Stats: Soldado outshines unlucky Lamela, who has a bad day at the office against Manchester City

Roberto Soldado

The Tottenham Hotspur duo endured mixed fortunes during their 4-1 defeat to City.

Both Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela can be considered to have been slightly unlucky during Tottenham's 4-1 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.

Soldado perhaps less so, as his missed penalty was simply down to a poor kick. Lamela more so because the penalty he was adjudged to have given away was the result of an incredibly harsh decision.

Take those two incidents out of the game, however, and one Spurs man completely outshone the other.

  Chances CreatedShots On TargetSuccessful Final-Third PassesForward PassMins
Roberto Soldado 3 2 10 10 90
Erik Lamela 1 0 6 7 60

And, surprisingly, that man was Soldado. A bad spot-kick aside, the Spaniard produced a rare encouraging performance at the Etihad Stadium, doing everything except scoring a goal.

It was he who won the penalty that he missed after all, while he also registered the assist for Christian Eriksen's goal.

He also created three chances, the second-highest of any Tottenham player except Nacer Chadli, and had two shots on target (although one was the penalty).

That was still more than Lamela, though, with the 22-year-old not hitting the target once and only creating one chance. The Argentine also completed less final-third passes and less forward passes. Lamela, too, gave the ball away for Manchester City's first goal, as well conceding a penalty.

The Spurs man is unlucky he had such a bad day at the office only hours after Jamie Carragher criticised him in the Daily Mail.

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