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Everton 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur: Player Ratings

It was a resounding win for Spurs at Goodison Park. RealSport give the player ratings.


Everton

Jordan Pickford: 5/10

Question marks will be raised if he could have done better for Harry Kane’s opening goal, but there was nothing he could have done. He should have parried an initial Ben Davies shot into a different area for Christian Eriksen’s opener.

Cuco Martina: 4/10

Gave Ben Davies far too much freedom out on the left. One surge forward was positive but Everton could do with Seamus Coleman getting back to fitness.

Michael Keane: 5/10

Pushed out of the backline to close Kane down, leaving space for the England striker to run into and score his second, and Spurs’ third.

Ashley Williams: 5/10

An early yellow card meant he was walking a tightrope for the whole game. Dele Alli gave him a tough time with his movement and skill.

Leighton Baines: 6/10

Dealt with Kieran Trippier far better than Martina did Davies. Wasn’t at fault for the goals and typically got forward to put some dangerous balls into the box.

Idrissa Gana Gueye: 6/10

Showed good energy as always, but was often chasing shadows due to Spurs’ far superior structure and system.

Morgan Schneiderlin: 5/10

Didn’t track Kane for the third goal and wasn’t his usual self. Normally so good at passing through the lines; it was a tough day for Everton’s central duo with little help from teammates.

Gylfi Sigurdsson: 5/10

Looked dangerous occasionally against his former side, but was part of an ineffective attacking midfield three.

Wayne Rooney: 5/10

Was visibly frustrated. A poor week for the English legend. He should have done better when presented with a few chances.

Davy Klaassen: 5/10

A nothing performance. Not one of the attacking midfield made penetrative movements and the Spurs backline had it easy.

Sandro: 5/10

Cut an isolated figure and wasn’t provided with an opportunity. A willing mover but again, Everton’s system and teammates didn’t help him out.

Subs:

Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 5/10 

Brought on to try to stretch Tottenham and get in behind, but it was much of the same in the second half.

Tom Davies: 6/10 

A good, busy player who is nice on the ball, he should have started with Schneiderlin and Gueye to try to gain more control in the middle.

Nikola Vlasic: N/A

No time to make an impression on his Everton debut with the game already lost.

Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris: 7/10

Was commanding and dominant. One sloppy kick from the back presented Everton with a chance in the first half as he often does. Still a calming presence.

Toby Alderweireld: 7/10

An early yellow card didn’t stop the Belgian from putting in a typically composed and assured performance.

Davinson Sanchez: 8/10

An excellent full debut for the Colombian. Was composed, read the game well and showed his athleticism frequently. Spurs fans have taken to him quickly.

Jan Vertonghen: 7/10

Was excellent on the ball as ever and is brilliant at progressing the ball through the lines into the midfield and forward areas. Didn’t have much defending to do.

Kieran Trippier: 6/10

Was solid and safe on the ball. One superb cross in the second half which Moussa Sissoko should have converted.

Eric Dier: 8/10

A brilliant performance from the versatile Englishman. He was excellent on the ball and closed down the Everton players superbly.

Moussa Sissoko: 5/10

Had the right idea and made positive runs forward. However, as ever his quality on the ball let him down.

Ben Davies: 8/10

Took advantage of all the space afforded to him. Put in some dangerous crosses and clever passes infield. Has turned into a more aggressive attacker since Danny Rose’s injury last season.

Christian Eriksen: 9/10

The best player on the pitch. The Danish international was wonderful on the ball and took up some very intelligent positions. He took his goal well.

Dele Alli: 6/10

Alli is often ineffective in the build-up and tempo of the game. However, moments of brilliance and goals and assists give him a pass, although he should have done more today.

Harry Kane: 8/10

August is over, so Kane scores. A fortuitous opener was followed by a cleverly taken second. Kane’s all-around play is exceptional and now his scoring season is underway.

Managers

Ronald Koeman: 2/10

The Dutchman got everything wrong today. The midfield three was far too narrow and offered little in terms of penetration. Spurs had the freedom of the park and stretched Everton all across the pitch. It looked like Spurs had two or three extra men on the pitch.

Mauricio Pochettino: 9/10

Spurs look far better when playing three at the back. They had control all over the pitch and the gamble to rest Mousa Dembele for the midweek game against Borussia Dortmund paid off. Completely outwitted his opposing manager in a very impressive performance from Spurs.

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Harry Brooks

Harry graduated from UAL in Elephant and Castle with a 2:1 BA Hons degree in sports journalism.

He has an NCTJ diploma and also coaches football and teaches PE in schools.

Harry loves to talk football tactics!

Everton 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur: Player Ratings

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