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Tottenham player ratings: a day to forget for Tanganga and Davies


Spurs lost both their starting centre-backs, with Eric Dier hobbling off after 12 minutes before Japhet Tanganga was sent off on the hour for two bookings.

Substitute Odsonne Edouard made it a dream debut by scoring twice in the final ten minutes to seal Palace’s first win under Patrick Vieira.

Dan Kilpatrick was at Selhurst Park to assess the Tottenham players…

Owes Dier an apology after his throw led to the centre-half’s injury. Saved well from Conor Gallagher in the first half but flapped at more than one cross, causing panic in the box and could have got a stronger hand to Edouard’s second.

The debutant struggled to cope with Wilfried Zaha, notably for Palace’s second goal which came when the winger made easy progress down his flank. Was also at fault for Odsonne’s second, as the forward made a yard and fired past Lloris.

Deservedly sent off for two reckless fouls within minutes. He was lucky not to go for a fiery clash with Zaha before recklessly lunging in on Jordan Ayew. It spoiled a decent performance, this time in his preferred position.

His fine start to the season came to an abrupt end after clashing with Ayew when reaching for Lloris’ hospital pass. Looked in real discomfort as he was helped down the touchline by a medic, clutching his thigh. A blow for Spurs.

Did well to track Gallagher and block the forward’s shot in the first half and cleared a dangerous cross off the line after the break. But generally loose in possession and doesn’t look anything like the player who adapted so seamlessly to English football last season.

Kept it safe as part of a dysfunctional midfield, which offered nothing going forward. Ultimately failed to protect the defence as Spurs crumbled.


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