Spurs player ratings v Manchester City: Eriksen & Mason strong, Kaboul struggles badly

Tottenham Hotspur fell to another heavy defeat at Manchester City on Saturday, despite some encouraging individual performances.

Hugo Lloris - 8/10

How many times will the Frenchman come to his side's rescue only to find they are still on the receiving end of a bad result? Tottenham lost this one 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium - but it would have been a lot worse were it not for some typically top-class saves from Lloris.

Eric Dier - 5/10

Struggled out wide for Mauricio Pochettino's side and earned himself another booking.

Younes Kaboul - 4/10

A really, really bad day at the office for the Spurs skipper. Where was the rock-like Kaboul that took on Arsenal with a lion's heart? Sergio Aguero made an absolutely mockery of the centre-back today.

Federico Fazio - 5/10

Not his side's worst defender while he was on the pitch. But an unnecessary second-half challenge in the box gave away one of the game's four penalties in total and earned Fazio a red card on his Premier League debut. 

Danny Rose - 6/10

Manchester City had unlimited joy down the right-hand side and Rose was simply powerless to stop them.

Etienne Capoue - 6/10

Did not offer much protection for his defence, as David Silva was allowed to create chance after chance. Pochettino took him off after an hour of play.

Ryan Mason - 7/10

The youngster was an impressive performer at the Etihad, even if a better finisher would have scored one of his chances early on. Mason is making a real impact at Spurs this term.

Christian Eriksen - 8/10

Tottenham's best performer by a mile. Got a goal, created chance after chance and ran all day.

Erik Lamela - 5/10

Desperately unlucky to have given away a penalty and also unfortunate that he had an off-day just hours after Jamie Carragher criticised him in the Daily Mail. Gave the ball away for City's first goal and lost confidence completely thereafter.

Nacer Chadli - 6.5/10

Provided plenty of energy for the visitors, if not too much of a final product.

Roberto Soldado - 7.5/10

Interestingly, this was a very polished performance from the Spaniard. He created Eriksen's goal and his passing in the final third was sensational. Soldado also won a penalty later in the game... but missed it.


Mousa Dembele - 6/10

Replaced Capoue but Spurs were spectators in the second half.

Jan Vertonghen - 6/10

The same can be said for Vertonghen, who replaced Mason.

Andros Townsend - 6/10

Offered his usual energy that, as usual, didn't change too much in the game.

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