A Carlos Vinicius brace helped Tottenham romp to a 4-0 victory over Ludogorets Razgrad in the Europa League, with the opposition failing to register a single shot.
The home side started brightly and poked their noses in front when Vinicius burst through to score his first Spurs goal. The Brazilian did not have to wait long for his second either, with Dele Alli’s cutback giving him the simplest of tap-ins.
Harry Winks then made it 3-0 after the break in spectacular fashion, lobbing Plamen Iliev from over 50 yards out – though whether he meant it or not is questionable. Lucas Moura then grabbed Spurs’ fourth, smashing home from inside the box in the 73rd minute.
Here are your Tottenham player ratings after their straightforward win…
Joe Hart (GK) – 6/10 – Should’ve brought a camping chair, a good book, a thermos of tea and a few cricket stumps. Was substituted for young Alfie Whiteman with ten minutes to play. Hart watched on like a proud father on the sideline – it was heartwarming stuff.
Matt Doherty (RB) – 8/10 – Showed his attacking prowess throughout, surging down the right-hand side regularly.
Davinson Sanchez (CB) – 7/10 – Read the game well, stifling any attacks before they had time to develop. He racked up three interceptions overall.
Japhet Tanganga (CB) – 7/10 – Couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing return to European action. He was rarely, if ever, threatened by the opposition.
Ben Davies (LB) – 7/10 – Struck the outside of the post with a fierce strike in the first half. Typical of his positive performance.
Harry Winks (CM) – 8/10 – Part of some delightful passing sequences in midfield. We’ll let you decide whether he meant his goal…
Tanguy Ndombele (CM) – 8/10 – Unplayable at points. Highlight of his all-conquering display was dancing through the opposition just before Spurs scored their second.
Dele Alli (CM) – 8/10 – Back on form, albeit against meagre opposition. His assist for the second goal was wonderful.
Gareth Bale (RW) – 7/10 – Another promising step on his road to full fitness. He was lively and inventive but loses a mark for some horrific free kicks.
Carlos Vinicius (ST) – 9/10 – Imperious display. His movement was particularly impressive and he deserved his brace.
Lucas Moura (LW) – 8/10 – Breezed past the Ludogorets defence with ease on multiple occasions. Took his goal very well.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 7/10 – Not sure bringing him on was entirely necessary but still impressed.
Jack Clarke – 7/10 – Looked bright and showed his nasty side with some intense pressing.
Alfie Whiteman – 6/10 – Made a bit of a hash of the one thing he had to do. Saying that, he probably wasn’t expecting to come on with ten minutes left to play.
Harvey White – 6/10 – The 19-year-old came agonisingly close to a goal on his debut.
Dane Scarlett – 6/10 – Overtook John Bostock as Tottenham’s youngest ever player. Nice.