How Tottenham's players rated in comeback victory over West Ham
In a superb comeback victory, it was Harry Kane’s late brace which earned the three points for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Many of Spurs star men were far from their best, but the Lilywhites did enough to secure the win in what is one of London’s fiercest rivalries on Saturday evening.
Hugo Lloris – 6
Had little to do, but when required he did his job well.
Kyle Walker – 6.5
Struggled with his deliveries at times, but was solid defensively and drove forward well.
Eric Dier – 7
Very nearly scored with a powerful header and was strong in defence. Effective in preventing Simone Zaza having any influence and looked comfortable in defence.
Jan Vertonghen – 7
Could have been held partly responsible for the Hammers goals, but made some superb tackles, none more so than to prevent Dimitri Payet from adding a third in the second half.
Danny Rose – 6.5
Unnecessary yellow card for a foolish tackle on Michail Antonio means he will miss the even more important tie against Chelsea, but he was not quite at his best.
Victor Wanyama – 7
Protected the backline well throughout much of the clash, can’t be held responsible for the bluntness in attack which could have cost Spurs dearly.
Mousa Dembele – 6
Struggled to impose himself on the tie and found himself playing in a much deeper role than the one he played in against Arsenal last weekend, usually alongside Wanyama rather than pushing on.
Harry Winks – 8
A sparkling Premier League debut which he marked with a calmly taken goal. It’s been an incredible week for the youngster and he looked at home playing at the highest level, dealing with the pressure well and standing out as one of the team’s best players.
Christian Eriksen – 5
Poor set pieces and struggled to have any impact on the game. The game seemed to pass him by after his early goal was ruled out for offside, with Winks showing him up. Will need to bounce back fast.
Vincent Janssen – 5
Struggled to link up with his partner up front and naively conceded a penalty which allowed West Ham to go back into the lead having drawn level. He worked hard but had no real result, it was no surprise to see him substituted first.
Harry Kane – 9
Made the difference with his brace in the final minutes, but it was his experience which helped him to keep his composure with the 91st minute penalty to seal the tie. His movement off the ball was good too, and he is nearing a return to full fitness.
Dele Alli (for Janssen, 69) – 6
Clearly still not fully fit, he struggled to put his stamp on the game.
Heung Min Son (for Dembele, 72) – 7
Brought some pace and drive to the Spurs attack, with that clearly on show by providing the assist for a late equaliser and then winning a penalty to allow Kane to seal the victory.
Kieran Trippier (for Walker, 90) – N/A
No time to make an impact
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