Though they lost 2-1, Tottenham dominated the game in truth and a rejuvenated Mousa Dembele caught they eye alongside Dele Alli and Kieran Trippier.
Michel Vorm 5.5/10 - Didn’t have much chance with the goals, but didn’t offer much confidence to the Spurs back line when he received passes.
Kyle Walker 5.5/10 - Used his pace well when he got forward, and was snapping into challenges, but began to struggle under pressure after the first goal went in. Came off for Trippier at half time.
Toby Alderweireld 6/10 - Didn’t have much of a chance to impress defensively, but hit some great long range passes.
Jan Vertonghen 5.5/10 - Gave away possession early on and didn’t look particularly more secure with his compatriot alongside him. Replaced at half-time.
Ben Davies 6/10 - Saw a lot of the ball down the left, and put in some decent crosses.
Eric Dier 6/10 - Did well in midfield to begin with, headed wide early on and was making challenges in the middle of the park. But slipped off the pace as Kaka started to get on the ball, and was given a yellow for a bad tackle.
Nabil Bentaleb 6/10 - Failed to influence the game as the more forward thinking central midfielder. A couple of loose passes and touches. Withdrawn at half time.
Mousa Dembele 7.5/10 - Ended up featuring on the right hand side, but looked determined when he carried the ball forward into attacking positions, with him often coming inside. His ball carrying skills are so good, it's hard to understand why he isn't one of the best players at the club. Narrowly Tottenham’s best player in the first half.
Christian Eriksen 7/10 - Seemed full of nice touches and classy play early on, and played some good passes throughout the match. Came off at the break.
Nacer Chadli 5.5/10 - A silly jump with his arm leading to give away the penalty. Nearly redeemed himself with a great cross for Kane just after. Should have done better with a left footed chance early in the second half.
Harry Kane 8/10 - Had an early effort that came effort over his shoulder, with a slightly disappointing effort straight at Nick Rimando. The US stopper was in great form against the England international, making several great one-on-one stops, but Kane was still getting in the right positions and on another day could have had three of four goals. Hit a superb strike to finally beat the goalkeeper from 20 yards. Was excellent in the second half, and Spurs lost their impetus when he came off.
Kevin Wimmer (46’) 6/10 - Looked comfortable in defence, and was impressive with his passing.
Dele Alli (46’) 6.5/10 - Seemed eager and capable of bringing the ball into dangerous positions from midfield. Looks more than ready for the Premier League. Spotted a couple of intelligent runs where he didn't receive the ball.
Kieran Trippier (46’) 6.5/10 - Made a decent start down the right, and showed his crossing quality almost immediately. An improvement on Walker on the night, something that would have been noted by Pochettino.
Tom Carroll (46’) 6/10 - Tried a couple of through balls that didn’t quite come off, and was outshone by Alli.
Luke McGee (63’) N/A - Didn’t have a lot to do as Spurs dominated the second half.
Federico Fazio (63’) 6/10 - Few moments of note but looked composed once he took to the pitch.
Danny Rose (63’) 6.5/10 - Put in a dangerous cross soon after coming on, and also made a great last ditch sliding tackle. Caught the eye.
DeAndre Yedlin (63’) 6/10 - Came forward with energy and pace as you’d expect, but looked to be trying a little too hard.
Harry Winks (63’) 6.5/10 - Played some intricate passing football after he came on. Looks a talent.
Josh Onomah (63’) 6/10 - Should have done better with a chance that found him through on goal, only to shoot straight at the keeper. But demonstrated his neat footwork on more than one occasion - possibly the most raw looking of the club's young talent.
Shaq Coulthirst (77’) N/A- A late substitute for Kane. One wild shot over the bar.