Spurs were absolutely dreadful at the Etihad…
- 25 Lloris – 3
Was at fault for the City goal after 14 seconds that kind of set the tone for Tottenham’s afternoon… Also conceded another five. Day to forget for the Frenchman.
- 02 Walker – 3
Stinker. Not that good at defending at the best of times, and was especially bad at it today.
- 05 Vertonghen – 5
Arguably the best of a very bad bunch. The Belgian would still rather be playing at centre-half though.
- 08 Paulinho (Dembélé – 61′ ) – 4 & 5
The Brazilian was ineffective and completely dominated by Yaya Toure and Fernandinho in the centre.
- 20 Dawson – 2
Looked slow and off the pace. Made regular late challenges and was so bad that he’ll almost definitely start next weekend’s match on the bench.
- 04 Kaboul – 4
Very bad defending for City’s fourth goal. Looked very much like a player who hasn’t been playing regularly.
- 07 Lennon – 4
Zero end product. So his dribbles down the wing were fairly pointless.
- 30 Sandro – 5
Despite scoring an own goal and throwing up on the pitch, Sandro worked harder than any Spurs player. He couldn’t do it all on his own though.
- 09 Soldado (Sigurdsson – 61′ ) – 3 & 5
When Spurs aren’t making him chances, Soldado doesn’t offer anything. And today, Spurs didn’t make any chances, and Soldado didn’t offer anything.
- 14 Holtby (Adebayor – 45′ ) – 3 & 5
The German midfielder was awful. Repeatedly gave the ball away, and was dragged off at half-time. His replacement wasn’t much better.
- 11 Lamela – 4
By this showing, Lamela is nowhere near the £26m player Spurs thought they signed in the summer. Totally average.