Tottenham Hotspur

Marine 0-5 Tottenham: Player ratings as clinical Spurs avoid FA Cup upset

Jan 10, 2021, 7:07 PM GMT
Carlos Vinicius
Fans gathered to watch the game in the houses overlooking the stadium | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Carlos Vinicius scored a first half hat-trick and Alfie Devine became Tottenham youngest ever goalscorer as Spurs avoided an FA Cup upset by strolling to a 5-0 win over Marine.

The hosts defended well during the opening 20 minutes and even went close to opening the scoring when Neil Kengni fired off a 30 yard strike which rattled the crossbar.

Soon after, the Tottenham onslaught began in earnest, as Carlos Vinicius scored two tap-ins in six minutes. Lucas Moura then curled in a free kick in the 32nd minute, Vinicius completed his hat-trick with a clever side footed lob and Alfie Devine, just 16 years old, completed the rout with a fine second half strike.

Here are your Spurs player ratings from the Marine Travel Arena.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Hart was nearly embarrassed in the first half
Hart was nearly embarrassed in the first half | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Joe Hart (GK) - 5/10 - Almost made a costly error in the first half as Kengni's crossbar strike almost caught him out.

Matt Doherty (RB) - 7/10 -
Did nothing wrong and drove forward well into plenty of space.

Toby Alderweireld (CB) - 7/10 -
Hardly anything to do. Perhaps his easiest game as a professional.

Joe Rodon (CB) - 8/10 -
Made one good block in the first half to stop left-back James Joyce scoring. What a party pooper. Also recovered well after Niall Cummins ripped his shirt early on.

Ben Davies (LB) - 6/10 -
Defended stoically but did not offer very much in the attacking third.

2. Midfielders

Alli was on form for Spurs | CLIVE BRUNSKILL/Getty Images

Harvey White (CM) - 6/10 - A couple of wasteful moments, particularly with his two free kicks.

Moussa Sissoko (CM) - 7/10 -
Had fun with four dribbles in the first half before being replaced.

Dele Alli (AM) - 8/10 -
Superb pass for the first goal and generally ran the game throughout. Also fell over in front of the Tottenham bench - much to Son Heung-min's amusement.

3. Forwards

Lucas Moura, Carlos Vinicius
Vinicius helped himself to hat trick before half time | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Gedson Fernandes (RW) - 5/10 - Managed to neither score, nor assist against a team in the eighth tier.

Carlos Vinicius (ST) - 8/10 -
Very amusing opening two goals. His third was beautiful.

Lucas Moura (LW) - 8/10 -
His free kick was one of the highlights of the match. Pure quality.

4. Substitutes

Alfie Devine, Ben Davies
Devine became Spurs' youngest scorer | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Alfie Devine - 8/10 - A dream debut for the 16-year-old as he became Spurs' youngest scorer.

Japhet Tanganga - 6/10 -
Hardly anything to do after he came on at half time.

Gareth Bale - 6/10 -
Would have been nice for him to score or assist to gain some confidence.

Jack Clarke - 6/10 -
Like Bale, a confidence boost would have been nice. Not to be.

Sergio Reguilon - 6/10 -
Not entirely sure why Spurs' first choice left back really needed to come on?