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EPL 2016/17: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Manchester City - Player Ratings

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides second goal  during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on October 2, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Dele Alli was in inspired form against Manchester City

Manchester City’s unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an end as they suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur. Mauricio Pochettino’s boys stunned Pep Guardiola’s City with a 2-0 win at White Hart Lane thanks to an unlucky own goal from Aleksandar Kolarov and a fine strike from English midfielder Dele Alli.

Spurs took the lead as early as in the 9th minute when left-back Aleksandar Kolarov miskicked Danny Rose’s cross from the left flank into his own goal. The second goal came from the foot of Dele Alli who combined well with Heung-Min Son inside the penalty box to claim the goal.

Also Read: City lose 100 percent record in defeat at Tottenham

Manchester City’s defending was once again to be blamed as they clueless for the majority of the match.

Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris – 8/10

Hugo Lloris had an impressive outing today as he denied the Manchester City attackers several times from scoring which assured Tottenham 3 crucial points.

Jan Vertonghen – 8/10

The Belgian centre-back played brilliantly at the heart of the defence pairing up with Toby Alderweireld and made sure their two-goal lead remained intact.

Toby Alderweireld – 8/10

Just like his partner Vertonghen, Alderweireld too displayed impressive performance against Manchester City and kept Sergio Aguero at bay for the entire match.

Danny Rose – 9/10

The English international left-back performed brilliantly today. Aleksandar Kolarov’s accidental own goal was from Danny Rose’s cross.

Kyle Walker – 8/10

Kyle Walker had a good outing as he displayed an energetic performance on the ground and kept a close eye on the Manchester City attackers.

Victor Wanyama – 8/10

Victor Wanyama did a great job in the central midfield and pulled off some quality tackles.

Dele Alli – 9/10

Dele Alli was simply superb on the pitch and scored the winning goal for Tottenham in the 37th minute after combining with Heung-Min Son. Alli covered a lot of ground and imposed a constant threat on the Manchester City defence.

Christian Eriksen – 8/10

Christian Eriksen, as usual, was extremely diligent in the attacking third and ran his team’s offence against the frail Manchester City backline. He came really close to scoring a goal from a free-kick.

Moussa Sissoko – 7/10

Moussa Sissoko had a decent outing operating mostly from the centre. The French man covered a lot of ground from box to box. Along with Wanyama, Sissoko made sure that the opponents’ attacks were decimated in the midfield itself.

Erik Lamela – 7/10

The Argentine midfielder played fairly well except for a disastrous penalty miss. He had the option of allowing Son to take it but he opted to take it himself and missed it.

Heung-Min Son – 8.5/10

The South Korean international has been a revelation this season and has successfully replaced star striker Harry Kane who is injured. Played exceptionally well with his clever movement and link-up play.


Eric Dier – 7/10

Eric Dier replaced Moussa Sissoko in the 72nd minute in the central midfield. The English international midfielder did a fairly decent job and made sure the score line remained same.

Vincent Janssen – N/A

The Dutchman came on late to make no real impact.

Georges-Kevin N'Koudou Mbida – N/A

A late substitute appearance for the Tottenham new boy.

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