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Spurs 1-0 Arsenal – Player Ratings

Spurs overcame their bitter rival’s Arsenal 1-0 in today’s North London Derby at Wembley. Mauricio Pochettino’s sides victory keeps them in the chase for the top four, whilst almost completely extinguishing Arsene Wenger men’s hope of automatic qualification for the Champion’s League next season. Let’s see how the players rated …

Spurs

Lloris 7

A couple of smart stops and quick off his line as always.

Trippier 7

Did well defensively and bombed forward at every opportunity.

Sánchez 8

Solid. A huge improvement on his recent showing at Anfield.

Vertonghen 7

Has taken over the mantle of leader of Spurs defence brilliantly in the absence of Alderweireld.

Davies 8

Barely put a foot wrong at the back, and laid on a sublime cross for his sides winner.

Dier 7

Competed well in the centre of the park and tidy in possession.

Dembélé 9

Probably the Premier League’s most under rated player. Dominated the midfield from start to finish.

Eriksen 8

A constant threat between the lines, and went close with a brilliant close range free-kick.

Alli 7

Decent without getting anywhere close his best form.

Heung-min 7
Had a really good battle with Bellerin down the wing that ended just about evens.

Kane 9 ( MOTM )

The match winner, as he so often is, with a towering back post header. Work-rate and link up play also top drawer.

Substitutes 

Lamela 7

Created plenty of problems for Arsenal after his introduction.

Wanyama N/A

No impact.

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Arsenal

Cech 8

A little nervy in possession, but still made series of world class saves to keep in side in the game.

Bellerín 7

Worked his socks off, and dealt with the threat of Son well.

Mustafi 7

Defended well for the most part, making a series of crucial interventions.

Koscielny 5

Bullied off the ball by Kane for the winner, and in general looks nowhere near as composed as he once did at this level.

Monreal 7

Put in his usual solid shift at left-back.

Wilshere 7

Showed plenty of fight, and slipped through a couple of sublime through balls.

El Neny 5

Covered a lot of ground, but just not up to it at this level.

Xhaka 4

Completely shown up by the brilliant Dembele.

Özil 5

Strangely picked the wrong option a couple of times, when his side were on the counter.

Aubameyang 5

Some decent movement in first-half, but no real impact on game.

Mkhitaryan 3

Shocking. As Man United fans will tell you, he normally shows up in big games.

Substitutes

Iwobi 5

Completely off the pace after his introduction.

Lacazette 3

Missed two massive chances in the last 10 minutes.

Welbeck N/A

No impact.