How the Spurs players fared in a tough night at White Hart Lane against Man City.
After losing 6-0 to Manchester City in the earlier fixture in the Premier League between these sides, Tottenham Hotspur knew things would be tough at White Hart Lane.
A City side full of confidence and goals were ruthless once again and left north London as 1-5 victors to leapfrog Arsenal and go top of the table.
Here’s how the Spurs players rated.
Hugo Lloris – 7
Despite conceding five goals the goalkeeper was at fault for none of them and made a brilliant save in the first half to deny Sergio Aguero
Kyle Walker – 6
Was often left overwhelmed as both Aguero and Edin Dzeko assisted David Silva on the left flank, but did break forward whenever possible.
Michael Dawson – 5
Still getting a place in the side under Tim Sherwood despite looking woefully off the pace and City’s attack terrorised the Spurs captain.
Vlad Chiriches – 6
The Romanian was somewhat at fault for Aguero’s opener, but rallied after that and did well to make some timely tackles and looked good coming out of defence.
Danny Rose – 5
Was exposed on too many occasions by the skillful Jesus Navas, but should not have been sent off for what turned out to be a fair tackle on Dzeko.
Aaron Lennon – 5
Never really got going in the game and as soon as Rose was sent off the winger’s breaks forward became almost non existent.
Moussa Dembele – 6
Managed just 45 minutes due to an ankle injury and did not look comfortable as the main defensive midfielder and Sandro and Paulinho are needed back as soon as possible.
Christian Eriksen – 6
Had the difficult task of being given the playmaker role behind the striker and although was quiet in open play, the Dane’s set piece delivery was once again superb.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – 4
Was completely anonymous in the game and the Iceland international will have done nothing to convince Sherwood the attacking midfielder should be picked ahead of Eriksen or Lewis Holtby.
Nabil Bentaleb – 5
It was a lot to ask of the 19-year-old and the Frenchman looked overawed by the situation as a dominant Citizens midfield left the teenager standing.
Emmanuel Adebayor – 6
Was left isolated up-front as the lone striker, something that became even more prominent after Rose’s sending off and the 29-year-old never had any decent chances.
Etienne Capoue – 6
Scored his first ever goal for Tottenham to give the hosts some pride, but was wayward in the Frenchman’s defending at times and looked a little rusty.
Kyle Naughton – 5
Still doesn’t look like a top flight player, let alone featuring for a side pushing for Champions League football and Naughton was off the pace once more in this tie.
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