Spurs player ratings: Lamela nets a worldie, Kane gets a hat-trick - but how did he do in goal?

Tottenham Hotspur beat Asteras Tripoli 5-1 at White Hart Lane on Thursday in what proved to be a very eventful Europa League tie indeed.

Hugo Lloris - 7/10

Tottenham's skipper for the day, the Frenchman led from the back, making a particularly world-class save in the second half. Every week we talk about how good Lloris is, although he would have got an eight were it not for a late foul outside the box. He surged out of his penalty area and ended up with a red card as a result.

Ben Davies - 7/10

A very impressive display from the left-back, who got forward well and also made a vital goal-line clearance at 1-0, after which Erik Lamela scored a world-class second. Without that, the whole game could have been different.

Jan Vertonghen - 6.5/10

Tottenham's defence were actually caught on the break quite often tonight but were never punished. In the end, they were worth their clean sheet from open play, which Vertonghen played his part in, and were unlucky it was Harry Kane in goal for the free kick they conceded!

Federico Fazio - 7/10

Like Vertonghen, Fazio may have seen a goal or two fly past him against better opposition but looked a lot more solid than he did against Manchester City. Also provided an assist for a Kane header.

Eric Dier - 6.5/10

Got forward well and it is worth noting just how often he has played for Spurs so far this campaign. Mauricio Pochettino's side did look exposed at times but never panicked and often played the Asteras forwards offside.

Etienne Capoue - 6.5/10

A solid performance from the midfielder, who advanced forward well and got himself into good positions.

Mousa Dembele - 6.5/10

Could have offered his defence slightly more protection during a period in which the visitors had the upper hand but, like Capoue, got forward well.

Andros Townsend - 6.5/10

Looked very bright using the space a side like Asteras will afford you. Against more disciplined opposition, however, it is hard to see Townsend producing as much.

Erik Lamela - 8/10

The only criticism would be how often he gave the ball away but this was finally a performance almost worthy of a £30 million player. Well, his first goal most certainly was. He netted twice but his first was simply indescribable. It was a rabona from outside the box and, if you haven't seen it, please do!

Emmanuel Adebayor - 6.5/10

Full of energy but Adebayor was nowhere near as effective as Kane and looked very laboured in comparison to his younger counterpart.

Harry Kane - 8/10

What a performance, with the 21-year-old scoring a stunning opener (not quite a rabona, though) and then netting two poacher's goals to complete his hat-trick.

Harry Kane - Goalkeeper rating 1/10

Sadly, Kane was not as effective in goal, making a mess of a free kick late on after stepping in for the sent-off Lloris. It was more light-hearted than anything, though, with the Tottenham striker joking and laughing about it in his post-match interview.


Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli and Aaron Lennon all came on with less than 15 minutes to go, by which time the game was over as a realistic contest.

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