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December 12, 2013 8:05 PM GMT
White Hart Lane — London
Referee:‬ S. Johannesson‎
Attendance:‬ 23101‎
 
Ewerton 44′
 
54′ Lewis Holtby
 
70′ (PG) Roberto Soldado
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Tottenham 4-1 Anzhi

Spurs finished the Europa League group stages with a one hundred per cent record after Roberto Soldado scored a hat-trick and Lewis Holtby found the net with a clever goal

By Jamie Dunn at White Hart Lane

  • Brad Friedel
    0
    0
    3.00

    Brad Friedel

    Captained the side and made an early save to deny Maksimov and tipped over from Jucilei, but could do little to stop Ewerton's close range goal. Made an excellent double save from Burmistrov late on.

  • Danny Rose
    1
    0
    3.00

    Danny Rose

    Returned from injury and looked sharp. Came off after 45 minutes for Fredericks, most likely with Liverpool in mind.

  • Kyle Naughton
    1
    0
    2.50

    Kyle Naughton

    Should have done more to prevent Ewerton scoring a soft goal from a corner. Moved to left-back after Rose was substituted. Booked for a late challenge on Jucilei

  • Ezekiel Fryers
    0
    1
    3.00

    Ezekiel Fryers

    Formed an unfamiliar central defensive pairing with Capoue. Caught by the pace of the Anzhi attack on the counter at times but deputised well.

  • Lewis Holtby
    1
    0
    3.50

    Lewis Holtby

    Bright from the start and took his chance to score a classy goal, lifting the ball over Pomazan. Growing in confidence and appeared to be enjoying every second of the game. Booked early for a foul on Sobolev.

  • Etienne Capoue
    0
    0
    3.00

    Etienne Capoue

    Played at centre-back again and made an excellent tackle in the first half to deny Anzhi a goal.

  • Andros Townsend
    0
    0
    3.50

    Andros Townsend

    Formed part of a dangerous pairing on the left with Rose, sending in plenty of crosses and showing his usual drive. Should have scored with a chip but missed the target. Spotted the run of Holtby and played him in brilliantly for the third goal.

  • Mousa Dembélé
    0
    1
    3.50

    Mousa Dembélé

    Shook off a blow to the head to play with typical poise, strength and style. A classy performance from the Belgian, who was replaced by Eriksen.

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
    0
    0
    3.50

    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Found Soldado with a trademark free kick for the Spaniard to open the scoring with a header, but missed with an effort of his own from close range.

  • Roberto Soldado
    0
    0
    4.00

    Roberto Soldado Top of the Match

    Returned to the starting XI and made his mark with two well-taken goals, glancing in a header before blasting beyond Pomazan within the first 20 minutes. Got his hat-trick with a penalty before being replaced by Coulthirst.

  • Erik Lamela
    0
    0
    3.50

    Erik Lamela

    Played a beautiful pass through a defender's legs to release Soldado for Tottenham's second goal. Plenty of promise in the Argentinian's performance.

Substitutions

  • Christian Eriksen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Christian Eriksen

    Back from injury for a 25-minute cameo after replacing Dembele. Came through unscathed as part of a dominant Spurs midfield.

  • Ryan Fredericks
    1
    1
    3.50

    Ryan Fredericks

    Came on at half time in place of Rose and slotted in at right-back. Showed plenty of pace and energy and found Soldado with a fine cross, but the Spaniard's header was saved. Won the penalty for Tottenham's fourth by running at the defence. Promising stuff.

  • Shaquile Coulthirst
    0
    0

    Shaquile Coulthirst

    Came on late on in place of Soldado.

  • Evgeny Pomazan
    0
    1
    2.50

    Evgeny Pomazan

    Helpless to stop two clinical Soldado goals and was exposed by his defence for Holtby's clever third. Got a hand to the penalty, but could only push it into his bottom corner, but prevented Lamela from scoring late on with a fine save.

  • Gia Grigalava
    0
    0
    2.00

    Gia Grigalava Flop of the Match

    Booked for hauling down Townsend and given problems by both Townsend and Lamela.

  • Aleksandr Epureanu
    1
    1
    2.00

    Aleksandr Epureanu

    Part of a central defence which really should not have allowed Holtby a free run for Tottenham's third goal.

  • Ewerton
    1
    0
    2.50

    Ewerton

    Held off too easily by Soldado for the first goal, but was more alert than Naughton at a corner and beat his man to tap in from close range.

  • Kamil Agalarov
    0
    0
    2.00

    Kamil Agalarov

    Made an important clearance to prevent an own goal and a third for Spurs after just 35 minutes. Replaced by Angbwa late on.

  • Jucilei
    1
    0
    3.50

    Jucilei

    Dominated early on, displaying quick feet and plenty of skill. Saw a header tipped over and was the pick of the bunch for Anzhi, though he conceded the penalty for bringing down Fredericks.

  • Vladimir Sobolev
    0
    0
    2.00

    Vladimir Sobolev

    Was busier helping Agalarov in the first half with the threat of Townsend and Rose in the first half. Had more success against Naughton but produced little end product.

  • Abdul Razak
    0
    0
    2.00

    Abdul Razak

    Played a couple of clever through balls as Anzhi looked to counter but faded out of the game in the second half. Replaced by Gatagov.

  • Il. Maksimov
    0
    2
    2.50

    Il. Maksimov

    Shot straight at Friedel from close range when presented with an excellent pass by Jucilei. Yellow carded in the second half for pulling Dembele's shirt.

  • Serder Serderov
    0
    1
    2.00

    Serder Serderov

    Spearheaded the Anzhi attack as the visitors tried to play on the counter, but had very few chances.

  • Nikita Burmistrov
    2
    0
    2.50

    Nikita Burmistrov

    Supplied the corner for Ewerton to bring Anzhi back into the game and might have pulled his side back into the game late on but was denied twice by Friedel.

Substitutions

  • B. Angbwa
    0
    0

    B. Angbwa

    Came on for Agalarov for the final 10 minutes.

  • Alan Gatagov
    0
    0

    Alan Gatagov

    Replaced Abdul Razak in the closing stages.

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