Tottenham Hotspur player ratings vs Stoke City (Tottenham players are celebrating in the picture
Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with team mates Heung-Min Son and Harry Winks (r) after scoring their sides second goal during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur at Bet365 Stadium on December 23, 2020 in Stoke on Trent, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur faced off against Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium earlier this evening hoping to pick up a victory and progress into the EFL Cup semifinals. Spurs made a bright start to the contest and took the lead in the 22nd minute courtesy of Gareth Bale’s goal. Jose Mourinho’s men kept a good shape at the back and went into the half-time break one goal to the good.

The Potters refused to give up without a fight in the second half and found the leveller via Jordan Thompson’s goal in the 53rd minute. However, Ben Davies found the back of the net just 17 minutes later to regain the Spurs’ lead. Harry Kane added another goal in the 81st minute to kill the game off for his side. The contest ended with the North London giants securing a comfortable 3-1 win away at Staffordshire.

Let’s take a look at how each Tottenham player fared during the match against the Potters.

GK: Hugo Lloris – 6/10

The French keeper hardly had a save to make in the game but will be disappointed for not keeping a clean sheet.

RB: Matt Doherty – 7/10

Doherty was defensively solid and even created a couple of decent opportunities for his teammates in the opposition half.

CB: Davinson Sanchez – 8/10

The Colombian defender was a commanding presence inside his half and made some crucial clearances during the 90 minutes.

CB: Eric Dier – 7.5/10

The English centre-back did well to clear his lines when needed and also made multiple important interceptions during the clash.

Tottenham Hotspur player ratings vs Stoke City (Tottenham's Bale and Kane is seen in the photo)
Tottenham Hotspurs Welsh midfielder Gareth Bale (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane (back) during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur at the bet365 Stadium, in Stoke on Trent on December 23, 2020. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

LB: Ben Davies – 8/10

Davies didn’t do much wrong when defending at the back and got himself a goal with a powerful strike in the second half.

CM: Harry Winks – 7.5/10

The English talent worked hard to help out his teammates at the back and also managed to engineer a couple of inviting chances in the attacking third. He ended the game with an assist to his name.

CM: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg – 6/10

Hojbjerg passed the ball accurately at the centre of the park without creating anything of note in the final third.

LW: Lucas Moura – 6/10

The Brazilian speedster struggled to get himself involved in the game and produced an uneventful display before being replaced in the second half.

CAM: Dele Alli – 7/10

Alli squandered some decent chances to get his name on the scoresheet. However, he was a constant threat for the opposition defenders during his time on the pitch.

RW: Gareth Bale – 7.5/10

Bale was not afraid to have a shot at goal in the first half and opened the goal-scoring with a guided header in the first half. He was subbed at half-time.

ST: Harry Kane – 7.5/10

The English striker kept trying and finally managed to get his goal in the 81st minute which killed the game off.

Substitutes:

RW: Heung-min Son – 6/10

The South Korean international played the entire second half but struggled to make an impact in the final third.

CAM: Erik Lamela – 6/10

Lamela was mostly anonymous after coming off the bench.

CM: Moussa Sissoko – 7/10

Sissoko came on and did well to get an assist in the game.

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