Participant rankings as late Bentancur brace seals comeback win

Player ratings as late Bentancur brace seals comeback win

From Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Tottenham left it late to come back from behind and beat Leeds 4-3 on Saturday.

Spurs have been poor for prolonged stretches on the again however Antonio Conte’s facet dug in deep to finish this portion of the season on a excessive.

Leeds have been almost gifted a sight at purpose throughout the first 5 minutes Eric Dier’s bouncing back-pass solely simply reached Hugo Lloris with Rodrigo racing to satisfy the free ball.

Dier ought to have carried out higher with a cross on the different finish following a swift Spurs break with Harry Kane and Richarlison ready within the field.

And Leeds took a tenth-minute lead after Crysencio Summerville managed to worm his manner between Dier and Emerson Royal earlier than firing below Lloris at his close to publish.

A cutback from Dejan Kulusevski was steered in direction of purpose by Emerson Royal, however Illan Meslier was degree to it because the hosts went in the hunt for a fast equaliser.

Spurs continued to maneuver via the gears and carved out an excellent opening when Ben Davies danced his manner into the penalty space and pulled it again for Emerson, who fired over horribly.

Summerville almost doubled his tally for the afternoon on the counter, although this time Lloris was in a position to come out and smother him, whereas Rodrigo Bentancur prevented Brenden Aaronson from scoring on the rebound with a sliding sort out. Rodrigo struck the publish for the guests quickly after however the flag went up for a late offside.

Tottenham grabbed an equaliser following a scramble from a nook with Kane thumping house – a purpose that stood regardless of Meslier showing to have been fouled by Clement Lenglet.

An open affair almost noticed Spurs rating immediately when Kulusevski was slipped via, however Meslier got here out to disclaim him in a similar way to Lloris on Summerville.

Leeds went again in entrance after Tottenham did not cope with a nook, ending with Rasmus Kristensen heading over a dawdling backline for Rodrigo to complete.

Spurs almost hit again instantly when Emerson’s cross was blocked by Robin Koch however retrieved by Richarlison, whose deflected effort was cleared off the road.

Conte’s males got here racing out of the blocks after half-time and located an equaliser via Ben Davies after Kane’s preliminary effort was cleared off the road.

Kulusevski, so influential on his first begin since September, got here near placing Spurs forward after he was despatched racing away by Richarlison, however his outside-of-the-boot strike rolled huge.

For the third time, Leeds went in entrance after Rodrigo slotted house on the far publish, with Spurs livid {that a} foul wasn’t referred to as on Rodrigo Bentancur within the build-up.

And for the third time, Tottenham rapidly discovered a response after Bentancur himself smashed house after the guests have been solely in a position to half-clear a Davinson Sanchez cross.

Inside minutes, Spurs notched themselves forward for the primary time, with Kulusevski easing his strategy to the byline and reducing again for Bentancur to seize his brace.

Tyler Adams, who had bossed the midfield battle for a lot of the afternoon, obtained a second reserving for a cynical foul on Yves Bissouma.

Spurs rode out 4 minutes of stoppage time to finish a run of two successive defeats, whereas Leeds’ current advantageous kind got here to a grinding halt.

GK: Hugo Lloris – 5/10 – Did not cowl himself in glory along with his kicking however this was overshadowed by Meslier’s deficiencies.

CB: Eric Dier – 3/10 – One other haphazard and error-stricken show from a defender who might properly be beginning for England on the World Cup. Yikes.

CB: Clement Lenglet – 5/10 – Discovered it tough residing with Leeds’ press however wasn’t the worst offender.

CB: Ben Davies – 6/10 – Scored an important purpose within the contest however was equally a bit so-so on the again.

RM: Emerson Royal – 3/10 – Killed almost each Spurs assault a method or one other. Followers obtained on his again and his substitution was met with cheers.

CM: Rodrigo Bentancur – 9/10 – Swept up properly and compounded an important show with two well-taken targets.

CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 5/10 – Method off the tempo of a blood-and-thunder encounter, misplacing passes and harried into errors.

LM: Ivan Perisic – 6/10 – Appeared leggy from the off however a minimum of that is comprehensible given his added workload lately.

RF: Dejan Kulusevski – 9/10 – The creator of just about each Spurs assault. Deserved extra from wasteful teammates a lot of the afternoon however a minimum of Bentancur delivered ultimately.

LF: Richarlison – 6/10 – Offered loads of vitality on his return. Did not get too many sights of purpose.

CF: Harry Kane – 8/10 – Took his purpose extraordinarily properly and linked play expertly when the going obtained robust.

SUB: Matt Doherty (57′ for Emerson) – 6/10

SUB: Davinson Sanchez (57′ for Lenglet) – 6/10

SUB: Yves Bissouma (68′ for Richarlison) – 6/10

Supervisor: Antonio Conte – 6/10 – His adjustments have been essential, nevertheless it’s additionally his fault that Spurs have been in such a predicament. Swings and roundabouts.

GK: Illan Meslier – 3/10 – Made a lot of errors which finally value Leeds a well-known win.

RB: Rasmus Kristensen – 6/10 – The one Leeds defender who wasn’t ran ragged. Used his bodily benefits properly.

CB: Robin Koch – 4/10 – A couple of unusual selections and passes did not cowl him in glory.

CB: Liam Cooper – 3/10 – Spun inside-out by Kulusevski time after time.

LB: Pascal Struijk – 4/10 – Tried to double up on Kulusevski however to little avail.

CM: Tyler Adams – 6/10 – Had a powerful afternoon within the midfield battle till Bentancur scored twice and he was despatched off.

CM: Marc Roca – 7/10 – Was hooked earlier than it obtained bitter for Leeds. His technical qualities have been standout.

RM: Wilfried Gnonto – 5/10 – Battered from pillar to publish and was taken off via harm. Appeared vigorous, a minimum of.

AM: Brenden Aaronson – 6/10 – Dropped deep to assist the midfield whereas additionally pushing on as an attacker.

LM: Crysencio Summerville – 7/10 – Relished going up towards Emerson and Dier and with good motive.

CF: Rodrigo – 8/10 – Two glorious finishes for a person who will really feel aggrieved to have been on the dropping facet.

SUB: Sam Greenwood (46′ for Gnonto) – 5/10

SUB: Luke Ayling (79′ for Roca) – 4/10

SUB: Joseph (89′ for Kristensen) – N/A

SUB: Joe Gelhardt (89′ for Rodrigo) – N/A

Supervisor: Jesse Marsch – 6/10 – Obtained his recreation plan principally spot on however was let down by errors.

Participant of the Match – Rodrigo Bentancur

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