Full Time: Stoke City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Christian Eriksen scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur edged Stoke City 2-1 to make it six wins in a row in the Premier League. We are now level on points with third-placed Liverpool.
Heung-min Son had the best chance in the first-half. He was released for a one-on-one chance against Jack Butland only to be denied by the Stoke keeper. Mame Biram Diouf fluffed his lines from 12 yards out at the other end.
Eriksen fired Spurs into the lead from inside the penalty area after he connected a Dele Alli pass. However, the lead did not last long as Hugo Lloris’s poor clearance went straight into Diouf’s path who finished into an empty net.
Spurs took the lead again as Eriksen scored the winner from a free-kick before Xherdan Shaqiri was denied a late equaliser when his free-kick hit the bar.
Tottenham Player Ratings
Hugo Lloris – 4/10
It was his mistake that gifted Stoke the equaliser. He looked shaky and was not at his best.
Serge Aurier – 5/10
He was an industrious presence on the right-wing. Was defensively solid.
Davinson Sanchez – 6/10
He had a really good game overall, which consisted plenty of tough challenges and blocks.
Jan Vertonghen – 7/10
The leader of Spurs’ back-line, Vertonghen was solid as a rock. Coped well with the Stoke attackers.
Danny Rose – 6/10
Almost lost his head dealing with Diouf but somehow, he kept his calm and completed the entire game.
Victor Wanyama – 6/10
Looked a bit rusty in the first half but settled down well after the break.
Mousa Dembele – 8/10
Dembele was fantastic in the middle of the park for Spurs. He was a force to reckon with and breezed past Stoke’s Joe Allen. A top show from the Belgian.
Christian Eriksen – 9/10
He was the difference maker once again. What a performance!
Dele Alli – 7/10
Alli added another assist to his collection, early in the second half, picking out Eriksen.
Son Heung-min – 5/10
He had a rare off day, missing two good opportunities.
Harry Kane – 6/10
Kane looked a little rusty at the start but picked up the tempo as the game wore on.
Erik Lamela – 5/10
Showed his industry and pace. Curled an effort just wide.
Eric Dier – 4/10
Was sloppy in his play and gave away possession a lot of times.
Moussa Sissoko – N/A
Replaced Alli in the 90th minute.