Spurs player ratings: Lucas Moura the super sub and Kyle Walker-Peters with his biggest test

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Hugo Lloris

Could only watch as Sterling and Aguero’s close range finishes flashed by him in the first half. Did hold on to a Zinchenko low shot before the break before some wobbly kicking almost let in De Bruyne just before the whistle. He made a flying save from Zinchenko’s deflected effort early in the second half and gathered Silva’s low shot and came out bravely to deny Sterling moments later. His distribution with his feet was shaky but he repeatedly kept Spurs in it with his hands. 9

Kyle Walker-Peters

Blocked an early Sterling effort in front of goal but could only watch the England international drift in behind him and head home the opener. City doubled up on his side for much of the first half and he did well for the most part. Lost the ball to Sterling at one point out wide near his own box but his team-mates bailed him out. He won’t have had much tougher tests than this one and he just about came through it. 7

Toby Alderweireld

Aguero drifted in front of him to poke home City’s second goal, but the Belgian made a number of interceptions in his box to cut out crosses. 7

Davinson Sanchez

A couple of scary first half moments but made plenty of clearances before failing to cut out De Bruyne’s perfect low ball for City’s second. 6

Danny Rose

Couldn’t get close to De Bruyne for much of the first half, especially when City switched attention to his flank from Walker-Peters’. Made a terrific goal line clearance from Otamendi’s header in the second half. 6

Harry Winks

A couple of sloppy moments in possession in the first half as he tried to stem the tide of City players. He tried to help Spurs keep the ball when he could before coming off for Lucas. 6

Moussa Sissoko

Embarked on a few strong runs in the first half but struggled to provide enough cover for Walker-Peters at times. Struggled to impose himself as he normally does. 6

Tanguy Ndombele

The Frenchman told his team-mates to calm down in possession a few times but he needed to get more involved himself in the first half. He always looked assured on the ball but needs to track back more and cover his team-mates and that could have cost Spurs with his lapse marking when Jesus shot home, only for VAR to save the day. 6

Christian Eriksen

The Dane struggled to make a creative impact but covered plenty of ground as he tried to hassle the City players. 5

Erik Lamela

Was given plenty of space on 23 minutes and curled a low shot past Edersen. Battled away as he does and after penalty claims against him for a grapple in the box with Rodrigo in the first half, Lamela’s pinpoint corner was headed home by Lucas in the second period. A goal and an assist before being replaced by Lo Celso. Can’t argue with that. 8

Harry Kane

Struggled for service as those behind him couldn’t hold the ball up for long. Didn’t muster a shot on goal. 4


Lucas Moura

What an introduction! Pochettino made it clear that he wanted Lucas Moura to come on before the corner was taken and the Brazilian headed home Lamela’s corner with a great leap above Kyle Walker. Embarked on a few runs late on which helped Spurs keep the ball. 8

Giovani Lo Celso

Came on for his Spurs debut in the final stages but didn’t see much of the ball. N/A

Oliver Skipp

Came on late on and made an important block to stop Sterling’s shot. N/A