Spurs player ratings: Stand-ins fail auditions but midfield pair impress in Palace loss
PUBLISHED: 16:54 21 February 2016 | UPDATED: 18:59 21 February 2016
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Spurs are out of the FA Cup after a 1-0 home defeat to London rivals Crystal Palace but who can take any credit from their afternoon’s work?
Michel Vorm 6
Lloris’ injury handed Vorm his second start of the week and he had to show his reflexes to deny an early own goal but would Lloris have been beaten from the angle?
Kyle Walker 5
After an early injury scare the full-back almost scored a comedy own goal when his header almost looped in, only for Vorm to come to his rescue.
Eric Dier 6
Back at centre-back with Toby Alderweireld given the afternoon off and did make a few key blocks.
Kevin Wimmer 6
Suffered some early jitters when pass to Dier flew over his head and out of play. His vital tackle on Adebayor in the second half went down well around White Hart Lane.
Danny Rose 5
A few overhit crosses and balls from the left-back but he always offered an option going forward. Booked late on for tripping Bolasie.
Nabil Bentaleb 5
A rare start for the central midfielder with Dier moving into defence. A quiet display and you can’t imagine him having too many starts in the coming months.
Mousa Dembele 5
Not an afternoon to remember for the Belgian. A few misplaced passes during his 45-minute appearance before being replaced by Eriksen at half time.
Josh Onomah 6
Faded somewhat after a bright start where he showed why Pochettino keeps involving him. Headed over in the fourth minute and one lovely flick to the feet of Rose went down very well. Should maybe have dragged Spurs level at the back post though.
Dele Alli 8
Spurs’ bright spark once again but couldn’t repeat his wondergoal from a few weeks ago. Did everything but score in a display full of smart touches. Had a header cleared off the line, hit both posts with a low drive and his low cross should really have been put in by Kane or Onomah.
Heung-Min Son 6
A mixed hour or so for Son. His ability to travel with the ball added something to Spurs’ attack and it was his dribbling that created the chance that Alli put onto both posts. But his set-pieces left a lot to be desired.
Harry Kane 6
Captain for the afternoon but struggled to get into the game at times. Quiet first half until low free-kick piushed round post from 30 yards and then the fingertips of Hennessey denied him a leveller from the angle
Christian Eriksen 6
The Dane was sent on at the break but couldn’t provide the inspiration.
Nacer Chadli 6
Introduced with 20 minutes gone in the second half in a bid to repeat his heroics at Selhurst Park.
Ryan Mason 5
Sent on for Alli for the final 10 minutes.