Tottenham Forward Ratings
There was a change in the front three for Spurs as Lucas Moura started with Dejan Kulusevski going back to the bench. Reports were that Kulusevski was ill, but he did make the bench. Regardless, the team looked a bit in need of some fresh legs upfront.
Left-forward – Son Heung-min – 6.5
Looking to score at least one more goal to draw level with Mo Salah in the Golden Boot race, Son Heung-min had a couple of good chances on Sunday. Set up twice by Sessegnon in the box with cutback passes, Son hit the target but was twice denied by a strong arm from Pope. Sonny hit the mark but could not convert.
Centre-forward – Harry Kane – 7
Whereas Son was on target but unable to beat Pope, Harry Kane seemed to leave his shooting boots at home. With six shot attempts, one would think Kane would have had a better day, but the Tottenham talisman struggled to hit the target and then had a header saved near the line. Ultimately, the penalty Kane converted made the difference as he drilled his second in as many games, leading to the critical three points.
Right-forward – Lucas Moura – 7
At times frustrating as his touch is a bit too loose; Lucas Moura was Spurs’ most effective attacker. Moura did a lot of over-lapping with Royal and created a few opportunities from the right. His run to the end line with a cutback to Kane probably should have led to a goal.