Excellent Vertoghen – The Best And The Worst Rated Tottenham Hotspur Players vs Arsenal

Full Time: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur claimed the bragging rights in North London, when they eased past Arsenal to a 2-0 win at the White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Tottenham were the better side for the first period and had a couple of chances to get ahead, but failed to make them count while Arsenal hardly created anything in terms of goalscoring opportunities as half-time arrived with the score still at 0-0.

Ten minutes into the second-half, Mauricio Pochettino’s men managed to break the deadlock through Dele Alli’s close-range effort, before Harry Kane made it 2-0 just three minutes later from the penalty spot, after he was felled by Gabriel in the box.

The win sees Spurs extend their winning run to nine games in the league – something that was last achieved more than 50 years ago. They continue to be hot on the heels of Chelsea with the gap between the leaders and Pochettino’s side still at four points with four games left in the season. Here is how the Tottenham players fared on the day:

Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings

Hugo Lloris – 7/10

Made a fine stop to deny Aaron Ramsey in the first half, but was rarely called into action from thereon. A comfortable day in the field for the captain.

Kieran Trippier – 7/10

Did well to keep Alexis Sanchez in check for most parts of the game, but his forward play was a little off. Crosses weren’t as accurate as usual, but was strong in tackles.

Toby Alderweireld – 8/10

Another excellent display at the back from the Belgian. Strong both in the air and on the ground, hardly gave any breathing space to the Gunners’ attackers to have a whiff of the goal.

Jan Vertonghen – 9/10

A colossal performance from the Belgian international. There was no way past him in the backline for the Arsenal players. Forced Petr Cech into two excellent saves from two top-notch efforts. An all-round complete performance from Vertonghen.

Ben Davies – 7/10

Provided a real sense of danger on the left-hand side with his running up and down the flank. Another good display from the Welshman.

Eric Dier – 7/10

Started the game in the middle of the park and put in an assured performance. Kept Tottenham ticking and showed that he belongs in the midfield role.

Victor Wanyama – 8/10

A stellar display from the Kenyan in the midfield. Seemed to win all his challenges, showed a little adventure going forward as well. Forced Cech into making a save. Kane won the penalty after being sent through by Wanyama.

Christian Eriksen – 7.5/10

Missed a great chance in the opening period, but it was his mazy run and shot which Cech parried for Alli to open the scoring from. Shone bright despite being marked by Granit Xhaka.

Dele Alli – 8/10

Showed great desire and hunger to get on the end of Cech’s spill for his goal, after having missed an absolute sitter in the first half. A constant menace in the attacking third.

Son Heung-Min – 7/10

Returned to his familiar position on the left-wing and looked a threat all day with his incisive running. Gave Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a hard time.

Harry Kane – 8/10

Won the penalty and converted from the spot in the second half to put the game to bed. In the process, Kane became the highest goalscorer for Tottenham in the North London derbies in the Premier League. Booked.

Substitutes

Mousa Dembele – NA

Replaced Son for the final ten minutes.

Kyle Walker – NA

Came on for Trippier with hardly any time left.

Moussa Sissoko – NA

Replaced Alli in added time.

Written by Raghavendra Goudar

Mechanical Engineer, avid reader and a football fanatic.

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