Tottenham 3-1 Man City: Player ratings

Mutual respect: Gareth Bale and Joe Hart together at the final whistle. Photo: PA


HUGO LLORIS: Pulled off a couple of crucial saves and could do nothing about Samir Nasri's goal - 7/10.

KYLE WALKER: Looked more confident going forward than usual - 7.

MICHAEL DAWSON: Booked for a bad tackle on Edin Dzeko and struggled to contain Carlos Tevez - 6.

JAN VERTONGHEN: Put his body on the line with a crucial tackle on Tevez in the second half - 7.

BENOIT ASSOU-EKOTTO: Could have seen red for a bad tackle on Pablo Zabaleta and was poor for most of the game - 5.

MOUSA DEMBELE: Put in a couple of good tackles and dribbled well - 7.

SCOTT PARKER: Had little impact on the game. Largely disappointing - 6.

CLINT DEMPSEY: Wasted good chances, but scored the goal which sparked the revival - 8.

GYLFI SIGURDSSON: Not his best game for Spurs. Can have little complaint at being substituted - 5.

GARETH BALE: Quiet for most of the game, but sparked into life towards the end. Nice finish to kill the game off and great ball for Dempsey's goal - 8.

EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR: Worked hard, but overall quality was poor - 5.


LEWIS HOLTBY (on for Sigurdsson, 60 minutes): One of his best games for Spurs. Added creativity and supplied Defoe for the second goal - 8.

TOM HUDDLESTONE (on for Parker, 60 minutes): Another who helped change the game. Calm on the ball and creative - 8.

JERMAIN DEFOE (on for Adebayor, 70 minutes): Fantastic finish to make it 2-1. Gave Spurs what they have been missing - 8.


JOE HART: Could do little about all three goals - 6.

PABLO ZABALETA: Kept Assou-Ekotto and Bale quiet for most of the game - 6.

VINCENT KOMPANY: Wilted towards the end to allow Spurs back in the game - 5.

MATIJA NASTASIC: Inexperience showed towards the end as City collapsed - 5.

GAEL CLICHY: Dominated the flank for much of the first half thanks to Spurs' lack of width - 6.

YAYA TOURE: Booked for kicking the ball away. Was robbed by Dembele on several occasions - 5.

GARETH BARRY: Authoritative on the ball. Getting better with every game - 7.

JAMES MILNER: Good pull back to Nasri for the City goal. Went off at half-time, presumably through injury, 7.

SAMIR NASRI: Six goals in nine games now for the former Arsenal man. Nasty tackle on Walker that went unpunished - 7.

CARLOS TEVEZ: Great industry to set up Nasri via Milner for the goal - 7.

EDIN DZEKO: Played nothing like he did here last season, when he scored four times - 5.


ALEKSANDAR KOLAROV (on for Milner, 45 minutes): Went close with a curling free-kick. Poor otherwise. 5.

SCOTT SINCLAIR (on for Dzeko, 83 minutes): Could not change the game - 5.

JOLEON LESCOTT (on for Clichy, 90 minutes): No time to make an impact. 5.