Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton: Live Player Ratings for Tim Sherwood's Side

Alex DimondUK Lead WriterFebruary 9, 2014

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur chats with team-mate Michael Dawson following the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on November 03, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Tottenham beat Everton 1-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday to continue their bid to qualify for the Champions League.

Emmanuel Adebayor scored the game's only goal shortly after the hour-mark, showing great strength and poise to beat Tim Howard at his near post.

Tottenham were not the better side over the 90 minutes but got the job done, much to the delight of Tim Sherwood.

Here's how the Spurs starting XI fared in the first and second halves.

Tottenham Live Player Ratings
Hugo Lloris77
Kyle Walker57
Michael Dawson67
Jan Vertonghen67
Danny Rose77
Nabil Bentaleb67
Moussa Dembele76
Aaron Lennon66
Christian Eriksen76
Emmanuel Adebayor68

Half-time analysis

Hugo Lloris: Made a couple of smart saves from Osman, although some of his clearances could have been cleaner.

Kyle Walker: Seemed to struggle to focus on his defensive duties, with Leighton Baines getting beyond him more often than was preferable.

Michael Dawson: Won a number of important aerial challenges, although Steven Naismith caused more problems then might have been expected.

Jan Vertonghen: Did not always show a perfect understanding with Dawson as Mirallas and Naismith moved well.

Danny Rose: Impressed with some assured determined defending.

Aaron Lennon: Failed to make the most of a couple of counter-attacking opportunities.

Paulinho: Made a few key interventions but seemed to be lacking about in getting box-to-box.

Nabil Bentaleb: Seemed to lose track of his duties in the first 15 minutes, as Leon Osman had four attempts at goal.

Christian Eriksen: Showed flashes of good skill as he drifted in and out of the game. Perhaps the player most likely to make something happen.

Moussa Dembele: Started brightly in a more attacking role, but struggled to make an impact in the final 15 minutes of the half.

Emmanuel Adebayor: Occasionally threatened with his direct running in behind the Everton defence, but was always one step away from making a pertinent intervention.

Full-time analysis

Hugo Lloris: Dealt competently when called upon.

Kyle Walker: His quick thinking found Adebayor for the game's deciding moment

Michael Dawson: Seemed to get a grip on Naismith in the second half, as the Scot quickly faded before being substituted.

Jan Vertonghen: Helped his side to an important clean sheet.

Danny Rose: Was tested more with the arrival of Deulofeu, but coped well.

Aaron Lennon: Continued to cover ground without ever quite making a telling contribution.

Paulinho: Withdrawn early for Etienne Capoue after a subdued game.

Nabil Bentaleb: Improved as the game wore on, showing some nice passing as the game opened up.

Christian Eriksen: The first player to be substituted, as Andros Townsend replaced him.

Moussa Dembele: Continued to flatter to deceive in attacking situations.

Emmanuel Adebayor: Showed pace, power and poise to create the chance that would end up delivering the winning goal, a key intervention in an otherwise quiet game for Adebayor.