Spurs player ratings from 1-0 win over West Ham: Dier the debut hero, Rose struggles

Mauricio Pochettino's first Spurs game saw his side win 1-0 at West Ham thanks to debutant Eric Dier's late goal, after Kyle Naughton saw red early on.

Hugo Lloris 7/10 - Looked unconvincing as the Hammers pumped in plenty of dangerous crosses and corners, but had few things to directly deal with. Saved from Noble’s somewhat tame effort, before making a sensational one on one save from Downing in the last few moments. It looked like winning Spurs a point, before Dier's goal meant it actually earned them two.

Kyle Naughton 5/10 - Hugely unlucky to be given a red card after a point blank shot hit his hands in the box. Wasn’t having the strongest of games but the sending off ruined the game for a large period.

Younes Kaboul 6/10 - Was given a tough game by Carlton Cole, with the Frenchman caught out a couple of times in duels for possession. Improved in the second half but still gifted the ball to Mark Noble in one of the Hammers’ better late chances.

Eric Dier 8/10 - MOTM - What a player Spurs have on their hands! Moved to right back following Naughton’s red, and proved himself to be the side’s best defender despite playing out of position. His strength was a bonus against Ricardo Vaz Te, and showed good positional awareness at all times. Late on, he flew up the wing demonstrating good piece and decent skill, but it was his outstanding run on to Kane's through ball, not to mention his ability to take the ball wide of Adrian and shoot home with his left foot that will get Tottenham supporters excited. It was a forward's finish and he looks an absolute bargain at £4 million.

Danny Rose 5.5/10 - Failed to get tight on Stewart Downing, who constantly cut onto Rose’s right hand side and delivered crosses. Also got better as the game wore on with Downing a little less of an influence but still wouldn't have enjoyed his afternoon.

Etienne Capoue 7/10 - Made one great early tackle against Stewart Downing and looked much improved from last season despite having to move to the centre of defence. Was exactly the sort of committed, powerful performer Spurs needed once Naughton was dismissed.

Nabil Bentaleb 7/10 - An essential player in the middle of the park once Capoue dropped deep, and the young Algerian did plenty of legwork for Spurs. Also demonstrated his skill and passing ability when in possession. Had a late drive from range that was stopped by Adrian.

Christian Eriksen 6/10 - Initially saw a lot of the ball, taking part in several strong passing moves. Drifted from the game when Spurs went down to 10 men, before getting back on the ball once the sides were even again in the second half. Fired over from a free kick. Looked tired heading into the last quarter of an hour

Aaron Lennon 6/10 - Wasn’t involved much offensively and didn’t help Rose out against Downing. One shot from the edge of the box that he looped over.

Erik Lamela 5.5/10 - One superb run early on saw him fly past two players before being dragged down, but aside from a few decent touches, he made little impact in the final third.

Emmanuel Adebayor 6/10 - Was isolated after a promising early start by Tottenham, but drew Collins into the challenge that saw the sides evened up. Looked tired later on.


Lewis Holtby 61' 6/10 - Added some much need energy to the Spurs midfield once he arrived, a more defensive addition in place of Lamela. Just failed to play the right ball when in possession on one or two occasions.

Andros Townsend 61' 6.5/10 - Instantly got on the ball on the right wing, showing good skill and delivering a good cross. Then had strong efforts from distance, the first drew a fine stop from Adrian and the second being deflected just wide. The most dangerous attacking player for Spurs despite his short appearance.

Harry Kane 83’ 6/10 - A late substitute for the exhausted Adebayor. One blocked shot during a Tottenham break, before the England youngster supplied a super through ball to Under-21 teammate Dier at the death.

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