Magnificient Eriksen – The Best and The Worst Rated Tottenham Players vs CSKA Moscow

Harry Kane celebrates putting Tottenham 2-1 up

Tottenham Hotspurs finally managed to break their winless run at the Wembley Stadium with a 3-1 win over Russian club CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

Alan Dzagoev gave his away side the lead in the first half, but the advantage lasted only for five minutes as Dele Alli was on hand to equalise for Spurs. And not long after that, Harry Kane put the Lily Whites in front in the stoppage time of the first half, before an own goal from CSKA shot stopper Igor Akinfeev sealed the three points for Spurs.

The win meant Mauricio Pochettino’s side will now participate in the UEFA Europa League competition in the Round-of-32. On their first win at Wembley, let’s see how each player fared:

Hugo Lloris – 7

Could not be blamed for the goal conceded. Otherwise dealt with whatever limited opportunities CSKA Moscow had.

Danny Rose – 7

Sound and solid display by the left-back. Set up Harry Kane’s goal from an offside position, but wasn’t noticed by the linesman.

Harry Kane scored Tottenham's second goal against CSKA Moscow

Jan Vertonghen – 6

Was troubled at times by the Russian side’s attackers. Was at fault for CSKA’s goal as he failed to stop Zoran Tosic in the build-up to the goal.

Eric Dier – 6

Vulnerable and suspect at the back. Was opened up on two occasions by CSKA forwards, but was good with the ball at his feet.

Kyle Walker – 7

Tottenham’s best defender on the night. Solid at the back, extremely effective going forward. A display full of energy and athleticism from the Englishman.

Victor Wanyama – 7

Reliable in the midfield. Responsible with the ball when in possession, broke up CSKA’s attempts to break forward many times.

Harry Winks – 7

Brilliant showing from the youngster. Calm and composed, did not put a foot wrong the entire night. Growing in confidence with each outing for Spurs.

Heung-Min Son – 7

Not his best night in a Spurs shirt. Was let down by his touch at times as he did not prove to be much of a threat going forward. Was replaced at the hour mark.

Dele Alli – 8

Alli's effort is turned into his own net by Igor Akinfeev for Tottenham's third goal

Pulled Spurs level with a trademark clinical effort. Was always a threat going forward, his header lead to the Akinfeev own goal in the second period. His movement off the ball was very good.

Christian Eriksen – 8

The best player on the pitch on the night. Was involved in everything positive for the home team. Created endless number of chances and was the architect for the first two goals.

Harry Kane – 7

Wasteful at times, but made his opportunity count to put Spurs ahead with the simplest of finishes. Set up Alli for the header that lead to the own goal.


Georges-Kevin Nkoudou – 6

Replaced Son for the last 30 minutes. Gave a good account of himself as he picked out some nice passes in the final third.

Toby Alderweireld – 6

Came on to replace Victor Wanyama in the 68th minute. Almost scored on his comeback from injury with a trademark header from a corner. His return will be a big boost for Pochettino and Spurs.

Josh Onomah – NA

Came on for Harry Kane with less than 10 minutes left on the clock. Not much time to make an impact.

Written by Raghavendra Goudar

Mechanical Engineer, avid reader and a football fanatic.

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