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.
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.
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.
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 – 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?