Stoke City 1-2 Tottenham: Christian Eriksen Secures 3 Away Points For Spurs
A Christian Eriksen masterclass saw Tottenham Hotspur steal all 3 points against a relegation-threatened Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday. The Potters fought quite hard to push for a draw but unfortunately for the club, Eriksen stood up to the plate and secured a much-needed win for the North London outfit.
Although Mauricio Pochettino’s men walked away with a victory, the overall effort from the team was not all that impressive. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how each player fared against Stoke.
Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings
Hugo Lloris – 5/10
Shame that Lloris failed to make an impact in what was his 200th Premier League appearance for the club. He made some silly errors which led to Stoke’s goal and he looked rather shaky.
Serge Aurier – 6.5/10
Aurier did a decent job but he really needs to work on his crosses. The yellow card in the second half was rather unnecessary.
Davinson Sanchez – 7/10
Sanchez was his usual reliable self at the back and made some important blocks and tackles.
Jan Vertonghen – 8.5/10
Yet another solid performance from Vertonghen at the back.
Danny Rose – 6/10
Rose worked hard and although he was defensively strong, the player offered very little when going forward.
Victor Wanyama – 7.5/10
Despite a rusty start, Wanyama improved with time and contributed by making some crucial interceptions.
Mousa Dembele – 9/10
Dembele dominated Joe Allen like nobody’s business and made some impeccable passes to maintain fluidity in the game.
Christian Eriksen – 10/10
An outstanding performance from Eriksen, who single-handedly won the game for Spurs. Truly stood out for the North London outfit and made all the difference in the end.
Dele Alli – 7/10
Alli was a recipient of a lot of boos but he soldiered through and chipped in with an important assist for Eriksen. Besides that, he put in a decent shift.
Heung-min Son – 6.5/10
Son visibly struggled today and he was denied by Jack Butland twice during one-on-one situations.
Harry Kane – 5/10
Kane failed to do much but it can be argued that he did not receive adequate service from the creative players. He looked a bit exhausted as well and that could be a worrisome prospect for Spurs.
Erik Lamela – 6/10
Battled well and almost netted a goal in the last few minutes.
Eric Dier – 5/10
Unlike his usual self, Dier was rather sloppy and got dispossessed easily on more than one occasion.
Moussa Sissoko – N/A
Came on too late to make any tangible impact.