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Played
August 30, 2013 12:35 AM IST
White Hart Lane — London
Referee:‬ L. Banti‎
Attendance:‬ 26189‎
 
 
45+2′ Jermain Defoe
 
69′ Lewis Holtby
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Tottenham 3-0 Dinamo Tbilisi (agg 8-0)

A Jermain Defoe double inspired Spurs to a comfortable victory at White Hart Lane on Thursday night, with Lewis Holtby adding a stunning third goal in the second half

By Greg Stobart at White Hart Lane

  • Brad Friedel
    3
    1
    2.50

    Brad Friedel

    The veteran American had very little to do but made no mistakes.

  • Kyle Walker
    4
    1
    2.50

    Kyle Walker

    Played in second gear but made some useful forward surges.

  • Younes Kaboul
    6
    1
    3.00

    Younes Kaboul

    Dominant performance from the stand-in captain. Looked in good shape as he returns from injury.

  • Kyle Naughton
    4
    2
    2.50

    Kyle Naughton

    Looked a little uncomfortable playing on the left as a right-footed player but was solid defensively.

  • Jan Vertonghen
    5
    1
    2.50

    Jan Vertonghen

    Had no problems as he coasted through the game and should have plenty of energy left for Sunday's north London derby.

  • Andros Townsend
    2
    2
    2.50

    Andros Townsend

    Looked sharp in the first half as he took on defenders and looked to shoot at goal. Replaced at half-time as Villas-Boas saved him for the Arsenal game.

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
    3
    2
    3.00

    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Appeared a little off the pace early on but grew in influence. Provided an excellent cross for his side's second goal and smacked the crossbar with a powerful strike after the break.

  • Thomas Carroll
    8
    1
    4.00

    Thomas Carroll Top of the Match

    A very classy performance from the young central midfielder. Coped well physically and produced neat, accurate passes to team-mates. Should leave on loan for a Premier League club to gain experience.

  • Sandro
    4
    2
    2.50

    Sandro

    The Brazilian made some rash challenges in the first half but calmed down to produce a tidy and efficient display screening the back four.

  • Lewis Holtby
    6
    2
    4.00

    Lewis Holtby

    The German was sharp and creative as he linked up attack and defence, highlighted by an intelligent pass for Defoe's opener and stunning goal with his weaker foot.

  • Jermain Defoe
    7
    1
    4.00

    Jermain Defoe

    Staked his claim for a starting place against Arsenal with two well-taken goals, first smashing home with his left foot before finishing a good move from close range.

Substitutions

  • Ezekiel Fryers
    3
    2
    2.50

    Ezekiel Fryers

    Comfortable display after replacing Walker in the 56th minute.

  • Mousa Dembélé
    4
    1
    2.50

    Mousa Dembélé

    Came on for Holtby in the 76th minute and showed some touches of class.

  • Harry Kane
    2
    2
    2.50

    Harry Kane

    Replaced Townsend at half-time. Decent performance and nearly scored late-on with a long-range strike.

  • Giorgi Loria
    1
    0
    3.00

    Giorgi Loria

    The goalkeeper could do nothing about Tottenham's fine finishing but made some decent saves, including one late on to deny Kane.

  • Givi Kvaratskhelia
    1
    0
    1.50

    Givi Kvaratskhelia

    The centre-back struggled to handle Defoe's pace and movement throughout the game.

  • Davit Khurtsilava
    1
    0
    2.50

    Davit Khurtsilava

    The best of a bad bunch in the Tblisi defence - at least showed some tactical awareness.

  • Davit Kvirkvelia
    1
    0
    2.50

    Davit Kvirkvelia

    Started fairly well but forced off due to injury in the 34th minute.

  • Giorgi Gvelesiani
    1
    0
    2.00

    Giorgi Gvelesiani

    Not quite as bad as his centre-back partner but lacked mobility and never got to grips with Tottenham's attacking ability.

  • Giorgi Merebashvili
    1
    0
    2.00

    Giorgi Merebashvili

    Supposed to act as the playmaker but made no impact on the game.

  • Elguja Grigalashvili
    1
    1
    1.50

    Elguja Grigalashvili Flop of the Match

    Only noticeable for his terrible passing and lack of pressure on the dominant Spurs midfield.

  • Dorin Goga
    1
    0
    2.50

    Dorin Goga

    Booked for a late challenge in the first half - his only involvement of note in the entire game.

  • Irakli Dzaria
    1
    0
    2.50

    Irakli Dzaria

    Worked the hardest of the Tblisi midfielders but lacked quality on the ball and was clearly outclassed.

  • Levan Khmaladze
    1
    0
    2.50

    Levan Khmaladze

    Appeared exhausted by the hour mark and made no contribution of note.

  • D. Vouho
    2
    0
    2.50

    D. Vouho

    Tried to lead the line but never escaped the attention of Tottenham's central defenders.

Substitutions

  • Davit Khotcholava
    1
    0

    Davit Khotcholava

    Came on 11 minutes from time.

  • Giorgi Seturidze
    1
    0

    Giorgi Seturidze

    Replaced Grigalashvili four minutes from time.

  • Darko Glishić
    1
    0
    2.00

    Darko Glishić

    Came on for Kvirkvelia and was exposed for Tottenham's second goal.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Jonathan Jonathan
Striker
Salzburg
11 2
Jermain Defoe Jermain Defoe
Striker
Toronto FC
7 1
Alexander Meier Alexander Meier
Midfielder
Eintracht Frankfurt
7 1
Paco Alcácer Paco Alcácer
Striker
Valencia
7 0
Kevin Gameiro Kevin Gameiro
Striker
Sevilla
6 0