Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Player Ratings: Spurs Fight Back to Rescue a Point

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Player Ratings: Spurs Fight Back to Rescue a Point
London, England, 27th April 2023. Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur scores to make it 2-2 during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage - Photo by Icon sport

  • Tottenham and United share the points after a game of two halves at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
  • United were 2-0 up at the break thanks to goals from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford.
  • Spurs fought back to 2-2 thanks to a great strike from Pedro Porro and a tap in from Son Heung-Min.

Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings: Harry Kane inspires the comeback

Fraser Forster 7/10 – Looked assured in the Tottenham goal and may well keep Lloris out of the team for the remainder of the season.

Pedro Porro 7/10 – His strike for the first Tottenham goal was a thing of beauty and was much improved defensively in the second half.

Cristian Romero 7/10 – Was aggressive as ever and looked like the only Spurs defender who could cope with Rashford.

Eric Dier 4/10 – Somehow missed a glorious header in the second half and was made to look foolish by Rashford for United’s second.

Clement Lenglet 6/10 – Looked sloppy and sluggish throughout. Was left with egg on his face when Bruno Fernandes rolled the ball through his legs in the second half.

Ivan Perisic 7/10 – Was a constant threat down the left-hand side and put in some nice crosses.

Oliver Skipp 5/10 – Couldn’t get close to Fernandes.

Pierre-Emile Hojberg 6/10 – Worked hard and battled away but lacked a bit of quality on the ball.

Son Heung-Min 6/10 – A player who looks void of all confidence with the ball at his feet. Maybe the equaliser will give him a bit of his old swagger back?

Richarlison 7/10 – Arguably his best performance in a Spurs shirt.

Harry Kane 9/10 – Ran the game in the second half from a deeper position. There isn’t much he can’t do.


Dejan Kulusevski 7/10 – Put in some menacing balls and caused Malacia and Dalot problems.

Arnaut Danjuma 6/10 – Didn’t really get into the game after coming on in the 77th minute.

Ben Davies 6/10 – Slotted in nicely at the back but didn’t have a lot to do.

Japhet Tanganga 6/10 – Came on too late to make an impact.

Manchester United Player Ratings: Poor substitutions ruin the Red Devil’s evening

David de Gea 3/10 – Teams continue to pepper United with crosses with him in the net. Could have dealt with the initial cross for the first goal instead of staying on his line and he could have stepped up to intercept Kane’s ball for the second. Distribution was also poor.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 7/10 – Continues to impress on and off the ball. A strange decision to take him off.

Victor Lindelof 7/10 – Looked good again after an excellent display at Wembley.

Luke Shaw 6/10 – Positionally is a little bit suspect at centre back but he carries the ball out well.

Diogo Dalot 6/10 – Was run ragged at times. Is he good enough to be a Manchester United starter? I’m not sure.

Casemiro 5/10 – Continues to look off the pace since returning from suspension. United will need him to sharpen up and fast.

Christian Eriksen 6/10 – Was excellent in the first half but went missing when the game got stretched in the second half. Wasn’t a surprise when he was taken off.

Bruno Fernandes 8/10 – United’s best player for the past three years and their best player on the night. Overcame injury concerns to play and his passing was excellent throughout. However, he should have scored after nutmegging Lenglet at 2-1.

Jadon Sancho 7/10 – Took his goal nicely and looked bright in the first half.

Antony 6/10 – Didn’t do much with the ball but United got considerably worse defensively when he was taken off.

Marcus Rashford 8/10 – Took his goal exceptionally well and looked like a threat for the entire 90 minutes.


Fred 3/10 – A disasterclass from Fred off the bench. His pass completion stats can’t have been pretty.

Anthony Martial 4/10 – Didn’t look interested and lacks intensity at this level.

Tyrell Malacia 4/10 – Continued his poor run of form and was caught out of position for the Spurs equaliser.

Wout Weghorst 5/10 – Same as always – worked hard but lacked quality.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Match Summary and Highlights

The game was billed as Tottenham’s final chance to make a push for the top four but it was Manchester United, who went into the match comfortably inside the top four, who made all the early running. For large parts of the first half, the away side were fantastic to watch and moved the ball through midfield excellently.

It didn’t take long for them to go a goal in front either. Marcus Rashford punched the ball into Jadon Sancho on the left-hand side who cut back in on into his right and fired the ball past Forster in the Spurs net. After further dominance throughout the opening 45 minutes, United doubled their lead just before half time thanks to a thunderous left-footed strike from Marcus Rashford who was expertly found by Bruno Fernandes.

For whatever reason, both sides came out after the break looking completely different from how they did in the first half. It was now Spurs who were on top and got their first goal thanks to a sensational strike on the volley from Pedro Porro. After a number of great chances to equalise, the home side finally got their well-earned second goal after Harry Kane teed up Son Heung-Min at the back post for the simplest of finishes.

United now host Aston Villa on Sunday while Spurs travel to Anfield to face Liverpool.

Player Of The Match: Harry Kane

Throughout the first half, Kane seemed like the only Spurs player who was up for the fight but could do very little to prevent his team from going 2-0 down. In the second half, he managed to get on the ball a lot more, dropping deeper into midfield to pick up the ball and dictate play.

His cross for the equaliser was sublime and the only thing missing from his performance was a goal. Was this Kane’s audition for a move to United in the summer? Only time will tell.

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