Tottenham player ratings vs Leeds: Lucas Moura and Sergio Reguilon impress; signs of Harry Kane’s menace

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Antonio Conte earned his first Premier League win as Tottenham head coach as his side came from behind to beat Leeds 2-1.

Spurs were booed off at half-time when trailing to Dan James’ close-range strike but improved in the second half, with goals from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Sergio Reguilon ensuring Conte remains unbeaten after three games in charge.

Dan Kilpatrick was at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to rate the Spurs players...

Hugo Lloris 8

Made a trio of saves at the start of the second half, including a one-handed stop to deny James, keeping Spurs in the game.

Japhet Tanganga 5

Replacing the injured Cristian Romero, Tanganga did not look comfortable against Leeds’s well-drilled attack and he was a little clumsy with and without possession.

Eric Dier 7

His passes out from the heart of the back three were one of Spurs’ only discernible patterns in the first half and he nearly got an assist with a long ball for Davies. Defended well.

Ben Davies 6

Had a tough afternoon defensively against the lively James but the left of the back three is surely his best position. Nearly grabbed an unlikely goal but Ilan Meslier stood up well.

Emerson Royal 6

Skinned by Jack Harrison for Leeds’ goal and failed to make a significant impact in the final third.

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Sergio Reguilon 7

Showed great desire to get to rebound first and score his first Spurs goal. Will need to add goals to his game if he is so succeed at wing-back under Conte, so this was a good start.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 7

Was having a difficult afternoon against the excellent Kalvin Phillips until he was in the right place to equalise on the hour. 

Harry Winks 6

Will be encouraged to have completed 90 minutes in the League for the first time this season but offered little in the way of creativity next to Hojbjerg. 

Lucas Moura 8

He often ran into trouble but nonetheless added energy and directness to an often flat Spurs side and was excellent for the goal, reacting first to a loose ball and picking out Hojbjerg.

Heung-min Son 7

Showed flashes of his lethal best and struck the bar with a deflected effort at the start of the second half. 

Harry Kane 7

Will be frustrated not to have scored again, particularly when one-on-one with Meslier. But looked sharp and there were signs of both his creative prowess and menace in the penalty box.

Subs

Davinson Sanchez (Tanganga 68’) 7

Used his physicality to subdue Harrison for the final 25 minutes.

Ryan Sessegnon (Reguilon 79’) 7

A lively and encouraging cameo at wing-back in his first Premier League appearance since January 2020.

Dele Alli (Lucas 88’) N/A

Not used: Gollini, Doherty, Gil, Rodon, Bergwijn, Ndombele.

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