Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Kane Gets 9, Son With 8 | Tottenham Hotspur Players Rated In Derby Win Vs Crystal Palace

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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 locked horns with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park earlier tonight as they hoped to secure a victory in the Premier League. Spurs made a solid start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.

The North London club began the second half well as Harry Kane scored two quick-fire goals to put Spurs 2-0 up before the hour mark. Matt Doherty killed the game off in the 68th minute before Heung-min Son added another goal just four minutes later. The London derby ended with Antonio Conte’s men earning a dominant 4-0 win over their local rivals.

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

GK: Hugo Lloris – 8/10

Lloris made some crucial saves at the back and secured a well-deserved clean sheet.

CB: Cristian Romero – 7/10

He came back to defend when needed and was accurate with his passing.

CB: Eric Dier – 7.5/10

Dier was a strong presence in the air and put his foot through the ball when needed.

CB: Clement Lenglet – 7.5/10

The French talent gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field and won his fair share of aerial duels.

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

RM: Matt Doherty – 8.5/10

Doherty was solid when defending inside his half and was a constant menace down the right flank. He scored his team’s third goal in the 68th minute.

CM: Oliver Skipp – 6.5/10

He anchored the midfield well but failed to make an impact in the final third.

CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 7/10

Hojbjerg worked hard at both ends of the pitch but failed to create chances for others around him.

LM: Ivan Perisic – 7.5/10

He was solid at the back and made one key chance in the final third. Perisic came off with an assist to his name late in the game.

RAM: Bryan Gil – 7.5/10

The Spaniard had a good game in both halves and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

LAM: Heung-min Son – 8/10

Son caused a few headaches for the Palace defenders and got his name on the scoresheet in the 72nd minute.

ST: Harry Kane – 9/10

The English forward scored a quick-fire brace early in the second half to give his team the ideal platform to collect all three points from the derby.

Substitutes:

CM: Pape Sarr – 6.5/10

He added some energy to Conte’s midfield.

LM: Ryan Sessegnon – 6/10

Sessegnon was accurate with his passing.

RM: Emerson Royal – 6/10

He was strong in the air.

CB: Ben Davies – N/A

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

CM: Harvey White – N/A

He came on for the final few minutes of the contest.

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