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Tottenham v Manchester United - player ratings


HUGO LLORIS: Helpless to stop Wayne Rooney's goal and otherwise untested. 5 (out of 10)

KIERAN TRIPPIER: Picked ahead of Kyle Walker again for the big occasion and delivered an energetic display down the right. 7

TOBY ALDERWEIRELD: Caught the wrong side of Anthony Martial early on but otherwise solid. 6

JAN VERTONGHEN: Kept Martial largely quiet while the Frenchman was up front. One marauding run forward had the fans on their feet. 7

BEN DAVIES: Growing in confidence in Danny Rose's absence. Whipped in the cross for Victor Wanyama's goal. 7

VICTOR WANYAMA: Drove a powering header home for the opening goal and ran the game from midfield. Tottenham's best player. 9

ERIC DIER: Back in his favoured position in midfield and seems more comfortable there. Composed throughout. 8.

DELE ALLI: Tested David De Gea with a driving shot in the first half and later a had shot cleared off the line. 7

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN: Another impressive display. Supplied the cross for Harry Kane's goal and was influential throughout. 8

SON HEUNG-MIN: Made an excellent run through United's defence in the first half but could not beat De Gea. 7

HARRY KANE: Felt only fitting that Tottenham's home-grown star would score in the last match at White Hart Lane, and it was a cute finish too, flicking Eriksen's cross past De Gea. 8


MOUSA DEMBELE (for Son, 72 mins): Would appear to be struggling for fitness after being left out of the starting line-up for the fourth match in a row. Quiet. 5

KYLE WALKER (for Trippier, 82 mins): Came on to applause despite recent speculation regarding his future. 5

GEORGES-KEVIN NKOUDOU (for Eriksen, 90 mins): Made one speedy run down the left in stoppage time. 6


DAVID DE GEA: Denied Alli with an acrobatic diving save and then Kane with his legs. One of United's better performers. 7

ERIC BAILLY: Deployed in the unfamiliar position of right-back and, while looking comfortable defensively, he offered little going forward. 5

CHRIS SMALLING: Beaten by Kane for Tottenham's second goal and struggled against his opposition striker. 4

PHIL JONES: Made an important header off the line to prevent Alli scoring late on. 6

DALEY BLIND: Fortunate not to concede a penalty for a clumsy push on Trippier, although it looked accidental. 5

AXEL TUANZEBE: Made his second start, this time in midfield. Found it difficult to keep pace with Dier and Wanyama. 5

MICHAEL CARRICK: Not one of his better games. Failed to dictate the tempo and was often left chasing shadows against his former club. 5

WAYNE ROONEY: Played a superb through-ball for Martial in the early stages but was caught out for Wanyama's goal. Redeemed himself with a close-range finish. 7

JUAN MATA: These containing United displays do not play to his strengths. Played a nice pass out wide in the build-up to Rooney's goal. 6

JESSE LINGARD: Dragged a shot well wide when teed up on the edge of the box and struggled to make an impact. 5

ANTHONY MARTIAL: Curved a finish wide early on but looked more dangerous when moved out to the left. Provided the cross for Rooney's goal. 7


HENRIKH MKHITARYAN (for Lingard, 61 mins): Added some impetus to United's attacks but by then it was too late. 6

ANDER HERRERA (for Tuanzebe, 61 mins): Established United with more possession. They could have done with him from the start. 7

MARCUS RASHFORD (for Mata, 79 mins): Almost stabbed in a late equaliser but shot wide. 6

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