Tottenham Player Ratings From 2-1 Win Over Everton: Roberto Soldado Not In MOTM Contention Despite Rare Goal

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Harry Kane, Nabil Benaleb and Jan Vertonghen excel as Spurs climb above Everton to seventh in the Premier League table.

Mirallas goal video.
Eriksen goal video.
Soldado goal video.

Tottenham Hotspur ended Everton’s eight-game unbeaten run by defeating the Toffees 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Everton took the lead through a stunning Kevin Mirallas strike from 25 yards on the quarter-hour, but Christian Eriksen levelled the scores six minutes later with a lobbed rebound after Harry Kane’s stinging shot had been spilled by Tim Howard.

Roberto Soldado then scored his first Premier League goal of the season in first-half stoppage time with a calm finish that proved to be the winner.

Here’s how Mauricio Pochettino’s men rated at White Hart Lane:

GK: Hugo Lloris – 7/10

The Frenchman made two superb stops to keep out Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman, either side of Mirallas’s wondergoal.

RB: Vlad Chiriches – 6/10

Very sharp and lively going forward. Still produced a few moments to worry his side defensively though, including a short back-pass, which forced Lloris to race out of his penalty area and pinch the ball off Lukaku’s toes. With a yellow card hanging over his head, Chiriches was replaced by Eric Dier on 69 minutes.

LB: Ben Davies – 7/10

Defended narrowly and positioned himself very well as Everton were kept frustrated in the final third.

CB: Federico Fazio – 6/10

The Argentina international, who is notoriously slow, really seemed to enjoy playing in a deep backline. However, he was lucky not to concede a late penalty for handball.

CB: Jan Vertonghen – 8/10

Thrived in the role of Tottenham’s defensive leader, with Younes Kaboul still out injured.

Jan Vertonghen Tottenham

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