Tottenham player ratings v AEL Limassol - Kane shines in easy win

Tottenham Hotspur booked their place in the Europa League group stage by strolling to a comfortable 3-0 second-leg win against AEL Limassol.

Mauricio Pochettino kept his unbeaten run as Tottenham Hotspur manager going as he watched his side ease past Cypriot side AEL Limassol at White Hart Lane on Thursday night in the second-leg of their Europa League play-off tie.

Spurs won the game 3-0 thanks to goals from Harry Kane, Paulinho and Andros Townsend to book their place in the group stage with a 5-1 aggregate victory, and the result means that the Lilywhites have now won four from four in all competitions so far this season.

The victory was sealed with such ease that it was difficult for certain players to stand out, and here are the player ratings from the game:

Hugo Lloris - 7 - Had very little to do all evening but looked comfortable when called upon as he kept his third clean sheet of the 2014-15 campaign.

Kyle Naughton - 7 - Performed well as he earned the first penalty of the game and attacked well down the right for much of the game, whilst staying solid defensively.

Younes Kaboul - 6 - The Frenchman was the captain once again for Spurs and kept the defence well organised without having to deal with much.

Vlad Chiriches - 6 - Despite being strongly linked with a move away from the club, Chiriches put in a solid display in an easy defensive test.

Ben Davies - 6 - Another player who had very little defensive work to do, but he did well when required and offered an outlet in attack down the left side for much of the game.

Moussa Dembele - 7 - Kept things ticking in the middle of the park with his neat passing and desire to win back possession. Has fallen down the pecking order at the club but is a quality player who deserves to see more action.

Sandro - 6 - The Brazilian made his first appearance of the season against Limassol and looked solid in the middle of the park despite not being fully fit.

Aaron Lennon - 6 - Made some exciting runs in from the left but struggled to create anything in attack in another average performance.

Andros Townsend - 6 - Scored a penalty in the second half but frustrated fans by overdoing things in the final third yet again. Still yet to get back to his excellent form that he showed 12 months ago.

Paulinho - 7 - Performed better in the attacking role that Pochettino gave him and scored a fine goal early in the second half, after teeing up Kane for the first.

Harry Kane - 8 - Missed an early penalty but responded well with a goal and was at the centre of all the team's attacking play. Proved that he can play as the lone striker in Pochettino's system once more.


Lewis Holtby - 6 - Wasn't on the pitch for long enough to make an impression but looked comfortable late on.

Milos Veljkovic - N/A - Brought on for the last few minutes and had nothing to do in that time.

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