Tottenham player ratings from Stoke win: Rose has superb game, Lennon poor

Danny Rose Tottenham warmup

A feisty 1-0 win over Stoke left Tottenham Hotspur on target to equal last season's record of 72 points, with the result coming courtesy of a Danny Rose header.

Hugo Lloris 6.5/10 - Not much for the French number one to deal with, with Stoke having no particularly testing strikes on target. His kicking could have been a little better at times but generally a calming presence at the back.

Kyle Naughton 6.5/10 - Faced with a real handful of a player in Marko Arnautovic, with the Austrian too strong for the right back at times. Ended up doing a decent enough job, in what was his 11th game in a row for Spurs, and did ok coming forward in the first half. Booked.

Danny Rose 8/10 - Had a really eventful game.Who would have thought Rose would net a header against this Stoke side? The young Englishman had already made a good start to the game, coming forward well for Spurs, before he got on the end of Adebayor's excellent cross to nod past Begovic. On the receiving end of the challenge that saw Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross sent off, with the left back then the target of the crowd's abuse before being smartly withdrawn after picking up booking.

Michael Dawson 7.5/10 - Brought back into the starting line up to guard against the aerial threat Stoke offer, and provided an authoritative figure for the defence to take directions from. Alongside Kaboul, Spurs reduced Stoke to very few scoring chances, and Dawson proved that he still has something to offer this Tottenham side, especially against sides such as the Potters.

Younes Kaboul 7.5/10 - The Frenchman made his 8th consecutive appearance for Spurs, some record considering his recent injury record, and though not quite as confident as Dawson, he had the pace to cover the runs of Peter Odemwingie. Almost scored with a great run up the left wing late on.

Paulinho 6/10 - The Brazilian was part of a decent midfield display in the opening period, before falling way off the pace in the second half. Disappointing that 10 man Stoke managed to dominate them for the last 30 minutes and Paulinho was someone that should have stopped it happening.

Nacer Chadli 6/10 - Chadli had a good first hour in central midfield, doing his defensive duties well considering how offensively minded he normally is. Like Paulinho, struggled to deal with Stoke as they really went at Spurs after the red card. Sherwood may have expected one of the two central players to get forward a little more in support of his strikers, while the Belgian was unlucky to be withdrawn instead of Lennon or Paulinho.

Aaron Lennon 5.5/10 - The winger displayed some heavy touches in offensive areas, with a couple of really good scoring situations squandered as a result of his poor control. Perhaps should have been withdrawn earlier on, with Townsend more likely to stretch the Stoke side.

Christian Eriksen 7/10 - Eriksen once again demonstrated that he is the main creative weapon in the Spurs arsenal, while failing to reach the heights of his recent impressive performances.

Harry Kane 6/10 - The young English striker again looked a threat up front for Spurs, but lacked the final touch necessary to really test Begovic. Should have played in his teammates on occasions rather than hold on to possession.

Emmanuel Adebayor 7/10 - A superb piece of skill to set up Danny Rose's opener, toe poking the ball past his man before floating over an inch perfect cross. In truth, it was the sole moment of class in the game, and the Togolese international failed to get on the ball as much as he would have liked.


Zeki Fryers 69' 6/10 - Replaced Danny Rose who was getting some real abuse from the Potters fans. Not as effective as the goalscorer but did enough to see the side through.

Gylfi Sigurdsson 73' 6.5/10 - Brought on in place of Nacer Chadli, and the Icelandic international offered a little more going forward, receiving the ball in some forward positions.

Andros Townsend 78' 5.5/10 - Came on for the last 10 minutes and was immediately on the receiving end of a heavy challenge which caused the England winger to hobble around for the last few minutes.

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