'He is starting to deliver': Media gushes over £53k-a-week Spurs ace's 'aggressive' display today
Tottenham Hotspur ace Ryan Sessegnon delivered an impressive display as Spurs saw off Fulham 2-1 on Saturday.
Antonio Conte’s charges dominated proceedings in the first half.
It took them a while to take the lead, but in the 40th minute, they finally got the breakthrough.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg started the move outside the box and picked out Richarlison.
The Brazilian then returned the ball to the Dane, who had continued his run.
Hojbjerg then took a touch and planted the ball into the bottom corner.
In the 75th minute, Sessegnon had a shot blocked before crossing in for Harry Kane to fire into an empty net.
However, Fulham pulled one back seven minutes from time.
Aleksandar Mitrovic cut inside Cristian Romero and curled his effort past Hugo Lloris into the top corner.
Tottenham thought they’d made it three late on, but VAR ruled Richarlison’s goal out for offside.
Nonetheless, Antonio Conte’s charges held on for the win, and remain unbeaten this season.
Sessegnon was back in the XI after having to make do with a spot on the bench against West Ham.
And the £53,000-a-week ace repaid his manager’s faith with a superb performance.
Football.london gave Sessegnon a 9/10 for his display.
“Back in the XI and made a vital tackle inside the first three minutes as Bobby De Cordova-Reid went through on goal, before charging upfield after linking up well with Harry Kane,” they wrote.
“The ex-Fulham man impressed throughout against his old club with his driving runs down the left flank.
“Had a big role in Kane’s strike and unfortunately saw an assist ruled out in the dying minutes for Richarlison.”
The Evening Standard also awarded him with a 9/10 for his efforts.
“Set up Kane’s goal and Richarlison’s disallowed effort,” they wrote.
“And nearly scored against his former club with a well-saved effort.
“He is starting to deliver in the final third.”
And the i gave Sessegnon 8/10 for his display.
“Vital early interception to deny De Cordova-Reid in the opening stages,” they wrote.
“And was heavily involved going forward with Spurs often attacking down their left.
“Curled an effort wide just before half-time, and forced a top save from Leno after the break.
“Got the assist for Kane’s goal, capping off a fine performance, and almost had another before Richarlison’s goal was ruled out for offside.”