Barring the okayish Wembley record, Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham have got off to a sizzling start and especially their away record has been sublime. They maintained that against a dismal Huddersfield town as the hosts were hit by ‘HurryKane’. Harry Kane’s quickfire double, a well-taken goal from Davies and a late finish from Sissoko altogether crushed Wagner’s team. Here’s how the Lilywhites from London have been rated:-
GK: Hugo Lloris – 7/10
Had to get down early to deny Smith’s long-range effort and later on he drifted a cross over the post. Saw the game out decently without having to put in some effort. Another clean-sheet for Lloris!
RWB: Kieran Trippier – 7.5/10
Notched two assists for the goals of Kane and put in a tidy shift in his place. This is the kind of consistency that will worry Serge Aurier and other teams.
CB: Toby Alderweireld – 7/10
Rock solid at the back and didn’t give Depoitre a sniff for the majority of the game.
CB: Davinson Sanchez – 7/10
Nearly gave away a penalty in the first half but he was really good for the rest of the game and his composure didn’t waver. He’s settled in so smoothly with the Belgians beside him.
CB: Jan Vertonghen – 7/10
Got forward occasionally and troubled Huddersfield’s midfield and he was quite good at the back again.
LWB: Ben Davies – 8/10
Absolutely fantastic from the first whistle! He took the goal really well and provided an assist late on for Sissoko. Danny Rose who?
CDM: Eric Dier – 7/10
So quiet yet so good! He threw tantrums at the Huddersfield midfield consistently and blocked them from getting forward on several occasions.
CM: Harry Winks – 7/10
A rare start for the talented youngster and he was constantly buzzing in the midfield. His energy and the efforts he made stood out.
FW: Christian Eriksen – 6.5/10
Efficient in passing and he was always alert but surprisingly he contributed nothing to all the goals. He was subbed off later on in the second half.
FW: Dele Alli – 6/10
Danced through the midfield on a few occasions but he looked rusty today and didn’t hit top gear. Dived hideously and got booked as well. He has to do more to silence the critics.
ST: Harry Kane – 9/10
Magnificent yet again and so stunningly clinical. One from his right and another from his left within a short span of time completely put the game in Tottenham’s favour. No wonder Pochettino loves him!
AM: Moussa Sissoko – 6/10
Has improved considerably and he did make his presence felt. Got a goal very late in the game to boost his confidence.
RWB: Kyle-Walker Peters – N/A
Came on very late to make an impact.
AM: Heung-Min Son – N/A
Same as Walker Peters. He came on very late.