Tottenham came from behind to claim a derby day victory over Arsenal. Mesut Ozil gave the Gunners the lead after just eleven minutes. However, two second half goals from Harry Kane cancelled the opener out, to give Spurs a famous derby day win. Here is how we rated the players that started against Arsenal.
Hugo Lloris – 7 – Didn’t stand a chance with Ozil’s goal, but was on top form to keep out Welbeck and Cazorla. Other than the goal and three other efforts, Hugo was rarely troubled.
Kyle Walker – 7 – Put in a solid performance again today. Was a big threat going forward and worked extremely hard to get back when we were out of possession. Looking near his old elf again, good to see.
Eric Dier – 7 – Like a lot of our youngsters in the starting XI, completely unfazed by the occasion. Looked solid next to Jan and put his body on the line to stifle Arsenal’s limited attacks. Very good in the air and on the ball, a man with a very bright future
Jan Vertonghen – 7 – May not be captain, but certainly lead by example from his position today. Won four aerial duels, kept Giroud completely out of the game and was on hand to sweep up and bring the ball out from the danger zones.
Danny Rose – 8 – One of the best games I’ve seem him in a Spurs shirt. Won plenty of challenges, constantly a threat on the left, good on his crossing, didn’t put a foot wrong today. Superb from, Danny.
Nabil Bentaleb – 8 – His return was truly noticed today. Made four tackles and made two successful dribbles. An exquisite assist for Kane’s second, and his work-rate was second to none. Great to have him back.
Ryan Mason – 8 – Played with passion, pride and purpose. Was everywhere on the field – both attacking and defending with urgency and bite. Made four tackles and was the main reason why Cazorla and Ramsey had such little effect.
Erik Lamela – 7 – Some clever touches and intricate play was one of Erik’s main assets today. Made three tackles, underlining his brilliant work-rate, and provided a superb corner that lead to Kane’s first.
Christian Eriksen – 7 – His first touch was unplayable at times today, as he shifted the ball across the field with ease. Made two tackles and won two aerial duels. Always wanted the ball and fitness is incredible, going into the game’s final moments.
Mousa Dembele – 8 – One of his best games. He looked strong in the game and drew Arsenal players out of position with his close control and turns. Shrugged off challenges with ease and looked much more confident. Made three successful dribbles and was unlucky not to score.
Harry Kane – 9 – MOM by miles, without the goals, his performance was one of the highest order. His hold-up play and presence up-front had Mertesacker and Koscielny full of nerves whenever he was near them. His first finish was one of complete composure, while his second was reminiscent of Messi’s versus United in the 2009 CL final – a deft header, off the back foot. Sublime.