Tottenham player ratings as Christian Eriksen puts up a fight but Harry Kane flops against Man City

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Tottenham suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Manchester City in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola’s side extended their lead over second placed Manchester United to 16 points thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling at Wembley.

Christian Eriksen had reduced the deficit to 2-1 in the first half, but City will be crowned champions if United lose to bottom of the table West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Here are our Spurs player ratings:

TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)

Hugo Lloris – 3: Rash tackle to concede the penalty even if the contact may have been just outside the area. Parried Jesus’ shot into Sterling’s path who tucked away the rebound. 

Kieran Trippier – 5: Was made to run back towards his own goal first by Leroy Sane and then Sterling. Didn’t get a chance to influence the attack.

Davinson Sanchez – 4: Was beaten by Jesus’ runs in behind a couple of times. Did get a crucial touch on Sterling’s effort later on though.

Jan Vertonghen – 6: A battling performance peppered with several key interventions. Tried to force a few killer passes through as well.

Ben Davies – 5: Horrendous tackle on Kompany and then a heroic block to deny Sterling later in the game.

Eric Dier – 6: Was a formidable presence in midfield and a huge part of Spurs’ brief revival in the second half.

Mousa Dembele – 6: Combined power and grace like only he can but couldn’t have enough of an impact on proceedings.

Erik Lamela – 5: Plenty of trickery at times but needed to get his head up quicker. Wasteful in promising positions.

Dele Alli – 5: Some neat touches but not his best display in a Spur shirt. An ultimately disappointing outing.

Christian Eriksen – 7: Tremendous again, dragging his side back into the game with his goal. Was the home team’s best player.

Harry Kane – 3: Completely anonymous. Didn’t have a sight at goal and was bossed by the City centre-backs. Out of form and out of luck.

SUBS

Son Heung-Min – 5: Replaced Lamela in the 64th minute and didn’t have an impact.

Lucas Moura – 6: Came on for Dembele in the 73rd minute and was a bright spark. Made a couple of decent runs and finally worked Ederson.

Moussa Sissoko – N/A: Barely had any time to make an impression, good or bad.

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Man City player ratings as Raheem Sterling gets a 7 and Vincent Kompany an 8 in win over Spurs

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Manchester City‘s miserable run of form was brought to an end with a 3-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley.

Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions-elect made the breakthrough when Gabriel Jesus was sent clean through by Vincent Kompany’s ball over the top.

Raheem Sterling then won a penalty which was converted by Ilkay Gundogan before Christian Eriksen pulled one back for the hosts at the end of the first half.

However, Sterling tucked away a rebound in the second half to make it 3-1 to the visitors.

Here are our City player ratings:

MANCHESTER CITY (3-4-3)

Ederson – 5: Unlucky with the ricochet for the goal. Didn’t have a save to make until Lucas Moura’s late effort from range.

Kyle Walker – 6: Industrious performance against his former side.

Fabian Delph – 6: Ran his socks off and did well to keep Lamela quiet. Didn’t offer much going forward.

Aymeric Laporte – 7: Assured performance at the heart of the defence. 

Vincent Kompany – 8: Another commanding display at the back. Played an exquisite ball over the top to assist Jesus for the opener. Kept Kane on a short leash.

Kevin De Bruyne – 7: Some unbelievable touches and passes from the Belgian.

David Silva – 7: Matched De Bruyne’s class and tested the keeper with a shot in the first half.

Raheem Sterling – 7: The most threatening player on the pitch and could well have had a hat-trick but his finishing let him down.

Ilkay Gundogan – 6: Kept the ball well and scored the perfect penalty.

Gabriel Jesus – 7: Excellent finish for the opener but completely fluffed his lines when presented with a similar chance in the second half. His shot produced the rebound from which Sterling scored.

Leroy Sane – 6: Hit the upright with a cracking volley in the opening exchanges but that was his best moment of the match.

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling

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Nicolas Otamendi – 6: Replaced Sane in the 64th minute and steadied the ship.

Bernardo Silva – N/A: Came on for Jesus in the 76th minute.

Yaya Toure – N/A: Saw out the final couple of minutes.

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Mohamed Salah will want to get on the score sheet this afternoon

Saturday night’s a little bit different in the Premier League this weekend as Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham feature in an evening double-header.

The Reds are flying high after finishing off City and receiving a plum Champions League tie in Roma – they will look to round off a perfect week at home to an always entertaining Bournemouth.

Pep Guardiola’s men, however, are desperate to stop the rot and they would have wished for an easier game to kick-start their form than Spurs. A golden-boot hunting Harry Kane and co have the opportunity to inflict a fourth consecutive defeat against City at Wembley.

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