Tottenham staged a brilliant comeback from two-goal down as they tamed Bournemouth with a last-gasp winner in the Premier League.

Dominic Solanke created the first goal with a brilliant move as he set up Marcus Tavernier on the right. The midfielder whipped in a low cross which was expertly converted by Kiefer Moore.

The Wales international took the centre stage again as he headed home Adam Smith’s inviting cross from the right. The visitors didn’t lose hope and started to seize control of the match as Antonio Conte sent a number of players from the bench to influence the game in their favour.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg found Ryan Sessegnon with a delicate pass who converted with ease. Ben Davies then leapt higher to meet Ivan Perisic’s corner as Spurs surged ahead for the winner.

And it finally came as Bentancur drilled home as the Cherries failed to clear a Heung-min Son cross.

The Hard Tackle now runs the rule over Antonio Conte’s men.

Hugo Lloris: 6/10

Denied Marcus Tavernier a couple of times to keep the visitors in the game. Marshalled his area quite well but couldn’t do anything during Kiefer Moore’s both strikes. Was almost a spectator later on as Spurs kept on pushing for the winner.

Emerson Royal: 4/10

Another poor performance from the fullback as he huffed and puffed to match the intensity of the game. Lost Moore for the second goal as the Cherries striker comfortably headed home ignoring his presence. Had an awkward moment just before the break when his shot almost went outside of the Vitality Stadium.

Davinson Sanchez: 4/10

Antonio decided to bet big on the defender but he failed to justify his selection. Was too shaky from the start and couldn’t be in the perfect place as Moore was allowed to take a position for the goal. Went off early after the break.

Clement Lenglet: 6/10

Bournemouth’s strong start was too jittery for the Barcelona loanee as he caught in two minds during the opener as Dominic Solanke outmuscled him. But had a much more impressive display with the help of Eric Dier.

Ben Davies: 6/10

Got exposed a few times as the Cherries targeted his side to bomb forward. Marcus Tavernier gave him a torrid time but helped the team in maintaining the attacking depth and scored an intelligent header at the back post for the equaliser.

Ryan Sessegnon: 7/10

The lack of a final product in the first half hurt the visitors as he rarely delivered a quality cross into the final third. Reduced the deficit with a well-taken goal and shifted to the right as Ivan Perisic was introduced.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: 7/10

Got the visitors on their feet with a splendid defence-splitting through for Ryan Sessegnon who made it count as the North Londoners came back in the game. Stabilised the midfield late when the Cherries tried to breach the Spurs half.

Oliver Skipp: 5/10

Missed a golden chance to impress his boss. Rarely looked promising and didn’t manage to influence the game as much as he would have liked. Made way for Lucas Moura just after the interval.

Yves Bissouma: 5/10

Couldn’t live up to the occasion and had a very erratic display in the middle of the pitch. Rodrigo Bentancur replaced him at the hour mark.

Harry Kane: 6/10

The English forward tried to make the ball talk as he wanted to be involved heavily in the game. Dropped deep on occasions and to create chances but couldn’t find the net.

Heung-min Son: 6/10

Looked lively in patches. Delivered the corner which ultimately provided the winner in injury time.


Ivan Perisic: 7/10

Had a threatening effect with his deadly set pieces and eventually, it led to the equaliser.

Eric Dier: 7/10

Operated on the right of the three-man backline and played well. Floated a number of good aerial balls.

Lucas Moura: 7/10

The Brazilian did try to penetrate the opponent’s defence a few times.

Rodrigo Bentancur: 8/10

Provided a man-of-the-match performance as he brought in a sense of intent in the midfield. Coolly finished the winner and once again demonstrated his impact on the side.

Bryan Gil: N/A

Didn’t pay enough to warrant a rating.

Comments 1

  1. Scott A Rozell says:

    Thank you for the honest, and well-deserved brutal truth on our two weak links. Too bad Bryan didn’t “pay” you to be rated as I do rate him much more than Conte.

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