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Tottenham player ratings: Kane saves day, Lo Celso grabs chance


Kane was introduced along with Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura on the hour – underlining Nuno’s fragile confidence – and they both assisted the England captain, who wrapped up a comfortable victory after Mura had halved Spurs’ lead.

The hosts were 2-0 up within eight minutes through Dele Alli’s penalty and Giovani Lo Celso but Ziga Kous pulled one back with a brilliant volley at the start of the second half to spur Nuno into action.

Dan Kilpatrick was at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to rate the Spurs players…

Powerless to stop Kous’ second-half beauty and otherwise relatively untested on a skiddy, rain-soaked pitch.

Made a chance for Dele with a back post cross and was involved in Kane’s goal. Occasionally untidy in possession.

Oozes quality but far bigger tests await as he continues to adapt to his new surroundings.

Looks comfortable with the ball at his feet, which cannot be said for all Spurs’ centre-backs. You wonder if he will get a chance in the League soon.

Burst forward well on a couple of occasions but wasn’t able to make a meaningful impact in the final third.

Made Lo Celso’s goal with fine forward pass and had plenty of possession as Spurs tried to build attacks through the midfield, rather than bypassing it. Given the quality of the opposition, he might have been more adventurous.

Displayed plenty of energy and bite in the middle of the park, and may well have been subbed to save his legs for Aston Villa on Sunday.

Took his goal superbly with a surge into the box and nice, angled finish but is not a winger. Looked more comfortable when he moved back to the midfield after the introductions of Kane, Son and Lucas, and set-up Kane’s third goal with a fine pass.


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