Norwich City vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Live Player Ratings for Spurs

Sam Tighe@@stighefootballWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterFebruary 23, 2014

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12:  Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides third goal  during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park on February 12, 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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The Premier League weekend returns as Chris Hughton's Norwich welcome Tim Sherwood's Tottenham Hotspur to Carrow Road.

Results in the bottom half went in favour of the home side on Saturday, and they find themselves in a great position to propel themselves up the table. Spurs, on the other hand, need to keep pace at the top and will feel pressured to take advantage of Everton's slip.

How will it play out? We'll be updating our player ratings live—at half-time and full-time—so check back in anytime!

Tottenham Hotspur XI
PlayerPositionH/T RatingF/T Rating
Hugo LlorisGK66
Kyle NaughtonRB65
Michael DawsonCB65
Jan VertonghenCB76
Danny RoseLB65
Etienne CapoueDMN/AN/A
Nabil BentalebDM76
Mousa DembeleCM66
Aaron LennonRW76
Emmanuel AdebayorST66
Nacer ChadliLW66
Roberto SoldadoSTN/A5
Andros TownsendWingN/AN/A

Spurs XI

Lloris: A very quiet outing for the Frenchman who made a few easy catches when called upon. Helpless for the goal.

Naughton: Struggled to handle the powerful, purposeful runs of Martin Olsson. Looked stretched.

Dawson: Hardly inspired confidence in his dealing with Ricky van Wolfswinkel and slipped up in the second half, looking statue-esque for Robert Snodgrass' goal.

Vertonghen: Solid and strong as usual, good on the ball in defence.

Rose: Had his hands full with Snodgrass. Played well in the first half, but lost his man for the goal in the second.

Capoue: Lasted only 10 minutes before being forced off with a knock.

Bentaleb: Very cool and calm on the ball, strong outside the box in mopping up in the first half. Was dispossessed for the goal in rookie fashion.

Dembele: Petulant with the referee and consistently slowing attacks up for no reason. Normal day for Dembele.

Paulinho: Struggled to get into his groove and failed to take control of proceedings from his central berth.

Lennon: A livewire on the ball, sharp in the wide areas but disappointing in his delivery. Worked hard.

Adebayor: Ineffectual, dropped deeper and deeper to find the ball. Little, if any, work done in opponent's box.

(sub) Chadli: Rather ineffectual; happy to pass it to the nearest player every time.

(sub) Soldado: Missed a sitter within seconds of coming on, did little else.

(sub) Townsend: No time to impact.


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