Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City: Live Player Ratings for Both Teams

Dan Sheridan@@dansheridanContributor IJanuary 29, 2014

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany, left, celebrates scoring his side's fifth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Manchester City moved to the top of the Premier League on Wednesday after smashing five past Tottenham Hotspur in North London.

Goals from Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure, Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetic and Vincent Kompany left Spurs bewildered at White Hart Lane as Manuel Pellegrini's men turned on the style.

The home side were briefly back in it when Etienne Capoue reduced the deficit in the second-half, but in the end it was a stroll for City.

The only blot on an otherwise perfect night for the Sky Blues was an injury to Aguero, while Spurs were reduced to ten men when Danny Rose was sent off.  

Tottenham Hotspur
PlayerHalf TimeFull Time
Hugo Lloris87
Kyle Walker65
Vlad Chiriches55
Michael Dawson66
Danny Rose77
Aaron Lennon43
Nabil Bentaleb65
Mousa Dembele6N/A
Gylfi Sigurdsson54
Christian Eriksen77
Emmanuel Adebayor75
Etienne Capoue (HT Sub)N/A6
Manchester City
PlayerHalf TimeFull Time
Joe Hart77
Pablo Zabaleta88
Vincent Kompany79
Martin Demichelis78
Gael Clichy88
Jesus Navas78
Yaya Toure68
David Silva99
Sergio Aguero9N/A
Edin Dzeko78
Stevan Jovetic (Sub)N/A8

Half-Time Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris: A busy half for the Spurs stopper, but he produced one of the saves of the season to deny Aguero

Kyle Walker: Struggled to keep up in the opening 30 minutes or so

Vlad Chiriches: An uncomfortable half for the Romanian in the face of some blistering City attacks  

Michael Dawson: Unlucky not to be on the scoresheet after an offside flag ruled out his far-post finish 

Danny Rose: Grew into the game as the minutes wore on and offered an attacking outlet

Aaron Lennon: A half to forget for the Spurs winger, who looked well off the pace

Nabil Bentaleb:A steady, if unspectacular shift from the Frenchman

Mousa Dembele:Struggled to deal with City's passing game early on

Gylfi Sigurdsson:Not much on offer from the Icelandic star

Christian Eriksen:A productive half from Eriksen and looked dangerous from set-pieces 

Emmanuel Adebayor: Plenty of determination against his old club

Manchester City

Joe Hart: Had nothing to do in the opening 30 minutes

Pablo Zabaleta: Typically dangerous down the flanks

Vincent Kompany: Comfortable early on, but Spurs asked questions as the half wore on

Martin Demichelis: Came close to scoring with a header on the stroke of half-time

Gael Clichy:A real threat going forward and unruffled at the back

Jesus Navas: Played some neat balls in to the box and looked very composed

Fernandinho: Had an easy shift until Spurs woke up 

Yaya Toure: Not one of his best games, and deservedly picked up a booking for a foul on Dembele

David Silva: Caused havoc in the Spurs half and played a delightful through-ball for the goal 

Sergio Aguero: A constant threat and deserved his goal before injury forced him off

Edin Dzeko: Looked dangerous and might have scored early on 

Full-Time Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris: Despite conceding five, Lloris put in a great shift for Spurs and made some top-draw saves

Kyle Walker: Not the best of performances from the 23-year-old, who struggled to get to grips with City's attacking prowess

Vlad Chiriches: May well have nightmares after a torrid evening trying to keep Aguero, Dzeko and Silva quiet 

Michael Dawson: Put his first-half troubles behind him but couldn't contain the visitors

Danny Rose: Was unfortunate to see red in what was an otherwise encouraging performance

Aaron Lennon: Completely non-existent from start to finish

Nabil Bentaleb: Not one of his best performances in what was very difficult circumstances

Etienne Capoue:Grabbed the goal which briefly gave Spurs hope, but did very little else

Gylfi Sigurdsson: An anonymous shift from the former Swansea man

Christian Eriksen: An industrious display from Eriken, who was a constant threat from wide areas but didn't see enough of the ball

Emmanuel Adebayor: After a gritty first-half, the striker all but disappeared after the break

Manchester City

Joe Hart: A quiet outing for the England man

Pablo Zabaleta: Continued to threaten from out wide, but picked up a needless booking that took the gloss off his display

Vincent Kompany: Capped a commanding second-half performance with a last-minute goal

Martin Demichelis: Looked particularly comfortable as the game wore on

Gael Clichy: Reigned in his attacking instincts after the break, but looked in complete control

Jesus Navas: Broke forward at will in the second-half and looked dangerous

Fernandinho: Joined his attackers to good effect and had a hand in Jovetic's goal 

Yaya Toure: Looked his usual, assured self after the break and was never going to miss from the penalty spot

David Silva: An imperious performance from the Spaniard. Pulled the strings from start to finish

Stevan Jovetic: Looked threatening after replacing Aguero and got the goal his performance deserved

Edin Dzeko: Always a threat. Got his goal—but he could have had a lot more


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