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August 22, 2013 5:00 PM BST
Boris Paichadzis Erovnuli Stadioni — Tbilisi
Referee:‬ P. van Boekel‎
Attendance:‬ 22500‎
 
 
 
Paulinho 44′
 
 
Danny Rose 65′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Dinamo Tbilisi 0-5 Tottenham

Andre Villas-Boas' men cruised to an emphatic victory in Georgia in the Europa League with Andros Townsend and Etienne Capoue impressing as well as substitute Nacer Chadli

By Gill Clark

  • Giorgi Loria
    9
    2
    3.00

    Giorgi Loria

    Conceded five but the quality of Spurs' finishing was very high and he had little chance with any of the game.

  • Darko Glishić
    6
    6
    2.50

    Darko Glishić

    Linked up nicely with Xisco initially, but that was about as good as it got and he was substituted at half-time

  • Davit Khurtsilava
    4
    6
    2.50

    Davit Khurtsilava

    Booked for a foul on Sigurdsson and had his hands full with Rose regularly bombing forward. Was an outlet down the flank but produced little

  • Davit Kvirkvelia
    4
    7
    2.50

    Davit Kvirkvelia

    Great cross to set up Dvali and went close with a header in the second half, but other than that was relatively quiet.

  • Giorgi Gvelesiani
    5
    3
    2.00

    Giorgi Gvelesiani

    Rightly picked up first yellow card of the game for bringing down Townsend on the edge of the area on 20 minutes and found it tough going against a lively Spurs attack.

  • Elguja Grigalashvili
    6
    4
    3.50

    Elguja Grigalashvili

    Was a good outlet for Dinamo and was not afraid to attack Spurs. Caused a few problems with his pace and forced Lloris into a great save late on.

  • Givi Kvaratskhelia
    3
    5
    2.00

    Givi Kvaratskhelia

    Allowed Spurs far too much time and space as Dinamo were regularly opened up by Tottenham.

  • Giorgi Merebashvili
    6
    5
    2.50

    Giorgi Merebashvili

    A great backheel to send Xisco scampering free was a highlight and showed some great footwork at times but failed to really make an impact on the game.

  • Irakli Dzaria
    5
    5
    2.50

    Irakli Dzaria

    The No. 88 endured a difficult evening up against such a strong and powerful Tottenham midfield.

  • Jaba Dvali
    8
    5
    3.00

    Jaba Dvali

    Dinamo’s profilic striker buzzed around all night and drew a great save from Lloris in the first half. Looked the home side’s most likely source of inspiration but could not find a finish to beat Lloris.

  • Xisco
    10
    3
    2.50

    Xisco

    Looked a threat, along with Dvali, but lasted just 41 minutes before limping off with what looked like a hamstring problem

Substitutions

  • Dorin Goga
    7
    3

    Dorin Goga

    A late substitute for Dzaria.

  • Giorgi Papava
    5
    4
    3.00

    Giorgi Papava

    Replaced Glisic at the break and had a chance straight away but he was blocked by Dawson. Provided more of an aerial threat but failed to test Lloris.

  • D. Vouho
    5
    4
    2.50

    D. Vouho

    Replaced the injury Xisco just before the break and looked a threat initially, and should have scored late on but fluffed a great chance when well placed.

  • Hugo Lloris
    66
    5
    3.50

    Hugo Lloris

    Made a great, instinctive save to prevent Dvali equalising in the first half and another from Grigalashvili late on but had very little else to do.

  • Danny Rose
    61
    7
    3.50

    Danny Rose

    A great outlet down the flank, providing much-needed width to the attack. His crossing was wasteful at times but he made up for it with a stunning strike into the top corner.

  • Kyle Naughton
    42
    10
    3.00

    Kyle Naughton

    Heavily involved in the second goal, dispossessing Dvali before laying off to Townsend to set up Paulinho

  • Michael Dawson
    42
    6
    3.00

    Michael Dawson

    Strong and composed, he covered his full-backs on the odd occasion it was necessary. Was beaten by Dvali in the first half, but will have been grateful to see Lloris save, and was otherwise untroubled.

  • Younes Kaboul
    51
    6
    3.00

    Younes Kaboul

    Captained the side and did little wrong, although in truth he was really tested.

  • Andros Townsend
    131
    9
    4.50

    Andros Townsend

    The star man for Spurs with a brilliant display. Opened the scoring with a great breakaway goal, running fully 50 yards before finishing neatly. Set up the second superbly, beating his full back before dinking it onto Paulinho’s head, and did the same again for Spurs’ third.

  • Etienne Capoue
    79
    7
    3.50

    Etienne Capoue

    Looks a great signing, glided past players with ease at times, comfortable in possession and rarely chose the wrong option.

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
    50
    10
    3.00

    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Was inches away from scoring with a superb free kick in the first half. Put in a good shift, and helped out defensively too at times before being replaced after an hour.

  • Mousa Dembele
    52
    7
    3.00

    Mousa Dembele

    Linked up really well with Capoue and Paulinho and was great in possession but booked after a series of niggly fouls.

  • Paulinho
    104
    5
    4.00

    Paulinho

    A very strong display by the Brazilian who opened his account for Spurs with a storming header after being set up beautifully by Townsend.

  • Roberto Soldado
    111
    8
    4.00

    Roberto Soldado

    Two goals for the club’s record signing who was fairly quiet in truth. The Spaniard showed a clinical finish from six yards to net the third before adding the fifth with another close range finish.

Substitutions

  • Thomas Carroll
    43
    3
    3.00

    Thomas Carroll

    Arrived with Spurs already 5-0 up and the game won.

  • Nacer Chadli
    88
    7
    4.00

    Nacer Chadli

    Came on for the last half an hour and produced a superb cameo. Set up Rose for the fourth goal of the night and Soldado for the fifth.

  • Harry Kane
    43
    7
    3.00

    Harry Kane

    Given some vital experience after arriving for the last 20 minutes and hit the woodwork late on with a header.

Results
 
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6 0