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Moura Gets 8, Sanchez With 5 | Tottenham Hotspur Players Rated In Derby Defeat Vs Arsenal

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Tottenham Hotspur locked horns with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium earlier this evening as they looked to secure a win in the North London derby. Spurs scored the opening goal with their first attack courtesy of Erik Lamela’s excellent rabona finish. However, Martin Odegaard equalised for the Gunners just before the half-time break to set up an exciting second half.

Alexandre Lacazette completed the Arsenal comeback when he converted his penalty in the 64th minute. Lamela picked a red card in the 76th minute, which made life worse for his teammates as Spurs ended up losing the derby by a 2-1 scoreline.

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

GK: Hugo Lloris – 6/10

The French keeper made a couple of important clearances but couldn’t do much about either of Arsenal’s two goals this evening.

RB: Matt Doherty – 6.5/10

He worked hard to keep things solid at the back and made one good sprint going forward.

CB: Davinson Sanchez – 5/10

Sanchez cleared the danger when required and got stuck in with a few tackles as well. However, he gave away a poor penalty in the second half, which cost his side all three points.

CB: Toby Alderweireld – 6.5/10

Like his centre-back partner, he sat deep and pulled off multiple clearances when called into action. Alderweireld was also tidy when passing the ball out from the back.

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LB: Reguilon – 6/10

The Spanish full-back tried his best to disrupt Arsenal’s rhythm but failed to influence the game in the final third.

CM: Tanguy Ndombele – 6/10

Ndombele made some encouraging runs during his time on the field. He lasted for 61 minutes before being replaced by Jose Mourinho.

CM: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg – 6.5/10

Hojbjerg showed some bite and steel in the Spurs midfield and managed to break off some of Arsenal’s attacks. He also made a decent opening in the attacking third.

LW: Heung-min Son – 6/10

The South Korean attacker went off injured early in the game.

CAM: Lucas Moura – 8/10

The Brazilian speedster set-up Erik Lamela’s opening goal and caused plenty of problems for the Gunners defenders with his running and creativity. He was by far Spurs’ best players on the field this evening.

RW: Gareth Bale – 5/10

Bale struggled to get into the game and got substituted early in the second half.

ST: Harry Kane – 6/10

The English striker was mostly left frustrated during the game and was unfortunate not to equalise when he hit the crossbar in the 90th minute.


LW: Erik Lamela – 6/10

The Argentine playmaker scored the goal of the game with his brilliant rabona strike in the 33rd minute. However, he let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 76th minute when he was caught using an elbow.

RM: Moussa Sissoko – 5/10

He offered very little after coming off the bench.

CM: Dele Alli – 6/10

Alli made a couple of promising runs but didn’t have anything to show for his efforts.

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