Tottenham player ratings: Alderweireld impresses, Dier dominates, Lamela's best display?

Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester City 4-1 at White Hart Lane today.

Hugo Lloris 7 - solid handling as ever, and fared well in the second half even with the sun in his eyes. As dependable as we've come to expect.

Kyle Walker 7 - shackled Raheem Sterling well, especially in the second half, and got forward well for the opening goal. Won't be too pleased with his part in Manchester City's goal, but recovered well with a solid display.

Toby Alderweireld 8 - outstanding display to restrict City's star striker Sergio Aguero. The summer signing looked assured throughout and even popped up with the vital goal to put Tottenham 2-1 up with a fine header, capping off an impressive performance.

Jan Vertonghen 7 - looks comfortable next to his former Ajax team-mate Alderweireld. No glaring errors and confident with the ball at his feet in a solid showing.

Ben Davies 7 - it looks hard for Danny Rose to get his left back spot again. Davies was sound defensively, and got forward well to support the attack. Worked hard to chase counter attacks at times, and looks to be growing more comfortable at White Hart Lane.

Eric Dier 8 - dropped in between the centre backs to start attacks, scored a superb equalising goal and offered superb protection for the back four, breaking up City attacks. An all-action display from Dier who continues to star in midfield.

Dele Alli 7 - a daunting task for the teenager to go up against Yaya Toure, Fernando and Fernandinho, but he held his own. Looks calm in possession, even under pressure, and his final ball should become more consistent as he develops.

Erik Lamela 9 - arguably his finest display for the club so far. Dangerous going forward, got himself on the scoresheet with a calmly taken finish, whilst he also put in the hard yards with a tenacious display off the ball. Spurs need the Argentine to keep up these displays, but it looks like Lamela may finally be realising his potential at White Hart Lane.

Christian Eriksen 7 - so unlucky not to score when his free kick crashed off the crossbar, and provided a creative spark in the final third which Spurs have been lacking during the Dane's recent absence.

Son Heung-min 7 - worked exceptionally hard defensively, and made runs to drag defenders away and open up space for his team-mates. Hit the net but had it ruled out for offside in the second half, but still enjoyed a decent afternoon.

Harry Kane 8 - finally broke his goalscoring duck with a finish which seemed to hang in the air for eternity. Some questionable decisions when it came to passing or shooting, but worked hard, ran the channels and looked confident after his goal.


Nacer Chadli 6 - the Belgian came on and didn't have too much of an impact, but did his job well as Spurs closed out the game.

Clinton N'Jie 6 - caused problems with his pace, may have been guilty of over-complicating some situations but some promise from the young striker.

Tom Carroll - wasn't on long enough to make an impact.

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