How did the north Londoners fare in their trip to the East End?
Tottenham Hotpsur ensured safe passage to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup thanks to a comfortable London derby win over West Ham United.
The Halloween horror show at the London Stadium was provided courtesy of some woeful Hammers defending, with their visitors all too happy to accept the treats.
Heung Min Son tore the West Ham defence to shreds, proving too quick and clinical for Angelo Ogbonna and Arthur Masuaku as he consistently cut inside from the right hand side.
His finish in the first hand may have arrived by chance, but the finish itself was glorious.
The second half brought more possession for the hosts, but it was Mauricio Pochettino’s men who doubled their lead, Son taking advantage of another shoddy clearance from the Hammers backline to round skipper Adrian.
Lucas Perez may have scored his first Hammers goal, but Fernando Llorente poked home at close range from a corner to ensure north London would be celebrating tonight.
But how did the Spurs players rank on the night? Scroll down for the Tottenham player ratings.
Paulo Gazzaniga – 7
Was alert to deny Javier Hernandez at his feet in the second half. Did the basics really well, good save from Ogbonna as the hosts piled on pressure.
Serge Aurier – 4
Skinned alive by youngster Grady Diangana on multiple occasions in the first half. A defensive liability for Poch to worry about.
Juan Foyth – 9
Made several incredible last-ditch tackles to deny what seemed certain goals. Showed no signs of physical intimidation under challenges from Michail Antonio and MArko Arnautovic later on. Really assured, impressive display.
Davinson Sanchez – 7
Helped neutralise Arnautovic alongside his younger colleague. Had an absolute field day against the ineffective Chicharito.
Kyle Walker-Peters – 6
Lucky not to get booked early on. Dealt with the threat of Diangana well after struggled to match the muscle of Antonio.
Victor Wanyama – 6
Having been linked with the Hammers in the past week, the Kenya international did little to suggest he wants a move to the London Satdium judging by this performance. Then again, why would he?
Harry Winks – 8
Gets on the ball and dictates so well. Made a great tackle on Hernandez in the first half as well. Developing into one heck of a player.
Christian Eriksen – 7
The Spurs captain for the evening pinged passes around the pitch for fun, without presenting much of a goal threat himself. Seemed five yards ahead of the nearest West Ham player – a credit to his movement and football brain.
Dele Alli – 7
If Eriksen is effective without providing a goal threat, Alli is the complete opposite. Appears to be drifting towards the periphery of the game, then pops up with two crucial assists. Priceless attribute to have.
Hueng Min Son – 9 (Star Man)
Had the West Ham defence on toast all evening, burned past Masuaku and Ogbonna for fun on several occasions and took his goals like a veteran striker.
Fernando Llorente – 6
Far too slow and ineffective for Spurs’ style of play, lacks the dynamism to ever fit in, let alone replace Harry Kane. Nice finish though.
Source : TalkSport