Twitter reacts to Lucas Moura’s goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers
Lucas Moura gave Tottenham Hotspur a perfect start to the game as he rifled in an effort past Rui Patricio to put Tottenham Hotspur up within the first 10 minutes at the Molineux.
The Brazilian showcased his silky skills as he took possession of the ball outside the Wolves penalty area and weaved through multiple challenges before striking the ball into the roof of the net.
Rui Patricio could do nothing about it and was caught by surprise as the shot came in from a tight angle. Moura showed good balance and awareness to get into position before unleashing his strike.
This is Moura’s third goal in the last five games and easily his best of the lot.
Twitter reacts to Moura’s goal
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(Video) Marcus Edwards torments Willem II defence but must work harder on this key aspect
The 19-year-old is currently on loan at the club and prior to this game, the Englishman made a cameo appearance where he impressed in the 4-2 loss against ADO Den Haag.
The youngster played on the right-wing for the Dutch side against Willem II and provided an assist in the 2-2 draw.
A highlights package of his performance was uploaded by JakeMantonTHFC on YouTube and the player does a lot of good work for his side.
The Englishman tracks back and helps the defence but his real quality comes out in the final third.
The 19-year-old terrorizes Willem II down the right but his final product needs some work. Time and again, he either failed to pick out the right man or kept the ball for a little too long.
We must give him some credit, however, as the youngster often tries to create something for Excelsior while in possession.
The boy is a talent and is clearly willing to be the creator in the final third. But there is a lot of work that needs to be done before he is the finished product.
Edwards does frustrate at times but with more experience and playing time, he might return to Tottenham as a quality addition to the side.
Here’s How We Rate The Tottenham Players From The 5-1 Thrashing Of Stoke City – Kane 8/10, Son 9/10
Full Time: Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Stoke City
Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur netted 4 second-half goals against Stoke City at Wembley to climb above rivals Arsenal into 5th place in the Premier League table. Tottenham went ahead when Stoke skipper Ryan Shawcross accidentally put the ball into his own net but the goal galore started after the interval.
Son Heung-min doubled the lead after Dele Alli’s pass had unlocked the Stoke defence before Kane’ header made it 3-0.
Kane then made it 4-0, Christian Eriksen got in on the act too. Travelling Stoke fans had something to cheer about as Shawcross headed into the net 10 minutes from the end, offering mere consolation.
Let’s take a look at how the Tottenham players fared in their thumping 5-1 win over Stoke.
Spurs Player Ratings
Hugo Lloris- 6/10
Was not troubled too much but produced a brilliant save to deny Xherdan Shaqiri in the second-half. Excellent when needed but should have done better with the corner kick that created Shawcross’s header.
Kieran Trippier- 7/10
Crossed in plenty of good balls into the box and made some good tackles down the right.
Eric Dier- 7/10
A solid showing at the back. Looked comfortable playing alongside Jan Vertonghen in a back four.
Jan Vertonghen- 7/10
Very commendable performance from the towering Belgian. His highlight of the game was when he denied substitute Peter Crouch late on with a fantastic tackle.
Ben Davies- 7/10
His cross from the left for Kane’s header was pin-point. Marauded up and down the left flank to good effect. An adventurous display from the Welshman.
Mousa Dembele- 6/10
He was miles better than what he was on Wednesday. That rustiness is still there but should be able to overcome it with a couple of back to back games. Bossed the midfield but committed some fouls and was eventually booked.
Harry Winks- 8/10
Exerted calmness in the midfield when it was needed. Kept winning the ball and sprayed passes around the midfield. He worked hard throughout the game and went off to a rapturous applause. Excellent!
Heung-Min Son- 9/10
Destructive on the counter-attack. His cross was deflected home by Shawcross and he missed a golden chance to score in the first-half. Made amends for it with a grand finish early in the second half before setting up Eriksen’s goal with a through ball. Another fabulous display by the South Korean.
Christian Eriksen- 7.5/10
Finally a good game for the Danish playmaker after some barren displays. Eriksen tested Jack Butland with a curling free-kick. He was involved in Kane’s second goal and got himself on the score-sheet with a left-footed drive in the second-half past the sprawling Butland.
Dele Alli- 6/10
Industrious from the first view of his game, but was certainly not impactful except the assist for Son. Alli needs to get his mojo back as soon as possible. He was replaced by Erik Lamela.
Harry Kane- 8/10
The Stoke defenders were petrified and utterly outclassed by Kane. The striker was guilty of missing a couple of chances in the first-half. However, he made it up with a header and a low shot. Was denied a hat-trick late on by Butland. It could have been five for Kane had he been at his clinical best.
Moussa Sissoko- 5/10
Brought a bundle of energy with his entrance.
Erik Lamela- 6.5/10
Lamela replaced Alli for his first Tottenham home game on the other side of his 13-month injury lay-off. Almost set up Kane and was then denied by Butland.
Fernando Llorente- N/A
Came on in the 86th minute and had very little time to do anything extraordinary.
‘Same again on Saturday please I’ll be there!’ Tottenham Fans React To Club’s Video Showing Last Season’s 4-0 Rout
As Tottenham Hotspur get ready to face Stoke City, memories of a 4-0 win in February are still fresh. Harry Kane scored a first-half hat-trick to lead our club to a comfortable win over Stoke.
It was a Kane masterclass that day as all three goals were scored inside 37 minutes before setting up Dele Alli for a fourth in the final moments of the opening half. This was a momentous win for the side as it was our 8th consecutive league win at White Hart Lane.
As the old stadium gets reconstructed into a world-class new stadium, I can only look back at such a wonderful performance from Kane with all the happiness. It was also the game that saw Kane bring up his century of club goals. It was a mesmerising performance from Tottenham that was highlighted by excellent displays from two of our best players – Kane and Alli.
Will we be able to repeat that against Stoke this weekend? Fans on Twitter had mixed reactions to the videos from last season as some fans bemoaned how good we were last season compared to what we are right now.
However, I feel it is important to forget what happened in the last weeks and try starting a run that would take us back into the top-three. What better way than to start against Stoke!
We captured some of the reactions from our fans:
Posting these every week just shows how much better we were last season destroying teams for fun now can barely scrape a draw in the league
— Bagel! (@bagel_twit) December 8, 2017
Please just try not to post previous match results and stuff because you get all the fans hyped up and then disappoint us with average results just ignore social media and play the game on the pitch
— Adham Hesham (@Oshapants) December 8, 2017
Same again on Saturday please I’ll be there!
— 2 games 1 goal (@SimplyKazaiah) December 8, 2017
@RixhardBG Hatrick Kane
— Claire (@ClaireBG_) December 8, 2017
— Johnny Duvander (@JohnnyDuvander) December 8, 2017
Pretend it’s champions league!!!!!!
— Jackie Parratt (@jaxpax66) December 8, 2017
Would love same return from Harry, refreshed after rest in midweek However I’ll be just as happy if we win 1-0 #COYS
— Matt French (@MattyFrench82) December 8, 2017
And Harry scored a hat-trick the last time we played WBA prior to our last outing, which as we all know ended 1-1 (from 1-0 down)
— TO DARE IS TO DO (@TTID1882COYS) December 8, 2017
The Best And Worst Tottenham Players Rated In Their 1-1 Draw Against Everton
Tottenham made the trip to Goodison Park to face off against Ronald Koeman’s Everton side on the opening day of the new Premier League campaign. Spurs had finished in third place last season and were hoping to make a positive start to the new campaign. Mauricio Pochettino would have wanted his team to be positive and put in a solid performance, though things did not start off too well for the visitors.
It was the home side that took the lead in the 5th minute of the match, when Ross Barkley scored from a free-kick. The north London outfit tried to equalize, though there were no more goals in the first half, despite some good chances for either side. In the second half, Erik Lamela scored in the 59th minute against the run of play to give the away team some hope in the game. There were no more further goals in the game and it eventually ended in a stalemate.
Hugo Lloris: 5.5/10
Could not do anything about the opening goal of the game, which came quite early from the Barkley free-kick. Made quite a few good saves, though had to go off in the 35th minute due a problem with his hamstring.
Kyle Walker: 7/10
An impressive game for his side, as he was involved in most of the action and his quickness proved to be a vital asset for Spurs. Made some superb runs to test the Toffees’ back-line and blocked Deulofeu on numerous occasions.
Toby Aldeweireld: 6.5/10
Looked quite solid at the heart of the defence. Tried his best to attack from corner kicks and maintain composure at the back as well.
Jan Vertonghen: 7/10
The veteran defender looked quite good at the back and kept the Everton attack at bay, though he faced some concerns against the speed of Deulofeu at times.
Danny Rose: 6.5/10
Put in a tiring shift, though he showed that he is fit and ready to go. Made an error when his inaccurate pass found an opposition player, but Vorm produced a brilliant save.
Eric Dier: 5/10
Sacrificed to add more quality to the front-line, as Spurs went 1-0 down. Made some well timed challenges inside the box, though he failed to control the play alongside Wanyama in midfield.
Victor Wanyama: 5/5
Made his debut for the Londoners, but lacked co-ordination with his teammates and failed to impress in his first outing for his new club.
Erik Lamela: 8/10
Immensely talented and was brilliant on the night. Scored the equalizing goal for his team and looked like a major threat with his positioning and passing..
Dele Alli: 5/10
Had a decent match. Looked much better once Jannsen came on, though can still play much better, as we know it.
Christian Eriksen: 6/10
Looked really good while passing the ball around, but could not produce anything special against Barkley, who was enjoying himself on the night.
Harry Kane: 5/10
Failed to produce anything special in the game and had a rather quiet match. Maybe it’s just the way that he starts, slowly and eventually picking up the pace and taking it to another level.
Michel Vorm: 5/10
With just 7 starts to his name last term, came on to replace Hugo Lloris after his injury. Kept the opponents out at the stroke of half time, when Rose made a really poor back pass.
Vincent Janssen: 6/10
Brought a much needed change in the attack, as he gave the players a lot more freedom to push forward and try to score the winning goal.
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