Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings Vs Marine  - A great team display.
Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Alfie Devine (L) celebrates scoring his team's fifth goal during the English FA Cup third round football match between Marine and Tottenham Hotspur at Rossett Park ground in Crosby, north west England, on January 10, 2021. (Photo by Martin Rickett / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by MARTIN RICKETT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur advance through to the next round with a comprehensive 5-0 win over non-league side Marine FC. The Lilywhites were unsurprisingly the more dominant side given the gulf in quality between the sticks. But to Marine’s credit, they defended well especially after conceding four goals in the first half, as Alfie Devine’s only goal in the second half meant Tottenham had to ‘settle’ for a 5-0 victory.

Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings Vs Marine 

Joe Hart 6/10

Joe Hart unsurprisingly had a quiet day at the office with Marine failing to register any certified goalscoring threat in the Spurs half. An easy-clean sheet for the Spurs goalkeeper.

Matt Doherty 8/10

It was a welcome return to action for Matt Doherty, who enjoyed a good game on the right flank. He had the license as well as the freedom to move forward and cause further threat for the Marine defence and that he did.

Toby Alderweireld 7.5/10

Kept things neat and tidy in the Tottenham backline, keeping Marine at…bay. Hooked off at half-time, with Jose Mourinho trying to avoid any unnecessary injuries.

Joe Rodon 8/10

A good run in for the new signing, who would have enjoyed playing the full ninety minutes of this FA Cup fixture. The young defender will also be looking forward to becoming an option for Spurs’ Premier League squad during the second half of the campaign.

Ben Davies 8/10

Ben Davies provided further assistance to the two centre-backs from the left-back role. The Welshman also provided offensive support whenever necessary before making way for Reguilon during the final phase of the game.

Moussa Sissoko 7.5/10

Another player who was given 45 minutes to freshen up his boots, Moussa Sissoko played well. His aggression and tenacity were always going to be a bonus for the Lilywhites in the midfield.

Harvey White 8/10

Harvey White had an excellent game in the middle of the park. His composed passing and ball distribution will be raising a lot of eyebrows, and it will be interesting to see whether the youngster can make a bigger impact going forward.

Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings Vs Marine  - Hattrick for Vinicius.
CROSBY, ENGLAND – JANUARY 10: Carlos Vinicius of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the FA Cup Third Round match between Marine and Tottenham Hotspur at Rossett Park on January 10, 2021 in Crosby, England. Sporting stadiums around England remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Gedson Fernandes 8.5/10

It was nice to see Gedson Fernandes returning to the pitch after failing to become a part of Mourinho’s plans during the first half of the campaign. He was a lively figure in the match, providing some threat from the right-hand channel.

Dele Alli 10/10

Dele Alli was one the best performers for Tottenham Hotspur in this game. The playmaker was hugely influential with his decision-making, creativity and overall link-up play as he notably assisted Vinicius’ opener. Taken off midway through the second half.

Lucas Moura 9/10

Lucas Moura worked hard to help Tottenham dominate the game, with the Brazilian notably providing a delicate assist for Alfie Devine’s goal shortly before getting substituted in the 65th minute.

Carlos Vinicius 9/10

Carlos Vinicius was simply unstoppable in the first-half, bagging an incredible hat-trick. The striker had a rather disappointing second half, however, as he was barely involved in the proceedings. An influential performance, nonetheless.

SUBSTITUTES

Alfie Devine 9/10

It will be a memorable game for Devine, who scored his first senior goal at the age of just 16 and that too with an excellent finish past Bayleigh Passant. Also created another late opportunity for Vinicius which was missed by the Brazilian.

Japhet Tanganga 7.5/10

Japhet Tanganga offered further solidity in the Tottenham backline after coming on for Alderweireld at the start of the second half.

Gareth Bale 7/10

Came on for Alli midway through the second half. Didn’t exactly make a huge difference, but one could imagine there was a battle for his shirt after the game.

Jack Clarke 7.5/10

Offered a lot of energy and creativity during the final phase of the game.

Sergio Reguilon 7/10

Replaced Davies during the final phase of the game to offer more impetus going forward.

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.