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Tottenham player ratings vs Ludogorets: Dele Alli makes a point as Vinicius proves perfect stand-in for Kane

Dan Kilpatrick
·3-min read
 (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)
(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Tottenham eased to a 4-0 home win against Ludogorets on Thursday night to boost their hopes of reaching the Europa League knockout stages.

Dan Kilpatrick was at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to run the rule over Jose Mourinho’s squad…

Tottenham player ratings

Joe Hart 6

As vocal as ever between the sticks but had nothing to do except shout.

Matt Doherty 7

Started rustily after a week in quarantine and squandered a great crossing position. Looked better in the second half and nearly set up Vinicius for a hat-trick with a neat header.

Davinson Sanchez 6

Looked more assured than in recent weeks and stood up to his man on the rare occasions that Ludogorets ventured forward.

Japhet Tanganga 7

Looked determined to prove he can play centre-half after Mourinho said yesterday he sees the youngster as a full-back. Won a string of towering headers and mopped up well. Good to see him back.

Ben Davies 6

The captain for the evening was untested defensively and hit the first man from his one good crossing position.

Harry Winks 7

Surely did not mean a 50-yard wonder-strike – but they all count. In fairness, he definitely meant a 30-yard effort in the first effort which flew wide. Tried to be positive and move the ball forward in possession.

Tanguy Ndombele 8

Ran the show with his usual array of tricks, feints and dribbles. Played a big part in Vinicius’ second goal with a fine run and shot. Unsurprisingly hooked after an hour to save him for Chelsea.

Dele Alli 8

Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images
Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

Potentially a turning point for the England midfield, who finished with two assists for Vinicius and played a key part in Lucas’ goal. Grew in confidence as the match went on.

Lucas Moura 7

Feels somehow tailor-made for these nights. Scampered around endlessly and got his goal with a cool finish.

Gareth Bale 6

Looked sharp, pressed well, was unselfish and flashes of the old brilliance. But still feel he has several more gears to go.

Vinicius 8

Opened his Spurs account with a well-taken finish and added a close-range second before half-time. Hold up play also impressed, too, and got the assist for Lucas. Perfect for these games to give Kane a rest.

Substitutes

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Ndombele 61’) 7

Added a bit more bite and increased the tempo after replacing Ndombele.

Jack Clarke (Bale 68’) 7

Lively cameo from the young winger.

Alfie Whiteman (Hart 81’) 6

Came and claimed a corner on his professional debut.

Harvey White (Dele 81’) 6

Nearly scored with practically his first touch with a rasping left foot drive.

Dane Scarlett (Lucas 81’) 6

Had a golden opportunity to score within seconds from Winks’ pass but effort saved.

Austin, Whiteman, Aurier, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Kane, Son, Clarke, White, Scarlett

Subs not used: Austin, Whiteman, Aurier, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Kane, Son, Clarke, White, Scarlett

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