At the end of the Tottenham Hotspur vs Leeds United fixture at Tottenham Hotspur stadium, here are our player ratings from the fixture.
Following the sack of Nuno Espírito Santo, this was Antonio Conte’s first ever home game for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. The manager played with three defenders against Leeds United but he couldn’t stop the goal in the first half. Leeds United were impressive throughout the half and the goal by Dan James was an icing on the cake.
In the second half of the game, Tottenham Hotspur came with an intent to score the equaliser. Harry Kane came close to score the equaliser but hit the post. However, Hojbjerg and Sergio Reguillon found the back of the net to complete a turnaround against Leeds. Despite the hardwork of the Leeds United players, Tottenham Hotspur took all three points on Sunday.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Leeds United Player Ratings: Tottenham Hotspur
Hugo Lloris (7.1/10): The French shot-stopper was unable to make the stop in the first half but in the second half, he was picture perfect. He kept Tottenham in the game.
Ben Davies (6.5/10): Ben Davies had a poor game in a Tottenham shirt again in the English Premier League. Dan James and Gelhardt troubled the defender throughout the game.
Japhet Tanganga (6.6/10): The central defender had won three aerial headers for his side but was subbed off in the second half.
Eric Dier (6.8/10): The central defender found it hard in the first half to keep the opposition attackers at bay.
Sergio Reguillon (7.5/10): The wing-back scored the second goal of Tottenham after the poor first half. He sent the team into the lead. However, his defensive contributions were not upto the mark.
Harry Winks (6.6/10): Though Harry Winks did not had a great game in the Tottenham Whites, he was able to win the aerial headers and make two tackles before being subbed.
Pierre Hojbjerg (7.3/10): The midfield marshal was on the scoresheet and found the equaliser in the key game under Antonio Conte. He broke the play of the opposition and was a thorn for Leeds United.
Emerson Royal (7.3/10): The former Catalan was a key player in Conte’s setup. He went on to create chances and had seven tackles to his name against Leeds.
Lucas Moura (7.2/10): The former Paris St Germain player was once again a live wire in the midfield. He created the chances and laid the ball to Peter Hojbjerg to score the equaliser.
Heung Min Son (6.5/10): The South Korean winger was unable to make any impact in the game barring the shot on target which hit the post.
Harry Kane (7.0/10): The striker was once again missing in the game as he failed to have any goals to his name. However, he was best in the hold up play and helped the team in defense as well.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Leeds United Player Ratings: Leeds United
Illan Meslier (6.5/10): The Leeds United shot-stopper had less to do in the first half but at the start of the second half, he was called in for action which came on top.
Pascal Struijk (6.8/10): The left sided full back made daunting runs and strung the perfect passes from the defense. Also, his defensive returns helped the side to maintain the shape.
Liam Cooper (6.8/10): Liam Cooper was solid in the centre defense for the Whites. He was not only dominant in air but was perfect with tackles as well.
Kalvin Philipps (7.2/10): In the absence of regular central defenders, Kalvin Phillips covered up perfectly against Tottenham Hotspur. However, he could not keep the clean sheet for his side.
Diego Llorente (6.8/10): The right-back was a problem for the opposition throughout the first half. However, the player could not make any impact in the second half as the team was pinned.
Adam Forshaw (6.6/10): As Phillips dropped to the defense, Adam Forshaw took care of the defensive midfield position. He only had a tackle to his name in the game.
Jack Harrisson (7.1/10): The player was a threat from the flank for Tottenham Hotspur. He created the first goal for Leeds United as the player swung a perfect cross to Dan James.
Mateusz Klich (6.5/10): Klich was the only player with less intensity on the field. However, his poor performance was overshadowed by other players in the midfield.
Daniel James (7.5/10): The former Manchester United midfielder was too hot to handle for THFC defenders. He made daunting runs and scored a goal by stretching every muscle to break the deadlock.
Stuart Dallas (7.3/10): The right sided midfielder did everything that a player can do. He made the runs,created the chances and also, he won the aerial headers for his side.
Joe Gelhardt (6.4/10): The industrious attacker made runs and kept chasing the opposition to get the possession back. He was awarded a yellow for a foul on the THFC attacker.