Player Ratings: Tottenham Hotspur 2 Southampton 1 – Alli penalty seals Spurs...

Player Ratings: Tottenham Hotspur 2 Southampton 1 – Alli penalty seals Spurs win


Mauricio Pochettino’s side tightened their grasp on second spot, at least temporarily, with two of their regular performers Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli securing them victory over a confidence-filled Saints 2-1.

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Hugo Lloris – 6: Was not overly tested by the Saints forwards but was there when required.

Jan Vertonghen – 7: Used his pace and positioning to handle the opposing attackers.

Toby Alderweireld – 6: Was unlucky not to score and then later saw his failed clearance allow Southampton back into the contest.

Eric Dier – 6.5: Made some key stops but was also sloppy at times.

Ben Davies – 6: Industrious in getting up and down the pitch but not always displaying the highest quality.

Mousa Dembélé – 7: Tackler and a playmaker. Did well to quickly recycle possession on a few occasions.

Victor Wanyama – 7: Largely won the midfield battle, a constant disruptor.

Kyle Walker – 7: Managed Nathan Redmond well while still supporting the attack as required

Dele Alli – 8.5: Confident display from the young English star. Dispatched his penalty to give the home side the winning goal.

Christian Eriksen – 8: Opened the scoring with a sharp finish from distance and continued to run things for Spurs.

Heung-Min Son – 6.5: Energetic but the side missed the presence of Harry Kane up top.


Harry Winks – 6: Came into the fray with the task of keeping the game progressing towards Spurs’ win and did so adequately.

Kieran Trippier – 6: Entered late to see out the win and did so.

Vincent Janssen – N/A: Brought into the game in the 86th minute.



Fraser Forster – 7: Fantastic early save to keep the gap to only one. Could not be held responsible for either goal.

Ryan Bertrand – 6.5: Got forward and provided some good deliveries but ultimately nothing telling.

Maya Yoshida – 7: Made some key interceptions and looked mostly solid throughout.

Jack Stephens – 6.5: Solid but relied on Yoshida for most of the defensive work.

Cédric Soares – 6.5: Typically worked to support the attack but no major influence.

Oriol Romeu – 6.5: Hard-working as ever but got caught too deep on occasion allowing the Spurs creators too much space to work in.

Steven Davis – 6.5: Got through a lot of running but was mostly on the back foot against the Tottenham midfielders.

Nathan Redmond – 5.5: Bullied by the bigger-bodied central defenders and was unable to find space to operate in.

Dusan Tadić – 6: Seemed a passenger for the most part, unable to work his creative spark for the visitors.  

James Ward-Prowse – 7: Not massively influential outside of his goal but was always where he was needed, either forward or back.

Manolo Gabbiadini – 6: Saw his excellent scoring form come to an end, forced from the field with 32 minutes gone.


Shane Long – 6.5: Looked dangerous but never quite made the space or got the delivery he wanted.

Sofiane Boufal – 5: Full of energy but unfortunately for his side that only manifested in a yellow card.

Jay Rodriguez – N/A: Replaced Redmond in the 80th minute