LONDON — Tottenham beat Arsenal 2-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday as Spurs remained four points behind Chelsea in the title race and also ensured they will finish about their north London rivals for the first time in 22 years.
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There were some incredible individual displays throughout as Spurs dominated for vast swathes.
Here’s how each player marked out of 10.
Hugo Lloris – 7 – Didn’t have too much to do but calm on the ball and quick off his line as ever.
Kieran Trippier – 7 – Picked ahead of Walker and didn’t let Pochettino down. Few loose balls but great defensively.
Toby Alderweireld – 8 – Fine display from the Belgian who oozed class.
Jan Vertonghen – 8 – Almost scored twice and an inspiration at the other end. Went down injured early on but battled hard.
Ben Davies – 7 – Solid and steady at left wing back.
Eric Dier – 8 – Fine display in center of midfield. Pochettino always looks to him to get info to the team. A leader.
Victor Wanyama – 9 – Dominant display from the Kenyan. Bossed midfield and even poured forward in attack.
Christian Eriksen – 7 – His shot was parried to Dele for Spurs’ first goal and always looked lively. Missed a good chance early.
Dele Alli – 7 – Finished well for his goal but missed a sitter early on. Popped up with another big goal.
Heung-Min Son – 7 – Launched some great counters in the first half but faded in the second.
Harry Kane – 8 – Won the penalty kick and slotted it home. Denied by Cech and bullied Arsenal’s defense. 6 in 5 NLD’s in the PL.
Petr Cech – 8 – Without Cech it could have been five or six. Three fines stops in the second half kept the score down.
Gabriel – 5 – Gave away the penalty kick and had a torrid game.
Laurent Koscielny – 6 – Tried to hold a shaky defense together but never looked comfortable. Looked like he was carrying a knock.
Nacho Monreal – 6 – Did okay on the ball but failed to give defensive solidity.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 5 – Picked ahead of Bellerin at right wing back but showed little going forward.
Granit Xhaka – 4 – Poor display. Gave away silly free kicks and was subbed off.
Aaron Ramsey – 6 – One of Arsenal’s best players, especially in first half with his midfield runs.
Kieran Gibbs – 5 – Saw plenty of the ball but didn’t do much with it.
Mesut Ozil – 5 – Went missing in a big game again. Seemed to be carrying a knock. Last NLD for Ozil?
Alexis Sanchez – 6 – Last NLD for Sanchez? Had moments of class in the first half but seems to be on another page to his teammates.
Olivier Giroud – 5 – Barely touched the ball and had a snapshot he rifled over in the second half.
Hector Bellerin for Gabriel – 5 – Didn’t get too involved in his 15 minutes on the pitch.
Danny Welbeck on for Granit Xhaka – 6 – Put himself about and got in-behind Spurs’ defense on a couple of occasions.
Theo Walcott on for Olivier Giroud – 5 – Hardly touched the ball to make an impact.