Tottenham vs Arsenal Player Ratings

Tottenham moved up to sixth position after beating Arsenal 2-1 in the North London derby at White Hart Lane.

Parker's incredible work rate...

Tottenham Hotspur

Brad Friedel - 6.5
The oldest member to participate in a North London derby was definitely the quieter of the two keepers.

Ledley King - 7.5
A strong figure at the back for Tottenham, winning the headers and kept his defence organized.

Younes Kaboul - 7
Used every means necessary to keep the Arsenal forwards quiet, and he executed that brilliantly.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto - 7
Watched the runs of Walcott well and did not commit unnecessarily. Went forward and defended together with Bale down Tottenham's left beautifully.

Kyle Walker - 7.5
Fearless going forward, and it was his thunderous shot that snatched the three points from Arsenal.

Luka Modric - 6
A far cry from the Modric of last season, probably because of the Chelsea saga in the summer?

Scott Parker (89' off) - 7.5
The hard tackling midfielder covered his defenders superbly, ensuring there weren't any holes in his back four. Should have done better with that one on one chance with Szczesny. 

Gareth Bale - 7.5
Kept the Tottenham fans on the edge of their seats every time he went on his explosive runs. Like most Tottenham matches, Bale had plenty of shots but could not keep them on target.

Rafael Van der Vaart (63' off) - 7
A well taken goal, although there was a debate on whether he used his hands to bring the ball down. Taken off after he was seen limping around the pitch.

Emmanuel Adebayor (85' off) - 6
Didn't have the chance to sprint over to the Arsenal supporters as his return to London this time round was a quiet one. Hardly did anything other than creating the goal for Van der Vaart.

Jermain Defoe - 5
A smart inclusion to play a quick forward against the two slower central defenders, but Defoe struggled to make an impact the whole time he was on the field.

Substitutions

Sando (63' on) - 7
A substitution that had an impact on the game as he was partners in crime with Parker, breaking down all the Arsenal attack especially after the restart when Tottenham were trapped in their own half.

Jake Livermore (85' on)
N/A

Vedran Corluka (89' on)
N/A

Arsenal

Wojciech Szczęsny - 7
His goalkeeping heroics were evident again, denying Adebayor a goal when he was one on one and pulled off a few top saves to keep Arsenal in the game. Should have done better with Walker's shot though.

Alex Song - 7
A nervy start from a senior member of squad who is a very good tackler of the ball but a poor passer. It was his driving run into the box which led to Arsenal's equalizer.

Per Mertesacker - 5
Clearly lacked communication with his defensive partner as he allowed the ball to leak past the Arsenal back line time and time again.

Kieran Gibbs - 6.5
Looked very comfortable with the ball and was not afraid to dribble. His balls into the danger area from the wide left were also decent.

Bacary Sagna (68' off) - 6
Did reasonably well matching the runs of Bale till he injured his ankle after a harmless looking fall.

Mikel Arteta - 5.5
Not quite the midfield maestro. On the contrary, he was simply agonizing to watch.

Francis Coquelin - 7
A promising defensive midfielder in the making, but there may not be any European football for Coquelin and Arsenal next season if they don't pull up their socks.

Aaron Ramsey - 7
Started really poorly, giving away the ball too easily for his manager's liking. There was a remarkable improvement after the restart and even managed to grab the equalizer for his team.

Gervinho (77' off) - 5
Had the goal at his mercy early in the first half after Van Persie did all the hard work, but couldn't keep his shot on target. Had a poor game and should not have started in the first place.

Theo Walcott (70' off) - 5
Not the best performance from Walcott, probably because his place in the starting XI is being threatened?

Robin Van Persie - 6
At the rate this Arsenal ship is sinking, Van Persie may not sign that contract extension. Desperately needs a world class strike partner, not a make shift centre forward in the likes of Mertesacker!

Substitutions

Carl Jenkinson (68' on) - 6.5
Has a never say die attitude and refused to give up despite losing out to Bale again and again.

Yossi Benayoun (70' on) - 6
Was brought on to provide some cover for the inexperienced Jenkinson on the right.

Andrei Arshavin (77' on)
N/A



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