Tottenham ratings: Eric Dier own goal cancels out Son opener as Spurs underwhelm yet again against Sheffield Utd – The Sun

SPURS underwhelmed yet again as they laboured to a scarcely deserved 1-1 draw against Sheffield United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

After being let off in the first half when John Lundstram cannoned an effort off the post, Spurs were gifted the lead in the second-half when Enda Stevens' poor touch gave Son Heung-min a gift to put his side 1-0 up.


And Spurs were even granted a huge let off when VAR somehow decided to disallow David McGoldrick's equaliser.

But the Blades weren't to be denied and Eric Dier's unfortunate own goal gave Chris Wilder's men a merited share of the spoils.

Here is how SunSport rated each individual performance on a poor afternoon for Mauricio Pochettino's men.

PAULO GAZZANIGA

Brilliant early save after a corner was only half cleared. Did everything asked of him well. Helpless for the equaliser. 6

SERGE AURIER

Found Kane with a nice cross, the England captain should have done better. One of his less erratic performances. 6

DAVINSON SANCHEZ

Slack pass gave Sheffield United a great chance to counter attack. Constantly troubled by Mousset and McGoldrick. 4

ERIC DIER

Gave away a few needless fouls early on. Struggled with having to pass out from the back with his left foot. Booked. Fell asleep for McGoldrick's disallowed equaliser. Nightmare moment as he nodded past his own goalkeeper for Sheffield United's equaliser. 4

BEN DAVIES

Firm in the tackle. Played his part in the best Spurs chance of the first half when he fizzed a nice pass into Son. 5

MOUSSA SISSOKO

Battled manfully in the midfield but with little effect. Sometimes lacks creativity to really be useful in games like this. 5

TANGUY NDOMBELE

Constantly buzzed around and tried to inject pace into what was often a laboured Spurs performance. Good footwork and ability to fizz the ball into his team-mates. Replaced by Winks at half-time. 6

GIOVANI LO CELSO

Could have done better with Son's 38th minute cut-back. Tried to make things happen but often wasn't quite on the same wavelength as his team-mates. Decent first-half through ball nearly found Kane. 5

DELE ALLI

Put Aurier in behind with a smart pass early on. Tried to create but with mixed results. Lovely pass for Son in the 68th minute but the South Korean fluffed his lines. Visibly fuming when hooked for Foyth. 6

SON HEUNG-MIN

Good run in behind and cut-back to set up Lo Celso, who could have done better. Stung Henderson's palms with a decent low left-footed drive. Was on hand to apply the finish from close range after Enda Stevens' terrible mistake in the box. Fluffed a great chance after being played in by Alli. 7

HARRY KANE

Scuffed a decent chance in the first half after Aurier's cross. Otherwise anonymous, Spurs must get their talisman more into games. 5

SUBS:

Winks (for Ndombele, 46mins) – tried to drive with the ball in the Spurs midfield. 6

Foyth (for Alli, 72mins) – booked for a stupid, unnecessary challenge. 5

Lucas Moura (for Aurier, 86mins) – denied a late winner by a stunning Dean Henderson save in stoppage time. 6

Not used: Vorm, Alderweireld, Sessegnon, Eriksen.

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