Manchester City versus Tottenham Hotspur – Player ratings for Tottenham: Premier League (Part 1)

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Manchester City versus Tottenham Hotspur – Player ratings for Tottenham: Premier League (Part 1)
After their loss to Manchester City at the Eastlands stadium, the jury is out on Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Redknapp’s men failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League due to their result against Mancini’s outfit and therefore
they will finish the season near the 5th place spot if they can hold off on the upcoming weekend. Thus, let’s take a look at how Tottenham’s players performed on 10th of May, 2011 at the City of Manchester stadium...
With totally demolishing the fans’ and Harry Redknapp’s trust in him, Cudicini was quietly waiting in the wings to take over from the Brazilian. It remains to be seen whether Gomes’ pre-match back injury news is
definite or not but the Italian shot stopper did him chances of becoming the London club’s first choice goalkeeper with a superb performance against Manchester City.
Cudicini was seen as a brilliant goalkeeper at but at Tottenham, he has rarely been given a regular berth in the starting eleven. In the first half of the match against Manchester City, Cudicini was relentless in his approach.
He thwarted Edin Dzeko within the first 15 minutes of the encounter and did extremely well to marshal a weak looking Tottenham back four of and Vedran Corluka. All in all it was a solid performance by the Italian
national who might benefit from Gomes’ flailing form and fitness issues. Rating: 7/10
Corluka has always been seen as an average player at best. The Croatian defender has certain versatile traits that have kept him in Tottenham’s starting line up but against Manchester City, Corluka was hardly at fault for anything.
Defensively the Croatian international was as solid as a rock as he tracked
However in the second half it can be said that Corluka was a victim of fatigue when Tottenham needed him to push forward in attack. In the first half, Vedran was in the center of some brilliant offensive moves for Tottenham but
unfortunately that didn’t happen in the second half as City ran out as winners by a narrow margin in the end. Rating: 6/10
William Gallas
Harry Redknapp has said again and again over the course of Tottenham’s English Premier League campaign that Gallas has taken the field time and again with some sort of an injury. The Frenchman was heroic for Tottenham against Manchester
City as well as he pulled through most of the match with a knee injury.
However it can be said that the former man was lacklustre with his man-marking on Edin Dzeko who was allowed too much time and space on the ball on several occasions throughout the 90 minutes at the Eastlands stadium. In
the second half, Gallas heroically blocked Vieira’s finish in the dying minutes of the match which kept the score line at one nil. However, shortly after that the Frenchman was substituted due to his knee problems. Rating: 8/10
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