Tottenham player ratings as Erik Lamela's contributions earn a 7 in draw with Man City

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An enthralling contest at the Etihad Stadium was brought to a dramatic end when VAR denied Manchester City a stoppage-time winner against Tottenham on Saturday.

Substitute Gabriel Jesus’ late effort was disallowed on review for a handball by Aymeric Laporte, much to the dismay of the hosts.

The Premier League champions absolutely dominated proceedings, attempting a whopping 30 shots to Spurs’ three, yet Mauricio Pochettino’s side secured a share of the spoils with a 2-2 draw.

Kevin De Bruyne provided the pass for Raheem Sterling to break the deadlock 20 minutes in and then set up Sergio Aguero after Erik Lamela had cancelled out the Englishman’s strike.

Lucas Moura came off the bench and scored from a corner seconds after taking to the pitch.

Here, we take a closer look at how Tottenham’s players fared in the encounter.

STARTING XI (4-2-3-1)

Hugo Lloris 7 – Nothing he could do about either goal and actually did well to produce eight saves on the day.

Kyle Walker-Pieters 4 – Had a nightmare in the first half trying to track Sterling’s runs. Much better in the second but offered nothing in attack.

Toby Alderweireld 5 – Was slower to react than Aguero when the striker scored the second. Had make several clearances.

Davinson Sanchez 7 – Pick of the defenders. Cleared his lines well and passed his way out quite well when able.

Danny Rose 4 – Kept getting blind-sided by De Bruyne’s runs who delivered a remarkable 18 crosses. Good goal-line clearance though.

Harry Winks 5 – Had a tough time in central midfield but retained possession well. Taken off as Spurs made a tactical switch.

Tanguy Ndombele 7 – Had a lot of steel in midfield, making five tackles. Picked up an assist as well and screened the defence.

Moussa Sissoko 4 – A poor display. Offered little on or off the ball. Helped Walker-Pieters cover his side in the second half.

Erik Lamela 7 – Good run and finish for the first equaliser before his corner was headed in by Moura for the second.

Christian Eriksen 5 – A peripheral figure playing from the left flank. Lost the ball often and didn’t have much influence on proceedings.

Harry Kane 4 – Virtually anonymous. Had one effort from the halfway line that was always ambitious.


Lucas Moura (56′) 7 – Instant impact. Came off the bench to score Spurs’ second with a header before proving to be an excellent outlet.

Giovani Lo Celso (85′) N/A – Introduced late on to help shore up the middle.

Oliver Skipp (91′) N/A – Offered fresh legs at the death.

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