Tottenham player ratings - Lloris kept the score down

Hugo Lloris

Tottenham haven't won a domestic home game for six matches now, and were disappointing again today - despite Christian Eriksson's wonderful free kick.

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood will be frustrated after failing to win at home for the second game in a row. Tottenham took the lead with a spectacular Christian Eriksen free kick, but then totally switched off at the back to immediately allow West Brom's Jonas Olsson to bundle home from his side's own set piece.

Spurs looked light in midfield, as well as displaying the usual vulnerable high defensive line and limited goal scoring chances, and were thankful for some determined goalkeeping from Hugo Lloris to keep the score down. 

In the second half, the Baggies sat back and Spurs were unable to break them down.

Below are the Tottenham player ratings:

Hugo Lloris 8/10 - MOTM - Made a great reflex save after Matej Vydra burst past Dawson. Followed that up with an even better save one-on-one with the same player. No chance with the goal.

Kyle Walker 6/10 - Performed marginally better than the other defenders, and won the free kick that led to the Spurs goal. Nearly scored with an audacious 35 yard strike that Ben Foster had to parry wide. Booked.

Michael Dawson 5/10 - Had a really tough game against Vydra, constantly getting shown up for pace. Improved after the break purely because West Brom threatened less.

Vlad Chiriches 6/10 - Also had a poor game, and when that happens his regular attempts at classy defending often leave him looking rather silly. Must have been told to keep it simple at half time because in the second half he was smashing the ball into the crowd at every opportunity to clear.

Danny Rose 6/10 - Displayed a lot of energy but his passing was poor. Hit a great strike that was just wide early in the second half. Was on the end of an awful challenge from Steven Reid that should have seen red.

Christian Eriksen 7/10 - Had some decent spells operating from a deeper position than usual. Scored a brilliant free kick that went in off the bar, and probably Tottenham's best outfield player. Booked.

Lewis Holtby 5/10 - As the more tenacious of the two central midfielders, disappointed a little by having limited influence on the game. Had left foot shot that went wide just before he was replaced on the hour.

Nacer Chadli 5/10 - The Belgian is yet to have a good game at Tottenham, and looks the weakest of the club's wingers. Seemed a little less comfortable on the right than on the left, where he has a shooting option.

Gylfi Sigurdsson 6/10 - Displayed some good touches back on the left wing, and always eager to shoot. Had a couple of decent efforts from range.

Emmaunel Adebayor 5/10 - Was trying hard, but too hit and miss. Caught offside far too many times, and spurned shooting opportunities in favour of finding a better angle.

Roberto Soldado 6/10 - Looked fairly bright as part of a front two. Displayed some decent touches that faded later on, but was unlucky with a great spinning back heel that nearly found the far corner. Saw yellow for lashing out after he felt he should have had a penalty.

Substitutions

Nabil Bentaleb 63' 6/10 - Looked a much more natural deep midfielder than Holtby, and seems calm and composed on the ball - always the sign of a good player, but struggled to influence the attacking play for the better.

Erik Lamela 75' 5/10 - Came on with just 15 minutes left, but struggled to impact the game.

image: © Stanislav Vedmid

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