Tottenham player ratings vs Wycombe: Gareth Bale influential; Tanguy Ndombele makes key cameo

Dan Kilpatrick
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 (The FA via Getty Images)
(The FA via Getty Images)

Tottenham set up an FA Cup fifth-round at Everton but they had to come from behind to beat Championship basement club Wycombe.

Fred Onyedinma gave the Chairboys a shock lead but Gareth Bale equalised in first-half stoppage-time.

Jose Mourinho called for the cavalry in the second half and Harry Winks eventually made the breakthrough curling home to make it 2-1 before Tanguy Ndombele scored two late goals.

Dan Kilpatrick was at Adams Park to run the rule over the Spurs players…

Joe Hart 7

Brilliant early save to deny Admiral Muskwe and could do little about Onyedinma’s goal. A spectator in the second half.

Japhet Tanganga 7

Inches from a first-half equaliser when he headed onto the bar. Didn’t offer an attacking threat down the right and was replaced by Hojbjerg at half-time.

Toby Alderweireld 5

Given a difficult evening by Uche Ikpeazu, who bullied the Belgian. Rolled too easily in the build-up to Wycombe’s goal.

Davinson Sanchez 5

Also at fault for the goal as his tame clearance fell at the feet of Onyedinma. That kind of error feels like an all too regular occurrence for the Colombian.

Ben Davies © 6

Again, should have done better in the build-up to Wycombe’s goal as he was beaten to a header. Nearly set up Kane with a fine pass at 1-1.

Moussa Sissoko 7

Unlucky to see effort deflected onto the bar. Showed useful versatility by switching to right-back for the second half and nearly set-up Son with an excellent burst forward.

Harry Winks 7

Capped a poor performance with a vital and excellent goal, curling home with his left foot. If he can do that more often, he will increase his value to Mourinho’s goal-shy midfield.

Lucas Moura 7

A live wire but lacking end product . Set up Bale’s goal and twice went close himself.

Erik Lamela 7

Creative and tenacious, making a case for inclusion from the bench against Liverpool.

Gareth Bale 8

Scored one, could easily have had four more. Despite some wasteful finishing, he looked sharp and this was his most influential performance since his return.

Carlos Vinicius 6

Offered limited goal threat and was hooked by Mourinho before the hour in another frustrating outing.


Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Tanganga 45’) 7

Provided a midfield platform for Spurs’ forward in the second half, which was essentially a contest between attack and defence.

Harry Kane (Vinicius 58’) 7

Twice denied from close range by Ryan Allsop, the second leading to Winks’ vital goal.

Tanguy Ndombele (Lamela 68’) 8

Made a much difference, starting the move that led to Wink’s goal and twice scoring late on to make it three goals in two games.

Heung-min Son (Lucas 68’) 7

Nearly made an immediate impact by firing wide at the end of a counter-attack but should have hit the target when set up by Sissoko late on.

Joe Rodon (Davies 90) N/A

Subs not used: Gazzaniga, Reguilon, Bergwijn, Aurier.