Saturday, December 3, 2022

Kane And Rodrigo Get 8 | Tottenham Hotspur Players Rated In Poor Defeat Vs Newcastle United

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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 welcomed Newcastle United at St. James’ Park earlier this evening as they focused on securing a win at home in the Premier League. Spurs made a poor start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 31st minute when Callum Wilson scored with a tidy finish. Miguel Almiron doubled Newcastle’s advantage with a brilliant run and finish just nine minutes later as Spurs went into the half-time break 2-0 down on the scoreline.

Harry Kane pulled a goal back for the North London club in the 54th minute but the contest finished with Spurs suffering a 2-1 defeat in front of their home fans.

Let’s take a look at how each Tottenham Hotspur player fared during the match against the Magpies.

GK: Hugo Lloris – 5.5/10

The French keeper could have done better to prevent both of Newcastle’s goals. However, he did make a few solid saves at the back.

CB: Davinson Sanchez – 6.5/10

He put his foot through the ball when needed and was good on the ball as well.

CB: Eric Dier – 7/10

Dier made a lot of important clearances at the back and earned the ball back twice.

CB: Clement Lenglet – 7/10

Lenglet made one crucial interception during the game and picked up an assist for setting up Kane’s goal.

Harry Kane
Harry Kane

RM: Emerson Royal – 6.5/10

He cleared the danger when required and made two good chances in the final third.

CM: Oliver Skipp – 6.5/10

Skipp was quite creative with his passing but failed to offer enough protection for his teammates at the back.

CM: Yves Bissouma – 6/10

He made a couple of crucial defensive contributions but lacked quality on the ball.

CM: Rodrigo Bentancur – 8/10

Rodrigo anchored the midfield really well and made a handful of promising runs with the ball. He also created two meaningful chances in the final third.

LM: Ryan Sessegnon – 6.5/10

The English talent was defensively solid and made one decent chance in the final third.

ST: Harry Kane – 8/10

The England international pulled a goal back for Spurs with a solid header. However, he failed to take any of his other chances.

ST: Heung-min Son – 6.5/10

Son was a constant menace in front of the Newcastle goal but didn’t do enough to find the back of the net.

Substitutes:

LM: Ivan Perisic – 6/10

He had a few bright moments in the final third.

RW: Lucas Moura – 6.5/10

Moura offered very little in the Newcastle half.

RM: Matt Doherty – N/A

He didn’t get enough time to influence the game.

CB: Ben Davies – N/A

Davies kept things tidy at the back.

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