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Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0 Sunderland: Player Ratings

Today the lads found themselves up against a formidable attacking threat, one that they couldn't quite deal with. Here's how they were rated.

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Jordan Pickford - 8

Tottenham rained down mercilessly on the Sunderland box and Pickford dealt with everything that came his way - that save from Lamela being the biggest testament to a very good performance. Shame about Papy essentially passing the ball to Harry Kane, but we'll get to that.

Jason Denayer - 3

Largely ineffective at dealing with Spurs' attacking threat all afternoon. Son and Alli turned him inside out.

Lamine Kone - 6

Solid enough and soaked up a fair amount of pressure, but sadly we can't build a backline on one consistent performer.

Papy Djilobodji - 3

Quite average until he decided not to clear the header from Kyle Walker's cross. This wouldn't be the first time he's been directly responsible for a goal recently. Definitely a downgrade on Kaboul.

Javier Manquillo - 5

Dealt with attacking threat on the flanks a bit better than Denayer did, but that isn't exactly setting the bar too high. Arguably could have prevented the delivery for the Spurs goal too.

Lee Cattermole - 6

Put on a decent display captaining the team on his return from injury as he hassled and closed down Tottenham. Being pinned back in our own half has always suited his style of play.

Jan Kirchhoff - 6

Held off the opposition as best he could but didn't offer us too much going forward. He can't be singled out for that, as it was evident across the entire team.

Adnan Januzaj - 4

Did very well to get round the Spurs defence when he squared the ball to Pienaar, but his game soured from there. A handful of squandered through balls in the second half followed by a sending off made it a bad day for the Belgian, all in all.

Didier N'Dong - 6

A composed figure who timed his tackles well. If Moyes can take anything positive from this game, it's the fact that this young lad can keep a cool head when under fire.

Steven Pienaar - 4

Only had one chance all game and he fluffed it. Could've took more time, could've found the corner. Oh well.

Jermain Defoe - 4

Didn't have a sniff. His old team made sure of that.

Duncan Watmore - 5

Ran at the opposition and provided a shard of positivity, but ultimately little came of it.

Wahbi Khazri - 5

Introduced fairly late on and didn't really have much time to make an impact.

Paddy McNair - 5

See above.

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