Tottenham 5 Sunderland 1: Player ratings as Kane sparkles

Tottenham 5 Sunderland 1: Player ratings as Spurs thrash the Black Cats at White Hart Lane

Tottenham
5
Sunderland
1

Tottenham

Hugo Lloris Blameless as he was caught out of position for the goal. Made a decent save to stop Borini doubling the lead. 6/10

Kyle Naughton Got forward well in support on Lennon but on too many occasions his delivery was too deep to cause any harm. 6

Younes Kaboul Aside from berating his team mates after their calamitous goal he had little to do and this was a quiet but assured performance. 6

Vlad Chiriches Diabolical pass across the face of his own goal gift wrapped the opening goal for the visitors. 5

Danny Rose With only Bardsley to contend with, he had a free license to get forward at will and did so to good effect. Whipped a curling effort just wide of Mannone’s left-hand post. 7

Aaron Lennon Caused problems with his pace as he grew into the game but his final ball still lacks a lot of consistency. 6

Paulinho Buzzed about all over the pitch with mixed effect but he looked at his best when spraying balls around from deeper. 7

Christian Eriksen Inch-perfect delivery into the area of goalkeeping uncertainty laid the equaliser on a plate for Adebayor before he set up another and scored one himself. 8

Nacer Chadli Showed real intent and positivity when running at opposition but unfortunately dipped in and out of the game too much. 6

Harry Kane (man of the match) Made chances for himself with his movement and maybe should have taken more than one but he did well to get on the end of Eriksen’s cross to steer home his first Premier League goal. 8

Emmanuel Adebayor Scooped a decent chance over the bar but soon after restored parity, albeit with his hand, and tapped home a late second. 7

Substitutes

Gylfi Sigurdsson Helped himself to a late goal. 7

Andros Townsend N/A

Milos Veljkovic N/A

Sunderland

Vito Mannone Had to be alert to turn Eriksen’s deflected cross over the bar but then collapsed. Particularly at fault for the fifth and final goal. 4

Phil Bardsley A loose touch on his own goal line almost cost his side dear. With Tottenham players drifting all over the place he looked horribly exposed at times. 5

Wes Brown Went close with a back post header having risen above two Spurs defenders. Picked up a head injury and this looked evident with a poor clearance in the build-up to the fourth. 4

Carlos Cuellar Made a crucial sliding interception to prevent Rose’s throughball presenting Kane with a one-on-one but it all went downhill from there. 5

Santiago Vergini Looks completely out of his depth in the Premier League. Put his side in danger with a very sloppy pass towards the end of the first half. 4

Marcos Alonso Was pinned back by Naughton and Lennon and subsequently was unable to get forward as much as he would have liked. 5

Liam Bridcutt His stud-marks on Eriksen’s ankles were the biggest impression he left on this game, he was fairly anonymous throughout. 4

Lee Cattermole Kept his cool to slot in his first goal for the club from distance following Chiriches’ shocking pass. Aside from his goal he got into some useful attacking positions at no expense of his midfield bruising, which included a booking. 7

Ki-Sung Yueng Came into his own when the game opened up but by that point it was too late did not influence the midfield battle anywhere near enough. 5

Adam Johnson Played out of position up front, he was living off scraps and was unable to really get on the ball. 5

Fabio Borini Showed some neat touches, most notably one dangerous run after spinning away from Chiriches, but much like Johnson was given little service. 5

Substitutes

Ignacio Scocco Everything fell apart defensively after his introduction. 4

Craig Gardner Brought on when he needed to provide attacking impetus but unfortunately the traffic was only going in the other direction. 6

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