Tottenham v West Brom player ratings

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Tottenham were held 1-1 by West Bromwich Albion at Wembley on Saturday. Here’s how we rated Mauricio Pochettino’s men in a below-par display.

Hugo Lloris: 6

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Had very little to do bar the Albion goal on four minutes, when he seemed frozen to the spot as Salomon Rondon’s side-footed shot squirmed past him and trickled apologetically over the line. Did gather a snapshot late on.

Kieran Trippier: 6

Effectively a winger given how deep West Brom sat at times, but he was too pedestrian and his crossing delivered mixed results. While some found their target, all too often they were either dealt with or overhit.

Davinson Sanchez: 7

Recovered from a poor start – when he allowed Rondon to get his shot away – to put in a solid performance at the back. Won a fair bit in the air and showed his strength in the tackle.

Jan Vertonghen: 7

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Rarely troubled by West Brom’s attack, he was fairly composed and won a couple of challenges before being sacrificed on the hour mark as Spurs hunted an equaliser.

Ben Davies: 6

With Danny Rose not even in the matchday squad, the focus was on Davies’ performance – sadly he only made some fans yearn for the absentee. Struggled to cope with Matt Phillips when West Brom countered and, barring a shot which went wide, did not offer enough going forward.

Eric Dier: 7

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Good in the air – not just at the back, he also had a header saved at the other end – and was tidy enough in his defensive duties, as he switched positions during the game. He was also booked for mouthing off at the referee.

Harry Winks: 6

Has been impressive so many times this season but could not influence this game. Had a number of touches on the ball, and was tidy enough, but could not exert any pressure on the Baggies midfield. Replaced on 60 minutes.

Son Heung-min: 8

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Easily Spurs’ best player. He always tried to make something happen and had one shot parried away and another deflected on to the roof of the net. His running posed West Brom problems – Spurs really needed other players like him.

Christian Eriksen: 5

A poor game from the Dane, who was crowded out by the Baggies in the middle of the park and was too often dispossessed. Could not even rescue Spurs with a free-kick, which he slammed into the wall.

Dele Alli: 6

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Was robbed by Jake Livermore in the lead up to the West Brom goal and was ineffective in the first hour. However, he made up for it with the assist for the equaliser, as he picked out Kane.

Harry Kane: 7

Frustrated by West Brom’s packed defence in the first half, he found more space in the second, getting on to a couple of crosses. Pounced to level the match, poking through Ben Foster’s legs for his 40th goal of 2017, and then headed a good chance over.

Mousa Dembele: 6

Replaced Winks on the hour and kept the ball reasonably well.

Fernando Llorente: 6

Introduced to add an extra dimension to Spurs’ attack but made little impact.