Spurs player ratings v Hull: Eriksen shines, Chiriches and Lennon game-changers?

Aaron Lennon

Here's how Tottenham Hotspur's players rated during their last-gasp 2-1 win over Hull City on Sunday afternoon.

Hugo Lloris - 6/10

This was a surprisingly flat performance from the Frenchman. Lloris couldn't do much to stop the Hull goal and made a few spills. He did produce some important first-half saves, however.

Eric Dier - 5/10

When will Dier's nightmare run of form end? The young centre-back must be dreaming of the day he can play week in week out - just not at right-back. Was taken off at half-time after a tough 45 minutes up against Robbie Brady.

Jan Vertonghen - 6.5/10

Was involved in Gaston Ramirez's controversial sending-off (although that was not his fault) but played well for Tottenham. Could a centre-back pairing of Vertonghen and Fazio be the way forward?

Federico Fazio - 6/10

That said, the Spurs back four did not look miraculously better without skipper Younes Kaboul. Fazio made a mistake for Hull's first goal, although he did look a lot more refined than he has recently.

Ben Davies - 6/10

An unspectacular shift from Davies, who did the basics down the left-hand side without shining. But would Tottenham fans prefer the erratic Danny Rose? Davies's selection should be the start of good things to come at left-back.

Mousa Dembele - 5/10

An extended period out of the Spurs side could be in order for Dembele, whose recent poor form simply shows no sign of changing for the better.

Ryan Mason - 7/10

By contrast, 23-year-old Mason has looked consistently impressive lately. Today was no exception as the midfielder showed a strong desire and work-rate once again.

Christian Eriksen - 8/10

The Dane will have delighted boss Mauricio Pochettino by finally looking like the player he showed he can be last season. Eriksen's overall performance was very good but, even if the 22-year-old had flopped for the majority of the match, it wouldn't have mattered - as he played a part in the equaliser and scored the winner. Simples.

Erik Lamela - 6.5/10

Could be seen surging forward throughout the game and this certainly wasn't one of the dire performances we have seen from Lamela this term. The Tottenham man is obviously still far from the finished product, though, with the same weaknesses affecting his game on a weekly basis.

Harry Kane - 7/10

The 21-year-old has been described by many as 'quiet' during this one but that's beside the point. Kane did his job as a finisher and got the goal that turned the game on its head for Spurs - as he has so often done this season. Great strikers only need to score the odd goal at the right time and do little else. Kane's passion and work ethic were once again in no doubt, moreover.

Roberto Soldado - 6.5/10

Spaniard Soldado has been lambasted for missing some easy chances against Hull. But that the Tottenham striker can't find the net in the Premier League is nothing new. What he offers is a presence during build-up play and, as a partner for young Kane, Soldado is the perfect choice as opposed to Emmanuel Adebayor.


Vlad Chiriches - 7/10

Pochettino looked to have gotten his substitutions spot on at the KC Stadium - which is, sadly, looking like an increasingly lost art for Premier League managers. Chiriches was one of those effective changes, looking much better than Dier at right-back and going forward well throughout.

Aaron Lennon - 7/10

And Lennon, too, was superb down the right-hand side, offering Tottenham plenty of width and stretching Hull when they went down to 10 men. What does this mean for the 27-year-old's future?

Paulinho (!) also made a surprise appearance with 10 minutes to go. Could Pochettino be planning to slowly break the Brazilian back into the Spurs team?

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