Spurs player ratings: Lloris & Kane superb - but Townsend disappoints again

Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur drew 0-0 with Manchester United at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon. Here's how their players rated...

Hugo Lloris - 9/10

The Frenchman was helped by what can only be described as an out-of-sorts strike duo in Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie - but he was in fine form once again to ensure Tottenham's clean sheet against Manchester United.

Vlad Chiriches - 6.5/10

Showed awkward positioning but made some great tackles to thwart Louis van Gaal's front line.

Jan Vertonghen - 6.5/10

A solid enough performance from the Belgian, who has formed a good understanding with Federico Fazio, although the Spurs man's aggression was far too overt.

Federico Fazio - 7.5/10

The Tottenham centre-back was superb in the air, handled Falcao very well and even threatened going forward. This was a strong performance against Manchester United.

Ben Davies - 6.5/10

Got forward well, while coping reasonably in defence too. Compared to Danny Rose, meanwhile, Davies is out of this world.

Ryan Mason - 6.5/10

Once again, his movement and energy were crucial to Mauricio Pochettino's system. The 23-year-old is far from the finished article, however, giving the ball away and once again shooting a little wildly.

Benjamin Stambouli - 6/10

Did okay but was far too aggressive, looking like a sending off waiting to happen.

Andros Townsend - 5/10

Showed a flash of brilliance in the first half - possibly his best moment of 2014! What followed, though, was the same as ever. Townsend only ever looks capable of cutting inside and doing nothing with the ball thereafter.

Christian Eriksen - 6.5/10

Was uninvolved before the break but almost forced a breakthrough with good set-piece deliveries in the second half. Eriksen's quiet contribution was no doubt due to Van Gaal's awareness of just what he could do - and subsequent tactical insistence on keeping the Dane contained.

Nacer Chadli - 6/10

Also had a fairly limited impact as he struggled to break through the Manchester United back line, despite delivering the odd troubling cross.

Harry Kane - 8/10

Offered so much more than any traditional poacher ever would and is starting to show some real skill and flair on the ball. The Tottenham striker could, however, do with a poacher in and alongside him to convert the chances he works so hard to create.


Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele came on with 10 minutes to go, when the game was more or less petering out to a close.

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