Thursday, October 6, 2022

Hojbjerg Impress, Bad Day For Lucas | Tottenham Hotspur Players Rated In Draw Vs Newcastle United

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Jack O’Brien
A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.

Newcastle United left it late to secure a 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at St. James’ Park this afternoon. The Lilywhites were leading the game throughout the entirety of the contest, courtesy of a first-half goal from Lucas Moura. However, a controversial penalty in stoppage time allowed NUFC to seal a late draw, with Callum Wilson calmly slotting the spot-kick.

Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings Vs Newcastle United

Hugo Lloris 6/10

Hugo Lloris had nothing to all game as Newcastle United barely managed to trouble Tottenham defensively. In fact, Wilson’s penalty was the club’s first shot of target of the match.

Matt Doherty 7/10

Matt Doherty looked positive early on. Him having the license to go forward aided Spurs’ overall creativity from the wider areas of the pitch. However, the Irishman clearly isn’t a good fit in the back-four.

Davinson Sanchez 8/10

Davinson Sanchez had an excellent game this evening, proving to be effective in the defensive half thanks to his impressive physique and good positional sense.

Eric Dier 7.5/10

Eric Dier was rather unfortunate to concede a late penalty, that put a dent on an otherwise reasonable defensive display throughout the evening.

Ben Davies 6.5/10

Ben Davies operated in a deeper role at left-back to provide Doherty with the license to move forward. However, the Welshman provided the attacking support whenever it was necessary.

Harry Winks 7/10

Operating in the deepest role in midfield, Harry Winks once again impressed the onlookers with his secure passing. His presence was key in helping Tottenham move up the pitch effortlessly.

Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings Vs Newcastle United - Unfortunate from Lloris.
Tottenham Hotspur’s French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris reacts after the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on September 27, 2020. (Photo by ANDREW BOYERS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 8.5/10

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg enjoyed an excellent game in the middle of the park, alongside Winks. The Dane notably provided the pass to Harry Kane, in a move that led to the opener. But more importantly, the ex-Bayern Munich man provided the all-round support, especially in the second line of press.

Giovani Lo Celso 7/10

Giovani Lo Celso was the focal point of Tottenham’s creative unit. He always made himself a good passing option in the final third, but fans might expect a bit more productivity from the Argentine international.

Lucas Moura 6/10

Broke his goal drought in the Premier League by netting the all-important opener. However, that was the only real bright spot in an otherwise dire performance as the Brazilian offered very little to the table.

Son Heung-Min 7/10

Did his job by providing that x-factor in the Tottenham Hotspur attack. He came close to scoring twice and was a menace for the Newcastle United defence with his attempts on goal. Hooked off at half-time as Jose Mourinho opted to give him a much-needed breather.

Harry Kane 7/10

Harry Kane continued his run of excellent performances with yet another assist for the opener. Unfortunately, the English international lacked support in the final third and was denied by Karl Darlow multiple times.

SUBSTITUTES

Steven Bergwijn 5/10

Failed to provide any spark in the Tottenham attack after replacing Son at the start of the second half. The Dutchman desperately needs to find his form back.

Tanguy Ndombele 6.5/10

Tanguy Ndombele’s introduction during the final phase of the game added more energy in the Tottenham midfield.

Erik Lamela 6/10

Made himself an attacking outlet for Spurs during the final phase of the game. Nothing extraordinary, however.

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