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Player ratings: Tottenham vs. Manchester City

Thanks to a first half surge, Tottenham remained unbeaten, while Pep Guardiola's club suffered their first loss of the season.

LONDON -- Tottenham beat Manchester City 2-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday to lay down a marker.

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Spurs dominated large spells of the game as their high-pressing blew City away.

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Here’s a mark out of 10 for each player who took part at WHL.


Hugo Lloris - 7 - Smart tops from Aguero in the second half and a cool head.

Kyle Walker - 7 - Hardly put a foot wrong in a solid back four.

Toby Alderweireld - 7 - See above. Ushered Aguero away from danger masterfully.

Jan Vertonghen - 7 - Again, see above. Vertonghen and Alderweireld are probably the best central defensive partnership in Europe right now.

Danny Rose - 7 - All-action display from Rose as he got forward and supported the attack.

Victor Wanyama - 7 - Superb display from the Kenyan destroyer who is fast becoming a fans favorite. Swept up in front of defense.

Erik Lamela - 6 - Wrestled with Son for the penalty kick, which he missed, and he gave the ball away on multiple occasions.

Christian Eriksen - 6 - Got a little lost in the pace and power of the game in a deeper role and his shooting from distance was off.

Moussa Sissoko - 7 - Powerful display on the right. Won a thunderous challenge in first half. Tireless effort.

Dele Alli - 8 - Took his goal well and won a penalty kick. Continues to mature and along with Son, makes Tottenham tick.

Heung-Min Son - 9 - Set up Alli’s goal wonderfully and was a constant thorn in Man City’s side. Quite clearly the man of the match.

Eric Dier (on for Sissoko, 73') - 6 - Steady enough in midfield to help Spurs see out the win
Georges Kevin Nkoudou (on for Alli, 86') - 6 - Showed brief glimpses of pace and promise
Vincent Janssen (on for Son, 90') - 6 - Worked hard late on, just failed to get on the end of a few chances.

Manchester City

Claudio Bravo - 5 - Saved a penalty kick from Lamela but again looked nervous with the ball at his feet.

Pablo Zabaleta - 6 - Solid enough from Zabaleta. What you see is what you get.

John Stones - 5 - Not a great afternoon for Stones. Son ran him ragged and Spurs gave him no space to play out from the back.

Nicolas Otamendi - 5 - Like Stones, struggled with Son. Lost Alli on his goal completely when caught ball watching.

Aleksandar Kolarov - 4 - Oh dear. Shanked into his own net early on and generally had a ‘mare. Bad week for him after display at Celtic.

Fernandinho - 5 - Looked better in a deeper role but gave a PK away.

Fernando - 4- Subbed out in second half. Added little to no protection for City’s defense.

David Silva - 5- Largely anonymous and lunged into some silly challenges.

Jesus Navas - 5 - Whipped in a good cross in the first half and showed flashes of pace but no end product.

Raheem Sterling - 5 - Like Navas, brief glimpses of pace and trickery but not enough.

Sergio Aguero - 6 - Lively in attack, had several efforts saved by Lloris. No service for most of the game.

Ilkay Gundogan (on for Fernando, 53') - 6 - Helped City control midfield a little better
Kelechi Iheanacho (on for Navas, 65') - 6 - Had one good chance but was denied by Lloris
Leroy Sane (on for Sterling, 87') - 5 - Didn’t get much time to make an impact

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