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.
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.
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.