Tottenham player ratings vs Brentford: Timo Werner and Brennan Johnson make amends as Richarlison shines

Tottenham scored three goals in ten minutes at the start of the second half to seal a 3-2 win over Brentford in an entertaining and feisty London derby.

Neal Maupay reacted quickest to a rebound to scramble Brentford in front after 15 minutes and Spurs struggled to make inroads through a packed Bees defence in the first half.

But the introductions of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Brennan Johnson at the interval were followed by a total transformation, and within 10 minutes of the restart goals from Destiny Udogie, Johnson and Richarlison had given the hosts a 3-1 lead.

Udogie's error gifted Ivan Toney a goal back for Brentford but Spurs held on to move back into the top four.

Guglielmo Vicario 6

Saved from Toney twice in the first half, including before Maupay's goal. Under the cosh at set pieces and a bit flappy at times.

Pedro Porro 7

His technique caught the eye again and he was willing to shoot on sight.

Cristian Romero 6

Played Toney onside ahead of the opening goal and failed to react to the rebound. Improved in the second half as Spurs held on.

Micky van de Ven 7

Struggled with Brentford's press on a couple of occasions but made some important interventions at the back.

Destiny Udogie 4

At fault for both Brentford's goals, gifting Toney the ball for the second. Went some way to making amends with a goal in a strange performance.

Rodrigo Bentancur 4

Looked off the pace, his passes often under-hit or loose. Understandable given his long injury lay-offs.

Oliver Skipp 7

Unfortunate to be hooked at the interval (assuming he wasn't injured) after looking sharp in the first half. Saw an early shot blocked.

James Maddison 7

Added tempo and creativity, and his blocked shot led to Richarlison's goal. He did not look at his sharpest but his return is a obviously plus for Spurs.

Dejan Kulusevski 5

Struggled to get into the game from the wing or No10 and was not at his best.

Timo Werner 7

Turned the game with two assists within minutes of the restart to kickstart his time at Spurs. Was wasteful in the first half, fluffing a string of crosses.

Richarlison 7

Continued his rich vein of form with another poacher's finish, having gone closest for Spurs in the first half with a curling effort. Held the ball up well.


Brennan Johnson (Bentancur 45') 7

Taken flak during a poor run of form but helped to turn the game on its head with the second goal and looked more confident afterwards.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Skipp 45') 7

Showed he has a part to play in the latter half of the season with an impressive second half display, helping to change the match.

Radu Dragusin (Maddison 88') 6

Battled hard as Spurs clung on at the death.

Jamie Donley (Werner 90') 6

Earned a booking for a necessary tactical foul.

Not used: Forster, Gil, Emerson, Davies, Scarlett.