Tottenham player ratings: Who let themselves down the most?

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Tottenham Hotspur missed out on second place in the Premier League following a 5-1 thrashing by 10-man Newcastle United.

 

Tottenham missed the chance to secure a second-place Premier League finish after being battered 5-1 by 10-man Newcastle United at St James's Park on Sunday.

 

Goals from Georginino Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic helped the relegated Magpies into a 2-0 half-time lead, before Erik Lamela, from an impossible angle, reduced the arrears courtesy of an error from Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow.

 

Mitrovic's red card on 67 minutes gave Tottenham further impetus on the comeback trail, but a Wijnaldum penalty, followed by late efforts from Rolando Aarons and Daryl Janmaat, saw Tottenham finish third, behind North London rivals Arsenal.

 

Below, we look at how the Tottenham lads fared:

Lloris - 5/10: Didn't do much wrong for any of the five goals, but he is captain and when the defenders in front of him aren't bothered, it's up to him to fix it. Made some good saves, though.

Walker - 5/10: Like so many Tottenham players, looked rather apathetic to the task of beating Newcastle and was nowhere to be seen when Mitrovic drifted into area unmarked to head home.

Vertonghen - 4/10: Looked rather suspect for the concession of Spurs' first goal through Wijnaldum, with a fairly half-hearted attempt of a block.

Alderweireld - 3/10: Switched off totally as Aarons got in behind him to hammer a fourth past a helpless Lloris.

Davies - 4/10: He's no Danny Rose, with his positioning rather suspect as Newcastle exposed him plenty. Far too easily beaten by Townsend in the build-up to Mitrovic's goal.

Mason - 3/10: Might be his last game for Tottenham. Not up to the task and subbed at the break.

Lamela - 5/10: His goal - a hugely fortunate one - papered over the cracks of his own sub-par display, but it did give Spurs a lifeline even if they didn't grab it.

Son - 2/10: Another one subbed at half time as the South Korean had precisely zero impact. The £22 million man needs a big 2016-17.

Dier - 4/10: Will be dreaming about Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele's return. Looked rather lost without them again. Not Spurs' worst player, but not their best.

Eriksen - 5/10: Unlucky to be on the end of a 5-1 defeat. Didn't do a whole lot wrong, but was unable to influence things.

Kane - 4/10: Strikers like Kane can only eat what they're fed and he was starved of service at St James's Park.

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