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Emerson Royal With 3/10 | Tottenham Hotspur Players Rated In Defeat To Crystal Palace

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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.

Tottenham Hotspur‘s winning run in the Premier League comes to an end as they stumbled to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of London rivals Crystal Palace. It was a subdued performance from the Lilywhites, as they never really managed to impose themselves and lacked temperament, with goals from Wilfried Zaha and Odsonne Edouard sealing their fate.

Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings Vs Crystal Palace

Hugo Lloris: 6/10

Hugo Lloris was solid enough in between the Tottenham goal, keeping his side in the game. Unfortunately, he couldn’t keep out Zaha’s penalty in the second half.

Emerson Royal: 3/10

Not a great performance from Emerson Royal, who was overrun by Zaha for a large part of the game. Needs to improve his defensive ability in order to thrive under Nuno.

Japhet Tanganga: 4/10

Japhet Tanganga was good defensively, but his lack of temperament saw him getting involved in a brawl with Zaha. Later received a deserved second yellow for a poor tackle on Jordan Ayew.

Eric Dier: N/A

Eric Dier’s afternoon was cut short after he picked up an injury inside the first ten minutes. Replaced by Joe Rodon in the 12th minute.

Sergio Reguilon: 6/10

Sergio Reguilon’s offensive work-rate was restricted due to Palace’s dominance in the game. The left-back did make a good clearance late in the game.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: 6/10

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg kept fighting for his team, but it was not one of his best performances as Palace remained resilient in the middle of the park.

Harry Winks: 5/10

Harry Winks didn’t provide much to the table after being given a rare starting opportunity. He was replaced in the second half, shortly after Tanganga’s dismissal.

Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings Vs Crystal Palace - Poor from Spurs.
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Oliver Skipp: 5/10

Oliver Skipp looked unfit to say the least, often getting bullied by the Palace midfielders. It wasn’t a good look for the young midfielder, who couldn’t influence the game at all.

Lucas Moura: 5.5/10

Lucas Moura didn’t provide anything to the table going forward, and it was evident that Tottenham were missing the presence of Son Heung-Min.

Dele Alli: 5/10

Dele Alli endured a difficult game in the final third, struggling to impose himself in possession. The Englishman simply wasn’t involved enough to make any difference going forward.

Harry Kane: 5/10

Harry Kane was anonymous for almost the entirety of the game. He struggled with a lack of service, and it appears Nuno’s tactics have restricted his creative game.


Joe Rodon: 7/10

Joe Rodon was excellent and by far Tottenham’s best player of the night, after replacing Dier early on in the game. Certainly deserves a start on the next one.

Ben Davies: 4/10

While Rodon was brilliant, Ben Davies was equally awful as he conceded the penalty that made all the difference.

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