the scores. One of the most controversial moments of the game was when Davinson Sanchez was sent off in the second half when he seemed to nudge an elbow into the face of Richarlison.
We played with 10 men for most of the second half and we were a little lucky to keep it at 1-1 as Abdoulaye Doucoure hit the post with a rasping shot before Richarlison had a good shout for hand-ball in the penalty box, only for it to be waved away.
This was more points dropped by Mauricio Pochettino’s men as Liverpool and Chelsea picked up wins in their respective games.
Tottenham Player Ratings
Hugo Lloris – 7/10
The Frenchman could not do much with the goal he conceded and didn’t really have much to do in the game.
Kieran Trippier – 7.5/10
Possibly our best player as he was great down the right and kept Richarlison a little in control. He also bombed forward a lot to support the attack.
Davinson Sanchez – 4/10
A little unlucky with the sending off, the Colombian didn’t really mean his elbow into the face of Richarlison but he should have been smarter.
Jan Vertonghen – 7/10
Vertonghen was a rock at the back as he made a number of quality challenges to keep Watford’s attackers in check.
Ben Davies – 5.5/10
Davies started the season brightly but has regressed in the past few weeks and once again, he did not look all that great for us.
Eric Dier – 6.5/10
The Englishman was brought into the back to cover for Sanchez after the sending off and was lucky he did not give a late penalty away for hand-ball.
Mousa Dembele – 6/10
Dembele started his second consecutive game but he didn’t look all that great and needs more time on the pitch to get back to his best.
Christian Eriksen – 6.5/10
This was another tough evening for the Dane and it seems his form has drained since the World Cup playoffs. He did provide the assist for our goal but he should have done more.
Dele Alli – 6/10
Another player that seems to be off his game in recent weeks, Alli was marginally better this time around as he demanded the ball but couldn’t really trouble the home defence.
Son Heung-min – 7/10
Scored the only goal of the game for us but he didn’t really do more than that. Son was caught offside a few times as well, which was frustrating.
Harry Kane – 6/10
Kane didn’t have much to do in the game and well, it seems like he needed more service to trouble the Watford defence.
Moussa Sissoko – 6/10
Sissoko was another player that just could not do enough in the game for us to make a real difference.
Erik Lamela – N/A
It was good to see Lamela back again but he couldn’t help us get the second goal.
Harry Winks – N/A
Came on late in the game and didn’t have a lot of time to make a difference.