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1 vs 0
Played
October 27, 2013 9:30 PM IST
White Hart Lane — London
Referee:‬ M. Oliver‎
Attendance:‬ 36080‎
 
80′ (PG) Roberto Soldado
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Tottenham 1-0 Hull City

A late and controversial Roberto Soldado penalty saw Spurs claim victory at White Hart Lane on Sunday, though they struggled to break down Steve Bruce's men until that point

By Greg Stobart at White Hart Lane

  • Hugo Lloris
    8
    0
    3.00

    Hugo Lloris

    Despite Tottenham's control of possession, they needed their goalkeeper to be alert to make sharp saves to deny Sagbo and Boyd.

  • Kyle Walker
    6
    0
    2.50

    Kyle Walker

    Caught on the wrong side defensively once or twice. Saw plenty of the ball in an attacking sense but his final delivery was inconsistent. Tested Harper with a thumping first-half free kick.

  • Jan Vertonghen
    7
    0
    2.50

    Jan Vertonghen

    Again played out of position at left-back. Did his job for the team, gave the side balance and forced the penalty late on.

  • Vlad Iulian Chiricheş
    11
    0
    2.00

    Vlad Iulian Chiricheş

    The Romanian appeared uneasy defensively at times but was very impressive on the ball when he stepped into midfield.

  • Michael Dawson
    5
    1
    2.50

    Michael Dawson

    Solid enough defensive display from the Spurs captain as he dealt with Sagbo and won virtually every header.

  • Aaron Lennon
    6
    0
    2.50

    Aaron Lennon

    The winger made his first league start since the opening game of the season after still looked off the pace. Played on both the left and the right but didn't use his speed to take on Hull defenders.

  • Paulinho
    7
    0
    2.50

    Paulinho

    Full of energy in a box-to-box role but missed a great chance to open the scoring when he hooked a volley over the bar in the first half.

  • Lewis Holtby
    5
    0
    2.00

    Lewis Holtby

    Very assured with his passing but tended to drop deep to get involved in the game, damaging the teams shape and meaning he was often in areas where he couldn't hurt the Hull defence.

  • Andros Townsend
    10
    1
    3.50

    Andros Townsend

    Again looked the man most likely to make something happen for the hosts with his eagerness to take on Hull defenders. Tested Harper from long-range in the first half and set up a good chance for Soldado after the break.

  • Sandro
    6
    3
    2.00

    Sandro Flop of the Match

    The Brazilian looked off the pace before he was substituted at half-time. Ponderous on the ball and some clumsy challenges, one of which resulted in a yellow card.

  • Roberto Soldado
    10
    3
    3.00

    Roberto Soldado

    A frustrating afternoon for the Spanish striker as he fed off scraps for most of the game - until he stepped up to score from the penalty spot 10 minutes from time. Until then, had struggled to get away from the Hull defenders and was restricted to just one real sight on goal.

Substitutions

  • Mousa Dembélé
    8
    1
    2.50

    Mousa Dembélé

    Came on for Sandro at half-time. Added little to the team in terms of creativity.

  • Christian Eriksen
    7
    1
    2.50

    Christian Eriksen

    Came on to replace Holtby in the 60th minute. Added energy and drive to the Spurs midfield.

  • Jermain Defoe
    5
    2
    2.00

    Jermain Defoe

    Barely involved after replacing Lennon in the 70th minute.

  • Stephen Harper
    6
    0
    3.50

    Stephen Harper

    The veteran answered any questions about his sharpness with some excellent diving saves to deny Spurs players including Townsend and Soldado.

  • Liam Rosenior
    4
    0
    3.00

    Liam Rosenior

    Booked for petulantly kicking the ball away in the first half but was strong in one-on-one situations against Lennon.

  • Maynor Figueroa
    5
    0
    3.00

    Maynor Figueroa

    Allowed Townsend to cut inside too easily at times in the first half but handled Lennon better after the break.

  • Alex Bruce
    5
    0
    4.00

    Alex Bruce

    Excellent performance in the middle of Hull's three-man defence. Always alert to read danger and deny Spurs star-studded attack chances to score.

  • Curtis Davies
    8
    1
    4.00

    Curtis Davies Top of the Match

    The Hull captain led by example. Physically strong up against Soldado and absolutely committed to every challenge.

  • Paul McShane
    3
    0
    2.50

    Paul McShane

    Might have been picked out as the weak link in Hull's five-man defence. Lack of pace exposed a couple of times but on the whole made up for it with his anticipation.

  • David Meyler
    3
    0
    2.50

    David Meyler

    The tall, rangy central midfielder helped to provide an excellent screen for the back four while his passing was neat and tidy.

  • Tom Huddlestone
    5
    0
    3.00

    Tom Huddlestone

    Received a warm ovation on his return to his old club and the midfielder produced a classy display. Crisp passing and set-piece delivery - and he fired a volley just over the crossbar himself.

  • Ahmed El Mohamady
    5
    0
    2.50

    Ahmed El Mohamady

    Worked tirelessly up and down the right flank and will feel very hard done by for the handball from which Spurs were awarded their penalty. Offered little threat in an attacking sense.

  • George Boyd
    3
    0
    2.50

    George Boyd

    Rarely involved but looked dangerous when he drifted inside and got on the ball. Denied a goal just before half-time by a smothering save by Lloris.

  • Y. Sagbo
    4
    0
    3.00

    Y. Sagbo

    Did the best he could in the tough role as Hull's lone frontman. Hassled the Spurs defence and kept making runs off the ball. Powerful first-half shot from a tight angle forced Lloris into action.

Substitutions

  • Robbie Brady
    3
    1

    Robbie Brady

    Came on for Boyd with six minutes to play.

  • Nick Proschwitz
    4
    0

    Nick Proschwitz

    Late substitute for Sagbo.

  • Aaron Mclean
    3
    1

    Aaron Mclean

    Replaced Rosenior in the 84th minute.

Results
 
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