Tottenham player ratings v Newcastle - Chadli and Bentaleb impress

Tottenham beat Newcastle 3-1 on Sunday - here's how Mauricio Pochettino's men rated.

Michel Vorm 6 - solid between the sticks as he continues to deputise for Hugo Lloris and couldn't have done much with Colback's goal.

Eric Dier 6 - a few problems with Cabella in the first half but generally steady at right back having been moved over from centre back.

Federico Fazio 7 - much better than last weekend's dismal showing against Aston Villa. Strong and uncompromising in the tackle, Fazio had a decent game for Spurs.

Jan Vertonghen 7 - a strong return to action for the Belgian, who helped shore up a Tottenham defence that struggled against Villa a week ago.

Danny Rose 8 - always keen to get forward and kept Gouffran quiet on a number of occasions. May be a little disappointed with his part in Newcastle's goal.

Paulinho 7 - got up and down the pitch well in midfield, contributing one of his finest displays as a Tottenham player to date - even winning the man of the match award on Sky Sports.

Nabil Bentaleb 8 - superb display from the Algerian, who took over in midfield with great passing and energy. Finishing still leaves much to be desired, but continues to impress.

Erik Lamela 5 - the biggest disappointment of the day was Lamela. The Argentine never got in the game, gave the ball away too much and showed a poor first touch on many occasions.

Christian Eriksen 7 - got on the scoresheet with a somewhat fortuitous free kick, but deserved the luck for a superb delivery. Looked more like his usual self.

Nacer Chadli 8 - got the ball rolling with a superb long range strike and was influential throughout, posing a threat in the final third for Spurs.

Harry Kane 7 - worked hard up front and it looked like he would be frustrated in front of goal, but he was calm and composed as the wrapped the game up late on.


Moussa Dembele, Ben Davies and Ryan Mason all came on late into the game, but weren't on long enough to have a real impact on the game.

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