Mauricio Pochettino’s side managed to back up their impressive 4-0 victory over Stoke City last weekend with a close victory over Sunderland this weekend. David Moyes’ side found it hard to keep hold of the ball at the White Hart Lane and were just not able to create enough chances on the night to take anything from this game. Harry Kane breached the Sunderland defense on the hour mark as the home side held on to the slender lead to remain unbeaten in this game. There were plenty of decent performers from the home side and here are the player ratings for every player from this game for the Spurs:
Hugo Lloris 6/10
Was hardly tested by a sedate Sunderland attack but was up to the task on the very few occasions that he was called upon during the night.
Kyle Walker 6/10
A constant presence for Tottenham Hotspur at either end of the field, Walker was superb in providing his side the width in attack but also provided decent cover at the back on his flank
Eric Dier 5/10
Playing in a make-shift position, Dier was not as effective as he would have wanted to be on the night but he was instrumental in Spurs keeping a clean sheet over Sunderland.
Toby Alderweireld 5/10
Was a bit shaky at the back in possession of the ball and also lost the battle with Defoe on a couple of occasions, but was generally good enough to earn his side all three points on the night.
Jan Vertonghen 5/10
Deployed in a left-back role, Vertonghen was decent in defense keeping the likes of Januzaj and Ndong away from danger on the flank.
Victor Wanyama 6/10
Was the powerhouse in the midfield that the Spurs needed to keep Sunderland away from danger and provided the right blend of attack and defense that allowed his team to dominate the game.
Mousa Dembele 7/10
Showed his technique and range of passing on the night as he ran the midfield at his will and allowed Tottenham Hotspur to keep the ball for long periods to try and break the visitors down on the night.
Moussa Sissoko 7/10
Another impressive performance from the deadline day transfer, Sissoko, was superb playing on the right side of the attack. His final ball was a bit wayward but he was instrumental in a number of chances that the Spurs created on the night.
Dele Alli 7/10
Another master class from the England international who did not stand out on the night but kept his team in the hunt for most game with some smart and slick football in dangerous areas. Played a part in knocking down the ball for Harry Kane’s only goal in the game.
Heung-Min Son 8/10
Arguably the best player on the night for the Spurs, Son, was dazzling all day as he took on the Sunderland players playing on the left and left them without answers creating 5 chances on the night got his side.
Harry Kane 7/10
Though was not at his best, Kane, was proactive all game and snatched the only real chance that fell to him as he gave his side a much-needed lead and 3 points from this game.
Eric Lamela 6/10
Came in to replace an injured Dembele just after the hour mark and was involved in a couple of exciting moves at the end of the game for the home side.
Ben Davies 5/10
Another substitute that came on to replace an injured player, Davies, took Dier’s place in the defense and was tested for the last 15 minutes of the game which he came out of without any damage.
Vincent Janssen NA
Came on after Harry Kane was stretchered off in the final minutes of the game and helped his side dominate the game in stoppage time to see off the visitors till the final whistle.