Tottenham are 10 points behind leaders Chelsea after losing 1-0 against Manchester United on Sunday. Here’s how we rated each Spurs player in the defeat at Old Trafford.
Hugo Lloris: 7
Made several good saves, two in particular to deny Paul Pogba both early and late in the game, but the captain could do little more to stop the ferocious shot from Henrikh Mkhitaryan that gave United the lead.
Kyle Walker: 6
Produced a solid defensive display and was the more threatening of the two full-backs, putting in one or two decent crosses.
Toby Alderweireld: 6
Made his first start since October after recovering from a knee problem and slotted straight into the side with ease. It will take time for him to get back his range and rhythm of passing, however.
Jan Vertonghen: 5
The Belgian struggled at times to cope with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s presence and he got caught out for the goal, stepping up whilst looking to play offside but letting Mkhitaryan break through in behind. Made one successful tackle all game.
Danny Rose: 6
Had a good game defensively, making five important tackles and four good interceptions, but was ineffective going forward and wasteful in the final third.
Victor Wanyama: 7
Produced another tireless performance, with plenty of successive tackles and 82% pass completion
Mousa Dembele: 6
Took a knock early on and had an ineffective game by his standards. He was rarely brave enough to break through midfield and threaten in the final third.
Christian Eriksen: 6
Three out of four of Spurs’ shots on target came from Eriksen, two of which were threatening free-kicks that forced David de Gea into good saves. But he still does not influence matches like we know he can, and he lost possession an alarming 20 times.
Dele Alli: 5
Alli has been lucky to remain in the side in recent weeks and continued his poor form. He appeared sluggish at times, reluctant to make forward runs, had only one shot on goal and made one key pass all game.
Heung-Min Son: 6
Looked lively early on and went close with an excellent effort from the edge of the box. Was unlucky to be the first substituted when other attackers had worse games.
Harry Kane: 5
Kane was peripheral – he hardly had a touch of the ball all game. He wasn’t helped by his team-mates’ failure to supply incisive attacking passes.
Moussa Sissoko: 6
Came on as a late substitute and continued to show a slight improvement since boss Mauricio Pochettino’s recent criticism. He was able to beat his marker several times and threaten down the right-hand side, but his end product remains poor.
Harry Winks: 6
Came off the bench late on and immediately began spraying nice passes to the forwards. Deserves to be starting over others.
Georges-Kevin N’Koudou: 6
Also came on as a late substitute and looked a threat in his limited time on the pitch. Another who deserves more time on the field with other players struggling