Player ratings as Spurs work on another draw
There was an overwhelming sense of déjà vu at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday night as Fulham came back from a goal to win a well-deserved draw with Spurs.
The first half saw Tottenham dominate possession and create a handful of chances – drawing two fantastic saves from Fulham keeper Alphonse Areola. It took a brilliant swinging cross from full-back Segio Reguilon, encountered by Harry Kane to break the deadlock.
However, it was Fulham who started the two teams’ brightest second half, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek in particular causing problems at Tottenham’s backline.
Fulham brought frontman Ademola Lookman just over 20 minutes to go and his impact was almost instantaneous. The delicate winger beat Davinson Sanchez on the line before hanging up a tantalizing cross that Ivan Cavaleiro voluntarily brought home.
Here are the ratings of your Tottenham Hotspur stadium players …
Hugo Lloris (GK) – 7/10 – Serene for much of the game, he couldn’t have done anything against goal and belatedly denied Loftus-Cheek
Serge Aurier (RB) – 6/10 – Loose in possession sometimes but put two nasty crosses for Son and Kane. Potentially taken out of position for Fulham’s equalizer.
Davinson Sánchez (CB) – 5/10 – Made a vital block but was beaten too easily by Lookman for Fulham’s equalizer.
Eric Dier (CB) – 6/10 – Read the game well and do several important headers, his distribution from the back was temperamental at times and he lost Cavaleiro when it mattered.
Sergio Reguilón (LB) – 8/10 – Had a chance early in the game that he should have converted, but delivered an incredible cross for Kane’s goal. Caused Fulham in trouble every time he barged in (which often was).
Harry Winks (CM) – 6/10 – He kept the ball well but didn’t have the effect he would have liked on the game.
Emile Højbjerg (CM) – 6/10 – Did what he did best and cleaned up after the others, and also provided wonderful pre-assist for Kane’s goal. He missed a big chance to win the game, however.
Tanguy Ndombele (CM) – 8/10 – Ran the show until halftime. When Spurs fell deeper, he struggled to reach for the ball and make a real impact.
Moussa Sissoko (RW) – 6/10 – Sissoko’s brilliant run has dug Spurs out of the hole a few times, but the question remains whether he’s the right man in games like this.
Son Heung-min (LW) – 5/10 – Hard? May be. But Son has to take risks when they come to him. Simply put, he wasted Wednesday night.
Harry Kane (ST) – 7/10 – Produces brilliant touches all over the court and a great header goal. He should have done two soon after, but we can forgive him for that because of all the tough jobs he did at night.
Erik Lamela – 6/10 – Lots of energy – and slippery tackles – but the game had become rambling by the time it was introduced.
Carlos Vinicius – 5/10 – Again a lot of energy but Spurs had lost their rhythm by the time he was introduced.
Alphonse Areola (GK) – 8/10 – Kept Fulham into the game with some brilliant saves overnight.
Ola Aina (CB) – 6/10 – Looked comfortable everywhere.
Joachim Andersen (CB) – 6/10 – Seemed comfortable in possession and handled Kane and Son’s threat well in the second half.
Tosin Adarabioyo (CB) – 6/10 – Gave possession on the cheap in the first half, which nearly cost Fulham, but developed into the game in the second half.
Head (RWB) – 6/10 – Putting a good cross for Loftus-Cheek at one point, but lost Reguilon for the Spurs opener.
Harrison Reed (CM) – 6/10 – Tidy in possession, broke the game well and made smart fouls when he needed them.
André-Frank Zambo Anguissa – 7/10 – Picked up a reservation in the first half but was solid throughout.
Antonee Robinson (LWB) – 7/10 – Great energy throughout the match and his marauding races kept Aurier busy.
Bobby Decordova-Reid (RW) – 6/10 – Had a quiet game by his standards.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (ST) – 8/10 – Fulham looked like a threat when in possession. The tall midfielder (turned striker) looked confident on the ball and caused problems for Spurs all night; could he take a late break for the England team?
Ivan Cavaleiro (LW) – 8/10 – Played incredibly well despite limited serve, and took the chance with a good header when she finally arrived.
Ademola Lookman – 7/10 – Came in and had an instant impact, beating Sanchez on the line and putting in a nice cross for the equalizer.
Josh Onomah – N / A – It was only on the pitch for three minutes.