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Kane Gets 7, Sessegnon With 6 | Tottenham Hotspur Players Rated In Poor Loss Vs Middlesbrough

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Tottenham Hotspur clashed heads with Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to earn a favourable result on the road. Spurs were lackluster in the first half and were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.

It was a similar story in the second half as both sides canceled each other out. The final score read 0-0 after normal time.

The home team finally took the lead in the 107th minute courtesy of Josh Coburn’s finish. The match ended with Spurs losing by a narrow 1-0 scoreline after extra time.

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

GK: Hugo Lloris – 7/10

The French keeper made a few solid saves during the contest but will be disappointed for conceding a goal in extra time.

CB: Cristian Romero – 6.5/10

Romero was strong in the air and kept a solid shape at the back. However, he won’t be pleased after allowing such a late goal.

CB: Eric Dier – 7/10

The English defender cleared the danger multiple times during the game and was a threat at the other end as well.

CB: Ben Davies – 7/10

He earned the ball back a few times for his team and won multiple duels in the air.

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Middlesbrough’s English midfielder Marcus Tavernier (L) fights for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur’s Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (R) during the English FA cup fifth round football match between Middlesbrough and Tottenham Hotspur at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, northeast England on March 1, 2022. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)
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RM: Matt Doherty – 7/10

Doherty performed his defensive duties well and was lively in the opponent’s half. He got replaced in the 80th minute.

CM: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg – 7/10

He anchored the midfield well and made a few decent runs from midfield. Hojbjerg even managed to orchestrate some inviting chances for his teammates to score.

CM: Harry Winks – 6.5/10

Winks earned the ball back a couple of times and engineered one key chance in the final third.

LM: Ryan Sessegnon – 6/10

He tracked back to defend when needed but offered very little going forward.

RAM: Dejan Kulusevski – 7/10

Kulusevski created a few promising opportunities for others around him but didn’t do enough to register a goal.

LAM: Heung-min Son – 7/10

He was a constant menace in front of the opposition goal but failed to finish off any of his chances.

ST: Harry Kane – 7/10

Kane made some clever runs with the ball and made two good opportunities for his teammates. However, he didn’t do enough to get his name on the scoresheet.

Substitutes:

RM: Emerson Royal – 6/10

He had a quiet game after coming off the bench.

LM: Steven Bergwijn – 6/10

Bergwijn struggled to influence the game in the final third.

LM: Sergio Reguilon – 6/10

The Spaniard offered very little in the opponent’s half.

ST: Dane Scarlett – N/A

The 17-year-old hardly had any time to make an impact.

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