Tottenham player ratings: Doherty a weak link for Spurs in derby loss


ottenham went down 2-1 to rivals Arsenal to end their Spring renaissance and leave manager Jose Mourinho facing fresh scrutiny.

Substitute Erik Lamela opened the scoring against the run of play with one of the best goals in the history of this fixture, a brilliant left-footed rabona which flew through Thomas Partey’s legs on the way into the bottom corner.

Arsenal deservedly equalised moments before half-time through Martin Odegaard’s deflected strike and Alexandre Lacazette scored the winner from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Davinson Sanchez.

Spurs finished with 10 men after Lamela was sent off for two bookable offences, the second an arm to Kieran Tierney’s face.

Here’s how Dan Kilpatrick rated Jose Mourinho’s side at Emirates Stadium…

Footwork was jittery and guilty of a rush of blood in the first half. Undone by a deflection for Arsenal’s first goal and dived the wrong way for penalty.

Easily beaten by Tierney for Arsenal’s opening goal in a dismal performance. The hosts had the run of his flank and he looked nervy and was positionally poor throughout.

An impressive performance was undone by a clumsy foul for the penalty. There was an element of misfortune in the decision as he took out Lacazette after the Frenchman had already miscued the chance.

Looked uncomfortable playing out, faced with Arsenal’s press. Unlucky that Odegaard’s strike deflected in off him.

Barely had any opportunities to get forward and hurt Arsenal in the final third. Challenged by the lively Bukayo Saka in the first half.

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