Tottenham vs Stoke player ratings: Where did it go wrong for Spurs?

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Stoke City 2

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TOTTENHAM: Lloris - 5

Shaky in possession once early on, but kicked well and produced several smart stops. A welcome return.

Walker - 5

Strong breaks forward were again blighted by lapses in his own third. Arnautovic pushed him to the limit.

Alderweireld - 5

The Belgian was solid, stroking the ball around well but undid his hard work as he conceded the penalty.

Vertonghen - 6

Solid. Diouf proved to be a real handful but the Belgian had him under wraps until late on.

Davies - 6

The Welshman is not content to be Rose's deputy. His performance was solid and he showed hunger to set up Chadli's goal.

Mason - 5

The jury is still out. Encouraging in some aspects, but looks unlikely to add goals to his game.

Dier - 7

The most accomplished performance he has produced in midfield so far. Deserved his goal.

Dembele - 6

Full of beans. Can occasionally look lackadaisical but he was at the races today, drifting across the park.

Chadli - 6

His touch let him down at a crucial moment but made amends by tucking home the second goal.

Eriksen - 6

He made several superb passes, but was guilty of a couple poor misplaced ones too. Yet to truly find his groove.

Kane - 6

A relatively quiet day for the striker. Had the ball in the net but it was ruled out for offside. Ran for the team all day.

Subs: Bentaleb - 4

Could not curb the tide as Stoke took control late on.

Lamela - 4

Brought on for Kane but did little of note.

STOKE CITY: Butland - 7

A couple of excellent early saves kept his side in it. The Stoke crowd regularly chanted 'England's number one'. Maybe one day.

Johnson - 5

Much of Stoke's play was focused down the left flank and the Englishman got little change out of Davies or Dembele.

Muniesa - 5

Composed in possession for the most part, but lacked the confidence to bring the ball out on occasion.

Cameron - 6

Physical presence in the air helped to nullify Kane.

Pieters - 5

Didn't get much help in regards to tracking back from Arnautovic

Whelan - 5

Deployed as a shield to the back four, but struggled to curb or stifle the movement of Spurs' interchangeable midfield.

Van Ginkel - 5

Lost Dier for the goal and struggled to get a foothold in the game. Subbed off on the hour.

Arnautovic - 6

Technically very good, but his desire is questionable. Got the better of Walker on plenty of occasions but his final ball was lacking. Composed penalty.

Afellay - 6

The former Barcelona forward did not get the ball at his feet all too often but impressed. Could be an important figure this season.

Walters - 5

Plenty of effort, minimal product from the Irishman. Most of his work was done off the ball.

Diouf - 6

Starved of opportunities, missed the key chance just before the break that would have levelled the scores. Got his goal in the end. Never gave up.

Subs: Ireland - 6

Made a real difference in the second half. Will be pushing for a start next week.

Joselu - 6

Hauled down for the goal by Alderweireld, solid cameo.

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