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Player ratings as clinical Spurs avoid upsetting FA Cup


Carlos Vinicius scored a hat trick in the first half and Alfie Devine became Tottenham’s youngest goalscorer as Spurs avoided an FA Cup upheaval with a 5-0 win over Marine.

The hosts defended well for the first 20 minutes and even came close to opening the scoring when Neil Kengni shot a 30-yard shot that shook the crossbar.

Soon after, Tottenham’s attack began in earnest, as Carlos Vinicius scored two tap-ins in six minutes. Lucas Moura then curled up on a free kick in the 32nd minute, Vinicius completed his hat-trick with a smart side lob and Alfie Devine, barely 16, completed the rout with a nice strike in the second half.

Here are the ratings of your Spurs players from the Marine Travel Arena.

Hart was almost embarrassed in the first half
Hart was almost embarrassed in the first half | Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

Joe Hart (GK) – 5/10 – Almost made a costly mistake in the first half as Kengni’s crossbar strike nearly caught him.

Matt Doherty (RB) – 7/10 – Did nothing wrong and made good progress in a lot of space.

Toby Alderweireld (CB) – 7/10 – Almost nothing to do. Perhaps his easiest game as a professional.

Joe Rodon (CB) – 8/10 – Made a good block in the first half to prevent left-back James Joyce from scoring. What a party poo. He also recovered well after Niall Cummins ripped his jersey early on.

Ben Davies (LB) – 6/10 – Stoically defended but didn’t offer much in the third striker.

Alli was in good shape for Spurs | CLIVE BRUNSKILL / Getty Images

Harvey White (CM) – 6/10 – A few wasted moments, especially with his two free kicks.

Moussa Sissoko (CM) – 7/10 – Has fun with four dribbles in the first half before being substituted.

Dele Alli (AM) – 8/10 – Superb assist for the opening goal and usually ran the game throughout. He also fell in front of the Tottenham bench – much to Son Heung-min’s amusement.

Lucas Moura, Carlos Vinicius
Vinicius helped himself to make a hat trick before half-time | Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

Gedson Fernandes (RW) – 5/10 – Managed not to score or assist against an eighth-place team.

Carlos Vinicius (ST) – 8/10 – Very fun opening of two goals. Her third was magnificent.

Lucas Moura (LW) – 8/10 – His free kick was one of the highlights of the match. Pure quality.

Alfie Devine, Ben Davies
Devine became Spurs’ youngest scorer | Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

Alfie Devine – 8/10 – A dream start for the 16-year-old as he became Spurs’ youngest scorer.

Japhet Tanganga – 6/10 – Almost nothing to do after entering half-time.

Gareth Bale – 6/10 – It would have been nice for him to score or help gain confidence.

Jack Clarke – 6/10 – Like Bale, a boost in confidence would have been nice. Not to be.

Sergio Reguilon – 6/10 – Not sure why Spurs left-back first choice really needed to come?