Tottenham player ratings vs Leeds: Bentancur and Kulusevski step up to settle thriller

Star: Dejan Kulusevski  (Action Images via Reuters)
Star: Dejan Kulusevski (Action Images via Reuters)

Rodrigo Bentancur scored twice in as many minutes as Tottenham ended the half-season with a sensational 4-3 win over Leeds.

Spurs fell behind three times to goals from Crysencio Summerville and a Rodrigo double but on each occasion found an equaliser, with Harry Kane, Davies and Bentancur getting the goals.

Moments after his leveller, the Uruguayan scored again to seal a dramatic win, while Tyer Adams was sent off late on for the visitors.

Dan Kilpatrick was at White Hart Lane to rate the Spurs players...

Hugo Lloris 5

Well beaten for all three Leeds goals although would have expected more from his defenders.

Eric Dier 4

Poor for Leeds first two goals. Going into the World Cup in dismal form.

Clement Lenglet 6

Neither the cause of the defensive chaos nor a solution. Hooked before the hour.

Ben Davies 8

Levelled the game at 2-2 with a thunderous strike. Put in a committed display on the eve of Wales’ first World Cup in over half a century.

Emerson Royal 4

Missed Spurs’ two best chances of the first half and was sloppy defensively. His quick throw led to Spurs’ second equaliser but fans are losing patience with him.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 6

Lost out to Brenden Aaronson in the build up to Leeds’ opening goal in a more ragged than usual display.

Rodrigo Bentancur 9

Increasingly proving a clutch player for Conte’s side. Scored two late goals to seal a sensational win.

Ivan Perisic 6

Involved in Kane’s goal with a dangerous corner but largely quiet.

Dejan Kulusevski 9

Made the winning goal with a sublime piece of wing play and was Spurs’ biggest threat all game. How they have missed him.

Richarlison 6

Added intensity in the final third but looked rusty on his return to the starting XI. Missed a 1v1 with Ilan Meslier.

Harry Kane 7

Equalised in the first half with a clever touch and showed no signs of the fatigue which forced him off early at Nottingham Forest mid-week.


Davinson Sanchez (Lenglet 57’) 6

Beaten by Rodrigo for Leeds’ third goal but put in some big challenges and caused a nusiance of himself in the box before Bentancur’s first.

Matt Doherty (Emerson 57’) 7

Added a threat down the right and was involved in the build up to Spurs’ third goal with a dangerous cross.

Yves Bissoima (Richarlison 68’) 7

A bright cameo. Got away from Adams for the Leeds man’s second booking.

Lucas Moura (Kulusevski 89’) N/A

Not used: Forster, Skipp, Gil, Spence, Tanganga.