Hull City 1 Tottenham 2: Player ratings as Christian Eriksen shines

Player ratings as Eriksen shines against Hull’s ten men

By Dipak Patel
Hull City
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Tottenham
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Hull City

Allan McGregor Made a few decent saves as Spurs pressed for the winner. Sometimes overcomplicated things and parried Mason’s effort back into the danger area when it seemed easier to try and catch the ball. 6/10

Andy Robertson Performed admirably, considering the circumstances. Was highly effective in the first half and attacked with gusto. After the sending off, he defended resolutely. 7

Curtis Davies Had a good game until right at the end when he failed to close down Eriksen for the winning goal. 6

Michael Dawson Excellent and led by example. Was constantly shouting instructions and organising the defence and made some vital interceptions. Unfortunate to be on the losing side. 7

Ahmed Elmohamady Adapted well playing a variety of different positions. A tireless performance and looked a threat on the counter-attack late on. 6

Jake Livermore Scored an excellent goal drilling the ball past Lloris. Was largely untroubled but the sending off changed the game. He then began to miss a few tackles as he got tired towards the end. 7

Tom Huddlestone Had a comfortable game until the sending off. Spurs then began to dictate and he suffered as he had to cover more ground. His lack of pace in midfield may have been the reason he was subbed as Hull looked to hold on. 5

Robbie Brady An enterprising performance from the former Man United player. Should have scored after Jelavic’s cut back but his low shot was saved well by Lloris. 6

Gaston Ramirez Hit a shot with the outside of his foot that Lloris did well to parry but was sent off after a scuffle involving Vertonghen. He appeared to kick out but a red card seemed harsh as there wasn’t too much in it. Stupid to react though and cost his team. 4

Hatem Ben Arfa Was sacrificed for Meyler after the red card but didn’t have much impact on the game. Should have scored when Lloris parried the ball into his path. Only had the goalkeeper to beat but panicked and hit his shot high and wide. 5

Nikica Jelavic Had a decent game. Held the ball up well considering he had no support in the second half. It was difficult night but did well in the circumstances. 6

Substitutes

David Myler Had no real impact on the game but added a bit of energy. Was wasteful in possession though. 5

Liam Rosenior Could have done better in both of the goals but struggled to adjust to the pace of the game. 5

Stephen Quinn n/a

Tottenham

Hugo Lloris Outstanding and kept his team in the game as Hull threatened in the first half. His save from Brady low down to his right was exceptional. 7

Eric Dier It was another chastening appearance for the young Englishman as he struggled defensively. He was booked for a poor challenge on Brady and his miserable night came to a premature end as he was substituted at half-time. 4

Federico Fazio Looked uncomfortable yet again with the high line and their seemed to be a lack of communication between himself and Vertonghen. 5

Jan Vertonghen Lacked dominance and was poor aerially. Seemed to struggle whenever the ball was pumped high into the box and it placed unnecessary pressure on Lloris. 6

Ben Davies Grew in stature as the game progressed but should have done better with the first goal. He was slow to react but this may have been down to a lack of games this season. Still looks a bit rusty. 6

Moussa Dembele Looks bereft of confidence after spending the majority of the campaign on the bench. Had his chance but showed little to suggest he will be in the first team next week. Negative with his passing and lacked accuracy. 5

Ryan Mason Made an impact earlier in the season but recently games seem to drift him by. Technically sound midfielder but needs to work on his defensive game. 5

Christian Eriksen (Man of the match) More promising from the Dane and he was central to most of the things Spurs did well. He was very unlucky not to score from a free-kick which hit the inside of the post. Then scored an excellent winning goal as he struck a dipping shot past the keeper. 8

Erik Lamela Another unspectacular performance and struck a shot well over the bar when he was well placed. Showed moments of inspiration but lacked consistency. 6

Harry Kane A good performance from the academy product. Showed a strikers instinct to follow up the free-kick and scored the equaliser with a low finish. 7

Roberto Soldado Uninspiring game from the Spaniard. Improved in the second half but showed a lack of confidence in front goal yet again. Scuffed a shot wide after being well placed in the box. 6

Substitutes

Vlad Chiriches Not played many times this season but was decent when he came on. His cut back to Soldado should have led to a goal and defended reasonably well. 6

Aaron Lennon Added some pace and injection into the attack but still suffers from a lack of quality when crossing. 6

Paulinho n/a

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