Tottenham player ratings from dominant Villa win: Paulinho shines on final day

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An excellent 3-0 win over Aston Villa saw Spurs finish the season well and seal European football next year.

Hugo Lloris 7/10 - Lloris had very little to do for much of the game, with Fabian Delph the only player to threaten for the visitors, and both his long range shots were comfortable for the French international. Good to finish the season with a clean sheet - has arguably been the club's best player this year.

Kyle Naughton 6.5/10 - Outperformed Villa's England cap Ryan Bertrand on his flank, Naughton had few worries to contend with. Booked for dragging back Weimann.

Danny Rose 7/10 - Provided the cross that led to Baker's own goal, Rose managed to deal with the little the away side threw at him while also getting forward where possible.

Michael Dawson 7/10 - Another dominant defensive performance by the returning captain, which, alongside his display at Stoke, indicate he still has a future at the club. Rarely troubled by the jet heeled Agbonlahor, the defender also forced Guzan into saving his goal bound header.

Vlad Chirches 7/10 - The Romanian grew into the game later on, when Villa had a little bit more going forward, showing good strength and composure to mop up defensively. Needs to try and apply this attitude in tougher games, where his risky moments are more likely to be punished.

Sandro 7/10 - Great to see him back in the team, Sandro showed that he can be a positive midfield addition without it impacting the side's offensive threat. The Villa midfield found it very difficult to get past him, and was somewhat surprised to be replaced so early by young Veljkovic.

Paulinho 8/10 - MOTM - Destined for the World Cup, the Brazilian had his best game in several weeks, scoring one following a good run and nearly adding another moments later. Showed his energy well against Villa, and should be retained next year on the back of such performances as he could really push on from here.

Gylfi Sigurdsson 6.5/10 - The Icelandic international has come back into the Spurs side somewhat over recent weeks, and gave another decent display, sharing attacking midfield duties with Eriksen. Suffering from his versatility somewhat though, with a regular starting position still some way off.

Christian Eriksen 7/10 - The creative catalyst for this team, Eriksen was once again impressive for Spurs, though should have played in Pritchard late on when the youngster overlapped into space.

Harry Kane 7/10 - So eager and combative, it would be a travesty if Kane was managed out of the squad next year, whoever comes in. Missed a couple of early scoring opportunities.

Emmanuel Adebayor 7.5/10 - Linked up well with Kane, setting up two early chances for his young strike partner. Forced Nathan Baker into scoring an own goal before tucking away the penalty confidently. Was given the kick around in the second half to try and nullify him.


Milos Veljkovic 6/10 - The youngster came on early in the second half for his second appearance and displayed a good range of passing

Nabil Bentaleb 6/10 - His first game for a while saw him come on with the game very much won. One long range shot which was some way off. 

Alex Pritchard 6/10 - Came on for his Spurs debut with less than 10 minutes remaining, though had few touches.

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