Hull City 1-1 Tottenham: Spurs Player Ratings, With Soldado Dreadful

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Spurs player ratings from the KC Stadium.

Hugo Lloris: 5/10

Made a sharp save to deny Jelavic late on but was beaten by Long’s clever finish in the first half. The Frenchman needlessly came off his line twice at 1-1, which nearly proved costly.

Kyle Walker: 6

Untroubled defensively and got forward well in support of Lennon and the strikers but his delivery was poor in the final third.

Danny Rose: 7

His pace was important defensively with Long much quicker than Dawson and he can claim as assist, although his ball to Paulinho was surely a shot. Solid.

Michael Dawson: 6

The captain was like a statue for Long’s opener and struggled with the Irishman’s pace all afternoon. He did make an important second half clearance with Lloris beaten, however.

Jan Vertonghen: 5

An unhappy return for the Belgian, who looked off the pace and was hopelessly out of position for Hull’s goal. He must improve fast because Vlad Chiriches and Younes Kaboul are both fit.

Aaron Lennon: 5

The winger didn’t appear to be on the same wavelength as his teammates and looked jaded. Sherwood’s refusal to make any substitutes seem to take it’s toll on Lennon in particular.

Nabil Bentaleb: 8

After struggling against City, the teenager retained his place and was probably Spurs stand-out player. Tidy in possession and feisty in the tackle, the Frenchman impressed for 70 minutes before fading late on.

Paulinho: 7

After a month out with an ankle problem, the Brazilian was anonymous for an hour but took his goal superb and sprang into life after scoring.

Christian Eriksen: 6

The Dane was lively and involved but didn’t used the ball poorly and offered Danny Rose no protection defensively.

Roberto Soldado: 4

Spurs did not pay £26m for a useless player but Soldado’s confidence is clearly at rock-bottom. The summer signing snapped at two half chances and overran a third decent opportunity. His passing was off and he didn’t look up for a fight.

Emmanuel Adebayor: 8

Everything Spurs did in the final third came through the Togolese, who held up the ball superbly and ran his socks off. He wasn’t presented with a clear-cut chance but always looked the most likely to create a goal.

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