Tottenham came up trumps from a tough night at Selhurst Park. This wasn’t a performance that we will remember for ages, but we got the three points against a difficult Crystal Palace side.
The only goal of the game came in the 66th minute from Juan Foyth, of all people. The Argentine was selected ahead of Davinson Sanchez, who had an injury issue, and the Argentine continued his great form for Spurs.
The win cemented our place in the top four going into the international break, and with a number of quality performances from Saturday, here are the player ratings from the game.
Hugo Lloris – 7/10
Lloris was great and horrible in the same night. He made a hash of two crosses into the box, at least, but came up big with a huge save late on in the game.
Kieran Trippier – NA
Losing Trippier early on would have been a worry, but Serge Aurier did a decent job at the back.
Juan Foyth – 7.5/10
The Argentine looked a little nervy at the start of the game as his misplaced a pass or two. Foyth grew in confidence later on and bagged a goal from a Harry Kane effort in the second half.
Toby Alderweireld – 7.5/10
The Belgian did his bit for Tottenham as he kept Palace at bay throughout the game heading balls away.
Ben Davies – 6.5/10
The Welshman was another defender that didn’t really help us out in the attack, possibly because of the threat possessed by Palace.
Moussa Sissoko – 8/10
The Frenchman was excellent without any final product. Sissoko ran his socks off, protected the team and was willing to join the attack.
Victor Wanyama – 7.5/10
The Kenyan looked decent in the heart of the park as he made life difficult for Palace.
Erik Lamela – 6/10
Lamela threatened a couple of times in the first half but had to be replaced late on with blood pouring down from his face.
Dele Alli – 6.5/10
The Englishman tried his best to help out in our attack but it just wasn’t going for him. He got important minutes on the pitch but Alli could have done more.
Lucas Moura – 6/10
Moura was in the wars today as he made a couple of blocks in front of goal but could not get going in our attack.
Harry Kane – 6/10
Kane had one shot at the Palace keeper that was well saved, and it was his blocked header that allowed Foyth to score.
Serge Aurier – 7/10
The Ivorian was brought on in the 24th minute and did his defensive duties well for Tottenham.
Son Heung-min – 5/10
The South Korean had a great chance to score late on but was too slow on the ball.
Harry Winks – NA
Got booked for pulling a jersey as he was brought in late on.