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October 24, 2013 10:30 PM IST
Bolshaya Sportivnaya Arena — Tiraspol
Referee:‬ L. Liany‎
Attendance:‬ 11725‎
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: FC Sheriff 0-2 Tottenham

Goals from Jan Vertonghen and Jermain Defoe in each half helped Spurs secure three points in Moldova on Thursday night, extending their winning streak in the Europa League

By Simon Harrison

  • Vjekoslav Tomic
    2
    0
    2.50

    Vjekoslav Tomic

    Was aided by several of Tottenham's chance being fired straight at him, and wasn't helped by lacklustre and static Sheriff defending at times.

  • M. Metoua
    1
    0
    2.50

    M. Metoua

    Some unorthodox defending from the Ivorian, but he managed to aid his side rather well with some important clearances.

  • Djibril Tamsir Paye
    1
    0
    3.00

    Djibril Tamsir Paye

    Athletic performance which saw him effectively mark Erik Lamela out of the game for large periods. Strong on the ball and showed a couple of nice touches.

  • Miral Samardzic
    1
    0
    2.50

    Miral Samardzic

    Made two exceptionally timed sliding tackles, both of which helped his side to avoid an embarrassing scoreline.

  • Wilfred Balima
    1
    0
    2.50

    Wilfred Balima

    Athletic and stood up well to the test of facing Nacer Chadli in the second half. Physical and full of energy, he was useful in an unfamiliar position.

  • Cadú
    1
    0
    2.00

    Cadú Flop of the Match

    His unintelligent running saw him caught offside a baffling number of times, but at least the Brazilian got into the right areas.

  • Kobi Moyal
    1
    0
    2.50

    Kobi Moyal

    A disciplined and intense performance, as the efforts of Sheriff's central midfield inhibited Spurs in the early stages. Made one particularly clean challenge on Chadli.

  • Marko Stankovic
    1
    0
    2.00

    Marko Stankovic

    Tried his luck from range on a couple of occasions, but enjoyed more success as a tenacious midfield presence.

  • Ricardinho
    1
    0
    2.00

    Ricardinho

    Did his defensive duties well, but didn't contribute a great deal going forward. Useful given that Balima is not a conventional full-back.

  • I. Isa
    1
    0
    3.50

    I. Isa

    His pace caused Spurs all kinds of problems, and the Bulgarian got in behind on numerous occasions. His finishing was terrible, however, and he really should have got on the scoresheet.

  • Henrique
    1
    0
    3.50

    Henrique

    Caused Naughton constant problems, the left winger was able to drift in from the line and get beyond his marker. Delivered a few nicely weighted through balls too.

Substitutions

  • Valentin Furdui
    1
    0
    2.00

    Valentin Furdui

    Merely filled in a gap in the centre of midfield, as Sheriff saw very little of the ball in the second half.

  • Hugo Lloris
    4
    1
    3.00

    Hugo Lloris

    Quick to come off his line, he aided his defence whenever Isa managed to get in behind with his blistering pace.

  • Jan Vertonghen
    4
    1
    3.00

    Jan Vertonghen

    Took his goal well, nodding a corner home, and was a calm presence on the ball. Struggled against the pace of Sheriff's forwards.

  • Vlad Iulian Chiricheş
    9
    1
    3.00

    Vlad Iulian Chiricheş

    Made a terrific goal-line clearance and showed composure and ambition whilst on the ball. Faded out of the game a little after being put at right-back.

  • Kyle Naughton
    3
    2
    2.00

    Kyle Naughton

    Struggled at right-back against Luvannor, who had the beating of him every time, but worked quite well with Chadli in the second half.

  • Ezekiel Fryers
    1
    3
    2.00

    Ezekiel Fryers

    Was forced to come off through injury in the first half, after keeping Ricardinho quiet throughout the time he was on the field.

  • Mousa Dembélé
    4
    1
    2.50

    Mousa Dembélé

    A strong presence in the middle of midfield, but the Belgian was hindered by the intense pressing of Sheriff's midfield pairing. Not his most creative performance.

  • Christian Eriksen
    5
    2
    2.50

    Christian Eriksen

    Played a number of intricate through balls for Defoe or Lennon to latch onto, and was unfortunate not to register an assist from open play.

  • Sandro
    4
    1
    2.00

    Sandro

    Struggled in the opening stages under heavy pressure, but became more assured as the game progressed.

  • Aaron Lennon
    8
    1
    3.50

    Aaron Lennon Top of the Match

    Had some good luck when cutting inside from the right, and was unfortunate to strike the post with Tomic beaten. A lively performance.

  • Jermain Defoe
    4
    1
    3.50

    Jermain Defoe

    Managed to grab the goal which matches Tottenham's European goalscoring record, but there was a huge deflection involved. Had a few chances, but relatively uninvolved.

  • Erik Lamela
    6
    2
    2.00

    Erik Lamela

    Struggled against the presence of the physical Paye, the Argentine was fortunate that the referee didn't spot a possible elbow from the former Roma winger.

Substitutions

  • Michael Dawson
    2
    1
    2.50

    Michael Dawson

    Quickly adjusted to what was being asked of him after a hasty substitution, but struggled to deal with the pace of Sheriff's forwards.

  • Lewis Holtby
    3
    1
    2.50

    Lewis Holtby

    Kept the ball well after taking to the field, showing his versatility by playing in a much more reserved position than he has done in the past.

  • Nacer Chadli
    4
    1
    3.00

    Nacer Chadli

    Added a different dynamic in the second half, as his strength and power was a stark contrast to that of Lennon and Lamela. Grabbed an assist.

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