Southampton 2 Tottenham 2: Player ratings as Harry Kane disappoints

Player ratings as Tottenham Hotspur come from behind twice to salvage a point at Southampton

Southampton

Kelvin Davis The veteran goalkeeper was largely untroubled by Spurs’ lame forward line. Perhaps could have done better for Lamela’s opener. 6/10

Nathaniel Clyne After making an early curious defending decision, the England full-back was solid and contained the visitors’ threat from wide. 6

Jose Fonte The towering presence of the Portuguese centre-half proved too difficult for Kane to overhaul. 7

Maya Yoshida His defensive partnership with Fonte is continually improving and defended admirably throughout. 7

Ryan Bertrand After a strong start, both offensively and defensively, in the game, the former Chelsea player faded into obscurity in the second half. 6

Toby Alderweireld The on-loan Belgian was pushed further forward to provide steeliness to the Saints midfield and did very little wrong. 6

Morgan Schneiderlin Came off injured in the closing stages in the game but the highly-coveted French international was very quiet for large spells of the match. 6

James Ward-Prowse The club’s set-piece specialist struggled to find the pace of the game and was taken off just after the hour-mark. Potential signs of fatigue after an arduous season. 5

Steven Davis His goalscoring barren spell shows no signs of relenting after missing two golden opportunities – firstly when Spurs’ defence split like the Red Sea and the second after Graziano Pelle’s cheeky backheel. 5

Sadio Mane Aside from his frequent and often spectacular theatrics, the Senegalese carried the greatest attacking threat for the hosts. He has a touch of the Paulo Wanchopes as his first touch is often either amazing or shocking. 7

Graziano Pelle (Man of the match) Signs of his early season form were visible after the Italian reacted quickest to Mason’s slip before outmuscling Davies to score the opener. His bullet header left Lloris with no chance. 8

Substitutes

Harrison Reed No time to make an impact. N/A

Eljero Elia No time to make an impact. N/A

Shane Long The Irishman delivered a perfect cross for second Saints goal just moments after coming on for Ward-Prowse. 6

Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris The returning skipper brought an air of calm to the Spurs’ rearguard which is noticeable by its absence when Michel Vorm deputised. Faultless for either goal. 7

Eric Dier A tale of two glorious passes from either half. The right-back delivered the cross for Spurs’ first goal but saved his best until last when he split Southampton’s defence to set up Chadli. Defensively strong too. 7

Federico Fazio The lumbering giant lacks the speed required for the English game but has made great strides in strengthening his positional game. 6

Jan Vertonghen Unfortunately booked for a good challenge in the first half which put him on ice for the remainder. 6

Ben Davies A sad end to the game after he picked up a serious looking shoulder injury. Too indecisive and abject defensively to stop Pelle’s first goal. 5

Ryan Mason Anyone can slip an at inopportune moment but should have cleared the ball rather than dawdling on it. As a result, Southampton scored. 5

Nabil Bentaleb The Algerian was a spectator for large parts of the game. 5

Erik Lamela His dubious equaliser kept Tottenham in the match but it is easy to see why he is such a peripheral figure. 5

Christian Eriksen The Danish creator in chief had an unusual quiet game. Despite this, still one of Spurs’ top performers. 7

Nacer Chadli Despite his questionable choice in hairstyle, the burly wide man took his goal well and gave the opposition something to think about. 7

Harry Kane The double PFA award nominee got the smallest of touches on Tottenham’s first goal to set up Lamela but otherwise inauspicious on the south coast. This is not the performance he would have wished for ahead of the ceremony tomorrow evening to persuade any undecided voters of his credentials. 5

Substitutes

Vlad Chiriches The Romanian came on for the stricken Ben Davies and had little to content with. 5

Moussa Dembele No time to make an impact. N/A

Roberto Soldado No time to make an impact. N/A

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