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Tottenham player ratings: Kane like a disinterested passenger at times


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ottenham lost of a fourth London derby of the season, going down 1-0 to West Ham at the London Stadium.

Michail Antonio settled an even contest when he got in front of the a static Harry Kane to poke home Aaron Cresswell’s corner in the 71st-minute.

The result will increase the pressure on Nuno Espirito Santo and follows derby defeats to Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal already this season.

Dan Kilpatrick was at the London Stadium to run the rule over the Spurs players…

Quick off his line to deal with balls in behind and denied Pablo Fornals either side of half-time. Powerless to prevent the goal.

Offered little in the way of attacking threat and had a tricky afternoon against Fornals, who was West Ham’s biggest attacking threat.

His individual battle with Antonio was one of the game’s best subplots. Twice outmuscled by the striker but Spurs would surely have been better off if he – not Kane – was marking Antonio for the goal.

Helped Romero with the threat of Antonio and defended well.

Guilty of a really sloppy piece of play to lose the ball in the build-up to the goal and had a tough examination from the lively Jarrod Bowen. Got stuck in defensively and stood up a great cross to the back post for a Kane chance.

Made some crucial interventions defensively and covers ground, but limited in possession, particularly in the final third.

After two good performances with the ball against Aston Villa and Newcastle, he was much sloppier and none of his Hollywood passes came off.


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