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February 9, 2014 1:30 PM GMT
White Hart Lane — London
Referee:‬ M. Clattenburg‎
Attendance:‬ 35944‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Tottenham 1-0 Everton

The visitors will feel hard done by after controlling the game for long periods, but a fine second-half goal from Emmanuel Adebayor sees Spurs move within three points of Liverpool

By Greg Stobart at White Hart Lane

  • Hugo Lloris
    1
    0
    3.00

    Hugo Lloris

    Sharp off his line and made a fine save to deny Osman in the first half.

  • Kyle Walker
    0
    0
    2.50

    Kyle Walker

    Always supported attacks but his delivery from wide was generally poor. Struggled defensively at times with the combination between Baines and Pienaar. Good delivery for Adebayor for the Spurs goal.

  • Danny Rose
    0
    0
    2.50

    Danny Rose

    Had to be wary of Mirallas' pace but put in a decent display. Produced one very dangerous cross in the first half.

  • Jan Vertonghen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jan Vertonghen

    Dragged out of position a couple of times in the first half but classy defending from the Belgian and comfortable on the ball.

  • Michael Dawson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Michael Dawson

    The Spurs captain often looked uncomfortable with Everton's movement in attack and made some clumsy challenges.

  • Aaron Lennon
    0
    0
    2.00

    Aaron Lennon Flop of the Match

    Very poor display from the winger. Never used his speed to trouble Everton and was wasteful in possession.

  • Paulinho
    0
    0
    2.00

    Paulinho

    A hard-working display from the Brazilian but his passing was often predictable and he seemed to lack the sharpness to press Everton's midfielders.

  • Mousa Dembélé
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mousa Dembélé

    The Belgian looked to drive Spurs forward with his power and dribbling ability. Passing could have been more incisive at times but he was the most threatening player.

  • Christian Eriksen
    1
    0
    2.00

    Christian Eriksen

    The Dane looked uncomfortable on the left side of the attack and drifted infield in search of possession. One long-range free kick that went just over but no other involvement of note before being replaced by Townsend in the 59th minute.

  • Nabil Bentaleb
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nabil Bentaleb

    Some neat and tidy passing from the youngster at the base of the midfield but he found it tough defensively as the likes of Osman were allowed too much space to break from midfield.

  • Emmanuel Adebayor
    0
    0
    3.50

    Emmanuel Adebayor

    Appeared to be on one off his off days before he pulled the ball down in the 65th minute and slammed a superb finish into the bottom corner. Excellent workrate in the final minutes.

Substitutions

  • Etienne Capoue
    0
    0
    2.50

    Etienne Capoue

    Added solidity to the midfield and made some important interventions after coming on for Paulinho in the 68th minute.

  • Andros Townsend
    0
    0
    2.50

    Andros Townsend

    Direct running after coming on for Eriksen to make his first appearance since mid-December.

  • Jermain Defoe
    0
    0

    Jermain Defoe

    Late replacement for Aaron Lennon.

  • Tim Howard
    0
    0
    2.50

    Tim Howard

    A couple of shaky moments when he was put under pressure with the ball but solid on the whole. No real saves to make and could do nothing about Adebayor's goal.

  • Leighton Baines
    0
    0
    2.50

    Leighton Baines

    Sometimes found it tough to handle Walker's forward charges but the England left-back was a constant threat in attack for the visitors.

  • Sylvain Distin
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sylvain Distin

    A powerful and composed display from the centre-back. On the whole, he was able to keep Adebayor quiet.

  • Phil Jagielka
    0
    0
    2.50

    Phil Jagielka

    Might feel he could have done more to help Coleman in the build-up to the Spurs goal. Otherwise very solid.

  • Seamus Coleman
    0
    0
    2.00

    Seamus Coleman

    Muscled off the ball by Adebayor in the lead-up to the Spurs striker's goal. Until then had rarely been troubled and looked threatening when he bombed forward.

  • Gareth Barry
    0
    0
    3.50

    Gareth Barry Top of the Match

    Controlled much of the game for the visitors with his intelligent positioning and accurate passing from the base of the midfield.

  • James McCarthy
    0
    1
    3.00

    James McCarthy

    Sharp passing and persistent pressing in midfield as he executed his tactical role and looked to build Everton attacks.

  • Leon Osman
    0
    0
    2.50

    Leon Osman

    The midfielder broke between the lines and had four chances to score in the first 20 minutes of the match. Closest he came was a superb half-volley that forced Lloris into a flying save.

  • Steven Pienaar
    0
    0
    2.50

    Steven Pienaar

    Some lovely moments as he linked up with Baines on the left but he was unable to beat Walker in one-on-one situations before being substituted in the second half.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    0
    0
    2.50

    Kevin Mirallas

    Speed and movement were dangerous both from the right and in a central role. Should have done better at the end of a superb run with the ball in the first half.

  • Steven Naismith
    0
    0
    1.50

    Steven Naismith

    Started as the lone striker and lacked the quality to really trouble the Spurs defence. Replaced by Deulofeu in the 73rd minute.

Substitutions

  • Aiden McGeady
    0
    0
    2.50

    Aiden McGeady

    No real involvement after replacing Osman in the 73rd minute.

  • Ross Barkley
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ross Barkley

    Came on for Pienaar in the 64th minute. Looked to drive Everton forward and find the pass for an equaliser.

  • Gerard Deulofeu
    0
    0
    2.50

    Gerard Deulofeu

    Some lively runs after coming on for Naismith with 17 minutes to play.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0