Tottenham Hotspur entertained Southampton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier today as they hoped to collect maximum points at home. Spurs made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 12th minute when James Ward-Prowse found the back of the net for the Saints.
However, Ryan Sessegnon equalised for the North London outfit from close range just nine minutes later to make the scoreline 1-1. Eric Dier completed the turnaround for Spurs in the 31st minute with a glancing header as the home side went into the half-time break 2-1 up on the scoreline.
Mohammed Salisu scored an unfortunate own goal in the 61st minute. Spurs piled on the pressure and scored again just two minutes later courtesy of Dejan Kulusevski’s left-footed strike. The match ended with Tottenham securing a dominant 4-1 win in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Tottenham player performed during the match against the Saints.
GK: Hugo Lloris – 6/10
The French keeper made one good save in the game but won’t be happy after conceding an early goal.
CB: Cristian Romero – 7/10
Romero was strong in the air and did well to keep the Southampton attackers quiet for most of the game.
CB: Eric Dier – 7.5/10
He did what was required of him at the back and got his name on the scoresheet with a glancing header in the 31st minute.
CB: Ben Davies – 7/10
Davies was good on the ball and made a few important clearances on the defensive end of the pitch.
RM: Emerson Royal – 7.5/10
He performed his defensive duties well and had an excellent game in the opponent’s half. Emerson ended the game with an assist to his name.
CM: Rodrigo Bentancur – 7/10
Bentancur got stuck in with some solid tackles and made a couple of promising runs with the ball from midfield.
CM: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg – 7/10
He performed decent protection for his teammates at the back and engineered two decent chances in the final third.
LM: Ryan Sessegnon – 7.5/10
The English wide player did well to score the all-important equaliser for Spurs in the 21st minute.
RAM: Dejan Kulusevski – 8.5/10
Kulusevski caused a lot of headaches for the opposition and has got a goal and an assist to his name.
LAM: Heung-min Son – 8/10
Son did everything but score today. He performed well during his time on the field and ended the game with an assist to his name.
ST: Harry Kane – 7/10
The English centre-forward linked up play well with others around him but failed to get his name on the scoresheet.
LM: Ivan Perisic – 6/10
He worked hard defensively but failed to make an impact in the final third.
RAM: Lucas Moura – N/A
The Brazilian talent hardly had any time to make an impact.
CM: Yves Bissouma – N/A
He added more bite and steel to Antonio Conte’s midfield.
CB: Clement Lenglet – N/A
Lenglet injected more quality into Tottenham’s backline.
RM: Matt Doherty – N/A
Doherty didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.