Tottenham continued their excellent record in the recent past against Manchester City, inflicting a 2-0 defeat on Pep Guardiola’s men at the White Hart Lane. An own goal from Aleksandar Kolarov and Dele Alli gave Tottenham a 2-0 lead going into the second half after a dominant display which the home side managed to hold on to until the final whistle. The win continued Pochettino’s seven games unbeaten run in the Premier League this season. Below are Tottenham’s individual player ratings.
The Frenchman made two some brilliant saves and did really well to collect crosses during set-pieces and corners.
The 26-year-old had another wonderful game as he made some decent runs to spread City’s defense wide. With Moussa Sissoko and Kyle Walker often playing on the overlap it was really hard for City’s defense to cope.
The Belgian had another fantastic game as he made some vital challenges and interceptions. His defensive work was excellent throughout the game.
Vertonghen often got the ball out of tough situations and gave no space to Aguero in the box.
Danny Rose was a constant nuisance for City, running full lengths of the pitch to help offensively and defensively. Rose was also involved in Tottenham’s first goal where his cross was mistakenly guided in by Kolarov.
Despite being a bit rash in his decision making, the Kenyan was the only player in the pivot with Alli often staying up field for long periods. He put in some really good tackles and stopped City numerous times on the counter.
Moussa Sissoko’s presence filled the physical void left which Tottenham seemed to lack in absence of Dembele and helped Tottenham in dominating the midfield along with Wanyama.
Lamela was quite underwhelming as he often lost possession which often initiated City’s counter. He also deputised for the penalty which was saved by Claudio Bravo.
Eriksen was always a live-wire and did well to maintain pressure up field. He linked the midfield with the attack really well.
Alli extended Tottenham’s lead with a calm finish from close range. He made some wonderful turns and did well to win a penalty and a free-kick just near the edge of the box.
The South Korean bagged an assist in the first half as he slipped Alli through who slotted home past Bravo. He was always in the thick of things and interchanged positions with Alli which made life difficult for City at the back.