Player ratings: Spurs 2-0 Man CityPublished October 2, 2016
Manchester City’s winning streak in the Premier League came to an end on Sunday when they fell to Spurs, the only unbeaten team left in the division. Let’s rate each player on his performance.
Hugo Lloris 7
The Frenchman can thank his defence for making sure he wasn’t tested more. He dealt with what he had to, tipping a Sergio Aguero shot onto the post.
Kyle Walker 7.5
Walker handled his England colleague Raheem Sterling brilliantly. The winger came into the game in flying form but the all-action Walker didn’t give him a sniff.
Toby Alderweireld 8
The Belgian centre-half is a rock at the back for Spurs and put in another assured display against one of the league’s best strikers, Sergio Aguero. Marshalled his defence well.
Jan Vertonghen 7.5
The other no-nonsense Belgian in the Spurs backline combined well with his countryman to deny waves of City attacks.
Danny Rose 7.5
Rose came into the starting line-up after missing Spurs’ previous six games. Pochettino’s gamble paid off despite the full-back looking tired at times in the second half.
Victor Wanyama 8
Wanyama protected the defence well, refusing to give his opponents a moment or any space once they entered the Spurs half.
Dele Alli 8.5
The scorer of the second Spurs goal, Alli always looked dangerous when he was on the pitch. Remarkable big game composure for a 20-year-old.
Moussa Sissoko 7.5
The France international was at his steamrolling best against City. A juggernaut on the ball and an equally intimidating presence off it. Showed his penchant for nutmegging opponents.
Christian Eriksen 7
The Danish playmaker showed some nice touches and was always looking for an opening. Almost scored with a free kick that went just wide.
Erik Lamela 6.5
Wasn’t as involved as he would have liked. Missed a penalty in the second half.
Heung-Min Son 8
The industrious Korean continued his run of good performances with an industrious shift against City. Provided the assist for Alli’s goal.
Claudio Bravo 6
Saved a penalty in the second half but he’s not the most inspiring figure to play in front of. Despite his reputation as a ball-playing goalkeeper, his footwork could use work.
Pablo Zabaleta 5
The Argentine defender looked off the pace against relentless attacking opposition.
Nicolas Otamendi 5
He clearly struggled against speedy attackers, resorting to fouling in times of desperation.
John Stones 6
Seemed like the coolest head in the City defence. The best of a bad bunch, mind you.
Aleksandar Kolarov 5
Clumsily scored an own goal in the first half. Doesn’t deserve a starting spot.
Failed to impose himself on the game and was failed to stop powerful counterparts
The game also passed Fernandinho by. Couldn’t get a foothold on the midfield battle.
David Silva 5
An anonymous display from the Spaniard, who was lost in the thick of the action.
Raheem Sterling 6
Failed to get the better of Kyle Walker. Did seem to be trying his best to get involved.
Jesus Navas 5
It’s hard to understand why City persist with Navas. Ineffective as per usual.
Sergio Aguero 6
The Argentine hotshot didn’t get much service as City were overrun in midfield. When he did get on the ball, he looked dangerous.