Tottenham player ratings v Man City: Mainstay an awful 4/10, team not good enough
Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 4-1 by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening and are now 21 points behind them in the table.
City took the lead when Ilkay Gundogan was left completely unmarked to head in Leroy Sane’s 14th-minute corner.
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made two brilliant first-half saves to deny Sergio Aguero and Gundogan. Spurs improved after the restart and Harry Kane forced an outstanding save from City goalkeeper Ederson with a 20-yard drive.
Kevin De Bruyne made it 2-0 to City with a blistering shot on 70 minutes. The home side were then awarded a penalty after a poor challenge on De Bruyne from Spurs centre-back Jan Vertonghen, but substitute Gabriel Jesus smashed the spot-kick against the post.
Things got even worse for Tottenham when Raheem Sterling made it 3-0 moments later, tapping in at the far post to finish off a delightful team move after 80 minutes.
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On 90 minutes, a mistake by Eric Dier allowed Sterling to tuck the ball through Lloris’ legs and slot into an ungraded net for his second. The away side did get one back through a fine striker by Christian Eriksen, but it was nothing more than a constellation.
Here, Football Insider rates the Spurs players out of 10 for their performances at the Etihad Stadium, including a normally dependable player who had a disappointing 4/10 performance.
Click ‘reveal’ below to see how we rated Spurs’ stars v Manchester City…