Player ratings – 20-year-old an 8 in another impressive showing for Tottenham v Middlesbrough

By | 14th January 2020
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First-half goals from Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela helped Tottenham squeeze into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough.

George Saville replied late in the game for the Championship side, but Jose Mourinho’s men held on to set up a clash with Southampton in the next round.

Here’s how every Spurs player rated on the day.

Paulo Gazzaniga, 5 – Made a sharp stop in either half, but will be extremely dissapointed with the part he played in Saville’s late goal.

Japhet Tanganga, 8 – Another superb performance from the youngster, who was actually voted the official man of the match, and rightly so. Came within inches of grabbing his first Tottenham goal in the first-half and was generally excellent at both ends of the pitch. A future right-back possibly?

Davinson Sanchez, 4 – Poor from start to finish.

Jan Vertonghen, 7 – Much better than in recent weeks. Made some finely-time tackles.

Ryan Sessegnon, 6 – Didn’t produce anything out of the ordinary, but another assured display from the teenager, whose standout moment was a fine run and strike in the opening period that was tipped around the post. Defended well, too.

Harry Winks, 6 – Kept Spurs ticking over all night and did exactly what was required of him.

Eric Dier, 5 – Sloppy throughout.

Christian Eriksen, 4 – If Liverpool on Saturday wasn’t his farewell performance, then this definitely was. Another poor showing from the Dane.

Giovani Lo Celso, 7 – Opening the scoring with a well-composed effort and generally linked up well and looked dangerous all evening.

Erik Lamela, 7 – Back in the starting XI and back in the goals. Never stopped throughout and was rewarded with a fine individual goal in the 15th minute to double Spurs’ lead.

Lucas Moura, 6 – Started upfront on his own and was energetic, making a number of unselfish runs. Should have done better with a first-half chance that he dragged wide.

Substitutes:

Heung Min Son, 6 – Busy from the moment he arrived, but wasn’t able to score his first goal since that stunner against Burnley last month.

Dele Alli N/A – Should have added a third late on.

This post written by Jake Sanders originally appeared on TottenhamBlog.com. Read the full post here.

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