The player ratings are provided by Young Mac (aged 15) who watched the game on a stream. These were the notes on each Spurs player I came home to:
Gomes 7 – Not called upon often. Booked for a definite foul and conceded from a one on one but that’s not really his fault.
Hutton 7 – Some good attacking runs and play with Bentley.
Gallas 7 – Looked solid until his costly mistake with Kaboul that led to the goal.
Kaboul 7 – Gallas and him both looked solid until the mistake which led to the goal
Ekotto 7 – Defended well and worked well with Bale. May have commited himself a couple of times and got beat.
Bale 7 – No master class from him tonight. But you can’t really expect that every game. Some good attacking runs.
Modric 7 – Looked good to begin with but towards the end started making sloppy passes.
Huddlestone 7 – Got beat by Welbeck a couple of times and for the goal but sprayed the ball about nicely.
Bentley 6 – Wasn’t impressed with him tonight. His specialty is the cross for a target man to head goal bound. Pav isn’t this man. Couple of poor shots and a poor free kick from a good position. Definate penalty when he went down. But when Crouch came on he looked better.
Van der Vaart 8 – Impressive performance. Sprayed the ball about nicely. Scored and had a few chances well saved. Linked up well with Crouch but not so much with Pav. If Van der Vaart plays Crouch has to too.
Pavlyuchenko 6 – Didn’t link up well at all with Van der Vaart. One good bit of play when he turned and shot just wide but that’s about it. Gave the ball away a bit.
Crouch 7 – Linked up well with Van der Vaart when he came on. Got a assist. When he plays. Bentley is the best at putting the high ball in for him.
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