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.
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.
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.