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Son and Lo Celso shine vs Red Star in a rare comfortable night for Spurs


first_imgIN THE END it was an unexpectedly serene night for Tottenham in the hostile atmosphere of Belgrade.It could have been oh so different if Milan Pavkov had done better with one of the numerous openings presented to him.4 Full debutant Lo Celso bagged his first goal for SpursCredit: AP:Associated Press4 Lo Celso celebrates Spurs’ opener with Son Heung-minCredit: AP:Associated PressOr if Paulo Gazzaniga wasn’t in such fine form.But a goal on his first start for the impressive Giovani Lo Celso, and a second half brace from Son Heung-min gave Spurs a really important victory as they look to progress from Group B.Here is how SunSport rated each individual performance on a good night for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.PAULO GAZZANIGAThe in-form Argentine made a superb stop in the first half to deny Pavkov one-on-one. Frustrated Red Star once again just before half-time with an exquisite fingertip save to touch Van la Parra’s effort onto the post. 8JUAN FOYTHTried manfully to get to the byline, but often lacked the pace to really make an impact going forward. Reasonably solid defensively. 6DAVINSON SANCHEZBig let off when he struck his own crossbar just before the break after Rajiv Van la Parra had hit the post. A few harum scarum moments but ultimately decent. 6ERIC DIERBooked in the first half for an aerial challenge with Pavkov. Like Sanchez, a few scary moments, but was reasonably assured on just his third start of the season. Tried to bring the ball out of defence. 6DANNY ROSENice run and square pass to set up Son’s second goal. Not overly troubled defensively, but an improved display nonetheless. Nice pass to play Sessegnon in behind for Tottenham’s fourth. 74 Rose battled away for SpursCredit: ReutersMOUSSA SISSOKOBustling, disciplined performance. Understated but stuck to his task well. Always on hand to cover for his team-mates when they went for a wander. Typically dependable. 7TANGUY NDOMBELEKept the scramble alive with a good challenge in the build-up to Lo Celso’s goal. Nearly gifted Red Star a golden chance when his slack pass gave the ball away in midfield – lucky that Pavkov was wasteful. Burst forward brilliantly before passing the ball to Alli who found Son for Spurs’ second goal. 7GIOVANI LO CELSOWon the ball brilliantly on the halfway line in the build-up to his goal. After finding Harry Kane the ball eventually scrambled to the Argentine who took a  good touch and finished smartly after Red Star had somehow kept it out. Was very involved playing nominally off the right hand side, particularly in the first half. Promising touches and vision – exciting for Spurs fans. STAR MAN 8DELE ALLIRelatively quiet night for Dele. Tried plenty of flicks and first time passes, with few coming off. Did, however, weight his pass perfectly to tee up Son’s first goal. 6SON HEUNG-MINSomehow conspired to miss twice in the build-up to Lo Celso’s goal. With the keeper down Son scuffed his first shot into one of the defenders on the line, before shortly after smacking the bar from about a yard, spared blushes by Lo Celso. Did eventually get on the scoresheet when he rifled home from Dele Alli’s through ball. On hand shortly after to apply the simple finish to Danny Rose’s square. 84 A much better night for Son Heung-minCredit: EPAHARRY KANELashed into the side netting in the first half. Struck the post in the build-up to Lo Celso’s goal after a slightly heavy touch. Dangerous in possession. Gorgeous through ball for Rose in the build up to Son’s second. Dragged a shot wide from seven yards after Eriksen’s cutback. 7SUBS:LATEST SPURS NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearEriksen (for Alli, 61 mins) – dangerous cutback to set up a decent chance for Kane. Finished smartly from Sessegnon’s centre. 7Sessegnon (for Son, 75 mins) – Lovely run and cross for Eriksen’s goal. 7Skipp (for Lo Celso, 86mins) – A special night for the youngster, to make his Champions League debut. Booked. 6Not used: Vorm, Alderweireld, Davies, Lucas Moura Mauricio Pochettino brands Son’s sending off ‘unfair’ after referee Martin Atkinson changes his mind from yellow card to redlast_img

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