Tottenham Hotspur player ratings vs Anderlecht: Kane impresses, full-backs struggle

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Spurs suffered their first Europa League defeat this season, losing 2-1 at Anderlecht.

Hugo Lloris: 7/10

Handled several shots well on the slick surface and could do nothing to prevent either goal.

Kieran Trippier: 4/10

Failed to impress once again. Let his runner get away from him too easily on several occasions - one of which led to Anderlecht's winner.

Toby Alderweireld: 6/10

Looked as composed as ever and handled the threat of Stefano Okaka well for the most part.

Jan Vertonghen: 6/10

Much the same as his central defensive partner, perhaps could have done more to prevent Anderlecht's second.

Ben Davies: 5/10

Struggled like his right-sided counterpart and failed to deliver the killer cross when the opportunity presented itself.

Eric Dier: 6/10

Broke up play well but didn't look as assured in possession as he has done in recent weeks.

Mousa Dembele: 5/10

Failed to follow up his excellent performance against Liverpool and was unusually wasteful on the ball.

Andros Townsend: 4/10

Worked hard and tried to make things happen but had little impact in the final third - as has been the case for him this season.

Erik Lamela: 6/10

The Argentine was involved in some neat build-up play but like Townsend, couldn't quite make the difference.

Christian Eriksen: 7/10  MOTM

Spurs' biggest threat. Despite being sloppier than usual in possession, everything good that happened for Spurs came through him and he took his goal excellently.

Clinton N'Jie: 6/10

Threatened in behind with his pace and looks a talent but struggled against the physicality of the Anderlecht defenders.

Substitutes:

Harry Kane: 7/10

Immediately improved Tottenham's attacking threat when he came on but missed a great chance to regain the lead. Still isn't happening in front of goal.

Dele Alli: 6/10

Provided extra drive from midfield but was careless with some of his link-up play.

Josh Onomah: N/A

Big night for the youngster, making only his second senior appearance, but had little time to impress.

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