Spurs player ratings v Newcastle: Dier & Rose poor, Lamela a let down

Newcastle United made Tottenham Hotspur look mediocre during their Premier League clash at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Hugo Lloris - 6.5/10

Normally a more assured performer for the north London side but it looked as though the Frenchman was tired of bailing them out on such a regular basis. In his defence, both of the goals came from good finishes and very poor defending indeed.

Danny Rose - 5/10

Tottenham's lack of quality in the full-back positions is starting to cost them. Rose was poor today and looked asleep as he challenged Ayoze Perez and was beaten convincingly for the winner.

Younes Kaboul - 6/10

The skipper looked average in defence, as Spurs limped to another loss. Mauricio Pochettino's side are in worrying form.

Jan Vertonghen - 6/10

Vertonghen produced a performance like Kaboul's. The Belgian didn't glisten but wasn't the main man at fault for either goal.

Eric Dier - 4/10

Speaking of being asleep, Dier was caught out badly for Sammy Ameobi's equaliser. The centre-back has been struggling at right-back for weeks and it is now starting to cost Tottenham dearly. Kyle Walker's return can't come soon enough.

Etienne Capoue - 6/10

Even from midfield, there was no urgency from Spurs today and Capoue represented that with a display that didn't offer too much in the way of creativity.

Ryan Mason - 6/10

Particularly wasteful with his shots at goal, the 23-year-old produced an energetic performance but could not arrest the slide for Pochettino's men.

Erik Lamela - 5/10

After his rabona strike against Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League on Thursday, all eyes were on the Argentine to see if he could produce a strong performance for two games in a row. It was not to be, though, as Lamela looked limp and ineffective.

Christian Eriksen - 6/10

The Dane was involved in the goal and looked bright early on, while also scoring from a corner (which was disallowed as it went out of play before going in off Tim Krul). This, however, was not one of Eriksen's best performances, although he was hardly helped by his team-mates.

Nacer Chadli - 6/10

Chadli has looked promising this season but a lack of pace has often hindered him - today was a case in point.

Emmanuel Adebayor - 6/10

The striker gets a six because he scored. But the goal was a first-half header into an empty net, while the Togolese did very little otherwise.


Harry Kane - 6/10

The 21-year-old was average after coming on but Pochettino can be blamed for not introducing him earlier. Had Kane started on the back of his midweek hat-trick, he would surely have had the confidence to produce a much better display. As it happened, Kane came onto the pitch knowing that his manager doesn't have enough confidence in him to start him.

Aaron Lennon and Roberto Soldado also came on with a few minutes to go, not changing much.

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