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Sunday 23 July 2017

Tottenham v Manchester United - player ratings

Harry Kane scored Tottenham's winner in the last game at White Hart Lane
Harry Kane scored Tottenham's winner in the last game at White Hart Lane

TOTTENHAM

HUGO LLORIS: Helpless to stop Wayne Rooney's goal and otherwise untested. 5 (out of 10)

KIERAN TRIPPIER: Picked ahead of Kyle Walker again for the big occasion and delivered an energetic display down the right. 7

TOBY ALDERWEIRELD: Caught the wrong side of Anthony Martial early on but otherwise solid. 6

JAN VERTONGHEN: Kept Martial largely quiet while the Frenchman was up front. One marauding run forward had the fans on their feet. 7

BEN DAVIES: Growing in confidence in Danny Rose's absence. Whipped in the cross for Victor Wanyama's goal. 7

VICTOR WANYAMA: Drove a powering header home for the opening goal and ran the game from midfield. Tottenham's best player. 9

ERIC DIER: Back in his favoured position in midfield and seems more comfortable there. Composed throughout. 8.

DELE ALLI: Tested David De Gea with a driving shot in the first half and later a had shot cleared off the line. 7

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN: Another impressive display. Supplied the cross for Harry Kane's goal and was influential throughout. 8

SON HEUNG-MIN: Made an excellent run through United's defence in the first half but could not beat De Gea. 7

HARRY KANE: Felt only fitting that Tottenham's home-grown star would score in the last match at White Hart Lane, and it was a cute finish too, flicking Eriksen's cross past De Gea. 8

SUBSTITUTES

MOUSA DEMBELE (for Son, 72 mins): Would appear to be struggling for fitness after being left out of the starting line-up for the fourth match in a row. Quiet. 5

KYLE WALKER (for Trippier, 82 mins): Came on to applause despite recent speculation regarding his future. 5

GEORGES-KEVIN NKOUDOU (for Eriksen, 90 mins): Made one speedy run down the left in stoppage time. 6

MANCHESTER UNITED

DAVID DE GEA: Denied Alli with an acrobatic diving save and then Kane with his legs. One of United's better performers. 7

ERIC BAILLY: Deployed in the unfamiliar position of right-back and, while looking comfortable defensively, he offered little going forward. 5

CHRIS SMALLING: Beaten by Kane for Tottenham's second goal and struggled against his opposition striker. 4

PHIL JONES: Made an important header off the line to prevent Alli scoring late on. 6

DALEY BLIND: Fortunate not to concede a penalty for a clumsy push on Trippier, although it looked accidental. 5

AXEL TUANZEBE: Made his second start, this time in midfield. Found it difficult to keep pace with Dier and Wanyama. 5

MICHAEL CARRICK: Not one of his better games. Failed to dictate the tempo and was often left chasing shadows against his former club. 5

WAYNE ROONEY: Played a superb through-ball for Martial in the early stages but was caught out for Wanyama's goal. Redeemed himself with a close-range finish. 7

JUAN MATA: These containing United displays do not play to his strengths. Played a nice pass out wide in the build-up to Rooney's goal. 6

JESSE LINGARD: Dragged a shot well wide when teed up on the edge of the box and struggled to make an impact. 5

ANTHONY MARTIAL: Curved a finish wide early on but looked more dangerous when moved out to the left. Provided the cross for Rooney's goal. 7

SUBSTITUTES

HENRIKH MKHITARYAN (for Lingard, 61 mins): Added some impetus to United's attacks but by then it was too late. 6

ANDER HERRERA (for Tuanzebe, 61 mins): Established United with more possession. They could have done with him from the start. 7

MARCUS RASHFORD (for Mata, 79 mins): Almost stabbed in a late equaliser but shot wide. 6

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