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Kulusevski Gets 8.5, Son With 8 | Tottenham Hotspur Players Rated In Dominant Win Vs Southampton

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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.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 16: Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur, reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 16, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images). The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

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.

Substitutes:

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.

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