Wembley Stadium played host to a record Premier League crowd of 83,222 on Saturday as Tottenham beat Arsenal 1-0 in the north London derby. Here’s how we rated each Spurs player in their victory.
Hugo Lloris: 7
Relatively untroubled aside from having to dive to his right to claim a Jack Wilshere effort midway through the first half. Will have breathed a huge sigh of relief to see Alexandre Lacazette put his injury-time effort wide of the post.
Kieran Trippier: 8
A high-quality performance from the right-back at both ends of the field. Defensively he was very sound, he delivered some excellent crosses and – like so many of his team-mates – had a shot saved by Petr Cech.
Jan Vertonghen: 9
Busy and effective, he made nine clearances during the game as he snuffed out Arsenal’s attacking threat through the middle and won a number of aerial battles. A key reason for the clean sheet.
Davinson Sanchez: 7
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Had to play second fiddle to his partner, nine years his senior, and perhaps showed his inexperience as he was caught out for the Lacazette chance late on. That threatened to spoil a decent display.
Ben Davies: 8
A constant attacking threat on the left and provided the match-winner with an outstanding cross – though why he was left with enough space to deliver it is anyone’s guess. Like Trippier, he also did his job
Eric Dier: 8
Won a lot in the air, disrupted Arsenal’s midfield rhythm and was always an outlet to help Spurs pass the ball out from the back. The only blot on a strong performance was his carelessness with the ball at times in the first half. Booked.
Mousa Dembele: 9
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A commanding figure in the centre of the park, who put Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka in the shade. Kept Mesut Ozil out of the game and barely gave the ball away. Stats show he made 59 passes – and completed 57 of them.
Christian Eriksen: 8
Produced some terrific deliveries and must have briefly thought he was going to get on the scoresheet, until Cech brilliantly tipped away his free-kick.
Dele Alli: 7
Worked very hard in midfield and constantly denied the Arsenal defence the space to play out. He struggled a bit at times with his end product before being replaced late on by Victor Wanyama as Spurs sought to hold what they had.
Son Hueng-min: 7
Bright early on, cutting in from the left, and had Arsenal’s defence worried a fair bit. However, his jinking runs rarely paid off and none of his five crosses found a team-mate. He was hauled off on 70 minutes just after sending a shot into row Z.
Harry Kane: 8
The ultimate difference between the two teams with his header from Davies’ cross. However, he had missed a similar chance in the first half – catching it wrongly and sending it over the bar – and had two further opportunities immediately after the goal.
Erik Lamela: 7
Came on for Son and almost made an instant impact, only to be denied by Cech at his near post.