Premier league news Spurs ratings with Kulusevski, Sessegnon and Dier superb as Conte's men go top Last spor news
PremierLeague-News.Com - Here are our Tottenham Hotspur player ratings following their 4-1 victory against Southampton to open their Premier League season
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Hugo Lloris Seemed to be unsighted for Ward-Prowse's early goal. as it bounced hard into the ground and up into the net. Wasn't called into action again until the 74th minute when he saved low down from Aribo. 7 Cristian Romero Always treading that fine line between brilliant and wild but this was another day where he fell in the former category on the whole. 8 Eric Dier Stooped to head home Spurs' second goal of the day just after the half hour mark and his defending was on point throughout. 9 READ MORE:Clement Lenglet discusses Conte chat, his Tottenham future and why he rejected Spurs last summer Ben Davies Back after his ankle injury and fired a shot late in the second half that had the keeper scrambling to push it away. Didn't put a foot wrong at the back. 8 Emerson Royal Bamboozled by Djenepo down the flank in the build-up to Saints' opener. Prodded the ball to Kane late in the first half for a chance and in the second half had a major impact on the game. First he forced Spurs' third goal with a run into the box and a low cross that Salisu could only slice into his own net. Then he got to the byline and grabbed an assist by picking out Kulusevski to score. Balanced up that early defensive problem with his attacking forays in the second half. 8 Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Let Djeneno's cross drift over his head to the unmarked Ward-Prowse. Played a fine long diagonal pass into the path of Son for a first half chance and dominated many of the midfield battles he was involved in. 7 Rodrigo Bentancur Plenty of nice tidy touches and composure in the centre of the pitch as he and Hojbjerg had a comfortable day against the Saints. 7 Ryan Sessegnon Looked confident from the off and powered home a fine header from Kulusevski's cross at the back post to level the scores.
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. Played on the front foot throughout and was denied a second goal only by a well-timed Walker-Peters tackle in the Saints box. Defended well at the other end as well and he won't want to have been replaced by Perisic after 66 minutes. 9 Dejan Kulusevski Grabbed his first assist of the season, cutting inside from the right before launching a perfectly flighted ball for Sessegnon to head home at the far post. It was another superb performance from the Swede and he added a customary left-footed curler of a goal to his collection from Emerson's pull-back. 9 Harry Kane Didn't see too much of the ball in the first half but forced the keeper into a late save before the break after a good run across the six yard box followed by a shot as he fell. A quieter day by his standards and he suffered from a bit of cramp at the end as he continues to improve his fitness. 7 Son Heung-min Showed some lovely touches in the first half and had a chance saved by Bazuna. From that corner the ball came back out to the Spurs man and he whipped a dangerous low cross that Dier headed home. Went on a jinking run before the break before firing over the crossbar. Quieter in the second half but he was still always a threat on the break. 8
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Related Articles Conte gives verdict on whether Ndombele, Lo Celso, Reguilon and Winks can get back in his plans Subs Ivan Perisic Came on for the final 24 minutes and was solid down the left without producing the same threat as Sessegnon did on this occasion. 6 Lucas Moura Came on in the group of four substitutes for the final few minutes and showed his trademark energy. N/A Yves Bissouma Picked up a yellow card for his first involvement, a mistimed tackle and sent a late shot wide in added time. N/A Clement Lenglet Made one good block from a cross in the Spurs box in those final minutes he was on. N/A Matt Doherty Didn't see much of the ball in his little late cameo. N/A READ NEXT: Yves Bissouma on why he likes Conte and how he's feeling after Covid plus Oliver Skipp update Tottenham news and transfers LIVE: All the latest updates and rumours from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Full Tottenham Premier League fixture list for 2022/23 Djed Spence explains what Antonio Conte told him he wants from him and helpful Ivan Perisic chat Fabio Paratici's Jose Mourinho chat, Allan Dixon the enforcer and the politest Tottenham player
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