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Emerson Royal Gets 8.5 | Tottenham Hotspur Players Rated In Solid Win Vs West Ham 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 West Ham United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier this evening as they looked to earn maximum points at home in the Premier League. Spurs made a good start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.

Emerson Royal finally opened the goal-scoring in the 56th minute before Heung-min Son doubled Tottenham’s advantage just 16 minutes later. The contest ended with Antonio Conte’s men earning a solid 2-0 win in the London derby.

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

GK: Fraser Forster – 7/10

Forster had to make just one save in the game and earned an easy clean sheet at home.

CB: Cristian Romero – 8/10

He didn’t put a foot wrong on the defensive third of the pitch and was good on the ball as well.

CB: Eric Dier – 7.5/10

Dier dealt with the danger when needed and performed well enough to keep the Hammers at bay.

CB: Clement Lenglet – 6.5/10

The French talent kept things tidy at the back and would be happy with the clean sheet this evening.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

RM: Emerson Royal – 8.5/10

He did his fair share of defending and scored the opening goal in the 56th minute which gave Spurs the platform to go on and secure the win in the London derby.

CM: Oliver Skipp – 7.5/10

Skipp anchored the midfield well and was a bright presence on the ball.

CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 7/10

He cleared his lines when required and was not shy of having a strike at goal.

LM: Ben Davies – 7.5/10

Davies came back to defend when needed. He had some lively moments in the West Ham half and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

RAM: Dejan Kulusevski – 7/10

Kulusevski engineered a few decent chances for others around him but failed to register a goal.

LAM: Richarlison – 6.5/10

The Brazilian showed some flashes of what he is capable of but gave away the ball cheaply in the opponent’s half.

ST: Harry Kane – 7/10

Kane led the line well on his own and ended the game with an assist to his name.


LW: Heung-min Son – 7/10

He came off the bench and scored a good goal to double his team’s lead.

LM: Ivan Perisic – 6/10

Perisic was accurate with his passing.

CM: Pape Sarr – N/A

He hardly had any time to influence the game.

RW: Lucas Moura – N/A

Moura didn’t get enough time to make an impact.

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