Full Time: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Watford
Tottenham Hotspur cruised to a much-needed 2-0 win against Watford at Wembley on Monday. The Hornets failed to make much of an impact as the home side dominated them through and through. Dele Alli scored the opening goal, which was followed by a strike from Harry Kane right after half-time. From there on, the fate of the match seemed quite evident.
The win has taken us closer to making a claim for the 3rd spot in the league standings since we are merely one point behind Liverpool now. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how our players fared against Watford.
Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings
Hugo Lloris – 9/10
Made an excellent save to deny Demarai Gray and then pulled off subsequent saves against the likes of Richarlison and Abdoulaye Doucoure. Lloris truly fought for his clean sheet.
Kieran Trippier – 9.5/10
Was involved in the first goal and he contributed efficiently to the attack. In addition to that, the player did not neglect his defensive duties and he worked hard towards keeping Richarlison at bay.
Davinson Sanchez – 7.5/10
Sanchez did not face a tough day at the office but he dealt well with whoever crossed his path.
Jan Vertonghen – 8/10
Linked well with Sanchez at the heart of the defence and the duo put in an impressive performance.
Ben Davies – 7/10
Did not offer much to aid the attack but he was as solid as ever when it came to defending.
Eric Dier – 6.5/10
It was a forgettable game for Dier. He almost created scope for Gray to score but was lucky to have Lloris in goal. His passing was poor but he did improve in the second-half.
Mousa Dembele – 5/10
Quite unusually, Dembele was rather sloppy. He did not receive adequate support from Dier and that somehow hampered his own game as well. Also, he did not look like he was completely fit to play.
Christian Eriksen – 7.5/10
Maintained possession admirably throughout the first-half and he constantly tried to make things happen after the break as well.
Dele Alli – 8.5/10
Alli has sparked a turnaround of sorts in his form and the game against Watford was no different. He scored the opening goal and continued to threaten the Watford backline.
Heung-Min Son – 5/10
Son was one of the most hard-working players but his performance, on the whole, was rather disappointing.
Harry Kane – 7/10
It was a decent game for Kane, who chipped in with the second goal that eventually sealed the win.
Victor Wanyama – 7/10
Came on for Dembele and added some much-needed dynamism to the Tottenham midfield.
Moussa Sissoko – 6/10
Had a chance to add to the goal tally but he fired the shot over the crossbar.
Erik Lamela – N/A
Made some crucial tackles but he came on too late to make a solid impact.