Tottenham v Stoke City ratings: Kane clinical; Eriksen provider

Date published: Sunday 26th February 2017 3:51

Harry Kane: Racks up 100th goal

Tottenham moved into second place in the Premier League table thanks to a 4-0 dismantling of Stoke City on Sunday afternoon.

Spurs had the game won by half-time, entering the interval 4-0 up thanks to a Harry Kane hat-trick and a Dele Alli goal.

 

Spurs ratings

Hugo Lloris: Produced a great save to deny Crouch and was thoroughly deserving of yet another clean sheet. 8

Eric Dier: A mistake-free performance despite the blunt Potters attack. Nonetheless solid. 8

Toby Alderweireld: Also very composed on the ball and had a chance to do more up the other end rather than defend. 8

Jan Vertonghen: Won’t get many easier days. Stopped everything he needed to. 8

Kyle Walker: Amazing work-rate as ever from Walker, bombing up and down the flank. 8

Victor Wanyama: Part of the reason the visitors were blown away so badly; never allowed them anything. 8

Mousa Dembele: Anchored the midfield and made life very difficult for Stoke in the first half. 7

Ben Davies: A better performance from Davies who didn’t need to defend much. Whether he is as good as Rose is another question. 7

Christian Eriksen: Two assists for a man bang in form. Another key part of the Tottenham machine. 8

Dele Alli: A goal just before half time and a performance which shows exactly why Spurs are so good to watch. 8

Harry Kane: Two in a row?

Harry Kane: Another clinical performance from arguably the best striker in the Premier League. Deserves to keep the match ball. 9

Substitutes

Kevin Wimmer (for Aldereiweld, 49′): Was required earlier than expected but did a job. 7

Harry Winks (for Vertonghen, 66′): Game was won by the time he came on. 6

Heung-Min Son (for Kane, 86′): N/A


 

Stoke ratings

Lee Grant: A tough day for the Stoke ‘keeper. Will hope he doesn’t face a team like that every week. 5

Phil Bardsley: Stoke were defensively all at sea in the first half, and Bardsley struggled with positioning. 5

Ryan Shawcross: Really struggled against a bright, energetic and creative Spurs side. 4

Bruno Martins-Indi: Was certainly the better of the central pairing, but also had no answer for Spurs. 5

Erik Pieters: Better second half but like the rest of the back line looked lost at times. 5

Glenn Whelan: Was part of the reason Stoke massively struggled in the centre of the park. 5

Charlie Adam: Completely outfought and outpaced by the Spurs midfield pairing. 4

Marco Arnautovic: Didn’t see much of the ball as their opponents ran the show. 5

Joe Allen: A bright spark in an otherwise completely uninspiring Stoke showing. 6

Ramadan Sobhi: Battled hard and showed moments of quality, but it wasn’t his type of game. 6

Peter Crouch: Just wasn’t in the game, but saw a good chance saved by Lloris. 4

Substitutes

Saido Berahino (for Crouch, 60′):

Ibrahim Afellay (for Adam, 60′):

Geoff Cameron (for Whelan, 82′):

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