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Spurs player ratings: Defender struggles and midfielder fades in frustrating Leicester loss

PUBLISHED: 21:53 13 January 2016 | UPDATED: 08:00 14 January 2016

Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen(Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen(Adam Davy/PA Wire)

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A late header from Robert Huth saw Leicester grab a 1-0 win at White Hart Lane but who stood out for Spurs?

Hugo Lloris 7

Once again showed his worth for Spurs as he flew off his line to deny Jamie Vardy one-on-one on the hour mark with a fine one-handed stop after Kyle Walker barely touched his back pass. Had also kept out Danny Drinkwater at full stretch by that point. Could do little about Huth’s header.

Kyle Walker 5

Barked at by his manager for not pushing on enough before the break Walker then almost cost Spurs a goal with that terrible back pass. He also endured a horrible mix up with Lloris which saw Shinji Okazaki fire wide. Not a night to remember.

Toby Alderweireld 6

Once again a big threat at set-pieces and forced the first save of the night from Kasper Schmeichel.

Jan Vertonghen 6

The second of Spurs’ Belgium centre-backs enjoyed a profitable evening against the returning Jamie Vardy.

Ben Davies 7

Often criticised for not being as effective going forward as Danny Rose the Welshmen put his fair share of decent deliveries in and kept Rihad Mahrez very quiet.

Eric Dier 6

Once again Dier was knitting everything all together at the heart of the Spurs midfield. At times you forget he’s playing but he’s never out of position.

Tom Carroll 6

Possibly the youngster’s last chance to impress for a while with Mousa Dembele waiting in the wings and he once again put in a reliable display. A lovely ball to Alli seconds after the break showed the vision Carroll possesses.

Erik Lamela 7

Always looked for the ball and caused Leicester problems with his driving runs. But missed a string of chances, including one in the 33rd minute and another from a great Davies cross, which would prove costly.

Christian Eriksen 5

Tottenham’s liveliest attacker inside the first half an hour, the Dane then faded before becoming the first player to be replaced. Had the game’s first chance and did his best to tee Alli up in a lively spell but it just didn’t happen for Eriksen after that.

Dele Alli 7

A lively display which really could and probably should have been capped by a goal. By the time he strung the gloves of Schmeichel with 12 minutes to go from range he had already fired two efforts wide when well placed.

Harry Kane 6

Came oh so close to breaking the deadlock in the 62nd minute after Lamela slipped him in but Leicester’s great Dane pushed his effort onto the crossbar. Linked up play well.

Substitutes:

Mousa Dembele 6

A welcome return to action for the final 20 minutes and he set the tone by winning his first battle with the N’Golo Kante.

Heung-Min Son 5

Thrown on for Carroll with nine minutes to go in search of a winner.

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